Month: March 2017

California Resident Convicted of Supplying Fake IDs to Cash Stolen and Fraudulently Obtained U.S. Treasury Checks

A federal jury sitting in Oakland, California convicted Janel McDonald today for her role in a conspiracy to cash stolen and fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury checks, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California.

Former O.C. Superior Court Clerk Pleads Guilty to RICO Charge in Bribery Scheme to ‘Fix’ Criminal Cases and Traffic Charges

SANTA ANA, California – A former clerk of the Orange County Superior Court pleaded guilty this afternoon to federal racketeering charges stemming from a scheme in which he accepted more than a quarter-million dollars in bribes to illegally resolve criminal cases and traffic offenses on terms favorable to hundreds of defendants without the knowledge of prosecutors or judges.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Announces Charges Filed Against David Robert Daleiden for Criminal Invasion of Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the filing of an arrest warrant detailing 15 criminal charges against David Robert Daleiden. Daleiden, along with co-conspirator Sandra Merritt, used manufactured identities and a fictitious bioresearch company to meet women’s healthcare providers and covertly record the private discussions they initiated.

MAN DUBBED ASSISTANT COACH BANDIT CONVICTED OF DEFRAUDING OVER $40,000 FROM SIX VICTIMS THROUGH LOAN MODIFICATION SCAM

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man previously dubbed the Assistant Coach Bandit by the FBI for prior bank robberies was convicted yesterday of defrauding over $40,000 from six victims through a loan modification scam. James Allen Ramsdell, 51, Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty to a court offer on March 23, 2017, to six felony counts of grand theft, one felony count of grand theft from an elder, one felony count of foreclosure consultant unlawful advance fee, one misdemeanor count of loan modification unlawful advance, and a sentencing enhancement for a prior prison conviction of a serious and violent felony for bank robbery in 2009 in the San Diego federal court. The defendant faces an indicated sentence of six months in county jail at his sentencing on June 1, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

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