LOS ANGELES – A tax attorney who represented retired professional football player Antrel Rolle surrendered this morning to federal authorities after being charged with fraudulently claiming refunds for Rolle, stealing those refunds, and then filing false documents with the Internal Revenue Service to cover up his scheme.
Month: October 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A second striker was sentenced today to 24 years in state prison for the human trafficking, pandering, and attempted pimping of a fictitious minor girl using a social media website.
A 73-year-old Pasadena man is scheduled in court today for arraignment on attempted murder and animal cruelty charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
LOS ANGELES – A resident of downtown Los Angeles was found guilty this afternoon of federal drug trafficking charges for participating in a conspiracy that imported acetylfentanyl, a drug very similar to fentanyl, which is a powerful and highly addictive opioid. Acetylfentanyl, which is five times more potent that heroin, is not approved for any use in the United States.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas obtained a $13.9 million settlement in a civil lawsuit againstGeneral Motors LLC (GM) alleging GM endangered motorists and the public by intentionally concealing serious safety defects in GM vehicles to avoid the cost of a recall or replacing defective parts. The settlement was filed in Orange County Superior Court on Oct. 24, 2017, and was signed today by The Honorable Kim Dunning. The 2014 complaint stated that GM endangered the public through deception regarding vehicle safety and reliability and gained advantage over its competitors by engaging in unfair business practices. At least 124 people died, and 275 were injured, as a result of these failures. On behalf of the State of California, the California Attorney General settled a separate multistate lawsuit and received $7 million earlier in October 2017.
A California Highway Patrol officer has been charged with possession of child pornography, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.
Three officers with the Pomona Police Department (PPD) surrendered this morning to face federal charges that allege one officer violated the civil rights of a minor who was beaten at the Los Angeles County Fair two years ago, and that all three took illegal steps to justify and cover-up the attack.
LOS ANGELES – A West Los Angeles resident who earned more than $3 million over a three-year period while working in Dubai has pleaded guilty to a federal tax evasion charge for failing to report this income to the Internal Revenue Service.
A 71-year-old man was sentenced today to two terms of life in state prison without the possibility of parole for stabbing his wife at their North Hills home and then shooting his son because of his sexual orientation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
A man was charged today with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy at a park in Pico Rivera over the weekend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.