Month: October 2019

No Alcohol to Kids: Five UCI Fraternity Members Charged Because of Alcohol Poisoning Death of Under Aged Fraternity Brother

The Orange County DA’s office charged five members of a University of California, Irvine fraternity, namely Sigma Alpha Episilon (SAE) in connection with the alcohol poisoning death of a fellow under aged fraternity member after a party in January. Zavier Larenz Brown, now 21, Jonathan Anephi Vu, now 22, Mohamed Ibragim Kharaev, now 21, Caleb …

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GUILTY PLEA in Fentanyl Case

Julian Miles Mayers-Johnson, 32, a Venice man who sold the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a 19-year-old man who suffered a fatal overdose pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. On October 19, 2018, outside a fast-food restaurant in Venice, Mayers-Johnson knowingly possessed fentanyl, intending to distribute it. Mayers-Johnson sold one-half gram of …

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Don’t Phish With the Court: Texas Man Who Orchestrated Email Phishing Attack on Los Angeles Superior Court Gets over 12 Years in Federal Prison

              A jury found Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba, 33, a Texas man, guilty of hacking into the Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) computer system, using the system to send approximately 2 million malicious phishing emails, and fraudulently obtaining hundreds of credit card numbers.  The judge gave him 45 months in …

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Manhattan Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Offense in Movie Investment Scam that Cost Overseas Investors $14 Million

         A Manhattan Beach man, Adam Joiner, pleaded guilty to a fraud charge and admitted bilking foreign investment groups out of $14 million by falsely claiming the money would be used to produce a feature film that Netflix would distribute. He faces 20 years in federal prison.  (Doubtful that he will get 20 years)         …

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Chef Charged With Multiple Counts of raping a member of the military in 2018 after she dined at the Seal Beach restaurant where he worked.

The Seal Beach Police arrested a former Chef, Darryl Lee Matanane, 55 in Midland, Texas. The police identifed Matanane as a suspect in the February 18, 2018 sexual assault. He was released pending further investigation.  After further investigation, the police arrested him. The prosecutor charged Matanane with six felony counts in connection with the February 2018 …

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MAN COULD NOT HIDE FROM THE IRS: BEVERLY HILLS BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS FAILED TO REPORT OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS CONTAINING MILLIONS

A federal district court judge sentenced Beverly Hills businessman, Teymour Khoubian, to 21 months in prison for filing false tax returns, which failed to report his offshore accounts in Germany and Israel and the income earned on those accounts. Khoubian filed false tax returns for tax years 2009 and 2010, which failed to report foreign …

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Don’t Mess with Crime Victims: South Florida Jury Convicts Man Who Cybserstalked and Threatened Families of Parkland Victims

A federal jury in South Florida convicted Brandon Michael Fleury, 22, of Santa Ana, California, of cybserstalking and sending a kidnapping threat to families of victims of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.  (18  U.S.C. §§ 875(c), 2261A) Fleury faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Fleury used thirteen different Instagram accounts, using …

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More Fake Test Takers: San Fernando Valley Man Admits Guilt in English Proficiency Exam Scheme for Chinese Nationals Seeking Student Visas

             Liu Cai, 24, a Woodland Hills man, pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges in connection with a scheme where Chinese nationals fraudulently obtained student visas by hiring people with fake Chinese passports to take an English proficiency test on their behalf. A 26-count federal grand jury indictment charged six …

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Watch Out for Drug Dealers Peddling Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals Made with Fentanyl: Three Men Charged in Scheme to Distribute Fentanyl-Laced Pills that Caused Overdose Death of Rapper Mac Miller

Cameron Pettit, 28, of West Hollywood; Stephen Walter, 46, of Westwood; and Ryan Reavis, 36, a former West Los Angeles resident who relocated to Lake Havasu, Arizona earlier this year, were charged in a three-count indictment. All three defendants are charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances resulting in death and distribution of fentanyl resulting …

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