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December 27, 2013

Southern California Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Assist Al-Qai'da by Providing Weapons Training to Fighters in Pakistan

December 20, 2013

Jury Finds Pueblo Bishop Gang Member Guilty in RICO Murder Case for Ambush Killing of Father in Front of His 2-Year-Old Son

December 19, 2013

Seven High Desert Residents Arrested by Members of Federal-State Task Force for Allegedly Selling Methamphetamine

December 18, 2013

Bay Area Woman Guilty in Investment Scam that Caused Over $9 Million in Losses

December 18, 2013

Westside Man Arrested on Money Laundering Charges Related to Alleged Embezzlement of Nearly $370,000 from Girl Scouts

December 17, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Charges San Fernando Valley Man with First-Degree Murder in Fatal Shooting of TSA Officer at LAX

December 12, 2013

Former Chief Administrative Officer for City of Bell Agrees to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Tax Charges in Plot to Avoid Income Taxes

December 12, 2013

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Tax Offense Related to Health Care Fraud Scheme involving People Recruited from 'Skid Row'

December 10, 2013

Former San Luis Obispo Police Officer Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison in Corruption Case

December 9, 2013

Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Sentenced to a Year in Prison in Federal Bribery Case

December 9, 2013

Glendale Man Who Admitted Hacking into Hundreds of Computers in ‘Sextortion’ Case Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison

December 9, 2013

18 Charged as Result of Federal Investigation into Corruption and Civil Rights Abuses by Members of L.A. County Sheriff’s Department

December 6, 2013

Leader of Quarter-Billion Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme, Already Sentenced To 14 Years, Ordered to Pay $2.9 Million in Restitution

December 6, 2013

Members of Family Who Manufactured Homemade ‘Male Enhancement’ Drug Sentenced in Federal Conspiracy Case

December 5, 2013

For Second Time in Federal Court, Long Beach Man Guilty of Transporting Women across State Lines to Work as Prostitutes

December 4, 2013

Operators of Loan Modification Scam That Targeted Struggling Homeowners Arrested in $12 Million Scheme

November 27, 2013

Former Supplier of Beef to National School Lunch Program Settle Allegations of Improper Practices and Mistreating Cows

November 25, 2013

Former United Airlines Flight Attendant Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making Bogus Bomb Threats Aimed at his Former Employer

November 22, 2013

Pomona Resident Previously Convicted in Child Exploitation Case Indicted for Illegally Possessing Weapons Cache

November 21, 2013

Man Who Arranged Sham Marriages between Nigerians and U.S. Citizens Found Guilty of Immigration Fraud

November 21, 2013

Two Men Who Operated Credit Card Fraud Rings Based in San Gabriel Valley Sentenced to Federal Prison

November 20, 2013

17 Ventura County Gang Members Linked to Mexican Mafia Charged For Roles in Mexican-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Operation “SuperNova” Targeted Gang-Related Drug Trafficking

November 19, 2013

Former Animal Planet Television Network Host Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge of Selling Endangered Wildlife

November 19, 2013

Nursing Home Operator Agrees to Pay $48 Million to Resolve Allegations that Six SoCal Facilities Billed for Unnecessary Therapy

November 18, 2013

Orange County Ambulance Company Pays More Than $3 Million to Settle Allegations that it Overbilled Federal Health Care Programs

November 18, 2013

Pomona Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Federal Weapons and Drug Offenses in Deal Expected to Bring Sentence of up to 17½ Years

November 12, 2013

Former Resident of Orange, CA Convicted of Scheme to Defraud Religious Order of Roman Catholic Sisters

November 8, 2013

Gang Leader Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison in RICO Case

November 5, 2013

Former Member of Moreno Valley City Council Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Bribery Charge for Taking $2.3 Million Cash Payment

October 21, 2013

Frontman in Rock Band Sentenced to 7 years in Federal Prison after Pleading Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Loan Fraud Case

October 21, 2013

Leader of Avenues Gang Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison in Federal Racketeering Case for Murder and Ordering a Killing

October 17, 2013

O.C. Doctor Who Illegally Prescribed Addictive Pain Medications, Often Meeting with Patients at Starbucks, Gets 11¼-Year Sentence

