RIVERSIDE, California – A San Bernardino County man who prepared and filed fraudulent tax returns for both his clients and himself that claimed false business losses has been sentenced to serve eight months in federal prison.
A real estate investor pleaded guilty for his role in conspiracies to rig bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Northern California, the Department of Justice announced.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A woman was sentenced today to five years in state prison for kidnapping, false imprisonment, and falsely reporting crimes, after framing her husband’s ex-fiancée for stalking and attempted rape.
RIVERSIDE, California – An Inland Empire man pleaded guilty late this afternoon to a federal child exploitation offense after coercing at least six boys around the nation to send him sexually explicit videos – some of which were posted on the internet when victims refused to send additional images and videos.
SANTA ANA, California – A one-time sales representative for AFLAC was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of federal fraud charges related to a scheme that used bogus disability claims to bilk the insurance company out of more than $4 million.
SANTA ANA, California – The owner and operator of a financial services company that provided accounting, tax and bookkeeping services to small businesses was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.5 million from her clients.
A California federal court entered a consent decree permanently prohibiting Custompax Inc. of Fremont, California, and owner and Chief Executive Officer Cedric P. Ling from distributing adulterated dietary supplements, the Department of Justice announced today. Under the terms of the injunction, the defendants must stop manufacturing such products until remedial steps are taken.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced to 12 years in state prison today for money laundering and defrauding over $2.2 million from over 400 troubled homeowners through an illegal loan modification scheme advertised on YouTube.
Four alleged gang members have been charged in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a 1- year-old girl in Compton last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
SACRAMENTO – Just three months after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra challenged a proposed asset sale that could lead to higher gas prices for consumers in California, a federal court has signed a final judgment prohibiting Valero Energy Corporation from acquiring from Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., the last independent petroleum distribution terminals for 10 years.