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Defense Contractor Employee Pleads Guilty to Selling Satellite Secrets to Undercover Agent Posing as Russian Spy

23 May 2017 05:09


LOS ANGELES – An engineer who worked for a cleared defense contractor pleaded guilty today to federal charges of economic espionage and violating of the Arms Export Control Act for selling sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be an agent of a Russian intelligence service.


Banamex USA Agrees to Forfeit $97 Million in Connection with Bank Secrecy Act Violations

23 May 2017 05:06


Today Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced that Banamex USA (BUSA), a financial institution based in Los Angeles, California, and a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., agreed to forfeit $97.44 million and entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) to resolve an investigation into BUSA’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations. In its agreement with the Justice Department, BUSA admitted to criminal violations by willfully failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program with appropriate policies, procedures, and controls to guard against money laundering and willfully failing to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).


Art Dealer Sentenced for Theft of Paintings Worth More than $1 Million

23 May 2017 05:03


A former art dealer was sentenced today for stealing over $1 million owed to the owners of paintings sold through his gallery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.


MAN SENTENCED TO 120 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING INFANT RELATIVE AND POSSESSING OVER 220,000 CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

22 May 2017 05:09


SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 120 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting his infant relative and possessing over 220,000 pornographic photos and videos of prepubescent children.


MAN SENTENCED TO 60 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THREE GIRLS UNDER 14 HE MET THROUGH CHURCH

22 May 2017 05:06


SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 60 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting three girls under the age of 14 he met through church.


MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR STABBING-MURDERS OF TWO HOMELESS MEN IN ANAHEIM THREE MONTHS APART

22 May 2017 05:03


SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for the special circumstances stabbing-murders of two homeless men in Anaheim three months apart.


Manager of Clothing Factory Sentenced to Prison after Offering Bribe to Federal Labor Investigator in Exchange for Closing Investigation

19 May 2017 05:09


LOS ANGELES – The general manager of a La Puente garment factory, who was found guilty of offering to pay bribes to an investigator with the United States Department of Labor in exchange for the investigator closing an investigation into wage violations, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.


FAKE ATTORNEY ARRAIGNED FOR DEFRAUDING SEVERAL CLIENTS THROUGH DEBT CONSOLIDATION AND MORTRAGE MODIFICATION SCHEMES

19 May 2017 05:06


SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned yesterday for impersonating an attorney and defrauding several clients through debt consolidation and mortgage modification schemes.


Charter School Founder, Son Charged With Money Laundering, Theft

19 May 2017 05:03


The founder and director of a South Los Angeles charter school and her son have been charged with funneling about $200,000 to a company that submitted fake invoices for a shell company, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.


Task Force Investigation Targets Leadership of MS-13, including Former Top ‘Shot-Caller’ of L.A. Faction, a Dozen ‘Shot-Callers’ who Supervised Cliques and Three Members Accused of Murder

18 May 2017 05:09


LOS ANGELES – Capping a nearly three-year investigation, federal, state and local law enforcement authorities this morning took into custody a total of 21 members and associates of Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal street gang commonly called MS-13 that was formed in Los Angeles about 30 years ago.

          
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