October 17, 2013

Two Compton Men Plead Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Charges Resulting from New Year’s Eve Attack on African-American Youths

September 25, 2013

Burbank-based Diagnostic Labs Agrees to Pay $17.5 Million to Resolve Illegal Kickback Allegations

September 25, 2013

Second Highest Chiropractic Medicare Biller in California Biller Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud

September 24, 2013

Operation ‘Smokin’ Aces’ Targets Mexican Mafia Operations in Orange County

September 23, 2013

Attorney Who Twice Helped Obstruct Investigations into $22 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison

September 18, 2013

Owner of Home Health Agency that Defrauded Medicare Ordered to Pay $14.9 Million – Three Times the Losses Caused by Scheme

September 12, 2013

Desert Hot Springs Man Who Allegedly Escaped from Custody Faces New Charges Related to Pipe Bombs Found in Coachella Valley

September 11, 2013

Eight Defendants Plead Guilty in Armenian Power RICO Case

September 9, 2013

Man Previously Convicted of Transporting Minors to Work as Prostitutes Faces New Charges of Sex Trafficking Women

September 9, 2013

Oxnard Man Who Kidnapped Former Girlfriend and Threatened to Kill Her in Mexico is Sentenced to over 24 Years in Federal Prison

September 5, 2013

Former San Bernardino County Police Officer Arrested on Federal Civil Rights Charges Stemming from Alleged Sexual Assaults

August 27, 2013

Operator of Venetian Resort in Las Vegas Agrees to Return Over $47 Million after Receiving Money under Suspicious Circumstances

August 26, 2013

Man Arrested at LAX with Nearly 40,000 Bogus Erectile Dysfunction Pills Hidden in Golf Bag Sentenced to 2½ years in Federal Prison

August 26, 2013

Former Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty to Making False Bomb Threats

August 26, 2013

Los Angeles Man who Recruited ‘Patients’ from L.A.’s ‘Skid Row’ as Part of $10 Million Health Care Scam Sentenced to Federal Prison

August 21, 2013

30 People Linked to Two Southern California Drug Transportation Networks Indicted on Federal Narcotics Charges

August 15, 2013

57 People Linked to Drug Trafficking Organizations that Smuggled Narcotics from Mexico in PVC Pipes Charged in Federal Court

August 12, 2013

West Hollywood Doctor Pleads Guilty to Distributing Painkillers after being Ordered to Stop Writing Prescriptions by DEA

August 9, 2013

Denver Man Who Promoted Credit Services Arraigned in Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain Business Lines of Credit

August 8, 2013

Second Member of Hacking Group Sentenced to Over Year in Prison for Stealing Customer Information from Sony Pictures Computers

August 6, 2013

Man Now Facing New Child Sex Trafficking Charges for ‘Pimping’ Minors Turned Over to Federal Authorities and is Due in Court Tomorrow

August 6, 2013

13 Linked to Mexican Mafia and La Familia Indicted after Investigation Reveals Plot to Join Forces to Expand Drug Cartel’s Presence in U.S.

August 5, 2013

Longtime Fugitive Sentenced to 11 years in Federal Prison for Massive Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme Linked to Foreclosure Scam

July 31, 2013

Eight Linked To Fraudulent Mortgage Brokerage in Ventura County that Generated Millions in Sales Arrested in Federal Case

July 22, 2013

Owner of Nine Marijuana Stores in Orange and Los Angeles Counties Sentenced to 262 Months for Drug Trafficking and Tax Evasion

July 12, 2013

Florida Man Convicted of Selling Stolen Art and Evading the Payment of Federal Income Taxes Sentenced to 7½ Years in Prison

July 11, 2013

Ventura County-based Amgen Inc. Pays Over $15 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Illegally Marketed Cancer Drug with Kickbacks

July 11, 2013

Grand Jury Indicts 14 in Inland Empire on Charges of Defrauding Federal Government to Obtain Money and U.S. Passports

July 11, 2013

Operation ‘Wild Web’ Targets Illegal, Online Sale of Endangered Species and Parts from Protected Animals

July 2, 2013

San Gabriel Valley Teacher Indicted for Child Exploitation Offenses

July 2, 2013

San Fernando Valley Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in a Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

July 2, 2013

Co-Owners of Hemet Food Market Indicted on Charges of Obstructing Labor Department Investigation into Failure to Pay Overtime

June 28, 2013

Owner of Rehabilitation Facility Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud Charge

June 26, 2013

General Electric to Pay Over $6.5 Million to Resolve Claims of Submitting False Claims Act Allegations

June 26, 2013

U.S. Immigration Official Named in Federal Indictment that Alleges Bribes to Approve Applications for Citizenship and ‘Green Card’

June 26, 2013

Riverside County Deputy Public Defender Taken into Custody after Being Charged With Defrauding the Social Security Administration

June 25, 2013

Los Angeles Podiatrist Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for his Role in $3 Million Identity Theft and Bank Fraud Scheme

June 24, 2013

Diamond Bar Man Who Ran Day-Trading Ponzi Scheme that Caused Over $30 Million in Losses Sentenced to Over 12½ years in Prison

June 24, 2013

Long Beach Man Charged with Sex Trafficking of Teenage Girl

June 21, 2013

Seven Southland Residents Face Federal Bank Fraud Charges in Identity Theft Scheme Involving More Than $1 Million in Losses

June 17, 2013

Former CEO of Las Vegas Company Convicted of Securities Fraud

June 11, 2013

Commercial Marijuana Stores in Long Beach, Antelope Valley and Portions of Los Angeles Targeted with Warning Letters and Asset Forfeiture Lawsuits Filed by U.S. Department of Justice

June 11, 2013

Longtime Fugitive Who Ran Telemarketing Fraud Scheme that Cost Victims Over $16 Million Sentenced to 6½ Years in Federal Prison

June 6, 2013

San Gabriel Valley Teacher Arrested in Child Pornography Case after Investigators Uncover Evidence of Possible Child Molestation

May 31, 2013

Brothers who Made 'Contributions' to Orthodox Jewish Organizations Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion after Taking Secret Refunds from Groups

May 28, 2013

Orange County Man Who Ran Investment Fraud Scheme that Cost Victims $3 Million Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Federal Prison

May 28, 2013

Former Senior Partner at KPMG Agrees to Plead Guilty in Los Angeles to Federal Charges Related to Insider Trading Scheme

May 20, 2013

Three Involved in Ventura County-Based ‘Ad-Toppers’ Ponzi Scheme that Cost Victims over $27 Million Sentenced to Federal Prison Terms

May 17, 2013

San Fernando Valley Doctor Who Sold Bogus Cancer ‘Cure’ to Victims Across the Nation Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

May 15, 2013

Two Orange County Men Receive Multi-Year Federal Prison Terms for Orchestrating International Plot that Smuggled Rhino Horns

May 14, 2013

12 Los Angeles-Area Residents Accused of Attempting to Bilk Medicare out of $22 Million Arrested as part of Nationwide Crackdown

May 13, 2013

Argentine National Sentenced For Receiving and Storing Over 700,000 Tablets of Prescription Drugs From Overseas

May 13, 2013

West Hollywood Doctor Indicted on Federal Charges for Writing Prescriptions for Narcotics after being Ordered to Stop

May 10, 2013

Father and Son Linked to Separate Fraud Schemes Arrested at LAX as they Prepared to Leave U.S. with One-Way Plane Tickets to Russia

May 9, 2013

Former UCLA Physics Professor Agrees to Plead Guilty in Federal Contract Fraud Case and Pay Nearly $1.7 Million in Damages

May 8, 2013

Grand Jury Indicts Five in Large-Scale Immigration Fraud Scheme Orchestrated by Attorney who Paid Bribes to Government Officials

May 6, 2013

Co-Owner of Los Angeles County Toy Company Sentenced to Federal Prison in Drug Money Laundering Case

May 6, 2013

Ventura County Man Who Profited more than $1 Million through Illegal Insider Stock Trades Based on Information Obtained from Former Partner at KPMG Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Conspiracy Charge

May 2, 2013

Operator of San Fernando Valley Medical Clinics Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Distributing Oxycodone

May 1, 2013

Nine People Linked to Cocaine Distribution to Italy and Domestic Methamphetamine Sales Named in Federal Indictment

April 29, 2013

Southern California Man Sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison in Schemes that Sold Unregistered Securities in Internet, Energy Firms

April 29, 2013

Central Coast Man Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme that Bilked In-Laws, In-Laws’ Friend, and Banks out of Nearly $50 Million

April 26, 2013

F.B.I. Arrests Century City Man for Allegedly Running Ponzi Scheme and Bilking Additional Victim after Being Sued by S.E.C.

April 23, 2013

Federal Court Issues Permanent Injunction Prohibiting Los Angeles Tax Service and its Owner from Preparing Federal Tax Returns

April 23, 2013

Glendale Man Who Played Role in Kickback Scheme that Bilked San Francisco Food Company Sentenced to Federal Prison

April 22, 2013

Two Northern California Men in ‘Sextortion’ Plot Targeting Professional Poker Players Receive Federal Prison Sentences

April 18, 2013

Member of LulzSec Hacking Group Sentenced to Over Year in Federal Prison for 2011 Intrusion into Sony Pictures Computer Systems

April 18, 2013

Commercial Marijuana Businesses in City of Santa Ana Targeted with Justice Department Warning Letters and Asset Forfeiture Lawsuits

April 16, 2013

San Fernando Valley Doctor Who Pleaded Guilty in $3 Million Medicare Fraud Case Sentenced to 3½ Years in Federal Prison

April 16, 2013

San Bernardino County Physician’s Assistant Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Distributing OxyContin

April 11, 2013

Former Senior Audit Partner at KPMG Charged With Insider Trading

April 4, 2013

San Fernando Valley Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Trafficking in Counterfeit, Chinese-Made Pharmaceuticals

April 1, 2013

Owner of Nine Marijuana Stores in Orange and Los Angeles Counties Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking and Tax Evasion Charges

March 29, 2013

Orange County Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Providing Material Support to Terrorists by Sending Money to Pakistan to Be Used in Attacks against U.S. Forces Overseas

March 28, 2013

SoCal Woman Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison in Medicare Fraud Scheme involving Durable Medical Equipment

March 26, 2013

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Fannie Mae Employee for Allegedly Taking Kickbacks from Arizona Real Estate Broker

March 25, 2013

North Hollywood Man Who Aimed Laser at Aircraft in Violation of 2012 Federal Law Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

March 25, 2013

Pueblo Bishops Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 40 Years in Federal Prison For Role in Ambush Killing of Young Father

March 22, 2013

Authorities Charge Four Individuals and Shut Down Businesses across SoCal that Allegedly Sold Nitrous Oxide as Recreational Drug

March 20, 2013

10 Linked to Network of Marijuana Grow Houses Across Three Southland Counties Arrested on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

March 20, 2013

Former Hedge Fund Manager Recently Arrested in Italy After Being on Run for Five Years Named in Grand Jury Indictment that Alleges Market Manipulation Scam that Caused $200 Million in Losses

March 19, 2013

Child Molester Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Documenting Sexual Abuse and Sending Photos to Other Pedophiles

March 18, 2013

Manufacturer of Counterfeit Designer Handbags Sentenced to One Year in Federal Prison for Trafficking the Bogus Products

March 18, 2013

Former Fund Manager Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison in Investment Fraud Scheme that Cost Victims More Than $24 Million

March 18, 2013

Downey Man Who Participated in Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme Sentenced to 54 Months in Federal Prison

March 13, 2013

Orange County Couple Sentenced to Prison in Federal Fraud Case for Bilking Seven Banks out of Nearly $5 Million

March 8, 2013

Fugitive Hedge Fund Manager Arrested in Italy in U.S. Case Alleging Market Manipulation Scam that Led to at least $200 Million in Losses

March 7, 2013

Orange County Doctor Convicted of Six Counts of Health Care Fraud in Multi-Million Dollar Scam involving Durable Medical Equipment

March 6, 2013

Brothers Who Led Mexican Mafia-Backed Puente-13 Street Gang Sentenced to Life in Prison as Result of Federal Racketeering Case

March 5, 2013

Two San Gabriel Valley Men Charged with Participating in ‘Black Market Peso Exchange’ Scheme Used to Move Money Out of U.S.

March 5, 2013

Santa Barbara Accountant Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison in Tax Fraud Case involving Sham Non-Profit Organization

March 1, 2013

Long Beach Man Arrested in Federal Sex Trafficking Case

March 1, 2013

Former Los Angeles Police Department 911 Operator Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

February 27, 2013

Six Arrested in San Fernando Valley-Based Tax Fraud Scheme that Used Stolen Identities to Seek More Than $19 Million in Tax Refunds

February 25, 2013

Diamond Bar Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges for Running Day-Trading Ponzi that Raised $49 Million from Investors

February 21, 2013

Former California Assemblyman Admits Defrauding Banks out of $193,661 by Falsely Claiming to Be Identity Theft Victim

February 14, 2013

14 Arrested in Market Manipulation Schemes that Caused Thousands of Investors to Lose More Than $30 Million

February 8, 2013

Two Compton Men Indicted in Federal Hate Crime Case Stemming from New Year's Eve Attack on African-American Youths

February 7, 2013

Former L.A. City Building Inspector Agrees To Plead Guilty To Federal Charges Of Taking Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Bribe Payments

February 5, 2013

Woman Initially Charged as ‘Jane Doe’ in Child Pornography Production Case Named in Federal Grand Jury Indictment

February 5, 2013

San Luis Obispo Police Officer Arrested on Federal Bribery Charges

February 4, 2013

Leader Of Inland Empire-Based Drug Traffickin Organization Ssentenced To 168 Months

February 1, 2013

Grand Jury Indicts Santa Monica Restaurant and Sushi Chefs on Federal Charges Related to Sale of Protected Whale Meat

January 31, 2013

Two Men Convicted of Orchestrating Tax Fraud Scheme That Illegally Sought Quarter Billion Dollars in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

January 29, 2013

FBI Arrests Glendale Man in ‘Sextortion’ Case

January 28, 2013

Former President of SEIU Local Found Guilty of Stealing Tens of Thousands of Dollars from Union and Failing to Report Income

January 28, 2013

Two Charged in Bribery Scheme Involving Orange County Company that Sold Components to Panasonic for Use in Personal Computers

January 28, 2013

Former Mayor of Cudahy Sentenced to Federal Prison for Taking Bribes from ‘Medical Marijuana’ Businessman

January 28, 2013

Puerto Rican Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Distributing Counterfeit, Chinese-Made Pharmaceuticals Across United States

January 25, 2013

Singer in Rock Band Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Loan Fraud Case

January 24, 2013

San Fernando Valley Doctor Pleads Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Medicare Fraud Case Involving Treatments Never Performed

January 15, 2013

Agoura Hills Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors in Advertising Ponzi Scheme

January 14, 2013

Los Angeles Check Cashing Store, Head Manager and Compliance Officer Sentenced for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws

January 14, 2013

Leader of Azusa Street Gang Involved in Drug Trafficking and Hate Crimes Targeting African-Americans Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years

January 10, 2013

Attorney Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Racketeering and Money Laundering Offenses Committed on Behalf of Mexican Mafia

January 10, 2013

Five Arrested in Orange County-Based ‘Builder Bailout’ Mortgage Fraud Scheme that Fraudulently Purchased Condos

January 9, 2013

18th Street Gangmember Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Racketeering Offenses Related to Fatal Shooting of 23-Day-Old Infant

January 7, 2013

Rancho Cucamonga Man Who Operated Large-Scale Marijuana Grow and Commercial Pot Store Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

January 4, 2013

Tips from Members of the Public Lead to Arrest of Woman Charged as ‘Jane Doe’ in Federal Child Pornography Production Case

January 3, 2013

Federal Authorities Seek Help Identifying Two in Child Sexual Exploitation Case with Photos Likely Taken in Los Angeles Area

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