Showing posts from 2010

Ex-FBI Agent Edward Preciado-Nuño brutally murders a woman, free on bail, trial delayed three times

Former FBI Agent from San Diego, Edward Preciado-Nuño, brutally murdered a 31year-old mother of four, Kimberly Ann Long, by beating her to death with a claw hammer. Most defendants in similar scenarios would be denied bail, languishing in prison until their trial date. Incredibly, Preciado-Nuño is awaiting trial from the comfort of his home, having posted a low $250,000.00 dollar bond. Edward Preciado-Nuño is a brother of Oscar Preciado – former Port Director for the San Ysidro Port of Entry (the largest and busiest land border crossing in the United States). Oscar Preciado still works at the same Port of Entry as a Special Project Manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. After Edward Preciado-Nuño murdered Kimberly Long, Oscar Preciado traveled to Las Vegas in a show of support for his brother. Both of them were born in Tijuana, Mexico and moved to San Diego as children when their family immigrated to the United States. The possibility

Toyota faces largest civil penalty ever issued to automaker, car lots abound with dummies

The government proposed an unprecedented fine of $16.4 million dollars against Toyota, accusing the automaker of hiding a " dangerous defect " from regulators. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the penalties the government is planning to levy against Toyota for faulty gas pedals that have led to a recall for millions of the company’s vehicles, including such popular models as Camry and Corolla. LaHood stated that documents obtained from Toyota show that the company was aware of the problem with the sticking gas pedals for several months before it issued a recall. This problem impacted 2.3 million vehicles. " We now have proof that Toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations," LaHood said in an official statement. " Worse yet, they knowingly hid a dangerous defect for months from U.S. officials and did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their families ." Secretary LaHood Announces DOT is Seeking Maximum Civil Penalty from

Deport your Valentine -- Man posing as U.S. Marshal breaches TSA security, deports relative’s wife

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, what do you do if you’re growing tired of your pregnant wife? How about arranging for a fake deportation? This bizarre plan was recently carried out to fruition in California, in plain sight of law enforcement officials. In the process, the perpetrator brazenly penetrated TSA’s security at the San Diego International Airport, in spite of security improvements after the attempted Christmas Day bombing. All it took was a few simple props and oodles of chutzpah. On January 15, 2010, Gregory Raymond Denny, Jr., a 37-year-old California man, barged into the Hemet residence of his cousin Craig Hibbard and his wife Cherriebelle. Posing as a federal officer with a gun and a badge, Denny handcuffed five months pregnant Cherriebelle. He claimed to possess a deportation order issued by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but did not produce any immigration paperwork. Denny marched the woman out of the house in handcuffs and drove her to the