Honduran man to serve 29 years in prison for his role in multiple violent crimes committed in Houston area: DOJ
A 27-year-old Honduran man, who illegally resided in the Houston area, has been sent to prison for 29 years after pleading guilty for multiple crimes he’s committed, U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced Tuesday.
Graham appeals order to testify in Georgia election probe
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has formally appealed a judge's order requiring him to testify before a special grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally sought to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia. The South Carolina Republican's appeal had been expected following a judge's Monday ruling that he comply with prosecutors' efforts to compel him to testify Aug. 23 about his phone calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his staff in the weeks following the election. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider Graham's request, filed late Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Post Politics Now Federal judge to hear arguments on releasing Mar-a-Lago affidavit
The Justice Department is arguing to keep sealed a document believed to hold key details about the government’s search of former president Donald Trump's residence, while media organizations are pushing for its release.washingtonpost.com
Cornyn to visit with law enforcement, mental health providers and Pharr officials
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn will be in Pharr on Thursday morning to discuss the Justice and Mental Health Reauthorization Act. The event will feature a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement, mental health providers and city officials followed by a tour of the Pharr ONE Northside Center, located at 1121 E. Nolana Loop. The bill reauthorizes grant programs for mental health courts, crisis intervention teams, and other initiatives that help law enforcement assist individuals with mental illness; specifically the Pharr Mental Health Unit. Following the roundtable, Sen. Cornyn will be shown vehicles used by the Pharr Mental Health Unit during emergency mental health calls, and then hold a press conference.”The U.S. Department of Justice awarded a $550,000 federal grant to Tropical Texas Behavioral Health (TBH) earlier this year. “This partnership between local law enforcement and TBH has allowed the Pharr Mental Health Unit to reduce and divert individuals with serious mental illness away from jail and provide linkages to mental health treatment and support services,” the release read.myrgv.com
Judge: Suit by group critical of immigration can proceed
A group calling for sharply limiting immigration has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern border wall and sought to undo other immigration policies by former President Donald Trump.
Houston woman sentenced to federal prison after creating bills for fake patients in $10M Medicare fraud scheme, DOJ says
A 59-year-old Houston woman has been sent to federal prison following her conviction of committing and conspiracy to commit health care fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Conroe man sentenced for violently abducting 17-year-old ex-girlfriend from northwest Houston to Florida: DOJ
A 24-year-old Conroe man will serve nearly 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend from northwest Houston, U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced Monday.
China sets sanctions on Taiwan figures to punish US, island
China imposed visa bans and other sanctions Tuesday on Taiwanese political figures as it raises pressure on the self-governing island and the U.S. in response to successive congressional visits. The sanctions come a day after China announced more military exercises in the seas and skies surrounding Taiwan because of what it called “collusion and provocation between the U.S. and Taiwan.” The Chinese government objects to Taiwan having any official contact with foreign governments because it considers Taiwan its own territory, and its recent saber rattling has emphasized its threat to take the island by military force.news.yahoo.com
187 Cuban migrants arrested after landing in Florida
U.S. immigration officials say 187 Cuban migrants have been arrested after landing in the Florida Keys on 10 separate boats over the weekend. Chief Patrol Agent Walter Slosar of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection posted images of the small boats without passengers on Twitter. The Miami Herald said a large group was seen early Sunday through a livestream at the Southernmost Point buoy in Key West.news.yahoo.com
Ringleader who installed hundreds of credit card skimmers throughout Houston area over 6-year span sent to prison: DOJ
A Cuban citizen who resided in Houston has been sentenced for his role as leader of an organization that installed hundreds of credit card skimmers in the Houston area over a span of six years, U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced Monday.