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December

December 18, 2014

Auburn Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Lying To Obtain Workers’ Compensation Funds

Business Partners Plead Guilty to Running Multi-million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scam in Bakersfield, Visalia and Salinas

Lathrop Man Sentenced to over 8 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Three Men Indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for Conspiracy to Distribute over 10 Pounds of Heroin

Placerville Business Owner Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

December 16, 2014

Bureau of Prisons Inmate Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Correctional Officer

Sacramento Pimp Sentenced to More than 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

December 15, 2014

Northern California Attorney Sentenced for Attempted Tax Evasion

Third Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Large Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Canadian Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Approximately 20 Kilograms of Cocaine

Federal Marijuana Case Update

Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Structuring More than $2.5 Million in Proceeds of Drug Trafficking

December 11, 2014

The Regents of the University of California to Pay Half a Million Dollars to Resolve Allegations of False Statements in Obtaining UC Davis Grant Funding

Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

Vallejo Man Found Guilty of Participating In Multi-year Bank Fraud and Identity Theft Scheme

December 9, 2014

Yuba City Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Racially Motivated Attack on White Man and African-American Woman

December 8, 2014

Stanislaus County Defendants Plead Guilty in Scheme to Send Methamphetamine to Hawaii

Fresno Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Trafficking

8-Year Prison Term for Stanislaus County Man Convicted of Child Pornography Offense

December 5, 2014

Vallejo drug dealer sentenced to 14 years in prison

December 4, 2014

Man Arrested in a Park in Davis Pleads Guilty to Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography

Sacramento Man Indicted for Tax Preparation Fraud

Rancho Cordova Man Indicted for Passport and Immigration Fraud

Stockton Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Aggravated I.D. Theft in Large Scale U.S. Mail Theft and Bank Fraud Scheme

Fresno Man Indicted for Filing False Tax Returns Seeking More than $600,000 in Refunds

Sacramento Area Businessman Charged with Evading $5.6M in Customs Duties on Footwear Imported from China

Modesto Man Charged with Assaulting Federal Security Guard

Oregon Man Arrested in Glenn County Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Drug and Firearm Offenses

December 3, 2014

30-Year Prison Term for Turlock Sex Offender

December 1, 2014

Ceres Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Prison for Filing a False Tax Return

Bakersfield Resident Pleads Guilty to Growing Marijuana on Ecological Reserve

Reno Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Traveling Across State Lines to Engage in Sexual Conduct with Minor

Toxic Marijuana Grow Nets 10-Year Prison Term

November

November 25, 2014

Sisters Convicted at Trial for Bakersfield Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Financial Advisor Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Tax Scheme

Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Short Sale Scheme Costing Mortgage Lenders More Than $316,000

November 21, 2014

Two Former California National Guard Members Plead Guilty to Charges of Recruiting Fraud

Georgia Man Charged with Marijuana Distribution after 50 Pounds of Marijuana Were Found in His Luggage at the Sacramento Airport

November 20, 2014

Butte County Couple Indicted for Drug Trafficking as Part of Silk Road 2.0 Takedown

Fresno Teacher’s Aide Indicted for Marijuana Cultivation Operation in Trinity County

Former Postal Service Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Theft of the Mail

Chico Florist Shop Owner Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Tax Dodge and Retaliating Against Federal Officers

Two Defendants Sentenced in Texas for Conspiring to Bribe Military Contracting Officials

Three Indicted in Alleged Stockton Methamphetamine Ring

Housekeeper Charged with Series of Burglaries at the Ahwahnee Hotel

Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud Perpetrated in Sacramento Area

Three Fresno Men Indicted for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Sacramento Man Indicted Following His Arrest in Fresno with 19 Pounds of Methamphetamine

November 19, 2014

Eastern District of California U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects over $9 Billion in Civil and criminal actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2014

November 18, 2014

Jury Convicts 64-Year-Old Las Vegas Man of Interstate Transportation of a Minor for Unlawful Sexual Activity

November 17, 2014

Sacramento Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

Bakersfield Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Structuring over $1 Million in Bank Deposits

November 14, 2014

Former Crisp & Cole Office Manager Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

November 13, 2014

Oroville Man Indicted for Receiving Child Pornography

Former Owner of Sacramento Capitals Tennis Team Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme Exceeding $100 Million in Losses

November 12, 2014

Former Sierra Army Depot Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Sophisticated Military Equipment

Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Dealing Guns Without a License

November 10, 2014

Trio Charged in $1.5 Million Disability Benefits Fraud Scheme

Las Vegas Attorney Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Child Exploitation Offenses in Bakersfield

Bakersfield Marijuana Store Employee Sentenced

November 6, 2014

Arrest Made in Ventura for $5 Million Movie Studio Construction Scam in Northern California

