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    VENTURA COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES OF IMPERSONATING CIA AGENT


    December 21 EX-FINANCE DIRECTOR OF SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF EMBEZZLING $1.7 MILLION


    December 20 ORANGE COUNTY PAYS $7 MILLION TO UNITED STATES TO RESOLVE LAWSUIT ALLEGING FALSE BILLINGS TO MEDICARE


    December 19 VENTURA HOSPITAL TO PAY MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION TO SETTLE ALLEGATIONS THAT IT SUBMITTED FALSE MEDICARE CLAIMS


    December 19 TWO FOUND GUILTY IN $34 MILLION FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING ORANGE COUNTY OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER


    December 19 IDENTITY THIEF WHO OPENED ACCOUNTS IN THE NAMES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS SENTENCED TO OVER SEVEN YEARS


    December 19 FEDERAL AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES JOIN FORCES TO FEDERALLY PROSECUTE GANG MEMBERS HELD IN AREA JAILS


    December 19 BROOKLYN RABBI AND SEVERAL ASSOCIATES CHARGED IN SOPHISTICATED TAX FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME


    December 19 MEMBERS OF MONTREAL-BASED TELEMARKETING SCAM NAMED IN FRAUD INDICTMENT ISSUED BY U.S. GRAND JURY


    December 18 FILM EXECUTIVE AND SPOUSE ARRESTED FOR PAYING BRIBES TO A THAI TOURISM OFFICIAL TO OBTAIN LUCRATIVE FILM FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS


    December 18 L.A. COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HACKING INTO HOTEL BUSINESS KIOSKS AND STEALING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION


    December 18 ALTADENA MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME THAT BILKED MEDICARE OUT OF $7 MILLION


    December 14 BUSINESSMAN AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO MAKING ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS


    December 14 TWO PLEAD GUILTY TO DOMESTIC TERRORISM CHARGES OF CONSPIRING TO ATTACK MILITARY FACILITIES, JEWISH TARGETS


    December 14 SANTA BARBARA MAN INDICTED IN INVESTMENT SCAM THAT SOLD UNREGISTERED SECURITIES IN INTERNET COMPANIES


    December 11 DOCTOR INVOLVED IN 'RENT-A-PATIENT' SCAM SENTENCED TO NEARLY FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON


    December 10 CAPTURED FUGITIVE SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY BY TAKING PICTURES OF LEWD ACTS BETWEEN HIMSELF AND 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL


    December 10 AMBULANCE COMPANY OWNER AND WIFE AGREE TO PAY $6 MILLION TO RESOLVE CIVIL MEDICARE FRAUD ALLEGATIONS


    December 3 WHITTIER MOTHER WHO CONSPIRED WITH DAUGHTER TO FILE FALSE TAX RETURNS SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON


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    FORMER BROADCOM VICE PRESIDENT AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN STOCK BACKDATING PROBE


    November 29 U.S. MAN AND HIS RUSSIAN 'WIFE' ARRESTED FOR MARRIAGE FRAUD AFTER SHE PAID HIM WITH AUTOMOBILE FOR SHAM UNION


    November 27 VENICE CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY STEPHEN YAGMAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ATTEMPTED TAX EVASION, CONCEALING ASSETS FROM U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT


    November 26 O.C. MAN WHO EMBEZZLED OVER $1 MILLION FROM MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIP SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS


    November 16 PRESIDENT OF NON-PROFIT HOUSING AGENCY PLEADS GUILTY TO OBSTRUCTING A H.U.D. AUDIT BY FABRICATING DOCUMENTS


    November 15 TASK FORCE TARGETS MS-13 GANG, INCLUDING LEADER OF LOS ANGELES FACTION


    November 14 NEWPORT BEACH MAN WHO RAN PONZI SCHEME THAT COST VICTIMS NEARLY $4.2 MILLION AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY


    November 13 LEADER OF GROUP WHO TRAFFICKED IN ENDANGERED 'DRAGON FISH' SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON


    November 9 COMPUTER SECURITY CONSULTANT CHARGED WITH INFECTING UP TO A QUARTER MILLION COMPUTERS THAT WERE USED TO WIRETAP, ENGAGE IN IDENTITY THEFT, DEFRAUD BANKS


    November 8 FOUR ARRESTED IN INLAND EMPIRE MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME THAT COST GOVERNMENT AND BANKS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS


    November 7 TWENTY-THREE CHARGED IN LEASING FRAUD SCHEME THAT CAUSED MORE THAN $20 MILLION IN LOSSES TO LENDERS


    November 6 OPERATION BELL BOTTOMS TARGETS COUNTERFEITING, NARCOTICS OPERATION IN LOS ANGELES-AREA CLOTHING STORES


    November 5 OWNER OF PROMINENT MACHINE TOOL-MAKING COMPANY SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR AVOIDING PAYMENT OF MORE THAN $34 MILLION IN FEDERAL INCOME TAXES


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    IN LARGEST FEDERAL GANG CASE EVER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, 102 LINKED TO SOUTH LOS ANGELES' FLORENCIA 13 GANG NOW FACE RACKETEERING, NARCOTICS CHARGES


    October 25 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STEPS UP EFFORTS TO INVESTIGATE FRAUD ALLEGATIONS IN WILDFIRE RELIEF EFFORTS


    October 24 TWO DOZEN LINKED TO 18TH STREET GANG NAMED IN FEDERAL INDICTMENTS THAT ALLEGE NARCOTICS DISTRIBUTION AND 'TAXATION' OF STREET-LEVEL DRUG DEALERS


    October 16 TWO DOZEN MEMBERS OF FLORENCIA 13 GANG NAMED IN RICO INDICTMENT THAT ALLEGES DRUG TRAFFICKING AND SHOOTINGS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS


    October 9 UNITED STATES FILES NEW LAWSUIT AGAINST OPERATOR OF 'DUROVILLE' TRAILER PARK NEAR THERMAL, ALLEGING IMMINENT HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS TO THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS


    October 5 THOMAS P. O'BRIEN SWORN IN AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


    October 5 TWO ATTORNEYS AT IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM PLEAD GUILTY IN RELATION TO VISA FRAUD SCHEME


    October 5 TWO MEN ARRESTED IN $27 MILLION SCAM THAT BILKED MORE THAN 5OO IN COAL MINES, GOLD TRANSACTION SCAM


    October 3 FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ARREST FOUR IN CHECK-KITING SCHEME THAT COST BANKS MORE THAN $4 MILLION


    October 3 LOS ANGELES MAN SENTENCED TO OVER THREE YEARS FOR FAILING TO REPORT $600,000 IN INCOME TO I.R.S.


    October 3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MAN AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO SMUGGLING PROTECTED TORTOISES INTO THE UNITED STATES


    October 3 FORMER ATTORNEY CHARGED IN RELATION TO 'ARBITAGE' PONZI SCHEME THAT COST VICTIMS OVER $19 MILLION


    October 2 ONE DOZEN MEMBERS OF U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HONORED WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL AWARDS


    October 1 MAN WHO BILKED VICTIMS ACROSS U.S. AND SWITZERLAND OUT OF MORE THAN $6 MILLION SENTENCED TO NEARLY 11 YEARS


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    ARIZONA COUPLE INDICTED ON CHARGES OF DEFRAUDING DEFENSE DEPARTMENT AND NORTHROP GRUMMAN BY OBTAINING $2.6 MILLION FROM BOGUS CONTRACTS


    September 26 WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER CHARGED WITH LYING ABOUT RECEIVING CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


    September 26 MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES THAT, DESPITE COURT ORDER AND PRIOR GRAND JURY INDICTMENT, HE CONTINUED TO SELL TO DENTISTS ADULTERATED AND UNAPPROVED MEDICAL DEVICES


    September 24 ORANGE COUNTY TAX PREPARER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR AIDING IN THE PREPARATION OF FALSE TAX RETURNS


    September 21 LONG BEACH MAN INDICTED FOR SMUGGLING RARE AND ENDANGERED IGUANAS INTO U.S. IN HIS PROSTHETIC LEG


    September 20 STEVEN SCHULMAN, FORMER NAME PARTNER IN MILBERG WEISS, AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL RACKETEERING OFFENSE AND ADMIT ROLE IN PAID PLAINTIFF KICKBACK SCHEME


    September 20 MELVYN WEISS, CO-FOUNDER OF MILBERG WEISS LAW FIRM, INDICTED IN SECRET KICKBACK SCHEME INVOLVING NAMED PLAINTIFFS IN CLASS-ACTION LAWSUITS


    September 19 AUSTRALIAN MAN SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BRINGING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY TO UNITED STATES


    September 19 O.C. ATTORNEY INDICTED FOR RUNNING 'HIGH-YIELD' INVESTMENT SCAM THAT COST VICTIMS OVER $1 MILLION


    September 18 WILLIAM LERACH, FORMER NAME PARTNER IN MILBERG WEISS, TO PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE AND MAKE FALSE STATEMENTS TO FEDERAL JUDGES ACROSS U.S.


