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Federal Prosecutors Bring Child Pornography and Other Exploitation Cases as Part of Ongoing Efforts to Combat Victimization of Children

LOS ANGELES – United States Attorney Nick Hanna and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Paul D. Delacourt today announced a series of child exploitation cases involving the victimization of minors through crimes that include the production of child pornography. FBI agents on Thursday arrested two defendants as part of a multi-agency sweep that led to eight …

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Van Nuys Man Arrested for Selling Fentanyl That Resulted in Death in First Case Investigated by DEA-led Opioid Overdose Task Force

  LOS ANGELES – A Van Nuys man has been arrested on federal charges that he sold the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a 23-year-old victim, who then suffered a fatal overdose. James Dorion Rodriguez, 27, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a motel in Mission Hills. Rodriguez was taken into custody by officers with the Los …

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Compton Man Charged with Capital Murder of Stepfather and Stepsister

A Compton man was charged today with killing his 65-year-old stepfather and his 13-year-old stepsister, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Jaime Jajuan Williams (dob 8/5/75) of Compton faces two counts of murder with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders and one count of attempted murder. Case TA147171 includes allegations of use …

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Man Charged with Burglarizing Celebrity Homes

A man was charged today with allegedly targeting and burglarizing the homes of celebrities, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Tyress Williams (dob 8/3/99) of Los Angeles faces four felony counts of first-degree residential burglary, according to the criminal complaint in case BA471860. The defendant is expected to be arraigned today in Department …

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Charges Stem from Torch-Lit March at the University of Virginia and Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville in August 2017

Four California men, who flew from the west coast for the August 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville to engage in violent behavior, have been arrested on federal criminal complaints and charged with violating the federal riots statute and conspiracy. United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Thomas Chadwick …

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Medicare Advantage Provider to Pay $270 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liabilities

  LOS ANGELES – HealthCare Partners Holdings LLC, doing business as DaVita Medical Holdings LLC, has agreed to pay $270 million to resolve its False Claims Act liability for providing inaccurate information that caused Medicare Advantage Plans to receive inflated Medicare payments, the Justice Department announced today. DaVita is headquartered in El Segundo. Under Medicare Advantage, …

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Los Angeles Attorney Arrested on Bank Fraud Charge for Allegedly Depositing Stolen Tax Refund Check Worth over $1 Million

  LOS ANGELES – Federal tax authorities this morning arrested an attorney on bank fraud charges for allegedly depositing a stolen U.S. Treasury check for just over $1 million. Thaddeus James Culpepper, 44, of South Los Angeles, was arrested this morning at his residence without incident by special agents with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax …

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Pomona Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison in Scheme to Smuggle Restricted Space Communications Technology to China

SANTA ANA, California – A Chinese national who pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that illegally exported sensitive space communications technology to China was sentenced today to serve 46 months in federal prison. Si Chen, 33, a Pomona resident who has been in custody since her arrest in May 2017, was sentenced by United States …

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