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    December 30 Latest Release ORANGE COUNTY MAN WHO TRAFFICKED IN ‘DRAGON FISH’ SENTENCED IN FEDERAL ENDANGERED SPECIES CASE
       
    December 30 ORANGE COUNTY MAN ADMITS TO POSTING PRE-RELEASE ‘SCREENER’ OF HOLLYWOOD MOVIE ON INTERNET
       
    December 21 NEW YORK RABBI SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN SCHEME TO DEFRAUD FEDERAL TAX AUTHORITIES
       
    December 16 NEVADA MAN SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON FOR LYING TO OBTAIN NEW PASSPORT AFTER AUTHORITIES SEIZED HIS PASSPORT DURING INVESTIGATION INTO DOUBLE MURDER
       
    December 16 NEW YORK MAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF ILLEGALLY DISTRIBUTING COPY OF ‘WOLVERINE’ MOVIE
       
    December 14 MAN CHARGED IN $10 MILLION NASCAR MERCHANDISE SCAM ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES OF BILKING DOZENS OF VICTIMS
       
    December 14 LANCASTER REAL ESTATE AGENT SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME
       
    December 11 SOUTHLAND WOMAN ARRESTED IN SCHEME THAT FALSELY PROMISED LOW-INTEREST LOANS FROM FEDERAL RESERVE
       
    December 9 VALLEY MAN ADMITS SOLICITING MURDER OF INFORMANT HELPING INVESTIGATORS IN BANK FRAUD INVESTIGATION
       
    December 7 BURBANK MAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR LAUNDERING PROCEEDS RELATED TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD
       
    December 1 KERLAN-JOBE ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC AGREES TO PAY $3 MILLION TO SETTLE KICKBACK ALLEGATIONS
       
    November 24 THREE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO USED IDENTITY THEFT IN CREDIT CARD ‘BUST-OUT’ SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON TERMS
       
    November 23 U.K.-BASED FRAUDSTER SENTENCED TO NEARLY SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR WORKING IN MULTIMILLION DOLLAR ‘LOTTERY SCAM’
       
    November 16 FORMER NFL PLAYER SENTENCED TO NEARLY FIVE YEARS IN FRAUD SCHEME THAT COST VICTIMS OVER $5 MILLION
       
    November 16 DOCTOR SENTENCED TO NEARLY FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR WRITING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CASH
       
    November 13 FORMER EXECUTIVE AT COLORADO HOME BUILDING COMPANY ADMITS ROLE IN $16 MILLION ‘BUILDER BAILOUT’ SCHEME
       
    November 11 PALM SPRINGS MAN CHARGED WITH WEARING SOME OF NAVY’S HIGHEST AWARDS EVEN THOUGH HE NEVER SERVED IN MILITARY
       
    November 11 DOZEN DEFENDANTS ARRESTED FOR PASSPORT FRAUD
       
    November 10 PEDOPHILE PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED OF MOLESTING TWO DAUGHTERS SENTENCED TO 17½ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF NIECE IN THE PHILIPPINES
       
    November 9 VALLEY BUSINESSMAN SENTENCED TO 2½ YEARS IN PRISON FOR SELLING NON-CONFORMING GASKETS USED ON BOEING JETS
       
    November 5 VENTURA COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO NEARLY EIGHT YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN $1 MILLION IDENTITY THEFT CASE
       
    November 3 FORMER PHONE COMPANY EMPLOYEE CONVICTED OF LYING TO FBI, GRAND JURY AND COURT IN PELLICANO WIRETAPPING CASE
       
    November 3 WESTLAKE VILLAGE MAN WHO ORCHESTRATED $64 MILLION PONZI SCHEME SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    November 3 ORANGE COUNTY MAN WHO FIRED LASERS AT COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT SENTENCED TO 2½ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    October 30 ORANGE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TWO IDENTITY THEFT SCHEMES INVOLVING LINES OF CREDIT
       
    October 23 HIGHEST OFFICIAL WITH INLAND EMPIRE INDIAN TRIBE SURRENDERS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ON BRIBERY CHARGES
       
    October 21 L.A. MEDICARE FRAUD STRIKE FORCE CHARGES 20 IN HEALTH CARE FRAUD CASES INVOLVING DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
       
    October 6 TWO DAUGHTERS OF RIALTO TAX RETURN PREPARER SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    October 5 MAN WHO ABUSED YOUNG GIRL SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
       
    October 5 CHICAGO-AREA MAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL STALKING CHARGES RELATED TO NUDE VIDEOS OF ESPN REPORTER
       