Biotronik Inc. to pay $4.9 million to Resolve Claims that Company Paid Kickbacks to Physicians

Former Fresno Business CFO Charged with Embezzling and Money Laundering

Sutter County Woman Pleads Guilty to Participation in Large-Scale EDD Benefit Fraud Scheme

Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Growing Marijuana in Lassen National Forest

Suisun City Man Charged with Federal Firearm Charge

November 5, 2014

Redding Man Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

November 4, 2014

Former Fugitive Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

South Lake Tahoe Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Australian Investigation Leads to Alturas Man; Sentenced Today to Nearly 20 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

November 3, 2014

Fresno Man Sentenced for Laser Strikes on CHP Plane

Former Kern County Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Benefits

Two Sacramento Men Receive Prison Sentences of over 17 Years & 18 Years Respectively for Roles in Attempted Robbery of Armored Vehicle Guard

Kern County Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting U.S. Currency

October

October 31, 2014

Livingston Convenience Store Owner Indicted for USDA Benefits Fraud

October 30, 2014

U.S. Attorney Names District Election Officer

Deputy United States Marshal One of Three Indicted as Part of Armed Robbery Crew

Former Elk Grove Man Sentenced to 15.5 Years in Prison for $20 Million Investment Fraud and False Statements in Bankruptcy

October 29, 2014

United States Attorney and California Attorney General Collaborate to Present First in a Series of Labor Trafficking Trainings

Huntington Beach Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Nationwide Foreclosure Rescue Scam

October 27, 2014

Oakdale Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

October 23, 2014

Mexican National Indicted for Sequoia National Park Marijuana Cultivation Operation

Stockton Man Sentenced to over Three Years in Prison Possessing Sawed Off Shotgun

Traffic Stop Near Shasta-Trinity National Forest Yields 432 Pounds of Processed Marijuana

Rancho Cordova Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Receive Child Pornography

October 15, 2014

Four Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Eastern District of California Receive Prestigious Department of Justice Awards

October 14, 2014

Man Sentenced to over Four Years in Prison for DUI Death in Kings Canyon National Park

IRS Employee Arrested Today Following Indictment for Filing False Tax Returns

Two Facing Federal Charges for Patterson Bank Robbery

Three Plead Guilty to Charges Related to Methamphetamine Trafficking in Kern County

Fresno Man Sentenced to over 6 Years in Prison on Firearm Charge

Tracy Man Enters Guilty Plea to Fraud Charges in Phantom Debt Collection Case

October 9, 2014

Fresno Resident Charged in Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

Grand Jury Indicts Two Previously Deported Aliens

Former Fugitive Pleads Guilty to Failure to Appear

October 8, 2014

Fairfield Men Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking

October 7, 2014

Citrus Heights Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Crime

Last of 4 Methamphetamine Traffickers Sentenced to Prison

October 6, 2014

Sanger Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing 57 Vehicle Batteries from U.S. Mail Trucks

Tulare County Resident Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Cultivation Operation

October 3, 2014

EDD Employee Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison for Disability Fraud

October 2, 2014

Stockton Woman Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for ID Theft and Fraud

Two Indicted on Drug Trafficking Charges After Arrests in Stockton; Three Indicted for Growing Marijuana in Lassen National Forest

Nevada County Man Who Shot Federal, State Officers Charged with Federal Crimes

Former California News Helicopter Pilot Sentenced

Stockton Woman Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Aggravated I.D. Theft in Large Scale U.S. Mail Theft and Bank Fraud Scheme

September

September 29, 2014

Hawaii-Bound Meth Trafficker Sentenced

Drug Transporter Arrested in Kern County Sentenced

Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Defendants Sentenced

Crisp & Cole Co-defendant Julie Farmer Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Nuestra Familia Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 31 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Escondido Resident Pleads Guilty to Bulk Cash Smuggling

Visalia Doctor Sentenced for Illegally Dispensing Oxycodone

Fresno Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Laser Strikes on CHP Plane

September 25, 2014

Sacramento Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Enticement of a Minor

Washington State Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

Mammoth Lakes Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison for Enticement of a Minor

September 24, 2014

Fresno Fugitive Apprehended by Marshals, Faces Tax Fraud Charges

Mono County Woman Sentenced for Embezzlement from Bank

September 23, 2014

Marysville Man Sentenced to over 14 Years in Prison and Tehama Man Pleads Guilty

September 22, 2014

Jury Finds Dixon Man Guilty of Mortgage Fraud After Trial

September 19, 2014

Previously Deported Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Aggravated ID Theft and Drug and Firearms Offenses

September 18, 2014

Federal Inmate Indicted for Assaulting Correctional Officer

Foreign National Indicted for Possessing Firearm And Growing Marijuana In Mendocino National Forest

