Month: July 2017

Attorney General Becerra Files Multiple Charges in Sex Trafficking Case

LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced 54 felony charges against Quinton Brown, Gerald Turner, and Mia McNeil, following a six-month investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, and the California Department of Justice. The amended complaint, filed yesterday, alleges that Brown lured victims from the Central Valley and trafficked them throughout the state. The victims, including eight minors, were sold for commercial sex throughout the Central Valley, Bay Area and Los Angeles. The charges include sex trafficking, pimping, pandering, grand theft and identity theft.

Four Inland Empire Individuals Charged in Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme Claiming Nearly $2 Million in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities on Monday and Tuesday arrested three defendants charged with participating in a tax fraud scheme that used stolen identities to file at least 527 fraudulent federal income tax returns claiming more than $1.9 million in fraudulent tax refunds with the Internal Revenue Service.

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