Month: December 2018

Immigration Lawyer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Visa Fraud

            SANTA ANA, California – A Laguna Beach attorney has admitted in court documents that she submitted dozens of fraudulent visa petitions to federal immigration authorities and failed to report the money generated by her fraud to the Internal Revenue Service.             In a plea agreement filed on Wednesday, Mihae Park, 53, agreed to plead guilty to …

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Criminal Charges Filed in Los Angeles and Alaska in Conjunction With Seizures of 15 Websites Offering DDoS-For-Hire Services

  Authorities Target ‘Booter’ or ‘Stresser’ Services that Facilitate Internet Attacks   LOS ANGELES – The Justice Department today announced the seizure of 15 internet domains associated with DDoS-for-hire services, as well as criminal charges against three defendants who facilitated the computer attack platforms.             The sites, which offered what are often called “booter” or “stresser” …

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Two L.A. Fashion District Executives and Their Import-Export Company Sentenced in Scheme to Launder Money for Drug Cartels

            LOS ANGELES – Morad “Ben” Neman and Hersel Neman – the owners and top executives of Pacific Eurotex Corp., an import-export textile company based in the Los Angeles Fashion District – each received federal prison sentences today for their roles in a “Black Market Peso Exchange” scheme to launder money for international drug cartels.             Morad …

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Credit Union Employee Found Guilty of Fraudulently Obtaining Lines of Credit Worth over $2.7 Million for Her Online Boyfriend

              LOS ANGELES – An Orange County woman who used her position at a Hawthorne-based credit union to secretly open more than 25 fraudulent lines of credit for her online boyfriend, extending more than $2.7 million in credit to him, has been found guilty of 15 federal charges, including fraud and conspiracy. Indira Mohabir, 42, of …

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Glendale Attorney Pleads Guilty to Using Client Trust Accounts to Launder More than $500,000 Generated by Tax Fraud Scheme

SANTA ANA, California – A Glendale lawyer pleaded guilty today to federal charges of using his client trust bank accounts to launder proceeds of a $14 million tax fraud and identity theft scheme that used false identities and bogus Republic of Armenia passports to obtain tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service. Arthur S. Charchian, 44, …

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Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Ex-Wife Convicted in Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Scheme

LOS ANGELES – A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer who once worked at Los Angeles International Airport and his ex-wife have been found guilty by a federal jury of multiple felonies for participating in a narcotics distribution ring that moved hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, heroin and marijuana from the Los Angeles area to …

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CALIFORNIA RESIDENT SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR ATM SKIMMING FRAUD SCHEME

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A California man who possessed and used over 500 fraudulent credit and debit cards throughout the Las Vegas Valley was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison, announced U.S. Attorney’s Office Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.   Khachatur Zakaryan, 37, of Glendale, Calif., pleaded guilty without the benefit of a …

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December 13, 2018: CORRECTION: Tennis Broadcaster Charged With Assaulting Man

CORRECTION: Corrects name of investigating agency. A tennis broadcaster and former tennis pro has been charged with assaulting a man with whom is he acquainted, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Justin Gimelstob (dob 1/26/77) of Los Angeles faces one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury with an allegation of personally …

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RETIRED CHP! LIEUTENANT CONVICTED AGAIN OF ATTEMPTING TO MOLEST FICTITIOUS 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL AFTER EXCHANGING EXPLICIT SEXUAL MESSAGES ONLINE

*Case Was Re-Tried Following Reversal on Appeal SANTA ANA, Calif. – A now-retired Lieutenant for the California Highway Patrol was convicted today of attempting to commit unlawful sexual acts with a fictitious 13-year-old girl, whom he believed was real, after meeting the girl online and engaging in explicit sexual conversations. He was sentenced to a …

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