Day: March 8, 2019

Downey Man Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges in Thefts at Local GameStop Stores that Netted $135,000 in Cash and Merchandise

LOS ANGELES – A Downey man has been arrested on federal criminal charges for his role in four armed robberies of GameStop video game stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties that resulted in the theft of $135,000 in merchandise, cash and employees’ cellphones.             Frederick Lopez Jr., 27, was arrested at his residence on Thursday …

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Former Glendale Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribes, Obstructing Justice and Lying about His Ties to Organized Crime

            LOS ANGELES – A former Glendale police officer was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to a series of charges and admitted that he provided information to the Mexican Mafia that allowed an associate of the prison gang to escape justice for a time and that he also repeatedly mislead …

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Three SoCal Men Arrested in Scheme in Which Chinese Money Allegedly Funded Seven Inland Empire Marijuana Grow Houses

            LOS ANGELES – Three men were arrested this morning on federal charges alleging they took part in a scheme that used millions of dollars wired from China to purchase seven residential homes in San Bernardino County that were converted into illegal marijuana grow houses.             The three defendants arrested today pursuant to a federal criminal complaint …

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Former U.S. Navy Contract Official Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme in Which He Received more than $1.2 Million in Kickbacks

LOS ANGELES – A former civilian employee of the United States Navy who was a senior procurement official for Naval Base Ventura County pleaded guilty in federal court today and admitted receiving kickbacks totaling more than $1.2 million.             Fernando Barroso Sr., 69, of Oxnard, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge John F. Walter to …

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