Day: December 15, 2018

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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