Investigators Honored by US Attorney’s Office

Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation staff participated in joint ‘Operation Fright Night.’

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Eight investigators with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation Health Quality Enforcement Unit were recently honored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and were presented with the 2016 U.S. Law Enforcement Award.

The investigators were recognized for their work on “Operation Fright Night,” which was a series of joint undercover operations conducted with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Import Operations Branch of the Los Angeles District Office, the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations and the California Department of Public Health.

Operation Fright Night led to the filing of misdemeanor charges against 10 Los Angeles area businesses for selling contact lenses without prescriptions.

Awards were presented to supervising investigators Jeff Gomez and Carmen Aguilera-Marquez and to investigators Jaime Sandoval, Majida Ibrahim, Tracy Tu, Bernard Lim, Caroline Montgomery and Max Degtyar.

The annual awards ceremony recognizes agents, officers and investigators with federal, state and local agencies who worked on U.S. Attorney’s Office cases.

For more information on the case, see the previous blog story here.