September 16, 2014

Two Bakersfield Drug Trafficking Cases Sentenced

September 15, 2014

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Case

Final Defendant Sentenced in Scheme to Use Fresno Trucking Front to Smuggle Cocaine into Canada

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty in Methamphetamine Case

Leader Of Multi-Million Dollar Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Convicted

Bakersfield Drug Dealer Sentenced to over 11 Years in Prison

Visalia Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Identity Theft for Filing False Tax Returns Using Stolen Identities

Two Sentenced and One Pleads Guilty in Child Exploitation Cases

Bay Area Resident Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Woman Sentenced for Growing Marijuana in Sequoia National Forest and Damaging Public Lands

September 12, 2014

30, 20 And 10 Year Sentences Handed Down For $37 Million Ponzi Scheme

September 11, 2014

Two More Guilty Pleas Entered In Vallejo-Based Drug Trafficking Indictments

September 10, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Recognizes District Prosecutors

Guilty Plea in Telemarketing Scam that Targeted Elderly in Woodland, Stockton, Bakersfield, and Dinuba

Reno Residents Plead Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Counterfeit Currency and over 1,000 Access Devices in Angels Camp

September 8, 2014

Two Child Exploitation Cases: Modesto Man Sentenced and Madera Man Pleads Guilty

Fresno Man Sentenced for Marijuana Cultivation that Diverted Water from the San Joaquin River

Bakersfield Men Sentenced for Damaging Oil Field Facilities

September 5, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice Awards Fresno Police Department a $500,000 Grant to Combat Gang Violence and Gun Crimes

September 4, 2014

Tehachapi Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Men Arrested in Bakersfield Indicted for Cocaine Smuggling

Visalia Man Indicted for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Foreign National Indicted for Growing Nearly 10,000 Marijuana Plants in the Trinity Alps Wilderness

September 3, 2014

Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Telemarketing Fraud Scam Targeting Elderly Citizens

35 Year Prison Sentence for Nationwide Foreclosure Rescue Scam

September 2, 2014

Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Telemarketing Fraud Scam Targeting Elderly Citizens

Four Family Members Charged in Multistate Conspiracy to Sell Counterfeit Erectile-Dysfunction Drugs

Prison Inmate Sentenced for Conspiracy to Smuggle Contraband into the Taft Correctional Institution

August

August 29, 2014

Sacramento Woman Found Guilty in Mortgage Fraud Scheme

August 28, 2014

Four Indicted for Cultivation in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Indictment for Growing over 22,000 Marijuana Plants in Lassen National Forest

Six Sacramento-Area Residents Indicted for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Heroin

Former Assistant Manager at Yosemite Area Hotel Indicted for Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Theft

August 27, 2014

Four Plead Guilty to Child Exploitation Offenses in Fresno

August 25, 2014

Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Smuggle Heroin, Methamphetamine and Other Contraband into Taft Correctional Institution

Kern County Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute 17 Pounds of Methamphetamine

Fresno Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing More than $113,000 in Social Security Benefits

U.S. Citizen Extradited from the Netherlands Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Bakersfield Marijuana Store Worker Pleads Guilty

August 21, 2014

Visalia Man Indicted for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Oregon Couple Indicted for Trafficking Methamphetamine and Cocaine

25 Pounds of Methamphetamine Discovered in Vehicle’s Hidden Compartment

Foreign National Indicted for Growing 3,724 Marijuana Plants in the Plumas National Forest

Stockton Woman Sentenced to over 4 Years in Prison for Credit Application Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Firearm Charges

August 19, 2014

North Highlands Woman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Theft, Bank Fraud, and Possession of Stolen U.S. Mail

August 18, 2014

Google Tip Leads To 30-Year Prison Sentence

Drug Courier Found in Fresno County with over 8 Pounds of Heroin Sentenced

Sanger Man Charged with Stealing Batteries from U.S. Mail Trucks

August 14, 2014

Tracy Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Health Plan of San Joaquin and Agilent Technologies

Granite Bay Man Indicted on Charges of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering

Recent Child Exploitation Cases: 3 Indictments, One Guilty Plea and One 14-Year Sentence

Citrus Heights Resident Sentenced to Prison for Credit Card Fraud and Manufacturing Marijuana

August 13, 2014

Jury Convicts Man From Fresno Homeless Encampment on Gun Charges

U.S. Department of Justice Awards City of Stockton A $414,923 Grant to Continue Funding a County-Wide firearms Reduction Consortium

Two Foreign Nationals Indicted for Growing 5,287 Marijuana Plants in the Lassen National Forest

August 12, 2014

Former Director of Yosemite National Park Child Care Center Charged with Embezzlement

$13.6 Million Forfeiture Settlement in Tobacco Industry Tax Evasion Case

August 11, 2014

Tuolumne County Man Sentenced to 19 Years and 7 Months in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Fresno Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Sell Counterfeit DVD Movies and Other Media

