Category: California – Eastern District

Two Indicted for Drug and Firearm Offenses as Part of Operation PEACE in Vallejo | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment today against Calvin James Smith, 33, and Marques Julius Johnson, 39, of Sacramento, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced….

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Charges Announced for Credit Card Skimming Scheme that Targeted Fresno Gas Stations | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Arman Mkhitaryan, 33, of Glendale, arraigned today on a 33-count indictment charging him with bank fraud and credit card fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According…

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Health Net Federal Services Pays over $97M for Overstated Billings to the VA | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Health Net Federal Services LLC has paid $97,237,391 to resolve duplicate and inflated claims submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced….

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Second Defendant in Retail Refund Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 12½ Years in Prison | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former resident of Union City was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 12 years and seven months in prison for a conspiracy…

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Fresno Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Illegal Firearm Possession | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Joel Jose Rueda, 28, of Fresno, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd to 37 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm after…

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Fresno Man Charged with Fentanyl Trafficking and Illegal Firearm Possession | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — A two-count indictment was unsealed charging Nicholas Solis, 26, of Fresno, with possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute it and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a…

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Felon Charged with Illegal Firearms Possession in Stanislaus County | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — A two-count indictment was unsealed today charging Raymond Matthew Vance, 29, of Fresno, with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting United…

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Davis Man Pays $635,000 in Civil Settlement to Resolve Allegations of False Statements to Obtain Grant Frauds | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Owen Hughes, the sole proprietor of Eon Research Corporation in Davis, agreed to pay the United States $635,000 to resolve allegations that he knowingly submitted false statements to…

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Mexican National Sentenced for Conspiring to Assist Flight of Brother Charged with Murdering Police Officer | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 37, a native and citizen of Mexico residing in Chowchilla, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for conspiring with others to assist…

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Arrests Made for Trafficking Fentanyl and Hundreds of Pounds of Methamphetamine out of Bakersfield | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Eight people were arrested in Kern County today following a months-long investigation into a Bakersfield-based drug trafficking organization that attempted to smuggle hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine…

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