Month: October 2016


SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) deputy was arrested today on charges for committing insurance fraud by failing to disclose his true physical abilities and activities to his health care providers and lying under oath. Nicholas Zappas, 36, Laguna Niguel, is charged with 11 felony counts of insurance fraud and seven felony counts of perjury under oath. If convicted, Zappas faces a maximum sentence of 16 years in state prison. The defendant was arrested today by Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Investigators, and his arraignment date and time is yet to be determined.

Yevgeniy Nikulin Indicted for Hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring

A federal grand jury in Oakland, California, indicted Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin 29, of Moscow, Russia, yesterday for obtaining information from computers, causing damage to computers, trafficking in access devices, aggravated identity theft and conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern District of California and Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett of the FBI.

Former California-Based Global Vice President of International Technology Company and Two Others Indicted in Scheme to Commit Insider Trading and Money Laundering

A former Palo Alto, California, based global vice president of SAP SE and two other individuals were charged in a federal indictment for their roles in a scheme to commit insider trading and money laundering that allegedly resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits.

Former IRS Special Agent Charged with Filing False Tax Returns, Theft of Government Money and Obstructing a Federal Investigation

A federal grand jury in Sacramento, California returned an indictment today charging a former Internal Revenue Service–Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) special agent with six counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the internal revenue laws, one count of theft of government money and one count of destroying records during a federal investigation, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division, U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch of the Northern District of California, Special Agent in Charge Rod Ammari of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and Acting Special Agent in Charge Darrell Waldon of IRS-CI.


SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former teacher was convicted today of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Jeffrey Scott Jones, 56, Huntington Beach, was found guilty by a jury of two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one felony count of continuous sexual abuse. He faces a maximum sentence of 68 years to life in state prison at his sentencing on Nov. 4, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-28, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

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