Daily Archives: October 4, 2010

Imperial County Left in Shock After Murder-Suicide

By Luke Phillips

An apparent murder-suicide in El Centro Monday left an Imperial school teacher and a Holtville city employee dead.

Nathan Veliquette, 31, of Imperial, shot Amber Bryant, 38, also of Imperial, to death as she sat in her vehicle near the intersection of  LaBrucherie Rd.  and Cruikshank Rd., on the northwest side of El Centro.

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CBP Officers Seize 11,800 Rounds of Ammunition at Arizona Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers yesterday stopped the illegal exportation of 11,800 rounds of 30 caliber ammunition and 43 high capacity magazines designed for assault rifles.

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Boxes of ammunition hidden in van seatbacks.
CBP officers in Arizona discovered more than 11,000 rounds of high-powered ammunition hidden in the seats and elsewhere in this minivan.
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Border Patrol Seizes Cocaine, Methamphetamine at Calif. Checkpoint

Yesterday afternoon, Indio Station agents seized nearly $1.13 million worth of cocaine while conducting operations at the Highway 86 checkpoint.

At approximately 7 p.m., the driver of a sedan approached the primary inspection area of the checkpoint. While in primary inspection, a canine team alerted to the possible presence of illicit contraband within the vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently directed to the secondary inspection area where the driver consented to a search of the vehicle.

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CYBER BANKING FRAUD Global Partnerships Lead to Major Arrests

Members of the theft ring managed to steal $70 million. View: Wanted poster of suspects

The cyber thieves were smart. Instead of targeting corporations and large banks that had state-of-the-art online security, they went after the accounts of medium-sized companies, towns, and even churches. Before they were caught, members of the theft ring managed to steal $70 million.

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Brown Demands JP Morgan Chase Suspend Foreclosures Unless It Can Demonstrate Compliance with California Law

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has demanded that JP Morgan Chase prove immediately that it is complying with state law or, if it cannot, halt foreclosing on California homes.

“I’m taking this action to further protect California homeowners on the brink of foreclosure,” Brown said, “JP Morgan Chase, like GMAC/Ally Financial, has admitted that its review of key foreclosure documents was a ruse.”

“I’m directing Chase to prove it is following the law before it continues foreclosures in California,” Brown added.

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