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    December 27 Latest Release ORANGE COUNTY MAN SURRENDERS AFTER BEING INDICTED IN INVESTMENT FRAUD CASE THAT CAUSED $2.4 MILLION IN LOSSES
       
    December 23 FORMER BELL POLICE OFFICER SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS ON FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS CHARGE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
       
    December 21 SYLMAR BROTHERS ARRESTED IN LOAN FRAUD CASE THAT COLLECTED OVER $5 MILLION IN ONLY EIGHT MONTHS
       
    December 20 WEST COVINA WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES IN NEARLY $7 MILLION INVESTMENT SCHEME
       
    December 20 FORMER TEACHER IN CAMBODIA SENTENCED TO NEARLY NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ABUSING MINORS IN CAMBODIA
       
    December 16 LOS ANGELES-BASED UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE COLLECTED OVER $200 MILLION DURING LAST FISCAL YEAR
       
    December 14 FORMER LOS ANGELES MAN SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
       
    December 14 GEORGIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN INTERNATIONAL CHILD PORNOGRAPHY RING DISMANTLED BY INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORT
       
    December 8 NORTHROP GRUMMAN AGREES TO PAY $5.21 MILLION TO RESOLVE FRAUD INVESTIGATION RELATED TO B-2 BOMBER
       
    December 6 WEST COVINA MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 11 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RUNNING PONZI SCHEME THAT CAUSED $2.2 MILLION IN LOSSES TO OVER 100 VICTIMS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
       
    December 6 FINANCIAL FRAUD ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF "OPERATION BROKEN TRUST" TARGETING INVESTMENT FRAUD
       
    December 3 THIRD PERSON CHARGED FOR ROLE IN FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCHEME THAT INVOLVED $725 MILLION IN MORTGAGES
       
    December 3 BEVERLY HILLS WOMAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF RUNNING PONZI SCHEME THAT COLLECTED ALMOST $11 MILLION
       
    December 3 ‘OPERATION SPIDERMAN’ LEADS TO ARREST OF GERMAN MAN ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF SMUGGLING TARANTULAS INTO THE U.S.
       
    December 2 CABAZON MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING FAKE MILITARY IDENTIFICATION CARD
       
    December 1 JOINT LAPD-ATF INVESTIGATION INTO ILLEGAL GUN SALES LEADS TO INDICTMENT OF NINE ON FEDERAL WEAPONS CHARGES
       
    November 30 NIGERIAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN $2.7 MILLION INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY SCAM
       
    November 30 FORMER RAYTHEON EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLING NEARLY $265,000 THROUGH CLASSIFIED CELL PHONE PROGRAM
       
    November 23 VANCOUVER MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 14 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RUNNING INTERNATIONAL TELEMARKETING SCAM THAT CAUSED $1.8 MILLION IN LOSSES, PRIMARILY TO ELDERLY VICTIMS
       
    November 23 OPERATOR OF $12 MILLION 'CAP X' PONZI SCHEME PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL FRAUD AND TAX CHARGES
       
    November 23 SHERMAN OAKS WOMAN FACES CHARGES IN MORTGAGE FRAUD CASE FOR INFLATING INCOME IN 'LIAR LOAN' APPLICATIONS
       
    November 16 FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS 14 FOR SHIPPING HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF COCAINE FROM LOS ANGELES TO BALTIMORE
       
    November 9 HIGH DESERT PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ARRESTED IN FEDERAL CASE FOR ALLEGEDLY UNLAWFULLY DISPENSING OXYCODONE
       
    November 8 BURBANK BROTHERS ARRAIGNED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF DEFRAUDING FEDERAL WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAM
       
    November 3 SIMI VALLEY HOSPITAL PAYS $5.15 MILLION TO RESOLVE CIVIL CASE ALLEGING THAT IT DEFRAUDED MEDICARE
       
    November 1 TWO EXECUTIVES IN PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CHARGES RELATED TO ILLEGAL STOCK SALES
       
    October 29 LOS ANGELES-BASED FEDERAL PROSECUTOR TO SERVE AS ELECTION OFFICER DURING NOVEMBER 2 GENERAL ELECTION
       
    October 28 CALIFORNIA MAN FACES FEDERAL CHARGE FOR TAKING 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO LAS VEGAS TO HAVE SEX
       