Madera Man Sentenced TO 11 Years AND 3 Months IN Prison for Child Pornography

Guilty Plea in Madera County Marijuana Grow

Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Shining Laser at CHP Plane

Former Managing Member of Financial Group Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors of at Least $1.7 Million

Orangevale Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Crime

August 7, 2014

Tuolumne County Man Indicted for Starting Rim Fire

Vallejo Man Indicted on Firearms Charges

Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigation Leads to Four Drug Trafficking Indictments

Fresno Men Indicted for Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

August 6, 2014

Manteca Woman Pleads Guilty to Filing False Claims for Refunds

Former Rancho Cordova Executive Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud

August 5, 2014

Modesto Man Arrested for Defrauding Real Estate Investors

Stockton Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug and Gun Charges

August 4, 2014

Repeat Marijuana Grower Pleads Guilty to 2013 Grow

Mother and Son Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trying to Sell More Than 50 Pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine

Brothers Sentenced for Possession of Firearms Found at a Fresno County Marijuana Cultivation

Kern County Man Sentenced for Laser Strike on Sheriff’s Helicopter

August 1, 2014

Father and Son Charged with Defrauding Foster Farms

Sacramento Man Indicted for Sharing Child Pornography Files

July

July 31, 2014

Former Folsom Swim Coach Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor

Former California News Helicopter Pilot Pleads Guilty to ID Theft

Placerville Man Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

Indictment for Marijuana Cultivation in Sierra National Forest

Fresno Women Including a Mother and Daughter Indicted for Trafficking Methamphetamine

Roseville Financial Advisor Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Stealing from Her Clients

July 28, 2014

Toxic Marijuana Operation in Sequoia National Forest Results in 46-Month Prison Sentence

Kern County Resident Pleads Guilty in Fraudulent Tax Refund Scheme

Fresno Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

July 24, 2014

Jury Finds Sacramento Man Guilty Of Conspiracy Aand Money Laundering In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Two Men Indicted for Marijuana Cultivation in Lassen National Forest

Sacramento County Residents Indicted for Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Chicago Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Offense With Underage Girl in Sacramento Area

Nicolls Fire Investigation Leads to Charges for Marijuana Cultivator

July 23, 2014

Federal Jury Convicts Sacramento Man of Possessing Crack Cocaine for Distribution

Postal Inspector Indicted for Possession of Stolen Mail

San Jose Man Sentenced for a Copyright Infringement Conspiracy

July 22, 2014

Illegal Alien Sentenced to 4 Years and 9 Months for Selling Methamphetamine, Possessing False Documents

Former IRS Employee Arrested Today for ID Theft Conspiracy: $1.2 Million Attempted Fraud, 160 Victims

July 21, 2014

Defendants from Inyo and Fresno Counties Sentenced in Separate Child Exploitation Cases

Korean National Sentenced for Investment Fraud

Bakersfield Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Structuring Cash Deposits

Drug Transporter Arrested in Kern County Pleads Guilty

Modesto Man Sentenced in Tax Fraud Conspiracy

July 17, 2014

Three Bakersfield Men Charged in Drug Distribution Ring

July 16, 2014

Dignity Health Agrees To Pay $1.55 Million in Civil Penalties To Resolve Controlled Substances Act Claims

July 10, 2014

Sacramento Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Child Exploitation

San Francisco Men Indicted For Growing Marijuana In Mariposa

Escapee from Federal Prison Charged

Foresthill Man Sentenced to Prison for Destruction of U.S. Mail Receptacles

July 9, 2014

Former IRS Employee Sentenced to More Than 4 Years in Prison for Claiming over $1,745,000 in False Tax Returns

July 8, 2014

Former WECO Owner Sentenced for Fraudulent Aircraft Repairs

Former Sierra Army Depot Employee Indicted for Theft of Military Equipment

July 7, 2014

Visalia Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegally Dispensing Oxycodone

Federal Marijuana Case Update

Modesto Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiring to Commit Postal Crimes

July 3, 2014

Kern County Man Caught Fleeing a Remote Marijuana Grow is Indicted on Cultivation Charges

Las Vegas Attorney Indicted for Child Exploitation Offenses Committed in Bakersfield

Stockton Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Military Policeman from Lemoore Naval Air Station Indicted for Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Stanislaus County Man Sentenced to over 19 Years in Prison for Cultivating Marijuana and Trafficking Methamphetamine

July 2, 2014

Sacramento Woman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Theft and a Scheme to Defraud

June

June 30, 2014

Second Mexican National Pleads Guilty In Bakersfield Stash House Case

June 24, 2014

Fontana Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute over 30 Pounds of Methamphetamine

Prison Inmate Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs and Contraband into the Taft Correctional Facility

