Day: July 17, 2019

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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