Month: June 2019

The Man Who Talked Too Much Gets Charged with a Federal Crime of Distributing Fentanyl Causing Death

A federal grand jury charged Edwin Oliva, 28, with distribution of fentanyl resulting in death.  Oliva talked to the police and told them an acquaintance came to his house after midnight on February 28. Oliva said he gave the acquaintance fentanyl, a drug that killed her. Oliva should have claimed his Fifth Amendment right to remain …

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Not a Good Idea to Post Child Pornography on Facebook after Illegally Reentering the United States after Deportation

             The feds indicted 50 year old Jose Ramon Aguilar-Moreno, a Salvadoran national who was deported from the United States in 2003 after being convicted of sexually abusing a child, for illegally reentering the United States and posting child pornography on Facebook. Even worse, he failed to register as a …

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14 Members of a San Pedro-Based Street Gang Who Trafficked Narcotics out of Bars and a Hotel May Have to Find a New Line of Work

As part of a joint federal-state law enforcement action targeting the Rancho San Pedro street gang, authorities unsealed two federal grand jury indictments that charge 14 members and associates of the gang with narcotics and firearms offenses. The federal government charged thirteen alleged San Pedro street gang members, supposedly controlled by the Mexican Mafia, with …

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Is it Worth Losing Your License – Attorney Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charge and Admits Selling Opioids after Posting Ads on Craigslist

             A Downey-based attorney, Jackie Ferrari, pleaded guilty to a federal narcotics distribution charge for illegally selling more than 1,000 oxycodone pills after offering the opioid drugs for sale on Craigslist. Court documents show that, Ferrari sold a law enforcement source 50 oxycodone pills for $1,200 during a transaction on …

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What Was Dredd Thinking? L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Got A Year in Federal Prison for Lying to FBI

            A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy got 12 months in federal prison for lying to FBI agents about beating a handcuffed man in 2011 at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.  Byron Dredd and five other deputies were assigned to the Visiting Center at Men’s Central Jail. On February 26, 2011, …

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