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Northridge Man Gets 21 Plus Years in Federal Prison for Running $3.3 Million Scheme that Used Stolen Identities of Children

            A federal judge sentenced Turhan Lemont Armstrong, 50 to 259 months in federal prison for overseeing a long-running $3.3 million credit card, loan and real estate fraud scheme using stolen identities, primarily that of children.He also has to pay $3,305,609 in restitution and forfeit two homes purchased with illicit funds obtained …

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Feds Arrest a Nineteen Year Old Man on Federal Arson Charge for Allegedly Starting Fire in Santa Monica Restaurant during Civil Disturbance

     The feds arrested Micah Tillmon, 19, a West Hills man. on federal charges alleging he started a fire that substantially damaged the Sake House by Hikari in Santa Monica on May 31. The feds have charged Tillmon one count of arson, a felony offense that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison …

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Retired Postal Worker Gets Over 8 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme Involving Bulk Mail that Caused $11.7 Million in Losses

            Juan Enrique Caudillo, 60, a former United States Postal Service employee got 100 months in federal prison for accepting bribes from business customers in exchange for falsely approving unpaid or underpaid bulk mail shipments, causing more than $11.7 million in total losses to his employer.  Caudillo also has to pay back $11,745,608.  Caudillo pleaded guilty in March …

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Fugitive Chinese National Gets Over 3 Years in Prison for His Role in Large-Scale Birth Tourism and Immigration Fraud Ring

A federal judge sentenced Chao “Edwin” Chen, 35, a Chinese national in absentia today to 37 months in federal prison for participating in a large-scale birth tourism scheme that engaged in visa fraud that allowed foreign nationals to come to the United States and give birth so their children would receive U.S. birthright citizenship.Chen pleaded guilty in June 2016 …

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‘Secretary’ to Mexican Mafia Member, who Ferried Orders from Imprisoned Gang Leader, Gets over 12½ Years in Prison

             A federal judge sentenced Sylvia Olivas, 73, who was convicted earlier this year on several charges related to her role as a “secretary” to an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member who controlled a street gang (Canta Ranas) to 151 months in federal prison. The jury found Olivas guilty of participating in three separate conspiracies – one to …

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Arcadia Woman Arrested on Complaint Alleging She Swindled Investors of Coachella Hotel Complex Out of More Than $20 Million

The feds arrested  Ruixue “Serena” Shi, 36, lleging she fraudulently solicited $21.6 million in funds for a condominium and hotel complex in the Coachella Valley, then spent a significant portion of her victims’ money on her own lavish living expenses, including luxury cars, travel, and designer clothing.She faces one count of wire fraud.      Here’s what they …

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San Bernardino County Man Who Made Threats to Injure Congressional Staffers and Intern Gets One Year in Prison

           A federal judge sentenced Robert Eric Stahlnecker, 48, a  Twentynine Palms man to 12 months and one day in federal prison for making harassing telephone calls to government offices and for threatening to injure congressional staffers and an intern who answered the calls. At a two-day trial in February, a federal jury …

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COURT MAKES IT EASIER FOR INDIVIDUALS TO RESOLVE TRAFFIC AND NON-TRAFFIC INFRACTION MATTERS Many Options Available for Handling Citations from Home – No Need to Come to Court

As part of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s continuing efforts to help people resolve their Traffic and Non-Traffic Infraction matters, roughly 256,000 information packets are being mailed to individuals with Traffic and Non-Traffic Infraction citation compliance dates to help them resolve their cases. The Court offers many options for resolving these citations online without having …

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Feds Arrest Inland Empire Man on Wire Fraud Charge that His $10 Million Ponzi Scheme Targeted Elderly and Retired People

             The feds arrested Paul Horton Smith Sr., 56, a Riverside County man on a federal criminal complaint alleging he swindled dozens of his clients, many of them elderly retirees, in a long-running Ponzi scheme that took in more than $10 million in victim-investor money.  He faces up to 20 years in federal prison.           …

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28 Year Old Man Gets 10 Years in Federal Prison for Third Conviction of Possessing Child Pornography

            A federal judge sentenced Theron Charles Barron, 28,  a San Bernardino man who was on federal supervised release when he was found with hundreds of videos and still images depicting child pornography to 10 years in federal prison. In October and November 2018, Barron possessed a total of 319 videos and 47 …

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