Sacramento, California - Cody Boyd, 26, of Woodbridge, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to three years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute testosterone, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert  announced.

Oakland, California - Ray J. Garcia has been charged in a criminal complaint with sexual abuse of a ward, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds; Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Los Angeles Field Office Special Agent in Charge Zachary Shroyer; and FBI Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair.

Los Angeles, California - Two South Los Angeles men pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from an armed robbery earlier this year on the crowded patio of a Beverly Hills restaurant in which one customer had a gun held to his head while the robbers removed his $500,000 wristwatch, and a second restaurant patron was shot and wounded.

San Jose, California - Michael Cazares, a/k/a “Lil Rhino,” was sentenced in federal court to eight years in prison for his racketeering conspiracy convictions, announced Acting United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair. 

Seattle, Washington - The leader of a Neo-Nazi hate group ‘Atomwaffen’ was convicted in U.S. District Court in Seattle of five federal felonies for his conspiracy to send threatening posters to journalists and employees of the Anti-Defamation League.  Kaleb Cole, 25, of Montgomery, Texas, was convicted of conspiracy, three counts of mailing threatening communications, and one count of interfering with a federally protected activity. The jury deliberated about 90 minutes following the two-day trial.  U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour scheduled sentencing for January 11, 2022.

Washington, DC - For the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released last week. In 2020, violent crime was up 5.6 percent from the 2019 number. Property crimes dropped 7.8 percent, marking the 18th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.