    October 27 LONG BEACH MAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES FOR PROMOTING 'PUMP AND DUMP' OF PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY
       
    October 26 THIRD DEFENDANT IN $20 MILLION SCAM THAT SOLD FAKE ART NATIONWIDE VIA TV AUCTIONS SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON
       
    October 26 BOEING TO PAY $4 MILLION FOR INFLATING CONTRACT PRICE FOR ANTI-MISSILE TOWED DECOY SYSTEM FOR B-1 BOMBER
       
    October 25 COACHELLA VALLEY MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR SHOOTING LASER AT CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL HELICOPTER
       
    October 25 41-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE FOR IMPORTING CHINESE-MADE COUNTERFEIT EXERCISE GEAR AND BRIBING CUSTOMS OFFICIAL
       
    October 25 DOWNEY MAN AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD THAT BILKED INVESTORS AND HOMEOWNERS
       
    October 21
    FEDS INDICT 61 IN MULTI-AGENCY DRUG PROBE FOCUSING ON LOS ANGELES-AREA GANGS
       
    October 20
    DOCTOR ARRESTED ON FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES FOR DISPENSING NARCOTICS WITHOUT EXAMINING 'PATIENTS'
       
    October 20
    MAN WHO PROMOTED ASSET PROTECTION STRATEGY TO AVOID TAXES SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN FEDERAL TAX CASE
       
    October 19
    BURBANK WOMAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS FOR PONZI SCHEME THAT CAUSED MORE THAN $6.1 MILLION IN LOSSES
       
    October 15
    CALIFORNIA COUPLE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRING TO EXPORT SENSITIVE TECHNOLOGY TO PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
       
    October 14
    CVS ADMITS ILLEGALLY SELLING PSEUDOEPHEDRINE TO CRIMINALS WHO MADE METHAMPHETAMINE, AGREES TO PAY $77.6 MILLION TO RESOLVE GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION
       
    October 7
    FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS IRVINE ATTORNEY IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME TO PURCHASE HOMES AT INFLATED PRICES
       
    October 6
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MAN FACES AT LEAST 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONVICTIONS IN SMUGGLING SCHEMES, INCLUDING PLOT TO BRING SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILES INTO UNITED STATES
       
    October 6
    LOS ANGELES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS IN PRISON IN POWER WHEELCHAIR SCHEME TO DEFRAUD MEDICAREE
       
    October 5
    FORMER TOP OFFICIAL WITH INLAND EMPIRE INDIAN TRIBE PLEADS GUILTY, ADMITS TAKING NEARLY $875,000 IN BRIBES
       
    October 5
    LOS ANGELES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS IN PRISON IN POWER WHEELCHAIR SCHEME TO DEFRAUD MEDICARE
       
    September 30
    OWNER OF SHERMAN OAKS INVESTMENT COMPANY INDICTED ON FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES IN $228 MILLION PONZI SCHEME
       
    September 30 DOWNEY MAN CHARGED WITH RUNNING $11 MILLION PONZI SCHEME, AS WELL AS RELATED $10 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS
       
    September 30

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HOSTS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS SUMMIT TO DISCUSS COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY
       
    September 28 CYBER CRIME PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM BRINGS TOGETHER EDUCATORS, PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON STAYING SAFE ON THE INTERNET
       
    September 28 EX-MAYOR OF LYNWOOD RE-SENTENCED TO NEARLY 16 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING RESIDENTS IN CORRUPTION CASE
       
    September 24 FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICER ARRESTED IN BRIBERY CASE
       
    September 24 CONTRACTORS WHO CAUSED PIRU WILDFIRE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER $5.4 MILLION TO COVER FEDERAL COSTS RELATED TO FIRE
       
    September 23 PROMINENT L.A. BUSINESSMAN INDICTED ON FRAUD CHARGES THAT ALLEGE HE BILKED FIVE VICTIMS OUT $23 MILLION
       
    September 22 FEDERAL INDICTMENT ACCUSES 20 LINKED TO ASIAN GANGS WITH DRUG TRAFFICKING AND SHAM MARRIAGE CONSPIRACY
       
    September 13 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF WALNUT ALLEGING RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
       