June 23, 2014

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Using an Interstate Facility to Aid Racketeering

Former Bakersfield Resident Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Mail in Bakersfield and Wasco

Marijuana Cultivators Sentenced

Bakersfield Defense Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

One Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison and Three Others Plead Guilty in Child Exploitation Cases

June 20, 2014

New Benefit Fraud Arrests in Sutter County

"Dr. Death" Indicted for Illegally Manufacturing Firearms and Possession of Machine Guns

Pleasant Grove Woman Indicted for Filing False Tax Returns

June 19, 2014

Fresno Man Charged with Sex Trafficking Under-Aged Girl

June 16, 2014

Co-Defendant in “Loomis Wealth Solutions” Mortgage Fraud Case Pleads Guilty

Eighth Defendant Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Conducting Illegal Cash Transactions

Bay Area Man Sentenced to Prison for Investment Fraud

June 12, 2014

Mexican Nationals Indicted for Growing Marijuana in the Sequoia National Forest in Kern County

San Diego Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the United Auburn Indian Community

June 10, 2014

Weight Loss Clinic and Doctor Pay $250,000 to Settle Controlled Substance Act Claims

June 9, 2014

Modesto Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Firearm Charges

June 5, 2014

Bakersfield Owner of Catholic Website Indicted for Tax Evasion

Sacramento Man Indicted for Selling Machineguns and Explosives

June 4, 2014

Guilty Plea to a Conspiracy to Bribe a U.S. Air Force Contract Administrator

Antelope Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Charges

June 3, 2014

Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Shining Laser at CHP Plane

June 2, 2014

Fresno Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $113,000 in Social Security Benefits

Man Who Viewed Child Pornography in Fresno Library Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

May

May 28, 2014

Medtronic Inc. to Pay $9.9 Million to Resolve Claims That Company Paid Kickbacks to Physicians

Lassen County Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offense

May 27, 2014

Chico Florist Business Owner Found Guilty of Retaliatory Tax Dodge

Stanislaus County Man Sentenced, San Joaquin County Man Pleads Guilty in Separate Child Exploitation Cases

May 23, 2014

Stockton Man Is Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Rob a “Stash House”

May 22, 2014

Eight California National Guard Members Alleged to Have Participated in Recruitment Fraud

Madera County Man Indicted for Pipe Bombs Found at School and Gas Station

Modesto Woman Indicted for Stealing Social Security Benefits

Kern County Methamphetamine Trafficking Indictments

Last Defendant Sentenced in Marriage Fraud Scheme

Eight California National Guard Members Alleged to Have Participated in Recruitment Fraud

May 20, 2014

Sacramento Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking of a Minor

May 19, 2014

Former Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

Fresno Men Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Sell Fake DVDs and CDs

Federal Court Marijuana Prosecution Update

May 15, 2014

Child Pornography Prosecutions This Week

Stockton Couple Plead Guilty To Charges Stemming From Large-Scale U.S. Mail Theft And Bank Fraud Investigation

Stockton Man Sentenced to over 7 Years in Prison for Federal Firearm Charge

Owner of Smoke Shops in Bakersfield, Fresno and Visalia Pleads Guilty to Fraud Relating to the Sale of Synthetic Drugs

May 12, 2014

Laser Strikes: Clovis Defendant Sentenced, Bakersfield Defendant Pleads Guilty

Dispositions for Kern County and Fresno County Marijuana Cases

Cameron Park Man Arraigned on Child Pornography Charges

Three Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Bakersfield and Fresno Mortgage Fraud Schemes

May 9, 2014

Sacramento Men Indicted in Three Federal Cases for Drug and Firearm Offenses

May 8, 2014

Former Owner of Sacramento Capitals Tennis Team Pleads Guilty to $50 Million Fraud Scheme

Colorado Resident Charged in California Marijuana Conspiracy

May 7, 2014

Final Defendants Sentenced in Prison Gang Case Based in Central Valley

Synthetic Drug Dealers with Central Valley Connection Arrested as Part of Nationwide Enforcement Operation

May 5, 2014

San Jose Woman Pleads Guilty to Heroin Conspiracy

Arvin Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute 17 Pounds of Methamphetamine

Fresno Man Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In Prison For Distribution Of Child Pornography

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Memphis Marijuana Trafficking Scheme

Two Men Plead Guilty in Separate Child Exploitation Case

Online Clothing Business Owners Sentenced for Customs Fraud, Money Laundering

Federal Racketeering And Attempted Murder Charges Brought Against Leaders And Associates Of The Nuestra Familia Gang

May 2, 2014

Granite Bay Man Arrested For $6.8 Million Bank Fraud

Stockton Methamphetamine Trafficker sentenced to over ten years

Stockton Man is Sentenced for Conspiring to Rob "Stash House"

