Month: December 2021

San Pedro Train Engineer Pleads Guilty to Terrorism for Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy Hospital Ship

          Eduardo Moreno, 45,, a train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for running a locomotive at full speed off the end of railroad tracks near a United States Navy hospital ship that was deployed to provide medical relief during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. On March …

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Eighty year old Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge for $8.3 Million Scam Dealing with ‘Ancient Slag’

          Michael Godfree, 80, pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 100 investors out of $8.3 million through a scheme that sold “ancient slag.” For those who don’t know, “ancient slag is a mining waste byproduct that supposedly contained precious metals.          From 2011 to November 2017, Godfree schemed to defraud victim-purchasers of material he …

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Former LADWP Executive Will Admit He Lied to the FBI About Agreeing to Accept Job in Exchange for ‘Guarantees’ to Contractor

           David F. Alexander, a former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) executive, will guilty to a federal criminal charge for lying to the FBI about a lucrative job offer he secretly solicited and agreed to accept in exchange for providing “guarantees” of additional LADWP contract money to a …

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Los Angeles City Hall Corruption Update: Former Head of LADWP Agrees to Plead Guilty to Bribery Charge

          David H. Wright, 62, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will plead guilty to a federal criminal charge for accepting bribes from a lawyer in exchange for his official action to secure a three-year, $30 million no-bid LADWP contract for the lawyer’s company. The crime carries a statutory …

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