    October 1 ORANGE COUNTY ATTORNEY AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY IN MISAPPROPRIATION OF MORE THAN $2 MILLION OBTAINED FOR CLIENTS HE REPRESENTED IN EMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTION
       
    September 30 FEDERAL JURY AWARDS OVER $36 MILLION TO COMPENSATE GOVERNMENT FOR LOSSES SUFFERED DURING 2002 COPPER FIRE
       
    September 28 OPERATOR OF MX FACTORS SENTENCED TO 100 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PONZI SCHEME THAT COST VICTIMS $39 MILLION
       
    September 22 FEDERAL RACKETEERING INDICTMENT CHARGES 88 MEMBERS OF NOTORIOUS NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES STREET GANG
       
    September 21 FORMER HUNTINGTON PARK POLICE SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR STEALING DRUGS, SELLING FOR PROFIT
       
    September 15 THREE UNITED STATES CITIZENS INDICTED FOR TRAVELING TO CAMBODIA TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN
       
    September 14 FILM EXECUTIVE AND SPOUSE FOUND GUILTY OF PAYING BRIBES TO THAI TOURISM OFFICIAL TO OBTAIN LUCRATIVE CONTRACTS
       
    September 3 CENTRAL COAST WOMAN INDICTED IN SCHEME TO DEFRAUD U.S. BY SUBMITTING APPLICATION WITH FORGED SIGNATURES FOR $35 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
       
    September 2 INLAND EMPIRE WOMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR EMBEZZLING MONEY FROM HOMELESS SHELTER
       
    August 31 THREE AMERICAN MEN ACCUSED OF TRAVELING TO CAMBODIA TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN NOW EN ROUTE TO UNITED STATES TO FACE PROSECUTION ON FEDERAL ‘SEX TOURISM’ CHARGES
       
    August 27 FORMER UNION BOSS AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY IN SCHEME TO DEFRAUD NON-PROFIT FORMED BY ANOTHER UNION LEADER
       
    August 24 HEDGE FUND MANAGER WHO RAISED $44 MILLION IN SCHEME THAT BILKED RELATIVES PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD CHARGES
       
    August 21 LAWYER INDICTED FOR ACCEPTING CASH IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMISE OF TAMPERING WITH GRAND JURY WITNESS TESTIMONY
       
    August 19 ORANGE COUNTY MAN WHO RAN $55 MILLION INVESTMENT FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING GOLF CLUBS AND INTERNET COMPANY SENTENCED TO 27 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    August 18 ORANGE COUNTY MAN WHO FALSELY CLAIMED TO BE ATTORNEY SENTENCED TO ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    August 18 FIVE INVOLVED IN INTERNATIONAL SEX TRAFFICKING RING SENTENCED TO LENGTHY PRISON TERMS FOR FORCING GUATEMALAN GIRLS AND WOMEN TO WORK AS PROSTITUTES IN LOS ANGELES
       
    August 14 FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS THREE MEN IN KIDNAPPING OF VALLEY MAN WHO WAS SHOT WITH GUN, SHOCKED WITH TASER AND HELD FOR $1 MILLION RANSOM FOR FIVE DAYS
       
    August 14 MALIBU MAN AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO WILLFUL FAILURE TO DISCLOSE UBS SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS TO THE IRS
       
    August 11 ‘GOOFY HAT BANDIT’ SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS IN PRISON
       
    August 10 TWO REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS CONVICTED IN MASSIVE MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME THAT LED TO $40 MILLION IN LOSSES
       
    August 10 SECOND DEFENDANT IN INTERNET SCHEME THAT DEFRAUDED TRUCKING COMPANIES SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON
       
    August 5 LAWYER ARRESTED FOR ACCEPTING CASH IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMISE TO TAMPER WITH GRAND JURY WITNESS TESTIMONY
       
    August 4 STATE EMPLOYEE WHO INSPECTED REHAB CLINICS INDICTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING CASH BRIBES
       
    August 4 THREE MEN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY EXPORTING HIGHLY SENSITIVE U.S. TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA
       
    August 3 CONTROL COMPONENTS INC. PLEADS GUILTY TO FOREIGN BRIBERY CHARGES AND AGREES TO PAY $18.2 MILLION FINE
       
    August 3 NEW YORK RABBI PLEADS GUILTY TO SCHEME TO DEFRAUD I.R.S.
       