May 1, 2014

Rough and Ready Man Found Sentenced to 14 Years Prison for Nevada County Crime Spree

Former Kern County Resident Charged with Stealing Social Security Benefits

April

April 30, 2014

Former Clovis Teacher Sentenced To 38 Years in Prison For Producing Child Pornography

April 29, 2014

Canadian Woman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Distribute Approximately 20 Kilograms Of Cocaine

Modesto Man Pleads Guilty in Tax Fraud Conspiracy

Marysville Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Assault on White Man and African-American Woman

Vallejo Man Arrested for Falsely Claiming More Than $3 Million in Tax Refunds

April 28, 2014

Modesto Man Sentenced to Prison for Fraudulent Check-Cashing Scheme

Sacramento Real Estate Professional Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

US Marshals Arrest Fugitive in Fairfield

Bakersfield Methamphetamine Trafficking Brothers Sentenced to Federal Prison

Marijuana Cases Update

Bakersfield Drug Dealer Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Kern County Drug Courier Sentenced To 10 Years in Prison

April 25, 2014

Fugitive Returned From Mexico To Face Child Pornography Charges In Fresno

April 24, 2014

Bad Beard Bandit Indicted for Four Bank Robberies in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

Bakersfield Man Indicted After Attempting to Distribute Five Pounds of Methamphetamine

Previously Deported Mexican National Charged with Passport Fraud, Aggravated ID Theft, Drug and Firearm Offense

26 Defendants Charged, Nearly 60,000 Marijuana Plants Seized as a Result of Operation Safe Counties in Shasta and Trinity Counties

DNA Links Oakland Man to 2009 Modesto Bank Robbery

April 23, 2014

Cameron Park Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

April 22, 2014

Last Defendant Found Guilty in $30 Million Bakersfield Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Butte County Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud Scheme

April 21, 2014

Marijuana Grower Caught in Sequoia National Forest Sentenced

United States Citizen Extradited from the Netherlands Pleads Guilty to Offenses Related to Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Bakersfield Men Enter Guilty Plea to Damaging Oilfield Facilities

Drug Dealer Who Killed Customer in Self Defense Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for Drug Charge

April 14, 2014

Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Tuolumne County Couple’s Escrow Funds

Tulare County Man Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison for Marijuana Cultivation Crimes

Three Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Credit Card Fraud in Jackson Area

April 10, 2014

Three Indicted for Shining Lasers at Law Enforcement Aircraft in Fresno and Bakersfield

Las Vegas Man Indicted for Interstate Transportation of a Minor for Prohibited Sexual Contact

April 8, 2014

Two Executives Sentenced for Convictions In SK Foods Investigation

Sacramento Man Sentenced to More Than 21 Years in Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

April 4, 2014

Two El Dorado Hills Women Indicted For Preparing Bogus Tax Returns And Receiving Illegitimate Refunds

April 3, 2014

Stockton Woman Pleads Guilty to Credit Card ID Theft Scheme

Tracy Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling From Health Plan of San Joaquin and Agilent Technologies

April 2, 2014

Lawyer Sentenced to Ten Years For Money Laundering

Mar

March 31, 2014

Final Defendant Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Use Fresno Trucking Front to Smuggle Cocaine Into Canada

Sentences Handed Down For Asbestos Abatement Violations at Former Air Force Base in Atwater, Calif.

Case Update: Central Valley Marijuana Traffickers

Leader Of $30 Million Bakersfield Mortgage Fraud Scheme And Wife Sentenced

March 27, 2014

Taft Man Inidcted By A Federal Grand Jury For Conspiring With Others To Disribute Methamphetamine

Bell, California Man Charged With Trafficking Drugs Between Los Angeles Area And Modesto

Madera Man Indicted For Tax Evasion

Correctional Officer And Prison Inmate Indicted For Conspiracy To Smuggle Heroin And Methamphetamine Into The Taft Correctional Facility

Fresno Police Department Detective And Fresno Marijuana Trafficker Indicted In Bribery Scheme

Former Sacramento Area Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

March 26, 2014

California State Senator And Chee Kung Tong Drangonhead Among Twenty-Six Defendants Charged In Federal Criminal Complaint

San Joaquin County Man Indicted On Charges Of Attempting To Provide Material Support To Foreign Terrorist Organization

Case Update: Central Valley Marijuana Traffickers

March 25, 2014

Suspended Sacramento Attorney Sentenced To 46 Months For Tax Crimes

Marysville Man Sentenced To Over Seven Years In Federal Prison For Racially Motivated Assault On White Man And African-American Woman

March 24, 2014

Child Exploitation Cases: Clovis Teacher Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography, Madera And Modesto Men Sentenced To Long Prison Terms, Bakersfield Man Sentenced For Probation Violation

