LOS ANGELES – Federal Prosecutors have filed nine civil complaints that seek the forfeiture of nine real properties across Southern California that were allegedly purchased with proceeds generated by a fraudulent scheme that collected more than $50 million from foreign investors seeking “Green Cards” through the EB-5 visa program.
Month: May 2017
RIVERSIDE, California – A man who was convicted and sentenced to a quarter century in prison for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization has been indicted on attempted murder charges for allegedly trying to kill the warden of the federal prison where he was serving his sentence.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman was arraigned today for killing a pedestrian while driving under the influence of prescription medications with children in the backseat.
LOS ANGELES – Thirteen people, most of whom are linked to La Mirada- and Norwalk-based street gangs, have been charged in federal court in a bank fraud scheme involving “skimmed” credit cards, and in narcotics cases, one of which alleges a transaction involving over three kilograms of methamphetamine.
A San Francisco man was sentenced to serve 84 months in prison yesterday for stealing identities and conspiring to file fraudulent 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.
A couple were sentenced today for misappropriating public funds for a group of foster homes they ran, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
An El Cerrito, California, man was sentenced to serve 54 months in prison today for aggravated identity theft and conspiring to steal government funds, 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.
SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security. California will be receiving more than $1.4 million from the settlement, the largest share of any state. Today’s settlement reflects the commitment of the California Department of Justice to defending Californians from cybersecurity threats and holding accountable companies that fail to fulfill their responsibility to protect customer information.
LOS ANGELES – A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China.
LOS ANGELES – An engineer who worked for a cleared defense contractor pleaded guilty today to federal charges of economic espionage and violating of the Arms Export Control Act for selling sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be an agent of a Russian intelligence service.