Federal Grand Jury Indicts Long Beach Man on Four Felony Offenses Related to Aliso Viejo Spa Bombing that Killed His Ex-Girlfriend

SANTA ANA, California – A federal grand jury today issued a four-count indictment against a Long Beach man for his role in the May 15, 2018 bombing of the Magyar Kozmetica spa in Aliso Viejo that killed the man’s ex-girlfriend and seriously injured two other people.             Stephen William Beal, 59, who was arrested earlier this month pursuant …

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MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR 1973 NEWPORT BEACH COLD CASE MURDER AFTER BEING EXTRADITED FROM COLORADO

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man made his first Orange County court appearance today after being extradited from Colorado for the 1973 Newport Beach cold case m! urder of Linda O’Keefe. James Alan Neal, 72, Monument, Colorado, is charged with one felony count of murder while engaged in the commission of, or attempted commission of, …

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Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators

BOSTON – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and …

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March 12, 2019: Internet Services Company Settles $1.2 Million Automatic Subscription Renewals Lawsuit

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that j2 Global, Inc. has agreed to pay $1.2 million and change its sales practices to settle a civil lawsuit alleging the internet services company automatically renewed subscriptions in violation of state law. Prosecutors with the District Attorney’s Office and other members of the California Auto …

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MIZRAHI-TEFAHOT BANK LTD. ADMITS ITS EMPLOYEES HELPED U.S.TAXPAYERS CONCEAL INCOME AND ASSETS Bank Admits for Years It Opened and Maintained Customer Accounts in Violation of Agreement with the Internal Revenue Service; Agrees to Pay $195 Million as Part of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the Justice Department

WASHINGTON – Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Ltd., (Mizrahi-Tefahot) and its subsidiaries, United Mizrahi Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. (UMBS) and Mizrahi Tefahot Trust Company Ltd.  (Mizrahi Trust Company), entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with the Department of Justice filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General …

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5 Arrested in Scheme that Hired People to Take English Proficiency Exam on Behalf of Chinese Nationals Seeking Student Visas

LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities this morning arrested five defendants linked to a scheme that helped Chinese nationals obtain student visas by hiring individuals who used fake Chinese passports to take an English proficiency test for the foreign students.             The arrests were made pursuant to a 26-count indictment returned on Friday by a federal grand …

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March 11, 2019: Compton Man Pleads to Domestic Violence Murder, Shooting Daughter

A 30-year-old man pleaded no contest today to killing his girlfriend and shooting the couple’s child in their home a year ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Abigail Baron said Juan Antonio Rodriguez of Compton entered the plea to one felony count each of second-degree murder and assault with …

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Former West Covina Resident Pleads Guilty to Advertising Pornographic Images of Children on Russian Photo-Sharing Website

LOS ANGELES – A former West Covina resident pleaded guilty today to knowingly creating and publishing an advertisement that sought to exchange sexually-explicit images of children on a Russian photo-sharing website frequently used to trade child pornography.             Christopher Clay Roman-Tuttle, 38, now of Spokane, Washington, who told the court he now goes by the name …

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Downey Man Arrested on Armed Robbery Charges in Thefts at Local GameStop Stores that Netted $135,000 in Cash and Merchandise

LOS ANGELES – A Downey man has been arrested on federal criminal charges for his role in four armed robberies of GameStop video game stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties that resulted in the theft of $135,000 in merchandise, cash and employees’ cellphones.             Frederick Lopez Jr., 27, was arrested at his residence on Thursday …

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Former Glendale Police Officer Sentenced to Prison for Taking Bribes, Obstructing Justice and Lying about His Ties to Organized Crime

            LOS ANGELES – A former Glendale police officer was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to a series of charges and admitted that he provided information to the Mexican Mafia that allowed an associate of the prison gang to escape justice for a time and that he also repeatedly mislead …

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