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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The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 23rd, through Sunday, September 30th, for an edible extravaganza to start your fall season!
The latest round of tainted ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination was possibly sold at Safeway, Target, and Sam's Club stores nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
San Diego officials and residents will hold commemorative events around the county Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 crash.
September 25, 1978 is a date imprinted in the memories of many San Diegans. Those that lived here – and elsewhere – remember the shocking images of plane wreckage on fire and homes ablaze following the crash of PSA Flight 182, which was 40 years ago Tuesday.
Last week, News 8 introduced you to Jeffrey Dilallo, the owner of El Cajon’s The Grand who banned certain motorcycle clubs he said violated his ‘no weapons’ policy.
The family of a surfer from Carlsbad who went missing in Mexico is holding out hope that he will be found safe.
Temperatures will begin to warm through Thursday, with Thursday being the warmest day of the week. Gusty east winds west of the mountains are possible as weak offshore flow develops.
Earlier this summer, News 8 introduced you to a rare litter of gray wolf pups born at the California Wolf Center in Julian. Now we have an update on the special bundle of joy.
A former Charger girl captain said she has what it takes to win a million-dollars on CBS' "Survivor."
After crashing a car into a tree in the South Bay on Monday a driver was placed under arrest accused of attacking a CHP officer. It happened about 1:30 p.m. along northbound I-5 at Main Street in Chula Vista.