Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - United States District Judge John A. Mendez sentenced Peter Kuzmenko, 37, of West Sacramento, to 19 years in prison; Aaron New, 41, of Sacramento, to 11 years and three months in prison; Nadia Kuzmenko, 36, formerly of Loomis, to eight years in prison; and Edward Shevtsov, 51, of North Highlands, to eight years in prison for their involvement in a mortgage fraud scheme that cost financial institutions approximately $16 million, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Sacramento, California - Hubert Rotteveel, 52, of Dixon, was sentenced Tuesday by Senior United States District William B. Shubb to three years and four months in prison for one count of mail fraud, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Fresno, California - Two Bakersfield residents were sentenced Tuesday by Senior United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme in Bakersfield, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Former President of Central Coast Investment Firm Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Defrauding Real Estate Investors
Los Angeles, California - A Paso Robles man has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for misappropriating millions of dollars that victims invested in Central Coast real estate projects and for helping a real estate developer defraud a bank.
Former Broker at San Fernando Valley Brokerage Firm Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Investors
Los Angeles, California - A former registered representative at a now-defunct Sherman Oaks brokerage and investment firm was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on wire fraud charges associated with a real estate investment scam that resulted in about five dozen investors losing nearly $4 million.
Calexico, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility stopped an alleged smuggling attempt Wednesday after discovering 1,815 pounds of marijuana concealed within a shipment of scrap metal.