Month: June 2016

MAN TO FACE TRIAL FOR 1988 COLD CASE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES MURDER FOR STRANGLING WOMAN TO DEATH DURING RAPE

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to face trial tomorrow for the 1988 cold case special circumstances murder for strangling a woman to death during the commission of a rape. Daniel Edward McDermott, 47, Buena Park, is charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of a rape. Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-40, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

PAROLEE STRIKER SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR FALSE IMPERSONATION AND PANDERING FICTITIOUS MINOR GIRL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A parolee striker was sentenced today to six years in state prison for false impersonation and the pandering of a fictitious minor girl on social media. Roger Lee Perryman, 30, Gardena, pleaded guilty today, June 29, 2016, to one felony count of pandering by receiving or giving money, one felony count of false personation, and one misdemeanor count of false representation to a peace officer with sentencing enhancements for a prior strike conviction for attempted robbery in 2010 and prior convictions which resulted in prison sentences for attempted robbery in 2010 and transportation of a controlled substance for sale in 2014 in Los Angeles County.

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, California Air Resources Board Announce $14.7 Billion Agreement Holding Volkswagen Accountable for Its Use of Diesel Emissions “Defeat Devices”

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced a landmark $14.7 billion national settlement with Volkswagen over allegations that the company violated environmental and consumer protection laws by installing “defeat device” software to bypass emissions controls in its 2.0 liter diesel vehicles.

23 People Indicted in Decades-Long, $126 Million Telemarketing Scheme involving Sale of Toner for Copiers and Printers

SANTA ANA, California – Federal authorities and Huntington Beach Police officers this morning arrested 20 defendants indicted by a grand jury on charges of participating in a long-running telemarketing scheme that targeted small businesses and charities by selling them toner products for printers and photocopiers at grossly inflated prices.

TEENAGER ARRESTED AND CHARGED AS ADULT IN SHOOTING MURDER OF ANOTHER TEEN IN SANTA ANA HOME

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A teenager was arrested and charged as an adult today with the shooting murder of another teen in a Santa Ana home. Angel Alexis Hernandez, 17, Santa Ana, was direct filed as an adult and is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement allegation for the intentional discharge of a firearm. If convicted, Hernandez faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. The People will be requesting that the defendant be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment scheduled on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

Paul Tanaka, Former No. 2 in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Obstructing Federal Investigation into Misconduct at County Jails

LOS ANGELES – Paul Tanaka, who was the second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for his conviction on obstruction of justice charges stemming from him leading the LASD’s efforts to derail a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights violations by sheriff’s deputies at two downtown jail complexes.

District Court Enters Permanent Injunction Against Sacramento Tofu Company and Senior Officers to Stop Distribution of Adulterated and Misbranded Products

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce Corporation doing business as Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce International Enterprises (Wa Heng) and the firm’s co-owners, Peng Xiang “Martin” Lin and Yuexiao “Opal” Lin, to prevent the distribution of adulterated and misbranded soy products, the Department of Justice announced today.

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