SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, together with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, filed a lawsuit yesterday against the U.S. Department of the Interior for delaying the implementation of one of its own rules promulgated to ensure that taxpayers receive their fair share of royalties from companies that extract oil, gas, and coal from federal lands.
Month: April 2017
A Pollock Pines, California woman who owned a tax return preparation business was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison today for conspiring to file more than 250 false refund claims, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert for the Eastern District of California.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for murdering his childhood best friend.
LOS ANGELES – An Irvine man who admitted that he illegally piloted private jet airplanes with passengers onboard without having a valid pilot’s license was sentenced today to 10 months in federal prison.
LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury has issued a 12-count superseding indictment that accuses a Fontana company, its owner and three employees with violating the Clean Water Act by regularly engaging in illegal discharges of acidic industrial wastewater into a sewer system, as well as tampering with monitoring devices designed to prevent those violations.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former volunteer treasurer for Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s re-election committee was sentenced to one year in county jail today for embezzling over $300,000 from campaign funds and his place of employment at the time.
Three Orange County, California residents were sentenced to prison today for willfully failing to report their foreign bank accounts in Switzerland and Israel, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.
The Department of Justice announced today that Braden Partners, L.P., doing business as Pacific Pulmonary Services, has agreed to pay $11.4 million to resolve allegations against it and its general partner, Teijin Pharma USA LLC, for violating the False Claims Act by submitting claims for reimbursement to Medicare and other federal healthcare programs for oxygen and related equipment supplied in violation of program rules, and for sleep therapy equipment supplied as part of a cross-referral kickback scheme with sleep clinics.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The president of the Buena Park School Board is scheduled to be arraigned for possessing and distributing over 600 photos and videos of child pornography, including prepubescent minors and infants.
RIVERSIDE, California – A correctional officer with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons at the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex pleaded guilty today to two counts relating to an incident in which she kicked a restrained female inmate in the head.