Month: February 2020

White Supremacist Gets 56 Years to Life for Killing 22-year-old

    A jury convicted White Supremacist Craig Matthew Tanber, 40, of second-degree murder for stabbing Shayan Mazroei several times after Tanber and girlfriend were told to leave The Original Patsy’s Irish Pub in September 8, 2015. Tanber’s girlfriend, Elizabeth Thornburg, exchanged words with Mazroei when the two went outside the bar to smoke. Witnesses heard Thornburg hurl …

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Urologist Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison for Fraudulent Billings of Nonexistent Patient Visits and Unnecessary Tests

            A federal judge sentenced urologist Mark Wilfred Tamarin, 65, of Manhattan Beach to 71 months in federal prison for submitting fraudulent billings totaling more than $700,000 to Medicare for medically unnecessary and nonexistent treatments, sometimes billing for purported patient visits miles apart and occurring at the exact same time. Tamarin …

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North Hollywood Man Gets Nine Years in Federal Prison for Smuggling Cocaine in Household Products Shipped to Australia

    A federal judge sentenced  Vardges Markosyan, 47, of North Hollywood, to 108 months in federal prison for smuggling more than 80 pounds of cocaine – concealed and suspended in grease – in household products that were mailed to Australia. Markosyan – aka “David Petrosov,” “Giani Oncho,” and “Laram Narman” – pleaded guilty in November 2019 to one …

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Santa Monica Man Arrested on Federal Charges of Staging Cyberattacks on Computer System of Congressional Candidate

FBI agents this morning arrested a Santa Monica man on federal charges stemming from a series of distributed denial-of-service – or DDoS – attacks on a website for a candidate who was campaigning for a California congressional seat. The feds arrested Arthur Jan Dam, 32 based on a criminal complaint charges him with one count of …

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Former Dunbar Armored Supervisor Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Stealing Almost $300,000 from Company’s Cash Storage Vault

LOS ANGELES – A former Dunbar Armored Inc. employee was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for orchestrating the theft of nearly $300,000 in cash out of Dunbar’s storage facility in Vernon.             Eric Miranda, 39, of East Los Angeles, was sentenced by United States District Judge Dolly M. Gee, who also ordered him …

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Inland Empire Man Who Used Fake IDs to Cash Over $500,000 in Stolen Treasury Checks Sentenced to More Than 6 Years in Prison

            LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County man was sentenced today to 77 months in federal prison for stealing more than half a million dollars in United States Treasury checks and then using them to defraud two major banks.             Danele Ramon Morgan, 46, of Rancho Cucamonga, was sentenced by United States District Judge Michael W. …

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O.C. Lawyer Arrested on Federal Grand Jury Indictment Alleging Illegal Firearms Sales and Methamphetamine Distribution

          The feds arrested Melinda Romines, 41, of Anaheim, and charged her with conspiring to engage in the business of dealing in firearms without a license, possessing an unregistered firearm, and distributing methamphetamine. The grand jury indictment alleges that Romines found firearms available for purchase from black market firearms dealers. She then acted as a …

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Ex-Marijuana Warehouse Employee Gets 14 Years in Federal Prison for Planning $2 Million Armed Heist with Corrupt LASD Deputy

                      A Walnut man, Christopher Myung Kim, 30, got 168 months in federal prison for orchestrating a $2 million armed robbery of a commercial marijuana warehouse where over half a ton of marijuana was stolen. Marc Antrim, corrupt Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy helped him.  Kim also has to pay a $500K fine. In November 2019, a …

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Ex-Chairman of Christian Science Church in Los Angeles Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges of Stealing $11 Million from Church

          The former chairman of the board for the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, of Los Angeles, Charles Sebesta, of Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges that he stole more than $11 million in church money via bank accounts for phony companies and tried to cover his tracks by impersonating a real estate …

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Former Tax Lawyer Gets Five Years in Federal Prison for Evading Back Taxes He Owed to Internal Revenue Service

    In October 2019, James Roy McDaniel, 66, of Long Beach, a former tax and estate-planning lawyer pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion.A federal judge sentenced McDaniel to 60 months in federal prison.  McDaniel also has to pay back $1.54 million.  McDaniel, a licensed California lawyer from 1981 until 2004, pleaded guilty to one felony count of subscribing …

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