Day: September 10, 2018

High Desert Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Lighting Fire in Oasis of Mara in Joshua Tree National Park

LOS ANGELES – A Twentynine Palms man today received a statutory maximum sentence of 60 months in federal prison for illegally starting a fire in the Oasis of Mara in Joshua Tree National Park, which damaged historic trees and other resources earlier this year. George William Graham, 26, was sentenced by United States District Judge Manuel …

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Two More Key Players in Ring that Conducted Series of Jewelry Store Armed Robberies Receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences

SANTA ANA, California – Two key figures in a ring that conducted a string of violent smash-and-grab robberies at Southland jewelry stores that resulted in the theft of approximately $6 million worth of high-end watches each have been sentenced to over two decades in federal prison. Jameson Laforest, 26, of Inglewood, who participated in the scheme …

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Canadian Man Sentenced to over 11 Years in Federal Prison for Running Telemarketing Scheme that Bilked 60,000+ Victims

LOS ANGELES – The owner of a Canadian telemarketing operation – who was extradited to the United States last year after more than 10 years of litigation in Canada – was sentenced today to 135 months in federal prison for orchestrating a telemarketing scheme that falsely promised credit card fraud protection and defrauded at least 60,000 …

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