    August 3 VENTURA COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SELLING ‘MAGIC MUSHROOMS’ TO TEENAGERS, ONE OF WHOM WAS KILLED AFTER RUNNING ONTO FREEWAYE
       
    July 31 CONTROL COMPONENTS INC. PLEADS GUILTY TO FOREIGN BRIBERY CHARGES AND AGREES TO PAY $18.2 MILLION FINE
       
    July 31 ILLEGAL GUN TRAFFICKING, INCLUDING SALE OF MACHINE GUNS, LEADS TO ARREST OF FOUR MEN ON FEDERAL CHARGES
       
    July 28 ANAHEIM MAN GUILTY OF INTERFERING WITH UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT CREW FOR DISRUPTING HONG KONG-LOS ANGELES TRIP
       
    July 28 FORMER ARMENIAN DIPLOMAT, BEVERLY HILLS ATTORNEY ARE AMONG FIVE CHARGED IN SCHEME TO ALLOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO STAY IN UNITED STATES
       
    July 27 TULARE HEALTH AGENCIES AGREE TO PAY OVER $2.4 MILLION TO SETTLE CIVIL LAWSUIT ALLEGING FALSE MEDICARE CLAIMS
       
    July 22 SAN DIEGO COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN MOVIE PIRACY CASE FOR POSTING ‘SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’ ON INTERNET
       
    July 17 FORMER BELL POLICE OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CRIME FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
       
    July 16 FORMER BOEING ENGINEER CONVICTED OF ECONOMIC ESPIONAGE IN THEFT OF SPACE SHUTTLE SECRETS FOR CHINA
       
    July 13 FORMER NFL PLAYER PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES IN SCHEME THAT COST VICTIMS $5 MILLION
       
    July 9 42 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN $4.6 MILLION MEDI-CAL FRAUD CASE
       
    July 8 INVESTIGATION TARGETING VARRIO HAWAIIAN GARDENS GANG AND ASSOCIATES IS LARGEST GANG CASE IN U.S. HISTORY WITH NEARLY 200 DEFENDANTS NAMED IN FEDERAL INDICTMENTS
       
    July 2 VENTURA COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGALLY UPLOADING TWO THEATRICAL MOVIES TO INTERNET
       
    July 1 NORTH HOLLYWOOD PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT GUILTY OF STEALING DOCTOR'S IDENTITY IN $7.7 MILLION MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME
       
    June 22 GARMENT DISTRICT WHOLESALER RECEIVES TWO AND A HALF YEAR PRISON TERM FOR TRAFFICKING IN DESIGNER GOODS
       
    June 16 FORMER HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE PLEADS GUILTY TO PAYING KICKBACKS IN ‘SKID ROW’ HEALTHCARE FRAUD SCHEME
       
    June 16 JUNK COLLECTOR INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES FOR ILLEGALLY STORING TOXIC AND EXPLOSIVE HAZARDOUS WASTE IN RESEDA NEIGHBORHOOD BACKYARD
       
    June 15 DOCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO FIFTEEN COUNTS OF WRITING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CASH
       
    June 11 LOS ANGELES MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF ABUSING BANKRUPTCY SYSTEM TO DEFRAUD THOSE IN FORECLOSURE
       
    June 10 ORANGE COUNTY MAN CONVICTED OF FALSELY CLAIMING TO BE ATTORNEY ARRESTED AGAIN FOR SAME CONDUCT
       
    June 5 TWO LINKED TO INLAND EMPIRE INVESTMENT SCAM TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER BEING CHARGED IN $23 MILLION SCHEME
       
    June 2 REAL ESTATE AGENT CONVICTED IN LOAN FRAUD SCHEME IN WHICH SHE CONSPIRED WITH SISTER TO ‘FLIP’ PROPERTIES AFTER PURCHASING HOMES IN NAMES OF ‘STRAW BUYERS’
       
    May 27 HUNTINGTON PARK POLICE OFFICER FOUND GUILTY ON FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES RELATED TO THEFT OF NARCOTICS
       
    May 27 EUROPEAN FRAUDSTER ARRESTED INDICTED IN ALLEGED SCAM THAT BILKED INVESTORS OUT AT LEAST $7 MILLION
       
    May 26 MARYLAND DEFENSE CONTRACTOR PAYS OVER $1.7 MILLION TO SETTLE CIVIL ALLEGATIONS OF DEFRAUDING THE AIR FORCE
       
    May 21 MASSIVE RACKETEERING CASE TARGETS HAWAIIAN GARDENS GANG INVOLVED IN MURDER OF SHERIFF’S DEPUTY, ATTACKS ON AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND WIDESPREAD DRUG TRAFFICKING
       
    May 19 FORMER CENTRAL COAST SHERIFF’S DEPUTY PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGE OF POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
       
