LOS ANGELES – The operators of seven sham medical clinics were among 12 defendants taken into custody this morning on federal drug trafficking charges that allege they diverted at least 2 million prescription pills – including oxycodone and other addictive and dangerous narcotics – to the black market.
Day: August 4, 2017
A grand jury in the Northern District of California returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging five individuals with conspiring to submit fraudulent claims for tax refunds, 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. Two of the individuals were also indicted for bank fraud.
LOS ANGELES – A former staffer for a member of the United States Congress was arrested today on federal extortion and bribery charges after allegedly taking $5,000 with promises of helping to prevent the closure of a Compton marijuana shop