    September 10 FORMER DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIAL CHARGED WITH CAUSING HIS WIFE TO COLLECT SALARY OF NEARLY $600,000 EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS NOT WORKING
       
    September 2 FORMER UNION BOSS SENTENCED TO JAIL IN SCHEME TO DEFRAUD NON-PROFIT GROUP
       
    August 31 FORMER HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS FOR PAYING KICKBACKS IN 'SKID ROW' HEALTHCARE FRAUD SCHEME
       
    August 30 TUSTIN-BASED PONZI SCHEMER, ARRESTED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LEAVE COUNTRY, SENTENCED TO 70 MONTHS IN PRISON
       
    August 30 FORMER LABOR UNION OFFICIAL SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR STEALING UNION FUNDS AND FILING FALSE TAX RETURN
       
    August 27 MORTGAGE BROKER WHO PLAYED KEY ROLE IN MASSIVE REAL ESTATE FRAUD SENTENCED TO 6½ YEARS IN PRISON
       
    August 27 CALIFORNIA WOMAN WHO SOLD ABUSED AND SICK HORSES OVER THE INTERNET AGREES TO PLEAD TO FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES
       
    August 25 SAINT JOHN'S HEALTH CENTER AGREES TO PAY $5.25 MILLION TO UNITED STATES TO SETTLE CIVIL FRAUD INVESTIGATION
       
    August 25 41 MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES OF PUEBLO BISHOPS CHARGED IN FEDERAL RACKETEERING INDICTMENT THAT ALLEGES MURDERS, ROBBERIES AND WIDESPREAD DRUG SALES IN BID TO CONTROL SOUTH L.A. COMMUNITY
       
    August 24 FOUR LINKED TO GANG BASED AT NICKERSON GARDENS HOUSING PROJECT ARRESTED ON FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES
       
    August 18 OWNER OF BEVERLY HILLS BEAUTY SPA ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES OF STEALING CREDIT CARD INFO FROM CELEBRITIES
       
    August 10 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES TO STOP TWO LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS FROM PROMOTING ALLEGEDLY BOGUS TRUSTS
       
    August 10 INDICTMENTS TARGET ARM OF PASADENA STREET GANG ALLEGEDLY SELLING CRACK COCAINE IN ANTELOPE VALLEY
       
    August 6 SANTA ANA INVESTMENT ADVISOR CHARGED WITH RUNNING $10+ MILLION PONZI SCHEME THAT BILKED SENIOR CITIZENS
       
    August 5 GRAND JURY INDICTS 15 LINKED TO MAJOR 'ECSTASY' RING
       
    August 3 MAN WHO PARTICIPATED IN TAX FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT SCHEME SENTENCED TO NEARLY FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    August 3 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES FIRST NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION PREVENTION AND INTERDICTION
       
    August 2 WOMAN WHO STAGED FAKE FUNERALS AS PART OF LIFE INSURANCE SCAM FOUND GUILTY OF FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES
       
    August 2 LOS ANGELES MAN RECEIVES 25-YEAR SENTENCE FOR TRAVELING TO THAILAND TO HAVE SEX WITH MINORS
       
    July 29 DOCTOR SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON FOR WRITING OXYCONTIN PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CASH
       
    July 23 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MAN CONVICTED IN JOB SCAM THAT CAUSED $6 MILLION IN LOSSES TO VICTIMS ACROSS U.S.
       
    July 21 FINAL SIX DEFENDANTS FOUND GUILTY IN IMPOSTER NURSE SCHEME THAT DEFRAUDED MEDI-CAL OUT OF $4.6 MILLION
       
    July 15 IMPORTER CONVICTED OF BRIBERY AND TRAFFICKING IN COUNTERFEIT EXERCISE EQUIPMENT MADE IN CHINA
       
    July 15 BEL-AIR MAN CONVICTED OF BANKRUPTCY FRAUD AND ASSAULT
       
    July 12 LONG BEACH MAN SENTENCED TO 6½ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN $33 MILLION PONZI THAT PROMISED PROFITS IN REAL ESTATE
       
    July 12 CANADIAN MAN SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR RUNNING LOTTERY SCAM THAT TARGETED ELDERLY AMERICANS
       
