Day: February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019: Man Sentenced for Attacking Tourists at Hollywood & Highland

A 57-year-old transient was sentenced today to nine years in state prison for trying to kill a Russian tourist and attacking his family at Hollywood & Highland in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Donald Offerman pleaded no contest to one count each of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon …

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Ex-Accounting Manager Charged with Embezzling $36 Million from a Company Client Has Been Extradited from Costa Rica

            LOS ANGELES – A former accounting manager who is facing 10 wire fraud counts for allegedly embezzling more than $36 million from his employer’s client and then using the bulk of the ill-gotten funds to pay off tens of millions of dollars of his credit card debt has been extradited to the United States from Costa …

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Ex-Cheerleading Coach Who Committed Sexual Assault on Cruise Ship Found Guilty of Two Felonies

            LOS ANGELES – A former cheerleading coach has been found guilty of two federal felony charges for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman on a cruise ship bound from Long Beach to Ensenada, Mexico during the summer of 2015.             Anthony Paul De La Torriente, 30, of Simi Valley, on Wednesday was found guilty by a jury …

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Ex-Fannie Mae Employee Found Guilty of Multi-Million Dollar Scheme Involving Property Listings and Approval of Below-Market Sales

SANTA ANA, California – A former employee of Fannie Mae in Irvine has been found guilty of federal fraud charges related to bribes and kickbacks she took from brokers in exchange for Fannie Mae real estate listings and her approval of discounted sales of Fannie Mae-owned properties.             Shirene Hernandez, 46, of Corona, was found guilty …

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