Serial Con Artist Sentenced to More Than 9 Years in Federal Prison for $6.7 Million Swindle of Investors, Family and Friends

A judge sentenced a West Hollywood man, Jeffrey Craig Yohai, 37, to 110 months in federal prison for defrauding investors, lenders, friends and family members out of about $6.7 million, via a series of scams he ran while out on bond after pleading guilty in a prior federal case. Yohai pleaded guilty to two counts …

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If You Want to Smuggle Firearms Parts to Saudi Arabia Get an Export License

            Three Saudi nationals have been charged in two separate indictments for allegedly violating federal export laws by purchasing more than $100,000 in weapons parts in the United States while on student visas and then smuggling the parts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All three defendants are believed to …

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Lawyer and Accountant in Bogus Scheme to Obtain LPR Status for South Korean Nationals

            A federal grand jury has indicted two men in a scheme to obtain lawful permanent resident status for South Korean nationals by submitting fraudulent visa applications that falsely claimed American businesses wanted to hire skilled foreign workers.  The indictment alleges that the defendants exploited the EB-2(a) visa program by …

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No Alcohol to Kids: Five UCI Fraternity Members Charged Because of Alcohol Poisoning Death of Under Aged Fraternity Brother

The Orange County DA’s office charged five members of a University of California, Irvine fraternity, namely Sigma Alpha Episilon (SAE) in connection with the alcohol poisoning death of a fellow under aged fraternity member after a party in January. Zavier Larenz Brown, now 21, Jonathan Anephi Vu, now 22, Mohamed Ibragim Kharaev, now 21, Caleb …

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GUILTY PLEA in Fentanyl Case

Julian Miles Mayers-Johnson, 32, a Venice man who sold the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to a 19-year-old man who suffered a fatal overdose pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. On October 19, 2018, outside a fast-food restaurant in Venice, Mayers-Johnson knowingly possessed fentanyl, intending to distribute it. Mayers-Johnson sold one-half gram of …

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Don’t Phish With the Court: Texas Man Who Orchestrated Email Phishing Attack on Los Angeles Superior Court Gets over 12 Years in Federal Prison

              A jury found Oriyomi Sadiq Aloba, 33, a Texas man, guilty of hacking into the Los Angeles Superior Court (LASC) computer system, using the system to send approximately 2 million malicious phishing emails, and fraudulently obtaining hundreds of credit card numbers.  The judge gave him 45 months in …

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Manhattan Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Offense in Movie Investment Scam that Cost Overseas Investors $14 Million

         A Manhattan Beach man, Adam Joiner, pleaded guilty to a fraud charge and admitted bilking foreign investment groups out of $14 million by falsely claiming the money would be used to produce a feature film that Netflix would distribute. He faces 20 years in federal prison.  (Doubtful that he will get 20 years)         …

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Chef Charged With Multiple Counts of raping a member of the military in 2018 after she dined at the Seal Beach restaurant where he worked.

The Seal Beach Police arrested a former Chef, Darryl Lee Matanane, 55 in Midland, Texas. The police identifed Matanane as a suspect in the February 18, 2018 sexual assault. He was released pending further investigation.  After further investigation, the police arrested him. The prosecutor charged Matanane with six felony counts in connection with the February 2018 …

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