    July 8 NATIONAL CARDIO LABS PAYS $3.6 MILLION TO SETTLE CIVIL ALLEGATIONS THAT DEFRAUDED FEDERAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
       
    July 2 RADIOLOGY CLINIC PAYS $647,000 TO RESOLVE LAWSUIT ALLEGING IT BILKED MEDICARE FOR UNNEEDED TESTS
       
    June 29 CUBAN NATIONAL WHO DEFRAUDED OTHER IMMIGRANTS BY POSING AS ATTORNEY SENTENCED TO OVER 5 YEARS IN PRISON
       
    June 28 WOMAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR ROLE IN $3.8 MILLION 'FEDERAL RESERVE BANK' LOAN FRAUD SCHEME
       
    June 23 NORTHROP GRUMMAN AGREES TO PAY $12.5 MILLION TO SETTLE CIVIL FALSE CLAIMS ACT CASE ALLEGING TEST VIOLATIONS
       
    June 22 PRESIDENT OF CAMBODIAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS ORGANIZATION SENTENCED TO LIFE IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR PLOTTING TO VIOLENTLY OVERTHROW CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT
       
    June 22 ORANGE COUNTY MAN SUSPECTED OF HACKING COMPUTERS ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES RELATED TO DEMANDS FOR SEXUALLY EXPLICIT VIDEOS FROM WOMEN AND TEENAGE GIRLS
       
    June 21 FORMER OFFICIAL WITH BARSTOW LABOR UNION PLEADS GUILTY TO THEFT OF UNION FUNDS AND FILING FALSE TAX RETURN
       
    June 17 ORANGE COUNTY ATTORNEY SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR STEALING OVER $2 MILLION FROM HIS CLIENTS' SETTLEMENT FUND AND THEN LYING TO COURT TO COVER UP HIS CONDUCT
       
    June 17 JOINT FEDERAL-STATE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO INDICTMENTS NAMING 14 LINKED TO MORTGAGE FRAUD IN VENTURA COUNTY
       
    June 17 REGIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT JOINS TOGETHER IN CRACKDOWN ON MORTGAGE FRAUD, WITH SEVERAL DOZEN BEING NAMED IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL ACTIONS FILED IN FEDERAL COURT
       
    June 10 MAN PLEADS GUILTY AND IS SENTENCED TO 17½ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SEX TRAFFICKING OF MINORS
       
    June 8 FEDERAL RACKETEERING INDICTMENT LEADS TO ARREST OF 8 MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES OF SAN GABRIEL VALLEY STREET GANG
       
    June 8 FORMER L.A. COUNTY WORKER ARRESTED IN IDENTITY THEFT, TAX SCHEME THAT SOUGHT NEARLY $2 MILLION FROM IRS
       
    June 7 ORANGE COUNTY MEN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR SMUGGLING SONGBIRDS FROM VIETNAM INTO UNITED STATES
       
    June 7 FORMER CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AT CHINO STATE PRISON SENTENCED TO OVER FOUR YEARS FOR ASSAULTING INMATES
       
    May 26 Latest Release SEVENTEENTH DEFENDANT SENTENCED IN $15 MILLION MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME TARGETING ELDERLY, MENTALLY ILL
       
    May 21 STATE EMPLOYEE WHO INSPECTED REHAB CLINICS PLEADS GUILTY TO CORRUPTION CHARGES FOR TAKING CASH BRIBES
       
    May 13 ORANGE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 10 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ROLE IN $61 MILLION PONZI SCHEME
       
    May 12 MOVIE DISTRIBUTOR SENTENCED TO NEARLY 4 YEARS IN PRISON IN $7 MILLION INDEPENDENT FILM FINANCING FRAUD
       
    May 11 PROMOTER OF TAX-AVOIDANCE SCHEME ADMITS FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
       
    May 7 ESCROW AGENT TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES FOR EMBEZZLING $3.9 MILLION HELD FOR 23 CALIFORNIA CITIES
       
    May 5 SAN PEDRO FISH COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSIFYING DOCUMENTS RELATED TO HARVEST OF PACIFIC SARDINES
       
    May 3 VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN $39 MILLION PONZI SCHEME
       
    April 27 EX-UCLA HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY PEEKING AT PATIENT RECORDS
       