Case Update: Central Valley Marijuana Traffickers

Guilty Plea In Bakersfield Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Fifth Defendant Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Mail From Wasco Post Offices

March 21, 2014

Former Fresno Pastor Arraigned on Fraud Indictment

California National Guardsmen Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Machine Guns

Eight Arrested this Week in Long-Term Investigation into Drug and Gun Trafficking

March 20, 2014

Oakdale Youth Pastor, Registered Sex Offender from Escalon, and Bishop Man Charged in Separate Child Exploitation Cases

Former Elk Grove Resident Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Scheme and False Statements in Bankruptcy

Bakersfield Man Indicted for Counterfeiting U.S. Currency

Two Indicted in 20,000-Victim Credit Card Fraud

March 19, 2014

Stockton Woman Charged with ID Theft and Fraud Offenses

March 18, 2014

Fresno Police Department Detective and Fresno Marijuana Trafficker Charged in Bribery Scheme

March 17, 2014

Second Defendant Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Use Fresno Trucking Front to Ship Cocaine to Canada

Service Member at U.S. Naval Air Station in Lemoore Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Modesto Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

Man Who Viewed Child Pornography in Fresno Library Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

San Joaquin County Man Arrested at Canadian Border on Charges of Attempting to Provide Material Support to Foreign Terrorist Organization

March 14, 2014

Chicagoland Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison for Orchestrating the Major Marijuana Distribution from Sacramento

Bakersfield Man Indicted for Smuggling Drugs into Taft Correctional Facility While Working as Correctional Officer

March 13, 2014

Fresno County Men Indicted for Selling Methamphetamine and Heroin

Kern County Man Indicted on Drug And Gun Charges After a Lengthy, Multi-Agency Investigation

Sacramento Businessman Indicted for Bank Fraud

March 11, 2014

Shasta County Investment Scheme Defendants Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Murder of United States Correctional Officer

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty to Racially Motivated Assault on White Man and African-American Woman in Marysville

March 10, 2014

San Joaquin County Law Enforcement Dog Trainer Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Perjury and Making False Statements to Law Enforcement

Tacoma, Wash. Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Oxycodone and Making Illegal Cash Deposits

Squaw Valley Marijuana Cultivation Operation

Laser Striker Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison, Believed to Be the Longest Sentence in a Laser-Strike Case

March 6, 2014

Kern County Man Charged With Sextortion of Minors Using Social Media

Two Men Charged With Extensive Counterfeit Media Scheme in Fresno

Sacramento Woman Gets 18 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Traffic in Counterfeit Viagra and Cialis Via Craigslist

After High Speed Chase in Glenn County, Orgon Man Pleasds Guilty to Federal Charges

March 4, 2014

Businessman Sentenced to 17 Years, 8 Months in Prison for Bankruptcy Fraud and Money Laundering

Ponzi and Mortgage Fraud Defendants Plead Guilty

Former FBI Special Agent Sentenced for Making Illegal Cash Deposits

El Dorado Hills Man Indicted on Three Counts of Tax Evasion

Yolo County Kidnapping Subject Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography

March 3, 2014

Modesto Man Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeit Media Conspiracy

Kent, Wash. Man Pleads Guilty to Structuring Cash Proceeds of Interstate Oxycodone and Hydrocodone Trafficking

Kern and Tulare County Marijuana Cultivators Plead Gulty

Feb

February 27, 2014

Sacramento Men Indicted for Illegally Manufacturing and Selling Assault Rifles

Modesto Man Indicted for Possession of Methamphetamine

Seven Indicted in False Tax Refund Scheme Run from Prison

San Leandro Man Sentenced to 27 Months In Prison for Student Aid Fraud Scheme

Dunlap Tenants Charged with Drug and Firearm Crimes

Two Indicted in Two Separate Cases of Theft of Mail in Bakersfield

February 26, 2014

Sacramento Meth Trafficker with Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced to 17.5 Years in Prison

Three Defendants Plead Guilty to a Copyright Infringement Conspiracy

February 24, 2014

Mexican National Sentenced for Firearms and Illegal Pesticides in Connection with Forest Marijuana Cultivation Operation

Case Update: Kern, Tulare, and Stanislaus Counties Marijuana Cultivation Operations

Father and Son Sentenced for $30 Million Bakersfield Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Two Women Plead Guilty to Structuring Cash Transactions

February 21, 2014

Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Viagra and Cialis

February 20, 2014

Sacramento Dentist Indicted for Fraudulent Billing Scheme Involving Unnecessary Dental Work

Ceres Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty to Filing a False Tax Return

Worldwide Drug Trafficker Sentenced

Federal Law Enforcement Targets Child Predators

February 19, 2014

Four in U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of California to Receive California Lawyer Magazine’s Attorney of the Year Awards

