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Federal authorities this week arrested three Inland Empire residents on fraud charges alleging they used information belonging to California state prison inmates to file for pandemic-related unemployment benefits, with each causing at least $345,000 in losses. The three defendants are charged in separate criminal complaints, and each woman faces two …continue reading

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Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, an indictment was unsealed charging Krstijan Krstic with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering for his alleged participation in a cryptocurrency scheme in which he solicited U.S. investors using two fraudulent …continue reading

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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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A Mexican national who pleaded guilty to a federal racketeering offense and admitted participating in a scheme to launder drug trafficking proceeds – which included attempting to purchase a bank to facilitate the money laundering – was sentenced today to 87 months in federal prison. Pablo Hernandez, 80, of Tijuana, …continue reading

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A military Humvee worth approximately $120,000 was stolen Friday from a military facility in Bell, California. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of the vehicle. At approximately 8:15 a.m., Friday morning, a military vehicle was stolen from the National Guard …continue reading

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A former Orange County social worker pleaded guilty today to a federal criminal charge that he distributed computer video files that contained sexually explicit videos depicting children, including infants and toddlers. Carlos Castillo, 62, of Santa Ana, pleaded guilty via videoconference to a single-count information charging him with distribution of …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