    September 17 PRINCIPAL AT C+ CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SENTENCED TO OVER SEVEN YEARS FOR ORCHESTRATING $28 MILLION SCAM


    September 17 LOS ANGELES MAN RECEIVES DECADE-LONG SENTENCE FOR TRAVELING TO THAILAND TO HAVE SEX WITH MINORS


    September 6 NEVADA MAN CHARGED WITH IMPERSONATING ATTORNEY TO GAIN CONTROL OF WEB DOMAINS WITH THREATS OF LAWSUITS


    September 6 FORMER ORANGE COUNTY MAN BROUGHT TO UNITED STATES TO FACE CHARGES OF HAVING SEXUAL CONTACT WITH BOY


    September 4 SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MAN ARRESTED IN $8.7 MILLION SCAM THAT TARGETED NORTH CAROLINA INVESTOR


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    ORANGE COUNTY FISHERMAN FACES FEDERAL CHARGES FOR STABBING CALIFORNIA SEA LION, WHICH LATER DIED


    August 27 OWNER OF PROMINENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY IN $34 MILLION FEDERAL TAX EVASION SCHEME


    August 20 FORMER RED CROSS EMBEZZLER SENTENCED TO TERM OF IMPRISONMENT AND IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF FULL RESTITUTION


    August 13 INLAND EMPIRE WOMAN SENTENCED TO 78 MONTHS IN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT CASE THAT COST VICTIMS NEARLY $200,000


    August 13 MAN WHO TARGETED SPANISH SPEAKERS WITH BOGUS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY EXTRADITED TO U.S. FROM ROMANIA


    August 9 NINE CHARGED IN SEX TRAFFICKING RING WHERE MINORS WERE SMUGGLED FROM GUATEMALA AND FORCED TO WORK AS PROSTITUTES IN L.A. AREA


    August 7 FEDERAL AUTHORITIES CHARGE 10 FOR STARTING WILDFIRES THAT BURNED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES


    August 6 L.A. MAN SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CONSPIRING TO MANUFACTURE, DISTRIBUTE PCP


    August 2 WESTSIDE REAL ESTATE AGENTS AND APPRAISERS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR 'PROPERTY-FLIPPING' FRAUD SCHEME


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    FEDERAL AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES TARGET DRUG TRAFFICKING IN GANG-PLAGUED SOUTH L.A. 'GHOST TOWN' NEIGHBORHOOD


    July 27 TWO MEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH SCHEME TO EXTORT ACTOR TOM CRUISE FOR MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR PHOTOS


    July 25 JURY FINDS ORANGE COUNTY TAX PREPARERS GUILTY IN MASSIVE ANAHEIM-BASED TAX FRAUD CONSPIRACY


    July 24 CALIFORNIA MAN CHARGED WITH FEDERAL OBSCENITY VIOLATIONS


    July 17 OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF FOUR MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTION OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF MARIJUANA


    July 12 THOMAS P. O'BRIEN NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT TO BE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


    July 12 DOCTOR PLEADS GUILTY IN 'RENT-A-PATIENT' SCHEME THAT BILLED INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR UNNECESSARY SURGERIES


    July 10 FORMER USC REAL ESTATE PROFESSOR WHO BILKED STUDENTS, OTHERS OUT OF $1.5 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SCAM SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON


    July 9 FORMER NAME PARTNER IN MILBERG WEISS LAW FIRM TO PLEAD GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN ILLEGAL KICKBACK SCHEME


    July 3 NEVADA MAN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON ON CHARGES RELATED TO THE SEX TRAFFICKING OF MINOR


    July 2 ILLINOIS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO POSTING '24' TELEVISION SHOW ON INTERNET PRIOR TO FIRST BROADCAST ON FOX


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    THREE FORMER V.P.s AT COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL AGREE TO PLEAD GUILTY TO INSIDER TRADING CHARGES


    June 25 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MAN CONVICTED IN FRAUD SCHEME THAT BILKED ELDERLY VICTIMS AT O.C. RETIREMENT COMMUNITY OUT OF NEARLY $5 MILLION SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON


    June 22 FORMER PACIFIC CONSOLIDATED INDUSTRIES EXECUTIVE ARRESTED IN CONSPIRACY TO BRIBE U.K. MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OFFICIAL


    June 22 VENICE CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY STEPHEN YAGMAN FOUND GUILTY OF TAX AND BANKRUPTCY FRAUD CHARGES


    June 18 TEXAS MAN WHO TRAVELED TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO HAVE SEX WITH MINOR AND PLAYED ROLE IN GIRL'S SUICIDE SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON


    June 18 SUPERVISOR ADMITS TO EMBEZZLING OVER $1 MILLION FROM LARGE ORANGE COUNTY MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIP


    June 18 RIVERSIDE COUNTY MAN CONVICTED IN FEDERAL COURT OF TRAVEL TO HAVE SEX WITH BOY, POSSESSING CHILD PORN


    June 14 'PHISHER' SENTENCED TO NEARLY SIX YEARS IN PRISON AFTER NATION'S FIRST CAN-SPAM ACT JURY TRIAL CONVICTION


    June 13 OWNER OF NUMERO UNO MARKETS ARRESTED ON FEDERAL RACKETEERING INDICTMENT THAT ALLEGES MURDERS, CORRUPTION AND HARBORING OF ILLEGAL ALIENS


    June 11 FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT NEWPORT BEACH ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLEMENT


    June 8 MAN GUILTY OF CHARGES IN $5 MILLION INVESTMENT SCAM THAT BILKED VICTIMS FROM ACROSS U.S. AND SWITZERLAND


    June 7 LANCASTER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL PAYS $1.2 MILLION TO RESOLVE LAWSUIT ALLEGING OVERPAYMENT BY MEDICARE


    June 6 FIFTH FAMILY MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY IN SCHEME TO EXPORT U.S. DEFENSE ARTICLES TO CHINA


    June 1 ILLINOIS MAN CHARGED WITH LEAKING SEASON PREMIER OF POPULAR TELEVISION SHOW BY UPLOADING TO THE INTERNET


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    WESTSIDE MORTGAGE BANKER AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR 'PROPERTY-FLIPPING' FRAUD SCHEME


    May 24 SECOND GUILTY PLEA IN $20 MILLION TAX EVASION SCHEME LINKED TO VENTURA COUNTY MANUFACTURING FIRM


    May 24 SEVEN 'ROLLER PIGEON' ENTHUSIASTS CHARGED WITH KILLING, OR HELPING TO KILL, PROTECTED HAWKS AND FALCONS


    May 23 FORMER RED CROSS OFFICIAL IN ORANGE COUNTY PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLING MORE THAN $100,000


    May 23 PASADENA MAN WHO RAN DOWNTOWN SKID ROW STORES PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING FOOD STAMP PROGRAM


    May 17 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MAN SURRENDERS ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF SMUGGLING PROTECTED TORTOISES INTO THE UNITED STATES


    May 15 CAREER CON MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS FOR ATTEMPTING TO EXTORT MONEY FROM ATTORNEY REPRESENTING MURDERER


    May 11 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MAN LINKED TO INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY SCAM THAT TOOK MORE THAN $25 MILLION FROM VICTIMS SURRENDERS TO FACE CHARGES


    May 9 FINAL DEFENDANT IN WEST MYRTLE STREET GANG CASE CONVICTED OF FEDERAL RACKETEERING CHARGES


    May 7 SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MAN SENTENCED TO OVER FIVE YEARS
    IN IDENTITY THEFT CASE FOR FRAUDULENT CREDIT CARD USE


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    COACHELLA VALLEY GANG TASK FORCE MAKES 13 ARRESTS IN FEDERAL NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING CASE IN WHICH MEXICAN MAFIA MEMBER RAN OPERATION THAT DISTRIBUTED DRUGS AND COLLECTED ‘TAXES’ FROM LOCAL STREET GANGS


    April 27 ROLLING 30's GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO 33 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR COMMITTING ARMED ROBBERY


    April 25 SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY HOSPITAL PAYS OVER $2 MILLION TO RESOLVE 'WHISTLEBLOWER' ALLEGATIONS THAT IT OVERBILLED GOVERNMENT HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAMS


    April 25 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MAN INDICTED FOR TRANSPORTING VIOLINS STOLEN FROM LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC MEMBER