    April 27 ANTIQUES DEALER AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES RELATED TO SALE OF FAKE PICASSO FOR $2 MILLION
       
    April 26 FORMER STATE EMPLOYEE SENTENCED TO 30 MONTHS FOR SCHEME INVOLVING OVER $30,000 IN UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS
       
    April 26 EX-FBI AGENT AND ACCOMPLICE SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PLOTTING VIOLENT HOME-INVASION ROBBERY
       
    April 26 OPERATOR OF BEST DIAMOND FUNDING SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR RUNNING $62 MILLION PONZI SCHEME THAT DEFRAUDED 2,300 SPANISH-SPEAKING INVESTORS
       
    April 21 FORMER CEO OF KB HOME CONVICTED OF FEDERAL FRAUD CHARGES RELATED TO STOCK OPTION BACKDATING IN WHICH HE AWARDED HIMSELF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN COMPENSATION
       
    April 21 TASK FORCE OPERATION LEADS TO ARREST OF 27 LINKED TO ONTARIO STREET GANG WITH ALLEGIANCE TO MEXICAN MAFIA
       
    April 20 FEDERAL PRISONER SERVING TIME FOR HEALTH CARE FRAUD CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING MISBRANDED DRUGS THAT WERE LABELED AS 'ALL-NATURAL' SEXUAL ENHANCEMENT
       
    April 20 IMMIGRATION AGENCY ATTORNEY CONVICTED OF FEDERAL CORRUPTION CHARGES FOR TAKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN BRIBES FROM IMMIGRANTS SEEKING STATUS IN U.S.
       
    April 19 EX-CEO OF HOMESTORE.COM SENTENCED TO 54 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR OVERSEEING FRAUDULENT 'ROUND-TRIP' SCHEME THAT ILLEGALLY INFLATED COMPANY'S REVENUE
       
    April 16 BIG BEAR LAKES MAN FALSELY CLAIMED TO BE ARMY GENERAL
       
    April 16 MEXICAN ACTRESS AND 'HUSBAND' ARRESTED BY FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR ALLEGEDLY ENTERING INTO SHAM MARRIAGE
       
    April 15 ORANGE COUNTY CANCER DOCTOR CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING MEDICARE AND OTHER HEALTH INSURERS IN $1 MILLION SCAM
       
    April 14 SAN GABRIEL VALLEY DOCTOR SENTENCED TO FOUR YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY DISPENSING HUGE AMOUNTS OF NARCOTICS WITHOUT EXAMINING HIS 'PATIENTS'
       
    April 13 WEST HOLLYWOOD PSYCHIATRIST, OFFICE MANAGER ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF WRITING HUGE NUMBER OF PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ADDICTIVE DRUGS WITHOUT EXAMINING CASH-PAYING 'PATIENTS'
       
    April 12 CALIFORNIA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DEFRAUDING DONORS TO VETERANS' CAUSES BY POSING AS ACTIVE MILITARY OFFICER
       
    April 12 REAL ESTATE BROKER ADMITS FILING TAX RETURNS THAT FRAUDULENTLY CLAIMED THE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER CREDIT
       
    April 9 FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS I.R.S. REVENUE AGENT FOR FILING FALSE TAX RETURNS AND THREATENING INVESTIGATORS
       
    April 7 VALLEY WOMAN CHARGED WITH FILING TAX RETURNS THAT FRAUDULENTLY CLAIMED THE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER CREDIT
       
    April 6 LA CAÑADA WOMAN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR SELLING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FAKE ART THROUGH NATIONWIDE TV ART AUCTION PROGRAM
       
    April 6 TWO DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED ON CHARGES OF ABUSING HANDCUFFED SUSPECTS WITH TASERS
       
    April 5 ORANGE COUNTY MAN WHO PARTICIPATED IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME SENTENCED TO 60 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    April 1 MEMBER OF COMMERCE CITY COUNCIL ARRESTED IN SCHEME TO HIDE ILLEGAL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM GRAND JURY
       
    April 1 10 LINKED TO MEXICO-BASED DRUG TRAFFICKING RING ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING AND DISTRIBUTING LARGE QUANTITIES OF METHAMPHETAMINE ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES
       
    March 31 FIVE CHARGED IN INSIDER TRADING RING THAT GENERATED MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION IN ILLEGAL PROFITS
       
    March 29 BEVERLY HILLS INVESTMENT ADVISOR WHO STOLE $8 MILLION FROM CLIENTS SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    March 23 OPERATOR OF STANDARD HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENSE IN DUMPING OF POOL CHEMICALS THAT CAUSED ILLNESSES IN SUBWAY
       
    March 22 MAN WHO OPERATED LOS ANGELES-AREA MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON
       
    March 22 INLAND EMPIRE MAN WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO ROLE IN $4 MILLION MORTGAGE SCAM SENTENCED TO OVER 7 YEARS
       
    March 15 FINAL DEFENDANT IN $6 MILLION FRAUD CASE INVOLVING BILLS FOR NONEXISTENT ADS SENTENCED TO 5½ YEARS IN PRISON
       
    March 15 ILLINOIS MAN SENTENCED TO 2½ YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSTING NUDE VIDEOS OF ESPN REPORTER ON INTERNET
       
    March 10 SANTA MONICA RESTAURANT AND SUSHI CHEF CHARGED WITH SELLING MEAT OF PROTECTED SEI WHALES
       
    March 9 KEY PLAYERS IN IRVINE INVESTMENT FIRM ARRESTED FOR RUNNING $8 MILLION PONZI SCHEME THAT TARGETED KOREANS
       
    March 8 SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 18 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR SOLICITING MURDER OF I.C.E. INFORMANT
       
    March 4 GLENDALE RESIDENT CONVICTED IN MEDICARE FRAUD SCHEME THAT FRAUDULENTLY BILLED MEDICARE $3.4 MILLION
       
    March 4 ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR. SWORN IN AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
       
    March 4 MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN CHARGED WITH SKIMMING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM MILITARY CONTRACTS
       
    March 3 WARDEN OF VICTORVILLE FEDERAL PRISON INDICTED FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS
       
    March 2 CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE AT L.A. AIR FORCE BASE SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS FOR SOLICITING BRIBES FROM CONTRACTOR
       
    March 1 LOS ANGELES WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSELY TELLING F.B.I. THAT SHE HAD BEEN KIDNAPPED
       
    March 1 EUROPEAN FRAUDSTER CONVICTED IN INVESTMENT FRAUD SCHEME THAT BILKED VICTIMS OUT OF $7.3 MILLION
       
    February 26 14 ENTITIES PAY $15.4 MILLION TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS OF BID-RIGGING AND PRICE-FIXING ON DEFENSE CONTRACTS
       
    February 22 DOCTOR WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO HEALTH CARE FRAUD FOR GIVING AIDS AND HIV PATIENTS DILUTED MEDICATIONS SENTENCED TO 15 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    February 22 FORMER HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE SENTENCED TO 37 MONTHS FOR PAYING KICKBACKS IN 'SKID ROW' HEALTH CARE FRAUD SCHEME
       
    February 22 GARDENA TAX RETURN PREPARER WHO HELPED CLIENTS AVOID $2.7 MILLION IN TAXES SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON
       
    February 18 FIVE WHO TARGETED HOMEOWNERS IN DEFAULT SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON IN $13 MILLION MORTGAGE FRAUD CASE
       
    February 17 LONG BEACH MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN $33 MILLION PONZI THAT LURED INVESTORS WITH PROMISES OF PROFITS IN REAL ESTATE
       
    February 17 LOS ANGELES TAX PREPARER ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING U.S. WITH LIES ON VISA APPLICATIONS AND FALSE TAX RETURNS
       
    February 12 FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS THREE GUARDS ARRESTED WHEN 37 ILLEGAL ALIENS WERE FOUND IN LYNWOOD 'DROP HOUSE'
       
    February 9 FORMER TUSTIN HOSPITAL EXECUTIVE AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY TO PAYING KICKBACKS IN 'SKID ROW' HEALTHCARE FRAUD PLOT
       
    February 8 CASTAIC MAN WHO EMBEZZLED MORE THAN $800,000 FROM LOCKHEED FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SENTENCED TO 41 MONTHS
       
