Month: January 2017

California Man Convicted for Stealing Prisoner Identities and Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A Marin County, California man was convicted today by a federal jury in the Northern District of California of identity theft and conspiring to file fraudulent income tax returns, 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.

FRESNO MAN CONVICTED AND SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, PIMPING, AND PANDERING WOMAN AND TEEN

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Fresno man was convicted and sentenced to 10 years and eight months in state prison this week for human trafficking, pimping, and pandering a woman and a minor. Justus Isaiah Morris, 20, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, to a court offer of one felony count of human trafficking, one felony count of human trafficking of a minor, one felony count of pimping, one felony count of pimping a minor, one felony count of pandering by procuring, one felony count of pandering with a minor over 16 years old by procuring, and one felony count of carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in public. In addition to prison, Morris was sentenced to mandatory lifetime sex offender registration and was ordered to have no contact with the victims.

POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH STEALING MONEY FROM FELLOW OFFICERS OUT OF DONATIONS INTENDED FOR RETIRING COLLEAGUE’S GIFT

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A police officer was charged today with stealing money from fellow officers out of a collection of donations intended to purchase a gift for a retiring colleague. Mario Ricci, 48, Los Angeles, is charged with one misdemeanor count of petty theft. If convicted, he faces a maximum of six months in county jail. Ricci is scheduled to be arraigned on March 6, 2017, in Department W-4, West Justice Center, Westminster. The time is to be determined.

MAN ARRAIGNED FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES MURDER OF TWO WOMEN AND SETTING FIRE TO HOUSE AFTER REMOVING BODIES

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned today for the special circumstances murder of two women and setting fire to the victim’s house after removing the bodies. Christopher Ken Ireland, 37, Huntington Beach, was charged on Jan. 4, 2017, with two felony counts of special circumstances murder with sentencing enhancements for multiple murders, one felony count of arson of an inhabited property, and one felony count of aggravated mayhem. If convicted, Ireland faces a minimum sentence of life in state prison without parole. He is being held withoutbail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Feb. 16, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-1, West Justice Center, Westminster.

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