RIVERSIDE, California – Enrique Marquez Jr., a longtime friend of Sayed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, was named today in a federal grand jury indictment that charges him with conspiring with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists.
Month: December 2015
The father of a two-year-old daughter who went missing on Christmas Eve during a supervised visit is awaiting arraignment today on kidnapping and child stealing charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
A professional basketball player pleaded not guilty today on a charge that he took someone’s luxury sports car from a hotel valet earlier this month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A father and son were convicted today of embezzling over $300,000 from employee wages on public works jobs. Daniel Jacob Siapin, 60, and his son Gabriel Daniel Siapin, 37, both of La Habra Heights, pleaded guilty toa court offer of 28 felony counts of taking and receiving a portion of worker’s wage on public works, and 32 felony counts of recording a false and forged instrument with a sentencing enhancement for property loss over $200,000.Daniel Siapin’s California state contractor’s license was revoked today by the court. Daniel Siapin and Gabriel Siapin are each expected to sentenced to 90 days in jail, three years formal probation, ordered to pay over $227,000 in restitution, and are prohibited from working on any other public works contracts at their sentencing on April 11, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Placentia criminal street gang member who was arrested in central California was brought back to Orange County to be arraigned on charges for the attempted murder of a gang rival. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking to enjoin Erick Adonis Ferman, 19, Placentia, and Matthew Luis Zavala, 20, Fullerton, in a gang injunction. Ferman and Zavala are each charged with one felony count of attempted murder, and one felony count of street terrorism with a sentencing enhancement for criminal street gang activity. Zavala also faces sentencing enhancement allegations for two prior strike convictions for vandalism with damage of $400 or more with a sentencing enhancement for criminal street gang activity in 2014, both in Orange County. Zavala is currently being held on $500,000 bail. If convicted, Zavala faces a maximum sentence of 51 years to life in state prison. If convicted, Ferman faces a maximum sentence of 19 years in state prison. Ferman was apprehended on an arrest warrant by officers from the Fullerton Police Deparment (FPD) and members of the U.S. Marshals Service in central California on Dec. 27, 2015, and is scheduled to be arraigned today, Dec. 29, 2015, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
A Pomona man was charged today with the torture murder of the mother of his children during a domestic dispute on Christmas Day, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a settlement resolving allegations that Pratibha Syntex Ltd., a company based in India, gained an unfair competitive advantage over American-based companies by using pirated software in the production of clothing imported and sold in California. The case marks the first time a state has secured a legally enforceable judgment against an international company for these types of violations.
The settlement, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and has been approved by a judge, requires Pratibha Syntex to pay $100,000 in restitution within 30 days.
LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies outlining new responsibilities under state law to report incidents involving shootings or any use of force that results in serious bodily injury or death of a civilian or a peace officer.
A 26-year-old man was found guilty today of crashing into a Lancaster home, killing a 71-year-old woman who was in her bedroom, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
The president and CEO of a California-based heir location services provider and his firm have agreed to plead guilty to allocating customers with another heir location firm, announced Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.