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A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest of Richard Ayvazyan and Marietta Terabelian, both wanted for violating their pretrial release in Los Angeles, California. On October 20, 2020, Ayvazyan and Terabelian were charged federally by the United States District Court …continue reading

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Christina Smith, 38, who was formerly incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy and aggravated identity theft charges for the submission of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims to the California Employment Development Department (EDD) in the names of current …continue reading

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Eight people are charged in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week, accused of participating in a criminal enterprise that has stolen millions of dollars from elderly victims in San Diego County and around the nation. Click here for indictment According to statements made by prosecutors in court, the …continue reading

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Jennings Ryan Staley, a physician who attempted to profit from the pandemic by marketing a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, pleaded guilty in federal court, admitting that he tried to smuggle hydroxychloroquine into the United States to sell in his coronavirus “treatment kits.” Staley, the former operator of Skinny Beach Med …continue reading

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A California licensed homeopathic doctor was arrested today for her alleged scheme to sell homeoprophylaxis immunization pellets and falsify COVID-19 vaccination cards by making it appear that customers received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Moderna vaccine. The announcement was made by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco; …continue reading

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A California man was arrested today on criminal charges related to his alleged scheming to submit fraudulent loan applications seeking millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds. According to an indictment returned last week by a federal grand jury in …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for July 04 through July 10 include health care fraud, spotlighting restaurants, and a celebration of Summer. Top Ten Stories for July 04 through July 10 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Medical Imaging Companies CEO …continue reading

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A federal jury has found four Los Angeles-area residents guilty of criminal charges for scheming to submit fraudulent loan applications seeking millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds. At the conclusion of an eight-day trial, the following defendants were found …continue reading

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A San Gabriel Valley man pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for participating in a multimillion-dollar scheme to manufacture and ship counterfeit laptop computer batteries and other electronics from China to the United States, where the bogus batteries were sold to unsuspecting buyers in online marketplaces. As a result …continue reading

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Reps. Michelle Steel (CA-48), Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and Josh Harder (CA-10) announced the introduction of The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Fraud Protection Act, legislation crafted in response to the billions of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) fraud that has been stolen from American taxpayers. As part of COVID relief efforts, PUA was …continue reading