Month: April 2019

April 26, 2019: Redondo Beach Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence Murder

A 25-year-old man was sentenced today to 35 years to life in state prison for killing the mother of their 8-month-old baby at a Redondo Beach home in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Jessica Tillson said Roy Peña Rodriguez Jr. of Redondo Beach entered a no contest plea …

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San Fernando Valley Man Arrested in Terror Plot to Detonate Explosive Device Designed to Kill Innocents

LOS ANGELES – A San Fernando Valley man was arrested Friday night after he received what he thought was a live bomb, but in fact was an inert explosive device that was delivered by an undercover law enforcement officer as part of an investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.             Mark Steven Domingo, 26, …

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Jordanian National Who Hid Terrorism Conviction from Immigration Officials Sentenced to Prison and Is Stripped of U.S. Citizenship

            LOS ANGELES – A Jordanian national who was sentenced to prison in Israel after admitting he acted at the direction of a terrorist organization to detonate a roadside bomb in an attempt to blow up a civilian bus in Israel was ordered today to serve a nine-month prison sentence for lying to immigration authorities to obtain …

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High Desert Resident Who Claimed to be a Licensed CPA Convicted in Tax Scheme that Collected over $1 Million in Fraudulent Refunds

LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County tax preparer was found guilty late Thursday of filing false and fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service as part of a scheme that illegally generated more than $1 million in refunds. Scott Douglas Cutting Sr., 69, of Apple Valley, was found guilty by a federal jury at …

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MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT THE POSSIBLITY OF PAROLE FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES STABBING-MURDER OF WIFE AND THEIR INFANT SON

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to life without the possibility of parole for the special circumstances stabbing-murder of his wife and their infant son. Kwame Adom Carpenter, 27, Anaheim, was found guilty by a jury on Feb. 26, 2019, of two felony counts of murder with special circumstances for committing multiple …

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HUNTINGTON BEACH PERSONAL TRAINER TO BE CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF MURDER IN DEATHS OF MAN AND WOMAN FOUND IN NEWPORT BEACH CONDO

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Huntington Beach personal trainer will be charged on Monday with two counts of murder with a special circumstance of multiple murders in the deaths of a man and woman inside of a Newport Beach condo on April 21, 2019. Jamon Rayon Buggs, 44, of Huntington Beach will also be charged …

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TWO CHINESE NATIONALS FACING FEDERAL INDICTMENT FOR CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN COUNTERFEIT GOODS AND MAIL FRAUD

Allegedly Conspired to Import, Smuggle, and Sell Counterfeit Pandora Jewelry, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, and other Consumer Goods to Obtain More Than $2 Million Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Xiaoying Xu, age 34, a Chinese citizen, and Yiwen Zhu, age 34, a Chinese citizen and legal permanent resident of the United States, both residing …

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L.A. County Public Official and Contractor Who Paid Him Bribes Agree to Plead Guilty to Federal Bribery and Tax Charges

            LOS ANGELES – A public official in Los Angeles County’s Internal Services Department and the electrical contractor from whom he accepted nearly $300,000 in bribes have both agreed to plead guilty to bribery and tax charges.             In a plea agreement filed this morning, the county official – Mohammad R. Tirmazi, 50, of Alta Loma – …

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Inland Empire Man Sentenced to More than 6 Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Disaster Relief Funds Intended for Hurricane Victims

            LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County man has been sentenced to 79 months in federal prison for conspiring to defraud the government out of more than $1.3 million in benefits, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief funds intended for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017.             Ikponmwosa Eugene Idemudia, 40, of …

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Eagle Rock Man Arrested on Indictment Alleging Investment Scam that Claimed Precious Metals Could Be Extracted from ‘Ancient Slag’

LOS ANGELES – An Eagle Rock resident was arrested this morning on federal fraud and money laundering charges stemming from a scheme that sold “ancient slag,” a mining waste byproduct that supposedly contained precious metals Michael Godfree, 77, is scheduled to be arraigned on a seven-count indictment this afternoon in United States District Court. According to …

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