Imperial Valley News
Orange County Attorney Who Pleaded Guilty to Federal Charges in $8 Million Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Over Five Years in Prison
Los Angeles, California - An attorney who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion charges – and who prosecutors say defrauded a dozen clients out of at least $8 million in an investment fraud scheme – was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison.
Orange County Real Estate CEO Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme that Ended in $169 Million Bankruptcy
Santa Ana, California - The owner and CEO of a now-defunct Southern California real estate investment firm was sentenced today to 168 months in prison for perpetrating a scheme that ended with the bankruptcy of the company and hundreds of investors collectively losing as much as $169 million.
Glendale Men Found Guilty of Laundering Illegal Proceeds of Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Fraud Scheme that Bilked Medicare
Los Angeles, California - Two Glendale residents have been found guilty of laundering millions of dollars illegally generated by a health care fraud scheme that billed Medicare for equipment and tests that were not medically necessary and sometimes were never provided.
California Man Admits Illegally Uploading Screeners of ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie’ to BitTorrent Website
Los Angeles, California - A Lancaster man has agreed to plead guilty to copyright infringement for illegally posting screener versions of two movies – “The Revenant” and “The Peanuts Movie” – to a publicly accessible website. As a result of the illegal upload, more than 1 million people were able to download “The Revenant,” which caused Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation to suffer losses of well over $1 million.
Salton City, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station working at the Highway 86 checkpoint, arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling after they discovered packages of methamphetamine hidden in the seat cushions of his vehicle today.
Washington, DC - A priest of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 200 months in prison to be followed by lifetime supervised release for offenses related to his sexual abuse of two minor boys during trips to Honduras over a five-year period, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton of the Western District of Pennsylvania.