Month: December 2019

Chinese National Arrested in $23.8 Million Scheme to Sell Counterfeit Laptop Computer Batteries on eBay and Amazon

LOS ANGELES – A San Gabriel Valley man was arrested today on federal criminal charges that he participated in a $23.8 million scheme to manufacture and ship counterfeit laptop computer batteries and other electronics from China to the United States, where the bogus batteries were sold to unsuspecting buyers in online marketplaces.             Zoulin Cai, a.k.a. …

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Operator of Long Beach Medical Clinic Sentenced to over 3 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Prescriptions for Powerful Opioids

            LOS ANGELES – A Venice man was sentenced today to 39 months in federal prison for his conviction on federal charges of illegally distributing prescription opioids.             James Wilson, 56, was sentenced by United States District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.             At the conclusion of a bench trial in March, Judge Hatter found Wilson guilty …

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If it seems too Good to be True – Do Not Invest: San Diego Woman Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Federal Prison for Ponzi Scheme Run Via Sham Commercial Real Estate Investments

A federal district court judge sentenced Susan Margaret Werth, 58, a San Diego woman who ran a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme to 70 months in federal prison for deceiving investors by falsely claiming their money would be used to make short-term construction loans to other investors seeking to defer capital gains taxes through “1031 like-kind exchanges.” …

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Inland Empire Man Arrested For International Methamphetamine Trafficking Operation

            The U.S. Attorney’s office has accused Jorge Gomez Torres, 66, of playing a key role in an international drug-trafficking organization that shipped more than 1,000 pounds of methamphetamine around the world. The indictment charges Torres with three counts – one count of drug trafficking and two counts of money …

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