A Willowbrook man pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for robbing three banks during a six-day crime spree while he was on supervised release for bank robbery convictions over a decade ago. Rickey Lewis, 53, pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank
An Orange County man pleaded guilty today to a federal criminal charge for stalking a professional online gamer during a long-running harassment campaign. Evan Baltierra, 29, of Trabuco Canyon, pleaded guilty to one count of stalking, a crime that carries a statutory maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.
Two more members of a nationwide “grandparent scam” network have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act known as RICO. Lyda Harris of Laveen, Arizona, pleaded guilty in federal court July 7; Tracy Glinton of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty on June 9, 2022. They
A Lynwood man was found guilty today of federal robbery charges for organizing and leading a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, “mom-and-pop” pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. Tyrome Lewis, 26, a.k.a. “Boobie,” was found guilty of all eight
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
U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today their offices will not tolerate violence during inauguration-related protests and will work closely with federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity at such events in San Diego and Imperial counties.
U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher P. Tenorio will lead the efforts on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming general election on November 3, 2020. Mr. Tenorio has been appointed to serve
San Diego-based clinical laboratory Progenity, Inc. admitted today that it submitted fraudulent bills to TRICARE, the Department of Defense health care benefit program that covers military service members and their dependents, and to the Federal Health Care Employee Benefits Program (FEHBP), for clinical tests that it knew were not covered
The United States Attorney’s Office continues to fulfill its critical mission of protecting public safety during the current health emergency thanks to the tireless efforts of federal prosecutors and the brave work of our law enforcement partners. “Our primary goal is to maintain safety and security across the seven counties