STOCKTON – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that defendant Yehlen “Mary” Dorothea Brooks pled guilty to 15 felony counts of grand theft for defrauding immigrant clients seeking citizenship. The defendant entered her guilty plea in San Joaquin County Superior Court for an expected five-year split sentence to be served locally. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Brooks agreed to pay a total of $371,709 in restitution to the victims.
Month: December 2017
LOS ANGELES – A Northeast Los Angeles gang member who was one of the top figures in a conspiracy that united three rival gangs under the authority of a Mexican Mafia member pleaded guilty today to federal charges and admitted being an active narcotics trafficker who worked to further the goals of the criminal enterprise.
A 31-year-old man was sentenced today to 50 years to life in state prison for murdering his partner on Skid Row last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
LOS ANGELES – A Riverside man who sold a powerful opioid very similar to fentanyl to a friend – who then suffered a fatal overdose from the narcotic – has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking offenses.
LOS ANGELES – A longtime fugitive was named today in a nine-count indictment that alleges he participated in a $9 million loan fraud scheme that targeted Wells Fargo Bank.
A 28-year-old Georgia man today was sentenced to four years in state prison after being caught with an illegal cache of weaponry at a train station in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Orange County Probation Officer was arrested today on charges of stealing money while he was assigned to execute search warrants on residences in Santa Ana.
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed suit against One Source Facility Solution (One Source), a janitorial subcontracting company based in Orange County, and the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Dilip Joshi. One Source employs janitorial workers to clean retail establishments across California, including Ross Dress-for-Less, dd’s Discount, JoAnn’s Fabrics, Burlington Coat Factory, and Toys R Us, among other stores. In the lawsuit filed today, Attorney General Becerra alleges that One Source failed to pay workers the minimum wage, underreported payroll taxes, and provided false payroll information to its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. One Source is a subcontractor for USM, Inc., a nationwide facilities management company.
Two real estate investors were sentenced yesterday for their role in a conspiracy to rig bids at public foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.