Month: October 2021

78 Year Old Sex Offender Gets 10 Years in Federal Prison for Trying to Get a Minor to Have Sex

          Albert Pinedo, 78, a former school teacher who served five years in federal prison in 2003 for distributing child pornography, got 120 months in federal prison for trying to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity over the internet. On July 23, 2021, a federal jury found Pinedo guilty of attempting to persuade, induce or …

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Medical Doctor Gets 14 Months in Federal Prison for Accepting Bribes as Part of Compounded Medication Conspiracy

          A federal judge sentenced Dr. Amir Friedman, 56, a Calabasas physician to 14 months in federal prison for accepting about $800,000 in bribes and kickbacks as part of a conspiracy that unlawfully billed health insurers for compounded medication prescriptions.          Friedman pleaded guilty in October 2019 to one count …

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Mark Ridley-Thomas And Former University Dean Charged in Federal Grand Jury Indictment Alleging Bribery and Fraud Scheme

Politician Allegedly Sought Generous Benefits for Close Relative in Exchange for His Support of County Contracts that Benefited University’s Social Work School     See if you can follow this:           The feds indicted longtime politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and the former dean of the School of Social Work at a university in …

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