RIVERSIDE, California – A San Bernardino County man faces federal sex trafficking charges after he allegedly posted an advertisement on Craigslist that offered “sexual tutoring” to females of any age and later agreed to provide “training” to a 12-year-old girl.
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and its Secretary, Betsy DeVos, for refusing to process debt relief claims submitted by tens of thousands of students who took out federal student loans to attend Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Corinthian). Students became eligible to apply for this relief after the courts found that Corinthian defrauded these students in violation of California consumer protection laws. More than 1 in 4 of those students with pending debt relief claims resided in California.
An anesthesiologist has been charged with the fatal overdose of a 71-year-old patient earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
LOS ANGELES – Federal and local law enforcement authorities today took into custody seven defendants linked to a drug-distribution ring that operated out of Van Nuys and used a fleet of cars and a staff of drivers to make rapid deliveries – primarily of heroin – in response to phone orders.
A federal jury found two Los Angeles, California-area managers of foreclosure rescue companies guilty today for their roles in a foreclosure rescue scheme.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Seal Beach man was charged today with hate crimes for threatening and spitting on a same-sex couple.
LOS ANGELES – A Tijuana woman who was charged in the first major narcotics trafficking indictment resulting from an investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force was sentenced today to 151 months in federal prison for transporting 21 pounds of pure methamphetamine across the United States-Mexico border on behalf of a drug trafficking organization linked to the Sinaloa Cartel.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Las Vegas man was convicted and sentenced to eight years in state prison today for trafficking and pimping a 16-year-old Utah girl in Costa Mesa.
BAKERSFIELD – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of 49 individuals, the seizure of 26 firearms, 1,928 grams of methamphetamine, and 32 grams of crack cocaine as a part of a multi-agency state and federal takedown of gang members in Bakersfield.
SANTA ANA, California – A Garden Grove man who worked for the United States Postal Service for more than two decades was sentenced today to 75 months in federal prison for stealing thousands of credit cards from the U.S. Mail and selling the credit cards on the black market.