Month: September 2020

San Gabriel Valley Woman Faces Federal Charges of Running Sex Trafficking Operation that Targeted Immigrant Women

            A federal grand jury indicted  Mei Xing, 59, a.k.a. “Xing Mei,” “Anna,” and “Boss,” of San Gabriel on charges of sex trafficking five immigrant women by hiring them to work at massage parlors and forcing them to engage in commercial sex acts. The federal indictment charges Xing with  five counts of sex …

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San Marino Man Accused of Truck Attack on Pasadena Protesters Held on Illegal Gun Charges

    The feds arrested Benjamin Jong Ren Hung, 28, of San Marino, a San Gabriel Valley man who allegedly drove his truck into a crowd of peaceful demonstrators on May 31 in Pasadena. The feds charged him with conspiring to violate firearms laws.              According to an affidavit filed with the complaint, Pasadena Police officers …

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The Feds Send Corona Woman Sent Back to Prison for Doing Another Scam

           A federal judge ordered Carolyn Marie Jones, 57, a Corona woman who recently finished a 79-month federal prison sentence stemming from a $15 million bank fraud scheme back to 20 months in prison for doing a similar fraud scheme in which she lied to a victim about celebrities such as LeBron James …

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The Feds Arrested Two Active-Duty Marines on Alleged Drug Trafficking Conspiracy After Fellow Marine’s Fatal Drug Overdose

             The feds arrested two active-duty United States Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton on a federal grand jury indictment charging one Marine and three civilians with conspiring to distribute narcotics – including oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl – to civilians and members of the United States Marine Corps, one of …

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TRYING TO BUY RICIN GETS MAN 42 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON

A federal judge sentenced Steve S. Kim, 41, of La Crescenta, to 42 months in federal prison for attempting to obtain ricin from an online source that he admitted was intended to be used as a weapon. Kim pleaded guilty in September 2019 to one count of violating a criminal statute called prohibition with respect to biological …

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CALIFORNIA RACIAL JUSTICE ACT NEEDS GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE

CALIFORNIA RACIAL JUSTICE ACT NEEDS GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE AB2542 – the California Racial Justice Act – was passed in the final moments of the 2019-2020 legislative session with 26 votes in the Senate and 49 in Assembly. Californians may soon have the opportunity to challenge their arrests, their charges, their trials, and their sentences on the grounds of …

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