SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to face trial today for strangling and murdering his wife in their Irvine apartment. Shalabh Rastogi, 42, Irvine, is charged with one felony count of murder. Opening statements are scheduled to begin today, Oct. 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Department C-43, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged today with the pimping and pandering of a woman. Korry Lyn Williams, 27, Hemet, is charged with one felony count of pimping and one felony count of pandering. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison. The defendant is being held on $250,000 bail and must prove that the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. Williams is scheduled for pre-trial on Nov. 6, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man and woman were charged today with human trafficking, pimping, and pandering of a teenage girl by using social media. John Williams, 34, and Jazmine CC Davenport-Culpepper, 23, both of Riverside, are charged with one felony count each of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering. If convicted, both defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison. Williams and Davenport-Culpepper are each being held on $250,000 bail and must prove that the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. Both defendants are scheduled for pre-trial, Nov. 5, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Northern California woman was convicted and sentenced today for stealing a vehicle, driving to Orange County, and conspiring to pander another woman. Courtney Charell Amos, 26, Pittsburg, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit pandering, one felony count of unlawful taking of a vehicle, one misdemeanor count of false evidence of documents, devices, or plates, one felony count of receiving stolen property, and one misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license. She was sentenced to one year in jail and four years in prison stayed pending completion of five years formal probation.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former deputy juvenile correctional officer was sentenced today for child abuse by rubbing the shoes of three minors in urine while the minors were in her care. Tamie Marie Bieker, 38, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of child abuse. Bieker was sentenced to four years of informal probation, 30 days of voluntary community service, must complete a one year child abuse program, and was ordered to pay restitution.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged yesterday for pimping and pandering a woman he met using social media and resisting and obstructing two officers. Jarvis Lowe, 32, Las Vegas, Nevada, is charged with one felony count of pandering by procuring, one felony count of pimping, and two misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison. Lowe is being held on $500,000 bail and must prove the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. The defendant was arraigned yesterday and is scheduled for pre-trial on Nov. 4, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
LOS ANGELES – A South Bay man who admitted lying to federal investigators about his conduct with a 16-year-old girl he met online and hired for commercial sex has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for obstructing a sex-trafficking probe being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Long Beach Police Department.
A 68-year-old man was sentenced today to 24 years in state prison for sexually molesting three young girls, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
APL Limited has agreed to pay the government $9.8 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with a contract to provide GPS tracking of shipping containers in Afghanistan, the Justice Department announced today. APL, an ocean carrier based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a wholly-owned American subsidiary of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines Limited.
LOS ANGELES – The owners and operators of 10 Southern California businesses were charged today in federal court with illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions. Some of the products that were purchased in connection with this investigation were contaminated with dangerous pathogens that can cause eye injury, blindness and loss of the eye.