The United States Attorney’s Office, along with the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office and the Anti-Defamation League, will host a virtual discussion on Thursday, April 22, to explain how the federal government investigates and works to combat hate crimes and discrimination, including against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community. The …continue reading

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The former owner of a wastewater treatment facility in Orange has been indicted by a grand jury that accused him and his company – Klean Waters, Inc. – in a scheme that discharged untreated industrial wastes into an Orange County sewer system, among other violations of federal environmental laws. Tim …continue reading

Christina Burden was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging her with bank fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally obtain more than $4.5 million in pandemic relief loans, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson; Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George; Federal Bureau of Investigation, …continue reading

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On behalf of more than two dozen partner agencies, Assistant Director in Charge Kristi K. Johnson, of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, announced the results of “Operation Lost Angels,” an initiative which began on January 11th and recently culminated in the recovery of 33 children. During January—Human Trafficking Awareness …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 07 through January 16 include eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination, a suspicious death, and affordable housing. The announcement of the eligibility for vaccination of those residents of Orange County ages 65 and older was by leaps and bounds the most-read story of the past week. Let …continue reading

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Dr. Jennings Ryan Staley, previously charged with one count of mail fraud, was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for additional crimes arising from his business venture selling COVID-19 “treatment kits,” which he advertised to one potential customer as a “miracle cure.” Staley is a licensed physician and the …continue reading

Special agents with the FBI arrested a Hollywood man on a federal charge alleging that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. The drone damaged the LAPD aircraft and the pilot was forced to initiate an emergency landing. The drone also damaged a …continue reading

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against an Irvine man whose company used high-pressure sales tactics to raise more than $9.5 million with bogus claims that the outfit’s solar panels utilized nanotechnology to generate electricity three times more efficiently than traditional solar panels. Michael James Sweaney, 56, the founder and owner …continue reading