Month: November 2018

Tax Lawyer Indicted for Obstructing IRS Investigation into Tax Returns that Sought More than $100 Million in Refunds

SANTA ANA, California – A federal grand jury has charged a tax lawyer in a three-count indictment that alleges she attempted to obstruct a federal investigation into millions of dollars in refunds claimed in tax returns prepared by her accounting firm. Margaret Quick, 63, a former resident of Newport Coast who currently lives in Paradise Valley, …

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Grand Jury Indicts Hawthorne Man on 14 Federal Charges for Allegedly Collecting Life Insurance after Killing His Two Children

LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury today named a Hawthorne man in a 14-count indictment that alleges he intentionally drove his family into the water at the Port of Los Angeles in a scheme to collect proceeds of life insurance policies he had purchased on their lives. Ali F. Elmezayen, 44, was charged with four …

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Federal Indictment Targets South Bay Street Gang Involved in Drug Trafficking, including Smuggling Meth into a California State Prison

LOS ANGELES – Authorities have arrested eight members and associates of the East Side Torrance street gang on federal narcotics trafficking and firearms charges stemming from an investigation that led to a number of seizures, including 20 pounds of methamphetamine that was discovered in a Torrance apartment complex.             A federal grand jury indictment targets the …

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Hawthorne Man Charged in Federal Case Alleging Scheme to Collect Insurance Proceeds by Intentionally Killing His Two Autistic Children

LOS ANGELES – A Hawthorne man is due in court this afternoon after being arrested last week on federal charges that allege he intentionally drove his domestic partner and two severely autistic children off a pier into the ocean to collect proceeds on accidental death insurance policies he had purchased on their lives. Ali F. Elmezayen, …

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Man Accused of Being Serial Fraudster Taken into Federal Custody for Allegedly Bilking People while Free on Bond in Prior Case

  LOS ANGELES – A West Hollywood man was taken into federal custody today in relation to new fraud charges that alleged he participated in a series of scams while free on bond and after pleaded guilty in a prior federal case. Jeffrey Craig Yohai, 36, who is the former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, was arrested …

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Fullerton Man Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging Illegal Importation and Sale of Male Sexual Enhancement Drugs

SANTA ANA, California – A Fullerton man was arrested this morning after being named in a federal grand jury indictment that accuses him of illegally importing and selling erectile dysfunction drugs that he falsely marketed as herbal supplements for men. Nam Hyun Lee, 60, who is sometimes known as “Daniel Lee,” a South Korean national believed …

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Arrest of Former Merced Police Officer for Embezzlement Scheme of More Than $80,000

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of Joseph Deliman, for allegedly embezzling more than $80,000 from the Merced Police Officers’ Association (MPOA) over a three-year period. While serving on the MPOA Board, Deliman allegedly utilized MPOA funds for personal expenses and personal vacations, including trips to Las Vegas and Niagara Falls. “We have zero tolerance for public …

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