RIVERSIDE – A Twentynine Palms man appeared in federal court yesterday afternoon on a federal charge alleging that he illegally started the Oasis of Mara/Joshua Tree Fire, which damaged historic trees and other National Park resources in a 2.5-acre area behind the Oasis Visitor Center in Joshua Tree National Park on Monday night, March 26, 2018.
Month: March 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A disbarred attorney was charged with grand theft and unauthorized practice of law after stealing over $200,000 in client funds for personal use. The defendant was extradited to Orange County yesterday after moving to Idaho.
A Bryant Street gang member was sentenced today to 300 years to life in state prison for the murder of a man hit by a stray bullet during a 2015 shooting in Canoga Park, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit in the Central District of California against California Auto Finance, alleging that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by repossessing protected servicemembers’ motor vehicles without obtaining the necessary court orders.
LOS ANGELES – The Palm Springs Art Museum has entered into a voluntary agreement with the United States to resolve allegations that the museum violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide scripts for audio programs or properly functioning assistive-listening devices, as well as other auxiliary aids and services, to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
A 28-year-old man was sentenced today to 31 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing two Palmdale sisters ages 9 and 11, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced to 23 years in state prison today for attempting to murder a woman by paying undercover Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) officers posing as hitmen.
The co-owner of a Newhall barbecue restaurant was sentenced today to 90 days in jail for sexually assaulting a former employee, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
A Utah man pleaded guilty today to repeatedly sexually abusing a young girl over the span of seven years, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
LOS ANGELES – Two members of the Gardena Police Department were charged by a federal grand jury with participating in a scheme in which they purchased “off-roster” firearms not available to the general public and illegally operated businesses that resold the weapons