    April 23 LEADER OF VINELAND BOYS GANG GETS LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR RACKETEERING AND DRUG TRAFFICKING OFFENSES


    April 20 TEXAS MAN WHO TRAVELED TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO HAVE SEX WITH MINOR AND PLAYED ROLE IN TEEN-AGE GIRL'S SUICIDE PLEADS GUILTY


    April 20 TWO INDICTED ON FEDERAL SECURITIES FRAUD CHARGES IN $6 MILLION PUMP-AND-DUMP SCHEME INVOLVING OIL COMPANIES


    April 19 ORANGE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY


    April 17 STATE PRISON INMATE SERVING TIME FOR IDENTITY THEFT CHARGED IN FEDERAL IDENTITY THEFT CASE FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING OVER CREDIT ACCOUNTS WITH HELP FROM OUTSIDE


    April 16 JAPANESE MAN WHO SMUGGLED ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON


    April 12 HAWTHORNE WOMAN CHARGED WITH STEALING HUNDREDS OF IDENTITIES OF DEAD PEOPLE TO FILE BOGUS TAX RETURNS THAT SOUGHT MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN REFUNDS


    April 12 SANTA MARIA OIL REFINING COMPANY, THREE EMPLOYEES AGREE TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES RELATED TO DISCHARGE OF WASTEWATER INTO UNDERGROUND WELLS


    April 12 LOS ANGELES TIMES, PARAMOUNT, AD FIRM PAY TO RESOLVE CLAIMS ARISING FROM MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III PROMOTION


    April 12 FORMER SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYEE SURRENDERS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ON CHARGES OF DISCLOSING INFORMATION THAT WAS USED FOR IDENTITY THEFT


    April 9 FORMER EXECUTIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY MEDICAL DEVICE FIRM INDICTED ON FEDERAL SECURITIES FRAUD CHARGES FOR LYING AND CAUSING OVER $200 MILLION IN LOSSES TO INVESTORS


    April 6 OWNER OF NEWPORT TUX AND UNIFORM PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX EVASION


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    SAN DIEGO COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX TRAFFICKING OF MINORS FOR FORCING THEM TO WORK AS PROSTITUTES


    March 23 PROJECT SAFE CHILDHOOD LEADS TO CHARGES AGAINST NINE MEN ACCUSED OF CHILD EXPLOITATION CRIMES


    March 22 EX-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR POSSESSING 1 MILLION CHILD PORNOGRAPHY IMAGES


    March 22 TWO LINKED TO COMPTON GUN STORE ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF KNOWINGLY SELLING AMMO TO FELONS


    March 22 FEDERAL COURT ORDERS OPERATORS OF DUMP ON INDIAN LAND TO PAY OVER $46 MILLION RELATED TO ILLEGAL DUMPING


    March 14 IRANIAN MEDIA PERSONALITY SENTENCED TO 2 1/2 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RUNNING FAR-REACHING VISA FRAUD SCHEME


    March 8 SIX INDICTED IN FRAUD CASE THAT TOOK OVER $18 MILLION FROM VICTIMS WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE PAYING FOR ADS


    March 8 CALIFORNIA SUSPENDS LICENSE OF DOCTOR WHO FAILED TO REPAY STUDENT LOAN DEBT TOTALING NEAR $1 MILLION


    March 7 FORMER USC PROFESSOR PLEADS GUILTY IN $1.5 MILLION SCAM THAT BILKED STUDENTS AND OTHERS IN INVESTMENT SCAM


    March 5 COUPLE AGREE TO PLEAD GUILTY TO SELLING FAKE ARTWORK, RIGGING AUCTIONS IN SCAM THAT COST AT LEAST $20 MILLION


    March 2 ATTORNEY FOR COMPANY THAT RAN FOREIGN CURRENCY SCAM PLEADS GUILTY TO LYING TO INVESTOR, COURT & REGULATORS


    March 2 FORMER OFFICIAL WITH LAUSD ARRESTED IN FRAUD SCHEME IN WHICH HE AUTHORIZED LARGE PURCHASE OF BOOK HE WROTE


    March 2 VALLEY MAN WHO DISTRIBUTED NEARLY TWO POUNDS OF METH AND HAD CHILD PORNOGRAPHY SENTENCED TO 12 1/2 YEARS


    March 1 TWO ATTORNEYS WITH WEST COAST IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY ON VISA FRAUD CHARGES


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    ACCOUNT MANAGER AT MAJOR BROKERAGE FIRM PLEADS GUILTY IN SECURITIES FRAUD CASE