    May 19 PRESIDENT OF COMPANY THAT ILLEGALLY IMPORTED CATFISH SENTENCED TO MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    May 15 BEVERLY HILLS HEDGE FUND MANAGER WHO RAISED $44 MILLION FACES CHARGES AFTER FUND VALUE DROPS TO NEARLY ZERO
       
    May 11 NEW JERSEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO LAUNCHING ATTACK THAT SHUT DOWN CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY WEBSITES
       
    May 11 DOCTOR FOUND GUILTY OF SMUGGLING FOREIGN CANCER DRUGS INTO THE UNITED STATES
       
    May 6 DOCTOR GUILTY OF FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES FOR WRITING OXYCONTIN PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CASH
       
    May 5 DOWNEY MAN CONVICTED OF BRIBING BANK MANAGER AND FALSIFYING BANK RECORDS
       
    May 5 ORANGE COUNTY MEN INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF SMUGGLING BIRDS FROM VIETNAM INTO U.S.
       
    April 28 SEVEN PLEAD GUILTY TO PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT TO DESIGNATED FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
       
    April 28 PEMGROUP FOUNDER ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF STRUCTURING TRANSACTIONS TO AVOID REPORTS TO FEDS
       
    April 27 FORMER ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF MICHAEL S. CARONA SENTENCED TO 5½ YEARS IN PRISON FOR WITNESS TAMPERING
       
    April 23 ORANGE COUNTY MAN CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CHARGE FOR SHOOTING LASER AT COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT
       
    April 20 FONTANA WOMAN CONVICTED IN MORTGAGE FRAUD CASE INVOLVING MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN FRAUDULENT LOANS
       
     
       
    April 20 CUBAN NATIONAL ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING OTHER IMMIGRANTS BY POSING AS ATTORNEY AND CHARGING FEES AT THE SAME IMMIGRATION COURT WHERE HE HAD BEEN ORDERED DEPORTED
       
    April 15 FLORIDA MAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES FOR PROSTITUTING GIRL HE SOLICITED ON INTERNET
       
    April 13 PHYSICAL THERAPY COMPANY PAYS OVER $200,000 TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUDULENT BILLINGS TO MEDICARE
       
    April 9 VENTURA COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING ‘MAGIC MUSHROOMS’ CONSUMED BY TEEN LATER KILLED ON FREEWAY
       
    April 9 WOMEN WHO ALLEGEDLY CASHED LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES, AND STAGED FUNERALS ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES
       
    April 3 MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON IN $32 MILLION SCAM THAT BILKED MORE THAN 500 VICTIMS IN COAL MINES AND A SECRET GOLD TRANSACTION
       
    April 2 FORMER PRESIDENT OF INLAND EMPIRE MORTGAGE COMPANY FOUND GUILTY IN $23 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME
       
    April 1 TWO COACHELLA VALLEY RESIDENTS ARRESTED AFTER AUTHORITIES FIND OVER 13 POUNDS OF METHAMPHETAMINE PACKAGED FOR SALE
       
    March 30 I.R.S. REVENUE AGENT AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO TAX FRAUD FOR FAILING TO REPORT INCOME ON HIS PERSONAL TAX RETURN
       
    March 30 GLENDALE MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN $14 MILLION PONZI SCHEME
       
    March 27 SOUTH KOREAN WOMAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF IMPORTING BEAR BILE FROM CHINA
       
    March 27 ORANGE COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN $15 MILLION PONZI SCHEME AND ADMITS BRIBE PAYMENT IN SCHEME TO FLEE U.S.
       
    March 24 FEDERAL COURT ORDERS ORANGE COUNTY TAX PREPARER TO STOP PREPARING FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURNS
       
    March 24 COUPLE PLEAD GUILTY IN ALIEN SMUGGLING SCHEME IN WHICH SOME WERE FORCED TO WORK AT ELDER CARE HOMES
       
    March 23 FBI AGENT PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CORRUPTION CHARGES, ADMITTING HE ATTEMPTED TO IMPROPERLY INFLUENCE CRIMINAL CASE
       
    March 23 FORMER HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE PLEADS GUILTY TO PAYING KICKBACKS IN ‘SKID ROW’ HEALTHCARE FRAUD SCHEME
       
    March 18 INLAND EMPIRE MEN ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES RELATED TO MISUSE OF FUNDS THEY CONTROLLED AT LABOR UNION
       
    March 18 FEDERAL JURY CONVICTS EX-FBI AGENT AND ACCOMPLICE IN SCHEME TO COMMIT VIOLENT HOME-INVASION ROBBERY
       
    March 17 UPLAND MAN INDICTED FOR ALLEGEDLY DAMAGING COMPUTER SYSTEMS USED TO MONITOR OFF-SHORE OIL PLATFORMS
       
    March 17 ‘GUITAR HERO’ BANDIT SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON
       
