The U.S. Marshals – Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the capture of a man suspected in the shooting of a police officer in La Puente, California, Aug. 10.

Jose Ortega, 25, is alleged to have been involved in the shooting of a detective assigned to the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (L.A. IMPACT) in La Puente, California. The U.S. Marshals have elevated the investigation to major case status.

Ortega is a Hispanic male, with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 290 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

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On Wednesday, August 24, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan for moving violations on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 226, near Red Rock. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple indicators of criminal activity. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 46 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills concealed in natural compartments within the vehicle.

The suspect driver, 20-year-old Izayah D. Ocasio, of Phoenix, was arrested and booked into the Pinal County Jail on charges including possession, transportation, and sale of narcotic drugs.

The drugs were being smuggled from Nogales, Mexico, to the Phoenix area.   more...
Bayer Corporation, an Indiana corporation and manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, and its related entities, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer HealthCare LLC and Bayer AG (collectively “Bayer”), have agreed to pay $40 million to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act in connection with the drugs Trasylol, Avelox and Baycol.

The settlement arose from two “whistleblower” lawsuits filed and pursued by   more...
SEATTLE, Wash. – The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States. In August 2022, DEA and our law enforcement partners seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 18 states. Dubbed “rainbow fentanyl” in the media, this trend appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people.

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Philips RS North America LLC, formerly known as Respironics Inc., a manufacturer of durable medical equipment (DME) based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay over $24 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it misled federal health care programs by paying kickbacks to DME suppliers. The affected programs were Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, which is the health care program for active military and their families.

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PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an Answering Brief in the ongoing Title 42 case. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) sued the CDC in April 2022 after it issued a Termination Order that rescinds the Title 42 policy, which would exponentially worsen the already unprecedented crisis at the border.

"The Biden administration continues its misguided attempts to bypass federal regulations and procedures in place to protect Americans and immigrants at our border," said General Brnovich. "This reckless disregard for public safety cannot be allowed to continue."

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