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U.S. Justice Department Finds that Conditions at the San Luis Obispo County Jail Violate the Constitution

The San Luis Obispo County Jail violates the rights of prisoners by, among other things, failing to provide adequate medical care and subjecting some prisoners to excessive uses of force, according to a Justice Department report that calls upon the jail to make changes to address the constitutional violations found during an investigation. The Justice Department …

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Former Music Teacher, Already Serving 18 years in State Prison, Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

           A federal judge sentenced a former music teacher,  John Edward Zeretzke, 62, who contracted with several schools to teach music to children, to 183 months in federal prison for producing child pornography.  Eretzke pleaded guilty in August 2020 to one count of production of child pornography. He already pleaded guilty in Orange …

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Sixty One Year Old Man Posing as Thirteen Year Old Boy Faces Sexual Exploitation Charges for Targeting a Twelve Year Old Girl

          A federal grand jury this afternoon indicted  John Mathew Piecuch, 61 with sexual exploitation offenses alleging he convinced a preteen girl to send him sexually explicit photos of herself and a younger relative. Piecuch was named in a three-count indictment that charges him with attempted enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, production of …

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Man Indicted for Allegedly Targeting Children, One of Whom He Met in Online Gaming Platform

RIVERSIDE, California – A federal grand jury indicted John Mathew Piecuch, 61, of  sexual exploitation offenses alleging he convinced a preteen girl to send him sexually explicit photos of herself and a younger relative. Piecuch was indicted with attempted enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, production of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography. …

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Jury Finds Man Who Plotted to Bomb People at a Rally in Long Beach GUILTY

            A federal jury this afternoon convicted  Mark Steven Domingo, 28, for attempting to bomb a rally in Long Beach for the purpose of causing mass casualties. The jury found him guilty of providing material support to terrorism and attempting to use of a weapon of mass destruction.He faces life in prison.              The investigation into Domingo …

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How Could This Happen? Santa Barbara Man Charged with Murdering His Two Young Children in Baja California

The feds charged Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, with foreign murder of United States Nationals for taking his 2-year-old boy and 10-month-old girl to Mexico and killing them. on Monday. A federal criminal complaint filed today charges Coleman with foreign murder of United States nationals. On Saturday when Coleman’s wife contacted the Santa Barbara Police to …

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Seven Million Dollar Fake Real Estate Scheme Gets Man Over 12 Years in Federal Prison

        A federal judge sentenced Patrick Joseph Soria, 35, to 152 months in federal prison for orchestrating a real estate fraud scheme that victimized more than 2,000 homeowners, involved fraudulent filings that affected the title to properties across the country and caused more than $7 million in losses. Soria pleaded guilty to one count of …

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Which is Worse? Guilty Plea to Bribing County Supervisor or Having to Pay 3.4 Million to the IRS

            The feds charged  Helios Raphael Dayspring, a.k.a. “Bobby Dayspring,” 35,  with one count of bribery and one count of subscribing to a false 2018 income tax return that deliberately failed to report millions of dollars in income to the IRS. The federal prosecutors charged Dayspring with bribery for paying a …

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Verdict Reached in Buck Federal Case – Guilty? or Not Guilty?

     Federal jury found Ed Buck 66 of nine felonies, including giving fatal doses of methamphetamine to two men who died at his apartment. The jury found Buck guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises, and two counts of …

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Did the Art Dealer Embezzle Funds from Miracle Mile Art Gallery’s Bankruptcy Estate?

        The feds arrested Douglas J. Chrismas, 77, a noted art dealer on federal charges accusing him of embezzling more than $260,000 from the bankruptcy estate of Ace Gallery, a Miracle Mile-based art gallery, while acting as the estate’s trustee and custodian. The feds claim that Chrismas was the president and CEO of Art and …

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