Month: November 2019

Member of Hacker Collective Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges of Making Online Threats to Schools and Possessing Child Pornography

            Timothy Dalton Vaughn, 21, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina,  pleaded guilty to federal charges of making bogus threats of shootings and bombings to schools in the United Kingdom and the United States, including numerous schools in Southern California. He also          admitted making false reports of a …

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Grammy Award-Winning Music Producer Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Using Clients’ Credit Cards for Personal Expenses, Including his Wedding

A federal district court judge sentenced Anthony Wade Evans, a.k.a. “Devine Evans,” 45,  a Grammy Award-winning music producer to 24 months in federal prison for fraudulently using his clients’ credit card information to purchase services for his wedding, as well as airline fares and hotel reservations for himself and his family. The judge also ordered …

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Federal Judge Kicks Orthopedic Surgeon Sentenced to 2½ Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Kickbacks in Massive Health Care Fraud

A federal judge sentenced spinal surgeon Dr. Daniel Capen, 70, of Manhattan Beach, to 30 months in federal prison for participating in a long-running health care fraud scheme in which he received at least $5 million in kickbacks for performing hundreds of spinal surgeries. The overall scheme resulted in more than $580 million in fraudulent …

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Former Marijuana Warehouse Employee Convicted of Planning $2 Million Armed Heist with Corrupt L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy

           A jury found Christopher Myung Kim, 29 A former employee of a marijuana distribution warehouse guilty of federal criminal charges that he conspired with a corrupt Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy to rob his former employer of $2 million dollars’ worth of marijuana and cash through an armed robbery …

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Penalty for molesting a child under 10 = Life Former Member of University of California, Irvine Board of Directors Sentenced to 170 Years to Life for Molesting Three Young Girls

A Laguna Niguel girls softball parent volunteer and former member of the University of California, Irvine Board of Directors was sentenced to 170 years to life today for molesting three young girls at his home. On October 15, 2019, a jury convicted Glen Thomas Kauffman, 55, of Laguna Niguel of six felony counts of lewd …

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Police Officers No More: Two Gardena Police Officers Convicted of Operating Unlicensed Firearms Business, Selling Weapons to Convicted Felons

            A jury found two Gardena Police officers guilty federal criminal charges for scheming to purchase “off-roster” firearms not available to the general public and then illegally reselling the firearms for profit.   The jury found Carlos Miguel Fernandez, 44, of Norwalk, and Edward Yasushiro Arao, 49, of Eastvale, guiilty of …

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Serial Con Artist Sentenced to More Than 9 Years in Federal Prison for $6.7 Million Swindle of Investors, Family and Friends

A judge sentenced a West Hollywood man, Jeffrey Craig Yohai, 37, to 110 months in federal prison for defrauding investors, lenders, friends and family members out of about $6.7 million, via a series of scams he ran while out on bond after pleading guilty in a prior federal case. Yohai pleaded guilty to two counts …

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If You Want to Smuggle Firearms Parts to Saudi Arabia Get an Export License

            Three Saudi nationals have been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly violating federal export laws by purchasing more than $100,000 in weapons parts in the United States while on student visas and then smuggling the parts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All three defendants are believed to …

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Lawyer and Accountant in Bogus Scheme to Obtain LPR Status for South Korean Nationals

            A federal grand jury has indicted two men in a scheme to obtain lawful permanent resident status for South Korean nationals by submitting fraudulent visa applications that falsely claimed American businesses wanted to hire skilled foreign workers.  The indictment alleges that the defendants exploited the EB-2(a) visa program by …

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