Public Safety

Balderas & Federal Trade Commission Announce $75 Million Settlement Against Sham Cancer Charities

Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Attorney General Hector Balderas along with the Federal Trade Commission and an unprecedented group consisting of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, announced that the last two nationwide sham cancer charities named in the largest charity regulation case in history, are to be dissolved, their assets transferred to a receiver for liquidation, and their president banned for life from profiting from fundraising, consulting or conducting charitable activity.
 
The stringent ban and total forfeiture of all

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State Unveils Draft Of New Consent Order For Public Comment

Resource Protection Division Director Kathryn Roberts and NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn discuss the newly released draft Consent Order with the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board Wednesday in Albuquerque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

The NNMCAB meets Wednesday in Ballroom A of the Sandia Casino and Resort in Albuquerque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Albuquerque – The New Mexico Environment Department released a draft revision to the current Consent Order between the state and the Department of Energy


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IRS: Top 10 Identity Theft Prosecutions

IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  As part of the continued crackdown on refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service recently released the Top 10 Identity Theft Prosecutions for Fiscal Year 2015. 
 
These prosecutions are part of the wide-ranging strategy to combat refund fraud and assist taxpayers through detection, prevention and resolving identity theft cases in a timely manner.
 
“The IRS continues fighting identity theft on several fronts, including the Security Summit initiative where we have joined with the states and the nation’s tax industry

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LANL Draft Consent Order Released For Public Comment

NMED News:

  • Updated Cleanup Agreement Will Enhance Legacy Waste Cleanup and Support Stronger Federal Funding Requests

 

SANTA FE – Today the New Mexico Environment Department released the Draft Consent Order for public review and comment. 

 

The Draft Consent Order, an agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy, guides and governs the cleanup of legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

“We are pleased to open the Draft Consent Order to public review and comment as we continue our dialogue with stakeholder groups


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Canyon Rim Trail Closing For Fuels Reduction Work

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department will be closing a portion of the Canyon Rim Trail near Fire Station #6 in order for crews to complete fuels reduction (tree thinning) activities on the following three weekends, weather permitting:

  • April 2, 3;
  • April 16, 17; and
  • April 30 and May 1.

Activities will extend approximately ¼ mile along the west end of the trail. LAFD is coordinating signage and trail closure with Open Space & Trails Specialist Eric Peterson. The trail will remain open on the east end (at the trailhead, across from Entrada Business Park.)

Trail users are asked to use caution


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