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Leader of ‘Oxy Bandits’ Crew Found Guilty of Federal Charges Related to the Armed Robberies of 15 Southern California Pharmacies

         A federal judge found Tyrome Lewis, 26, a.k.a. “Boobie,”guilty of eight felony federal robbery charges for organizing and leading a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, “mom-and-pop” pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. From May 2018 to July 2019, Lewis conspired with …

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Six California Men, Four of Whom Self-Identify as Members of “Three-Percenter” Militias, Indicted on Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach Defendants Planned Group Travel, Communicated, Organized and Prepared to Obstruct Congress in Advance

    The feds arrested Six California men, four of whom identify as members of Three Percenter militias.  Allan Hostetter, 56, of San Clemente; Russell Taylor, 40, of Ladera Ranch; Erik Scott Warner, 45, of Menifee; Felipe Antonio “Tony” Martinez, 47, of Lake Elsinore; Derek Kinnison, 39, of Lake Elsinore; and Ronald Mele, 51, of Temecula …

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Former Chiropractor Found Guilty of Health Care Fraud Charges that She Schemed to Defraud Health Insurers Out of $2.2 Million

           A federal jury found Susan H. Poon, 56, a former Orange County chiropractor guilty of federal criminal charges accusing her of defrauding health insurers by fraudulently submitting and causing to be billed $2.2 million in billings for chiropractic services never provided, bogus medical diagnoses, office visits that never occurred, and medical devices …

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San Fernando Valley Physician Indicted in $6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

      The feds arrested ilit Gagikovna Baltaian, 58 on criminal health care fraud charges arising from her false home health certifications and related fraudulent billings to Medicare. Baltaian, allegedly operated medical clinics in Tujunga and Reseda. From January 2012 to July 2018, Baltaian falsely certified patients to receive home health care from at least four Los Angeles …

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Federal Employee Charged with a Kidnapping that Resulted in the Wife’s Death

            A grand jury indicted Eddy Reyes, 35,with kidnapping his wife in 2016 in an incident that resulted in her death. Claudia Reyes, 21,  was last seen leaving work on the night of May 6, 2016. After Reyes filed a missing person report four days later, the Santa Ana Police Department conducted …

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Feds Charge Riverside County Man With COVID-Relief Fraud

 Federal authorities arrested Oumar Sissoko, 59, a Temecula man on federal fraud charges that allege he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) after getting more than $7 million in PPP loan funds for his company that repairs potholes. Sissoko allegedly got a $7.25 million loan for his company, Road Doctor California …

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Ex-L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Who Robbed Marijuana Warehouse Gets 7 Years in Prison

          A federal judge sentenced Marc Antrim, 43,, a  former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy to 84 months in federal prison for orchestrating and leading a $2 million armed robbery – staged as a legitimate law enforcement search – at a downtown Los Angeles warehouse where more than half a ton of marijuana …

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Torrance Man and His Sister Charged in Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Scam Involving Fake Open Houses at Not-for-Sale Homes

    The feds arested Adolfo Schoneke, 43, of Torrance, and his sister, Bianca Gonzalez, a.k.a. Blanca Schoneke, 38, of Walnut,  a Southern California brother-and-sister team  on federal charges alleging they orchestrated a $6 million real estate fraud scam in which they listed homes without the owners’ consent and collected money from multiple would-be buyers for each …

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Beverlywood Man Arrested for Allegedly Bilking Investors by Falsely Claiming to License Latin American Film Rights to Netflix and HBO

Investigators Estimate Victims of Ponzi Scheme Put Nearly One-Quarter Billion Dollars into Company that Has Not Been Repaid           The feds arrested Zachary Joseph Horwitz aka Zach Avery, 34, a Beverlywood man, on a federal criminal complaint alleging that victims put $227 million – investment principal that has yet to be repaid – …

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