SANTA ANA, Calif. – A drunken driver was charged yesterday with assaulting two Fountain Valley police officers after speeding through a roadblock and attempting to hit the officers with his car.
Month: May 2018
WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A former California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was sentenced to 30 days in jail for embezzling funds from a CHP employee club of which he was the president.
LOS ANGELES – More than 500 law enforcement personnel executed a major operation this morning, taking into custody 32 defendants who are charged in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the Mexican Mafia were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los Angeles County jail system (LACJ).
Following a two-week trial, a federal jury in Denver, Colorado, has convicted a California man of multiple charges for his role in an investment scheme in which he falsely told investors that he was a billionaire who could access certain financing, including hundreds of millions in cash in an overseas bank account, in exchange for up-front fees.
A woman who allegedly ran a fraudulent immigration services business was charged today with 21 additional felony counts after investigators discovered new victims, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
LOS ANGELES – A local man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for conspiring to unlawfully import Asian songbirds from Vietnam to the United States.
LOS ANGELES – Five people linked to two San Fernando Valley clinics were arrested this morning on federal health care fraud charges for allegedly participating in a scheme that submitted fraudulent claims to health insurance companies and used some of the fraud proceeds to provide patients with “free” cosmetic procedures.
A former U.S. Air Force staff sergeant pleaded guilty today to seeking and receiving a bribe from an Afghan contractor while serving in Afghanistan. The sergeant worked at the Humanitarian Aid Yard (HA Yard) at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and was involved in the issuance of contracts to replenish supplies at the HA Yard under the Commander’s Emergency Response Program (CERP). The sergeant is the eighth defendant to plead guilty in the investigation of this matter.
LOS ANGELES – A former Los Angeles resident has been sentenced to 320 months in federal prison for participating in a federal drug trafficking conspiracy that imported acetylfentanyl, a drug very similar to fentanyl, 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.
LOS ANGELES – An individual who impersonated an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) Agent and who possessed multiple destructive devices was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison.