The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Eastern District of California is one of the largest judicial districts in the country, both in terms of population and land mass. It has almost eight million residents and encompasses six large urban areas: Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton,Vallejo, and Fairfield. It extends over 87,000 square miles, 45% of which is federal land and includes 34 counties reaching from the Oregon border in the north down to Bakersfield in the south, and from the coastal mountains in the west, to the Nevada border in the east. (Click here for the CaliforniaCounty map of the Eastern District.) The attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California are proud to represent residents of this large and culturally diverse district. It is the mission and the pledge of this office to represent the United States with determination, professionalism, and integrity.
Issue No. 56
The U.S. Attorney's
Report to the District
Victims of Financial Fraud
Prosecuting financial crimes is a major priority of this office. In the last few months, we concluded cases involving hundreds of victims and tens of millions of dollars in losses. Deepal Wannakuatte, a Sacramento businessman, was sentenced this month to 20 years in prison and ordered to forfeit all of his properties and assets in a case that may have been the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of the district, causing losses of over $100 million to 150 victims. Last month, Vincent Singh of Elk Grove was sentenced to over 15 years in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that grossed $20 million from 190 victims. Also in October, the second of two defendants who ran a nationwide foreclosure rescue scheme that stripped scores of victims of their homes and netted at least $15 million was sentenced to ten years in prison.
November 25, 2014
Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Short Sale Scheme Costing Mortgage Lenders More Than $316,000
November 21, 2014
Georgia Man Charged with Marijuana Distribution after 50 Pounds of Marijuana Were Found in His Luggage at the Sacramento Airport
November 20, 2014