February 18, 2014

Fresno Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Bakersfield Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine, Heroin and Cocaine

February 14, 2014

Pleasanton Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Folsom-Based Ponzi Scheme

Mexican National Sentenced for Growing Marijuana on Federal Land in Trinity County

February 13, 2014

Former Fresno Resident Extradited from South Korea Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Illegal Proceeds Generated by Investment Fraud Scheme

Tulare County Man Indicted for Sales of Oxycontin

14 Indicted in Major Central Valley-Based Drug Trafficking Ring

U.S. Attorney, ATF, and Fresno Police Department Announce Results of Collaboration in Federal Firearms Prosecutions for 2013 in the Fresno Area

February 12, 2014

Anderson Aircraft Mechanic Charged with Aircraft Part Fraud

February 10, 2014

Modesto Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Structure Cash Proceeds of Interstate Oxycodone and Hydrocodone Trafficking

Ceres Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Modesto Man Pleads Guilty in Fraudulent Check-Cashing Scheme

Fresno and Tulare County Marijuana Growers Sentenced

Fresno County Man Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeiting U.S. Currency

Madera Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Firearms Shipment to Mexico

February 7, 2014

Jury Trial Cancelled as the Last of 39 Defendants Plead Guilty in Investigations of the NuestraFamilia Drug Trafficking Organization

February 6, 2014

U.S. Attorney’s Office Distributes $263,500 in Forfeited Proceeds of Interstate Marijuana Trafficking to El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office

Placer County Woman Charged for an investment Fraud Scheme That Targeted Investors in Failed Folsom Ponzi Scheme

Two Sentenced to Prison for Student Loan Fraud Schemes

February 3, 2014

Antelope Real Estate Professional Pleads Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

Multi-County Marijuana Cultivation Case Update

Fresno Man Admits Possessing Machine Gun Stolen from Fort Irwin

Jan

January 30, 2014

Physician Practicing in Grass Valley and Yuba City Indicted for Illegal Prescription Practice

January 27, 2014

Nuestra Familia Leader and Three Associates Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Former Modesto Real Estate Broker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scam

Clovis Man Sentenced for Aiming Laser at Sheriff Helicopter

Canadian Citizen Pleads Guilty to Shipping Cocaine to Canada; Sham Marriage Revealed During Court Proceedings

Bakersfield Marijuana Dispensary Owner Arrested, Charged with Conspiring with Others to Distribute Methamphetamine and Marijuana

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

January 22, 2014

Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms, Bank and Credit Card Fraud, and Identity Theft

Vacaville Man Sentenced for Defrauding Three Federal Agencies

Visalia Man Sentenced to 10 Years In Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Bay-Area Real Estate Agent Arrested for Orchestrating Fraudulent Short Sale in Stanislaus County

January 21, 2014

Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison

Modesto Woman Pleads Guilty to Structuring Cash Proceeds of Interstate Oxycodone and Hydrocodone Trafficking

Former Madera Resident Sentenced for Fraudulent Sale of Websites

Forest Marijuana Cultivation Supplier Pleads Guilty

Bakersfield Woman Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison for Counterfeiting U.S. Currency

Former IRS Employee Pleads Guilty to Claiming More than $1,745,000 in False Tax Returns

Two Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

January 16, 2014

Citrus Heights Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Enticement of a Minor

Yuba City Man Indicted for Child Pornography Offense

Sacramento Man Indicted in Tax Refund Scheme

January 15, 2014

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Marijuana Dispensaries

Results Announced for Operation Broken Mailbox That Targeted Bulk Mail Theft

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Marijuana Dispensarie

January 13, 2014

Stockton Man Sentenced for Escaping from Mendota Federal Correctional Institution

Two Sentenced, Three Plead Guilty in Marijuana Cultivation Prosecutions

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Cash Deposits

Kings County Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Disability Benefits from Department of Veterans Affairs

Sentences and Plea Agreements in Child Exploitation Cases

January 10, 2014

Jury Finds Fresno Man Guilty of Mortgage Fraud Scheme

January 9, 2014

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California Collects $63.8 million in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2013

Southern California Doctor Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud Scheme

Former Sacramento Area Loan Officer Pleads Guilty To Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Sacramento Men Plead Guilty to Attempted Enticement of a Minor

January 7, 2014

Service Member at U.S. Naval Air Station in Lemoore Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Modesto Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Stockton Man Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges as a Result of Operation Gideon IV

Modesto Man Sentenced to over Six Years in Prison for Bank Robbery

January 6, 2014

Bakersfield Man Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography 

Operation Mercury Cases

Fresno Man Sentenced For Possession Of A Pipe Bomb

Madera and Merced County Men Sentenced for Methamphetamine Trafficking Offenses

 

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