    March 11 CANADIAN BUSINESSMAN CHARGED WITH BANKRUPTCY FRAUD
       
    March 11 ORANGE COUNTY LUXURY CAR DEALER AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES FOR BILKING COMPANY THAT LOANED HIM MONEY TO PURCHASE LAMBORGHINIS
       
    March 10 PORTUGUESE MAN WORKING ON CRUISE SHIP CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FEMALE PASSENGER
       
    March 9 LEADER OF RING THAT MOVED OVER 9,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS ACROSS U.S. RECEIVES 6½-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE
       
    March 6 MAN WHO FORMED TERRORIST GROUP THAT PLOTTED ATTACKS ON MILITARY AND JEWISH FACILITIES SENTENCED TO 16 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    March 5 FORMER CEO OF KB HOME CHARGED WITH SECURITIES FRAUD IN CONNECTION WITH STOCK-OPTION BACKDATING SCHEME
       
    March 4 INFORMATION SECURITY CONSULTANT SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON IN FEDERAL WIRETAPPING AND IDENTITY THEFT CASE
       
    March 4 PRIOR CHILD MOLESTATION CONVICTION BRINGS 10-YEAR TERM TO VENTURA COUNTY MAN IN CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CASE
       
    March 3 LOS ANGELES MAN WHO MADE ‘DONATIONS’ TO JEWISH GROUP AND TOOK BOGUS TAX DEDUCTIONS SENTENCED TO PRISON
       
    February 27 SECOND MAN INVOLVED IN MASSIVE FRAUD AGAINST HSBC SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    February 26 DOCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD FOR GIVING AIDS AND HIV PATIENTS DILUTED MEDICATIONS
       
    February 25 CARRIBEAN MAN INDICTED FOR ORCHESTRATING ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS
       
    February 25 TWO PLEAD GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING TRUCKING COMPANIES IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SCHEME THAT USED INTERNET SITE
       
    February 24 TWO PLEAD GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING TRUCKING COMPANIES IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SCHEME THAT USED INTERNET SITE
       
    February 23 CHINESE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF ILLEGALLY EXPORTING SENSITIVE THERMAL-IMAGING TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA
       
    February 20 THREE CHARGED IN MOVIE PIRACY CASES INVOLVING ILLEGAL POSTING OF THEATRICAL FILMS ON INTERNET
       
    February 20 BORDER OFFICER WHO ALLOWED ILLEGAL ALIENS, MARIJUANA TO BE SMUGGLED INTO U.S. SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON
       
    February 11 FIVE DEFENDANTS CONVICTED OF INTERNATIONAL SEX TRAFFICKING FOR FORCING GUATEMALAN GIRLS AND WOMEN INTO PROSTITUTION
       
    February 10 SAN GABRIEL VALLEY DOCTOR ARRESTED FOR DISPENSING NARCOTICS WITHOUT EXAMINING HIS ‘PATIENTS’
       
    February 5 U.S. COURT REJECTS TWO PROMINENT L.A. REAL ESTATE INVESTORS’ ATTEMPT TO USE TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME
       
    January 30 OPERATOR OF STANDARD HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES CHARGED IN DUMPING OF CHEMICALS THAT CAUSED ILLNESSES IN SUBWAY
       
    January 30 FORMER HOSPITAL OWNER ARRESTED IN KICKBACK SCHEME THAT DEFRAUDED GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS THROUGH UNNECESSARY TREATMENTS TO HOMELESS
       
    January 29 FORMER U.S. CONGRESSMAN INDICTED ON CHARGES RELATED TO BOGUS INVESTMENT SCAM INVOLVING INTERNET COMPANIES
       
    January 22 VENTURA COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH SALE OF ‘MAGIC MUSHROOMS’ CONSUMED BY TEEN LATER KILLED ON FREEWAY
       
    January 20 WOMAN WHO PROMISED TO HELP HOMEOWNERS AVOID FORECLOSURE SENTENCED TO OVER 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TAKING MILLIONS FROM INVESTORS IN FRAUDULENT SCHEME
       
    January 12 VP OF LA-AREA COMPANY CHARGED WITH EXPORTING RESTRICTED INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TO CHINA
       
    January 12 TAX PREPARER SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RUNNING SCHEME THAT LED TO MILLIONS IN LOSSES
       
    January 12 TEN DEFENDANTS IN LARGEST-EVER FEDERAL GANG CASE FOUND GUILTY OF RACKETEERING, NARCOTICS CHARGES