Month: September 2017

Law School Dropout Arrested for Impersonating New York Attorney and Defrauding Clients Who Paid for Immigration Services

LOS ANGELES – A Lynwood woman who dropped out of law school – but who later allegedly stole the identity and bar license number of a New York attorney – surrendered herself last night on federal charges that accuse her of filing immigration petitions on behalf of foreign nationals who believed she was a legitimate lawyer.

Former Head of SoCal Software Firm and IT Executive at Australian Bank Charged in Bribery Scheme to Inflate Revenues and Trigger $98 Million Bonus Payment Related to Purchase of Software Company

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury today returned an indictment that alleges the former head of Santa Monica-based ServiceMesh, Inc. paid bribes to former IT executives at Commonwealth Bank of Australia to approve millions of dollars in contracts that inflated ServiceMesh revenues and fraudulently caused Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to pay a nearly $100 million incentive bonus as part of CSC’s purchase of the cloud software company.

Justice Department Obtains $700,000 for Servicemembers to Resolve Allegations that Westlake Services and Wilshire Consumer Capital Conducted Illegal Auto Repossessions

The Justice Department announced today that Westlake Services LLC and its subsidiary, Wilshire Consumer Capital LLC, have agreed to pay $760,788 to resolve allegations that the companies violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) by repossessing 70 vehicles owned by SCRA-protected servicemembers without first obtaining the required court orders.

Grand Jury Issues Indictments Alleging Three Schemes to Smuggle Protected Coral Species In and Out of the United States

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury has returned three indictments charging a total of three individuals and two companies with engaging in the unlawful trading of live corals that are protected by an international treaty known as the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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