Category: California – Central District

Former South Bay Executive Sentenced to Nearly Three Years in Federal Prison for Insider Trading and Securities Fraud | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A former executive at a Hawthorne-based company was sentenced today to 35 months in federal prison for trading in options contracts using inside company information and…

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Santa Ana Man Pleads Guilty to Deliberately Aiming Laser Pointer Beam at In-Flight Orange County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A Santa Ana man pleaded guilty today to a federal criminal charge for intentionally aiming a laser pointer’s beam at an in-flight Orange County Sheriff’s Department…

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San Bernardino County Man Found Guilty of Federal Charges for Paying for Sex from Underage Girl He Met on Internet | USAO-CDCA

          RIVERSIDE, California – A San Bernardino County man has been found guilty of criminal charges for paying a teenager he met on the internet to have sex with him…

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Lakewood Man Arrested on Federal Complaint Alleging He Threatened to Bomb SBA Offices and Assault Agency Employees | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A Lakewood man was arrested on a federal criminal complaint filed today alleging he threatened to bomb Small Business Administration (SBA) offices and then, the following…

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Federal Grand Jury Issues New Indictment Against Leaders of Philippines-Based Church that Alleges Sex Trafficking Scheme | USAO-CDCA

          SANTA ANA, California – A superseding indictment unsealed today charges the founder of a Philippines-based church and two top administrators of orchestrating a sex trafficking operation that coerced girls…

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Ontario Man Who Ran Multimillion-Dollar Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Business Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison | USAO-CDCA

          SANTA ANA, California – A San Bernardino County man was sentenced today to 36 months in federal prison for operating an unlicensed business that exchanged at least $13 million…

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Controller for Anaheim-Based Companies Charged in Federal Grand Jury Indictment that Alleges $3 Million Embezzlement | USAO-CDCA

          SANTA ANA, California – A federal grand jury today returned a 15-count indictment that accuses the former controller for two Anaheim-based companies of embezzling more than $3 million by…

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San Fernando Valley Family Members Sentenced to Years in Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining Tens of Millions of Dollars in COVID Relief | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – Three members of a San Fernando Valley family have been sentenced – two of them in absentia after they fled justice following their convictions at trial…

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Former Realtor Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Running Nearly $4 Million Fraud that Scammed Distressed Homeowners | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – A former realtor and longtime fugitive was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison for scheming to defraud distressed homeowners out of nearly $4 million…

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Three Florida Residents Sentenced to Federal Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining Unemployment Benefits from State of California | USAO-CDCA

          LOS ANGELES – Three women from South Florida have been sentenced to federal prison for participating in a scheme that defrauded the California Employment Development Department (EDD) by filing…

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