Month: July 2019

Former Santa Ana Police Officer Criminally Charged with Using Unreasonable Force, Filing False Reports in Connection with Beating

                 A grand jury charged Brian Patric Booker, 50, of Chino Hills, a retired Santa Ana Police officer with violating the civil rights of a man by using unreasonable force during an arrest and then lying about the incident in official reports. Booker was charged with one felony …

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Former Postal Service Employee Pleads Guilty to Robbery, Firearms Charges in Scheme that Stole Nearly $240,000 from USPS Trucks

            William Crosby IV, 32, a former United States Postal Service employee pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges for participating in one burglary and two armed robberies of USPS trucks carrying cash – incidents that caused nearly a quarter million dollars in losses. He pleaded guilty to two felonies: robbery …

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Texas Man Convicted of Multiple Federal Criminal Charges for Orchestrating Phishing Attack on Los Angeles County Superior Court

             A jury found a suburban Houston man, Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba,  guilty of 27 federal criminal charges for hacking into the Los Angeles Superior Court computer system and then using it to send approximately 2 million malicious phishing emails. The jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, …

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Sherman Oaks Man Arrested on Federal Narcotics Trafficking Charges

LOS ANGELES – A Sherman Oaks man has been arrested on federal narcotics trafficking charges related to the deaths of two people who suffered fentanyl overdoses at the same Woodland Hills residence.             Trent Michael Tomasovich, 28, a Sherman Oaks man was arrested on federal narcotics trafficking charges related to …

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Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Running Illegal Firearms Business, Tax Evasion

            Wei Xu, 56, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection watch commander at the Long Beach Seaport pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges for running an illegal gun-selling business, unlawfully possessing more than 40 machine guns and other prohibited firearms, failing to disclose his foreign financial interests and contacts …

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Former Cheerleading Coach Sentenced to 78 Months in Federal Prison for Sexually Assaulting an Intoxicated Woman on a Cruise Ship

A federal district court judge sentenced Anthony Paul De La Torriente, 30, of Simi Valley, a former cheerleading coach, to 78 months in federal prison for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman on a cruise ship bound from Long Beach to Ensenada, Mexico during the summer of 2015.   A federal jury found De La Torriente guilty …

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Ex-U.S. Navy Contract Official Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme Where He Netted $1.2 Million in Kickbacks

A federal judge sentenced Fernando Barroso Sr., 69, a former civilian employee of the United States Navy who was a senior procurement official for Naval Base Ventura County and who received $1.2 million in illegal kickbacks to 70 months in federal prison. Barroso pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of subscribing …

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Former Hollywood Digital Marketing Executive & Professional Poker Player Charged with Embezzling $22 Million from His Employer

Dennis Blieden, 29, a former executive at StyleHaul Inc., a digital marketing company that represents “influencers” on YouTube and Instagram, has been arrested for embezzling $22 million from his employer and using the stolen money for buy-ins at professional poker tournaments, crypto-currency investing, and other personal expenses. He has been charged with 11 counts of …

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Man, Who Stole a Critically Endangered Ring-Tailed Lemur, Pleads Guilty to a Federal Crime

            Nineteen year old Aquinas Kasbar pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of stealing a ring-tailed Lemur, an endangered species. He faces a year in federal prison and a $100,000 fine. On July 27, 2018, Kasbar broke into the Santa Ana Zoo after it had closed for the day. Using …

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Man Gets 15 Years for 14 Burrito Shaped Methamphetamine Packages

Fourteen burrito shaped methamphetamine packages landed Ricardo Renteria in federal prison for 180 months. On February 3, 2018, the police pulled over Renteria because he drove his white Chevrolet Tahoe  erratically and evasively. Renteria consented to a search of the vehicle and the police found a black garbage bag on the floor behind the driver’s …

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