Month: January 2020

Financial Advisor Gets More Than 11 Years in Prison for Defrauding Over a Dozen Clients in $8.1 Million Ponzi Scheme

A federal district court judge sentenced Li Lin Hsu, a.k.a. Yilin Hsu Lee, 42, of Diamond Bar,  a former Ameriprise financial advisor who ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 20 of her clients – including some of her relatives – out of more than $8.1 million to 136 months in federal prison. The judge also ordered …

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South Bay Man Gets Seven Years in Federal Prison for Receiving, Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

A federal judge sentenced Daniel Patrick Diaz, 35, of Wilmington, 84 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography and distributing the sexually explicit images of children to other Internet users. Diaz pleaded guilty to four counts of receipt and distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.             Diaz admitted in …

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A doctor and the former owner of a Long Beach hospital gets 15 months in federal prison for health care fraud scheme.

SANTA ANA, California – A doctor and the former owner of a Long Beach hospital was sentenced this morning to 15 months in federal prison for taking part in a long-running health care fraud scheme where he authorized sham contracts that concealed over $30 million in illegal kickback payments to physicians who steered spinal surgeries to …

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Ex-Fannie Mae Employee Gets Kicked Into Jail for Taking Kickbacks

            SANTA ANA, California – A federal judge sentenced Shirene Hernandez, 47, of Corona, a former Fannie Mae employee to 76 months in federal prison for a multimillion-dollar scheme to take bribes and to discount sales of Fannie Mae-owned properties to herself and to real estate brokers in exchange for cash kickbacks. She also has to pay back $982,516 …

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Twice Deported Belzean National, Who is Already Serving Time in Prison, Faces Federal Illegal Entry Charges

      A twice-deported Belizean national, Akeem Garnett, 37, a.k.a. “Akeen Dean Garnett” and “Emerson Edmund Hewitt,” who most recently lived in Beverly Hills, and who currently is serving a nine-year sentence in a California prison for a domestic violence-related conviction was charged today with one felony count of illegal re-entry into the United States following …

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Bank Robber Gets Seven Years in Federal Prison for Armed Bank Robberies in Long Beach, SLO County

               A federal judge sentenced Dino Tabar Trias, 45, of Bakersfield, to 84 months in federal prison for robbing banks in Long Beach and San Luis Obispo County while he brandished what appeared to be a handgun at the tellers. He also has to repay $4,001 to the banks. Trias …

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Ex Doctor Gets 2 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicare and Illegally Prescribing Opioid Drugs

            A federal judge sentenced ex-doctor Kumar, 56, of Encino to 24 months in federal prison for engaging in a multi-faceted Medicare fraud scheme, and also for illegal prescribing thousands of opioid painkillers and muscle relaxants.Ex-Dr. Kumar also has to pay $1 million, consisting including $509,365 in restitution, $494,900 in asset …

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Too little or too much time? Orange County Woman Gets 15 Months in Prison for Stealing Disabled and Elderly People’s Social Security Benefits

     A federal judge sentenced Rowena Isabel Lokeni, 36, of Garden Grove, a former Social Security Administration (SSA) employee who stole more than $176,000 in Social Security Benefits to 15 months in federal prison.  She also has to repay $176,015 to the SSA. Lokeni pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. She resigned from the …

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