LOS ANGELES – Federal and local authorities have arrested 10 members and associates of the 18th Street gang, primarily on federal narcotics charges.
Month: March 2017
LOS ANGELES – A medical doctor who fled the United States nearly 15 years ago and faked his own death to avoid prosecution in a healthcare fraud case was sentenced late this afternoon to 29 months in federal prison for fleeing justice.
A federal jury sitting in Oakland, California convicted Janel McDonald today for her role in a conspiracy to cash stolen and fraudulently obtained U.S. Treasury checks, 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.
SANTA ANA, California – A former clerk of the Orange County Superior Court pleaded guilty this afternoon to federal racketeering charges stemming from a scheme in which he accepted more than a quarter-million dollars in bribes to illegally resolve criminal cases and traffic offenses on terms favorable to hundreds of defendants without the knowledge of prosecutors or judges.
LOS ANGELES – The former deputy city treasurer for the City of Compton was arrested today on federal charges related to the theft of more than $3.7 million of city funds.
LOS ANGELES – The office manager and part-owner of a Reseda medical clinic has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme that generated millions of dollars – money that was not reported on his federal income tax returns.
SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the filing of an arrest warrant detailing 15 criminal charges against David Robert Daleiden. Daleiden, along with co-conspirator Sandra Merritt, used manufactured identities and a fictitious bioresearch company to meet women’s healthcare providers and covertly record the private discussions they initiated.
LOS ANGELES – A Banning man who led a group of burglars that conducted a 10-year-long series of heists targeting Southland banks by cutting through rooftops has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for participating in two burglaries.
A 32-year-old man was sentenced today to 80 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting a woman in front of her Pico Rivera home in 2013, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man previously dubbed the Assistant Coach Bandit by the FBI for prior bank robberies was convicted yesterday of defrauding over $40,000 from six victims through a loan modification scam. James Allen Ramsdell, 51, Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty to a court offer on March 23, 2017, to six felony counts of grand theft, one felony count of grand theft from an elder, one felony count of foreclosure consultant unlawful advance fee, one misdemeanor count of loan modification unlawful advance, and a sentencing enhancement for a prior prison conviction of a serious and violent felony for bank robbery in 2009 in the San Diego federal court. The defendant faces an indicated sentence of six months in county jail at his sentencing on June 1, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-57, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.