Month: October 2018

October 25, 2018: Teacher Charged with Sexually Assaulting Minor

A high school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Kelly Kelley said Andrew Bueno-Potts (dob 8/20/75) of Long Beach faces one felony count each of sodomy by intoxication, sodomy of a person under 18, sexual penetration by foreign object and …

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roadway Crips Gangster Convicted of Narcotics Offenses and Implicated in Two Murders Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison

LOS ANGELES – A prominent member of the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips (BGC) – who was found guilty by a jury last year of three counts of distribution of crack cocaine, which included him selling crack cocaine near schools – has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison. Marquis Shaw, also known as “Tiny …

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Four Local Members of White Supremacy Group Face Federal Charges in Attacks at Political Rallies across California

LOS ANGELES – Four Southern California men who allegedly are members of a white supremacy extremist group have been named in a federal criminal complaint that charges them of travelling to political rallies across California, where they violently attacked counter-protesters, journalists and a police officer. Three of the four defendants are now in custody, and authorities …

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FATHER AND SON PLEAD GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING NUMEROUS STATE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT PROGRAMS

Jeffrey White, 60, and Nicholas White, 33, both of Twin Peaks, California, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to conspiring to defraud Affordable Care Act programs in at least 12 states of more than $27 million. U.S. Attorney John H. Durham of the District of Connecticut, Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the …

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Houston Man Faces Arraignment in Federal Case Alleging Manufacture of Fake Airline IDs to Obtain Free Flights

LOS ANGELES – A Houston man who was arrested earlier this month in Texas is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon on federal fraud and identity theft charges that allege a scheme to manufacture counterfeit Mesa Airlines employee identification badges that were used to obtain free flights on another airline. Alphonso Lloyd, 25, is set to …

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Former NASA Contractor Pleads Guilty and Admits Computer Hacking and Threats Made to Obtain Nude Photos of Female Victims

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty this afternoon to federal charges of hacking into email and social media accounts to obtain nude photographs of women and then threating to publish the nude photos unless victims provided him with additional explicit pictures. Richard Gregory Bauer, 28, a former contractor at NASA Armstrong Flight Research …

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Brazilian Woman Charged with Assault at Hollywood Bar Contact:

A woman who was already facing domestic violence-related charges has been charged in an attack that occurred last month at a Hollywood bar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Eduarda DeCastro (dob 10/19/91), a Brazilian national, was charged yesterday in an amended complaint with one felony count each of assault with a deadly …

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Federal Prosecutors Bring Child Pornography and Other Exploitation Cases as Part of Ongoing Efforts to Combat Victimization of Children

LOS ANGELES – United States Attorney Nick Hanna and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Paul D. Delacourt today announced a series of child exploitation cases involving the victimization of minors through crimes that include the production of child pornography. FBI agents on Thursday arrested two defendants as part of a multi-agency sweep that led to eight …

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Van Nuys Man Arrested for Selling Fentanyl That Resulted in Death in First Case Investigated by DEA-led Opioid Overdose Task Force

  LOS ANGELES – A Van Nuys man has been arrested on federal charges that he sold the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a 23-year-old victim, who then suffered a fatal overdose. James Dorion Rodriguez, 27, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a motel in Mission Hills. Rodriguez was taken into custody by officers with the Los …

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