LOS ANGELES – The co-owner of a towing business was named in a federal grand jury indictment returned today that charges him with paying a bribe to a member of the Huntington Park City Council in an attempt to obtain support for a proposed fee increase for towing and vehicle storage.
Month: February 2016
SANTA ANA, California – A former Senior Immigration Services Officer with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been found guilty of accepting bribes in a long-running immigration fraud scheme.
LOS ANGELES – Two Glendale residents have been found guilty of laundering millions of dollars illegally generated by a health care fraud scheme that billed Medicare for equipment and tests that were not medically necessary and sometimes were never provided.
A 59-year-old man accused of posing as a Catholic priest has been sentenced to one year in county jail after pleading guilty to stealing funds from churchgoers.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A transient man was sentenced today to nine years in state prison for attacking and critically injuring an 83-year-old man. Demarrea Chante Barnes, 29, pleaded guilty Feb. 4, 2016, to one felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, one felony count of elder and dependent adult abuse, a sentencing enhancement for great bodily injury, and three state prison priors for drug possession in 2005 and 2008, and assault on a peace officer with injury in 2012.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 10 years and four months in state prison for trafficking, pimping, and pandering five women and one minor girl from Texas to Orange County. Henry Ray Perry, 34, Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to a court offer of one felony count each of human trafficking of one minor female, human trafficking of one adult woman, one count of pandering the minor female over 16 years old, one count of pandering the minor female over 16 years old, five felony counts of pimping, and five felony counts of pandering with sentencing enhancements for a prior federal prison conviction for transporting for prostitution in 2012 in Texas and serving a separate prison term of one year and more and not remaining free for a period of five years. The Honorable Robert R. Fitzgerald struck a sentencing enhancement for human trafficking of a minor involving force/fear/fraud/coercion over the objection of the People and offered the defendant a sentence of 10 years and four months in state prison.
LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury today indicted a British man on federal charges alleging that he travelled to the Coachella Valley in late January in order to engage in illicit sexual conduct with boys who were 10 and 12 years old.
Former Employee of Sporting Goods Distributor Convicted of Embezzling over $300,000 from Orange County Company
A Gardena man is scheduled to be in court today accused of killing a 73-year-old man with a mallet, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man who recruited churches into a $4.2 million mortgage scheme that defrauded Broadway Federal Bank has been sentenced to serve one year and one day in federal prison.