    February 8 FORMER BOEING ENGINEER SENTENCED TO NEARLY 16 YEARS IN PRISON FOR STEALING AEROSPACE SECRETS FOR CHINA
       
    February 5 OPERATOR OF MALIBU-BASED 'CAP X' INVESTMENT PROGRAM ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY RUNNING $12 MILLION PONZI SCHEME
       
    February 4 FIFTH GANG MEMBER SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE AFTER CONVICTIONS IN MASSIVE FEDERAL RACKETEERING CASE
       
    February 3 WEST COVINA MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN PONZI SCHEME BASED ON BOGUS INVESTMENTS IN LATEX GLOVES AFTER 9/11 ATTACKS
       
    February 2 NEVADA MAN SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS IN EXTORTION CASE WHERE VICTIMS WERE THREATENED WITH INJURY AND DEATH
       
    February 1 FORMER PRESIDENT OF INLAND EMPIRE MORTGAGE COMPANY SENTENCED TO 13 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN FRAUD SCHEME THAT LED TO NEARLY $30 MILLION IN LOSSES AT H.U.D.
       
    January 29 REAL ESTATE APPRAISER SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN PRISON IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME THAT LED TO $46 MILLION IN LOSSES
       
    January 29 COACHELLA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES FOR SHOOTING LASER AT CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL HELICOPTER
       
    January 29 RIVERSIDE GANG WITH LINKS TO MEXICAN MAFIA TARGETED IN FEDERAL CASE THAT ALLEGES METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
       
    January 26 NIGERIAN NATIONAL SENTENCED TO OVER 8 YEARS FOR ROLE IN FRAUDULENT CHECK SCAM THAT VICTIMIZED NEARLY 500 VICTIMS
       
    January 25 NEBRASKA MAN AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY IN ATTACK OF SCIENTOLOGY WEBSITES ORCHESTRATED BY 'ANONYMOUS'
       
    January 25 INMATE WHO WAS SERVING TIME IN STATE PRISON FOR IDENTITY THEFT SENTENCED TO 8½ YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN SECOND IDENTITY THEFT CASE FOR TAKING OVER CREDIT CARDS
       
    January 22 SOUTH BAY SURGEON CONVICTED OF FRAUD FOR PERFORMING COSMETIC PROCEDURES THAT WERE BILLED TO PATIENTS' INSURANCE COMPANIES AS 'MEDICALLY NECESSARY'
       
    January 20 CONMAN FOUND GUILTY OF OPERATING $62 MILLION PONZI SCHEME THAT TARGETED SPANISH-SPEAKING INVESTORS
       
    January 19 INLAND EMPIRE MAN AND THAI SUPPLIER CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING IVORY FROM ENDANGERED AFRICAN ELEPHANTS
       
    January 13 FORMER OFFICIAL WITH BARSTOW LABOR UNION INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES RELATED TO THEFT OF UNION FUNDS
       
    January 12 MAN SENTENCED TO OVER 13 YEARS IN $21 MILLION PONZI SCHEME THAT COSTS DOZENS OF VICTIM THEIR LIFE SAVINGS
       
    January 11 GUILTY PLEA IN PASADENA ARSON PLOT LINKED TO DOMESTIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATION
       
    January 11 HEDGE FUND MANAGER WHO BILKED RELATIVES OUT OF $25 MILLION SENTENCED TO OVER 10 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
       
    January 11 UNLICENSED ORANGE COUNTY MORTGAGE BROKER SENTENCED TO NEARLY SIX YEARS IN PRISON IN $40 MILLION FRAUD SCHEME
       
    January 8 EX-UCLA HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO FOUR COUNTS OF ILLEGALLY PEEKING AT PATIENT RECORDS
       
    January 8 WEST HOLLYWOOD ANTIQUES DEALER FACES CHARGES OF SELLING FAKE PICASSO DRAWING FOR $2 MILLION
       
    January 7 EX-CEO OF HOMESTORE.COM AGREES TO PLEAD GUILTY IN SCHEME THAT ILLEGALLY INFLATED COMPANY'S REVENUE
       
    January 6 GRAND JURY INDICTS DOCTOR WHO HEADED LIVER TRANSPLANT PROGRAM ON CHARGES OF COVERING UP PATIENT SWITCH