    February 23 LEADER OF SCAM THAT TARGETED HOMEOWNERS IN DEFAULT PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING CHARGES


    February 22 LOS ANGELES-AREA MAN CHARGED WITH UPLOADING ACADEMY AWARD 'SCREENER' ONTO INTERNET


    February 21 LOS ANGELES MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO TRAVELING TO THAILAND TO HAVE SEX WITH MINORS


    February 20 SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MAN WHO TOOK EXPLICIT PICTURES OF 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON


    February 20 TWO CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AT CHINO STATE PRISON INDICTED IN FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CASE RELATED TO ASSAULT


    February 20 FORMER ORANGE COUNTY JUDGE SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AT HOME AND IN CHAMBERS


    February 15 DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN BALCO CASE PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGES RELATED TO LEAK OF GRAND JURY TESTIMONY IN STEROID CASE


    February 14 FOUR CHARGED WITH OPERATING BOGUS MEDICAL CLINIC IN POMONA THAT PROVIDED UNNEEDED TREATMENTS AND DEFRAUDED MEDICARE


    February 14 NINE DOCTORS, NINE OTHERS INDICTED IN HEALTH CARE SCAM THAT BILKED FEDERAL MEDICARE PROGRAM OUT OF $12 MILLION BY GIVING UNNEEDED TREATMENTS TO ELDERLY, MENTALLY ILL


    February 12 GANG MEMBER ARRESTED WITH FIREARM AND CRACK COCAINE WHILE A FUGITIVE SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON


    February 12 INLAND EMPIRE MAN ARRAIGNED IN FOOD TAMPERING CASE


    February 6 VALLEY GANGSTERS GET DECADES-LONG PRISON TERMS FOR RACKETEERING AND NARCOTICS OFFENSES COMMITTED BY NOTORIOUS VINELAND BOYS GANG


    February 5 OPERATOR OF EMPLOYERS MUTUAL GOING TO PRISON FOR 25 YEARS FOR OPERATING BOGUS HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER


    February 5 FORMER SANTA ANA DELOITTE & TOUCHE MANAGER PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES OF DEFRAUDING FIRM


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    PARTICIPANT IN MILBERG WEISS KICKBACK SCHEME AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY COUNT


    January 30 FORMER HEAD OF FLEISHMAN-HILLARD'S LOS ANGELES OFFICE SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR OVERBILLING FOR P.R. WORK


    January 22 FOURTH GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR FEDERAL HATE CRIME MURDERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS


    January 22 ORANGE COUNTY FIREFIGHTER CONVICTED OF RECEIVING AND POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY


    January 19 ONTARIO MAN AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY FOR REPORTING NON-EXISTENT TERRORIST ATTACK IN LOS ANGELES


    January 18 VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING AIRPORT SHUTTLE BY SELLING NON-EXISTENT 'INSURANCE'


    January 17 U.S.-CANADIAN INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ARREST OF COUPLE ACCUSED OF TELEMARKETING FRAUD TARGETING ELDERLY


    January 17 VENTURA COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY, ADMITTING ROLE IN TAX SCAM THAT COST UNITED STATES OVER $20 MILLION


    January 17 FORMER RED CROSS ACCOUNTANT INDICTED ON CHARGES OF EMBEZZLING FUNDS FROM ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER


    January 17 JAPANESE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHARGES RELATED TO SMUGGLING OF PROTECTED AND ENDANGERED BUTTERFLIES


    January 16 'PHISHER' GUILTY OF POSING AS AOL BILLING DEPARTMENT AND OBTAINING PERSONAL AND CREDIT CARD INFORMATION


    January 9 RIVERSIDE MAN ARRESTED ON BRIBERY CHARGES FOR DEMANDING CASH FROM OWNER OF COMPANY BUILDING PSYCHOLOGY FACILITY AT U.C. RIVERSIDE


    January 9 ACCUSED FRAUD ARTIST SURRENDERS TO AUTHORITIES AFTER BEING INDICTED IN $5 MILLION INVESTMENT SCAM THAT BILKED VICTIMS FROM ACROSS U.S. AND SWITZERLAND


    January 8 FORMER MOORPARK RESIDENTS WHOSE ESCAPED TIGER TERRORIZED VENTURA COUNTY RESIDENTS FOR A MONTH PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES, INCLUDING OBSTRUCTION