Category: California – Central District

Inglewood Marine Wildlife Companies Plead Guilty to Federal Criminal Charges for Unlawfully Importing Live Corals from Vietnam | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – Two Inglewood companies pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges for illegally importing protected live corals from Vietnam and, to conceal their unlawful activity, submitting false…

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South Bay Man Indicted for Alleged Scheme that Used Name of Famous Television Production Company to Swindle Investors | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A South Bay man was charged today in a federal grand jury indictment alleging he used the “Desilu” name – the same name used by Lucille…

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Inland Empire Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Coercing 9-Year-Old Girl to Produce Child Pornography | USAO-CDCA

          RIVERSIDE, California – A federal judge has ordered a Fontana man to serve a quarter-century in a federal prison for enticing girls as young as 9 years old to…

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Long-Time Leader of South L.A. Street Gang Sentenced to Over 33 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering Activity that Included Murder | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A long-time senior leader of the South Los Angeles-based East Coast Crips (ECC) street gang was sentenced late this afternoon to 400 months in federal prison…

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Long-Time Leader of South L.A. Street Gang Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison for Racketeering Activity that Included Murder | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A long-time senior leader of the South Los Angeles-based East Coast Crips (ECC) street gang was sentenced late this afternoon to 420 months in federal prison…

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Riverside County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Criminal Charges for Fraudulently Obtaining $6.6 Million in COVID-Relief Business Loans | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A Corona man pleaded guilty today to federal criminal charges in connection with a scheme to submit false loan applications that brought him more than $6.6…

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Two Orange County Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conning Investors Out of $1.9 Million Through Cryptocurrency Offering | USAO-CDCA

          SANTA ANA, California – Two Orange County men each were sentenced today to federal prison terms for conning more than 2,000 investors into purchasing a cryptocurrency that purportedly provided…

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Santa Clarita Valley Woman Sentenced to More Than 4 Years in Prison for Embezzling $1.7 Million Through Diversity Recruitment Scam | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – The former human resources manager at a Santa Clarita-based race car design and development company was sentenced today to 51 months in federal prison for scheming…

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San Luis Obispo County Man Arrested on Federal Charges Alleging He Sold Fake Prescription Pills that Caused Fatal Fentanyl Overdose | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A Paso Robles man has been arrested on federal charges of selling counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl to a 19-year-old Atascadero resident who suffered a fatal…

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