Month: March 2021

Ex-Federal Correctional Officer Who Took Bribes and Smuggled Contraband to inmates gets 15 Months in Prison

A federal judge sentenced Paul James Hayes II, 52,  a former Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Complex, Victorville to 15 months in federal prison for taking more than $15,000 in cash bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband – including methamphetamine and cell phones – into the complex’s high-security penitentiary.  Hayes was a lieutenant …

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Man Who Killed His Two Boys to Get Insurance Money Gets 212 Years in Prison

           A federal judge sentenced Ali F. Elmezayen, 45, to 212 years in federal prison for intentionally driving his ex-wife and two disabled sons off a wharf at the Port of Los Angeles into the ocean – drowning the boys who were trapped in the car – to collect on accidental death …

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Indictment Alleges Visa Fraud Scheme that Used Surrogate Test-Takers and ‘Guaranteed’ Foreign Student Admission into Colleges

            Yi Chen, aka “Brian Chen,” 33, of Monrovia, pleaded not guilty this afternoon to charges in a 21-count grand jury indictment that alleges conspiracy, visa fraud and aggravated identity theft. The charges stem from a scheme that used bogus transcripts, ghostwritten admissions essays, and imposters who took standardized tests to help foreigners gain admission to …

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