SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge in San Diego has set bail at $100,000 for a border inspector nicknamed "Hammer" who is charged with taking bribes in exchange for working to allow illegal immigrants and vehicles loaded with tons of marijuana through his lane over a 10-year period.
Lorne Leslie Jones smiled slightly and winked toward a woman seated in the second row during his initial court appearance Friday.
The 46-year-old Chula Vista man is the latest in a string of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to be accused of corruption. His case is noteworthy for the duration of his alleged crimes — from January 2000 to December 2009.
He has worked as a border inspector in San Diego since 1994.
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A young inventor who has appeared on "Shark Tank" and landed Sir Richard Branson as an investor at age 11 was recently in San Diego to talk to kids about his inspiring story.
A judge on Monday took under submission a defense motion to dismiss charges against a Navy commander accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer in her home after a night of drinking at a San Diego hotel.
An overturned big rig forced closures of the far right lane of northbound Interstate 805 at Balboa Avenue in Kearny Mesa on Monday.
It was supposed to be a typical surf contest training session for 15-year-old Mick Davey at Windandsea Beach in La Jolla.
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A family of seven was displaced Monday morning by a fire that erupted inside their home in the Fire Mountain neighborhood of southern Oceanside, authorities said.
The San Diego Association of Governments will kick off a series of workshops Monday to gather ideas from the public about what they want in the future of transportation for the region.