Category: California – Eastern District

Butte County Women Pleads Guilty to FEMA Fraud in Connection with the Paradise Camp Fire | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —Kristen Canapary, 53, of Butte County, pleaded guilty today to making false statements in an application for FEMA benefits in connection with the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire, Acting…

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Fresno Men Indicted for Being Previously Convicted of Violent Crimes in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against two Fresno residents, Edward Page, 32, and Trayvon Smith, 31, charging each with one count of being a…

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Modesto Man Charged with Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Ramiro Cervantes, 24, of Modesto, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting…

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Guilty Plea in a Mail Theft and Bank Fraud Scheme Committed Throughout Northern California | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Richard Beldon Waters III, 29, of Contra Costa County, pleaded guilty today to bank fraud and possession of stolen U.S. mail, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert…

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Fresno Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing Ammunition | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Daniel Santos Galaviz, 27, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to unlawfully possessing ammunition after being convicted of a felony crime, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced….

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Former Inmate Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Jailhouse COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Fraud | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Christina Smith, 38, who was formerly incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy and…

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Bakersfield Resident Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Narcotics | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Jorge Chavez, 36, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According…

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Central Valley Optometrist Indicted for Submitting over $1 Million in False Claims to Medicare | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment today against optometrist Carole Sachs, O.D., 76, of Delhi, charging her with health care fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip…

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Registered Sex Offender in Fresno Charged with Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. – A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment against Andrew Michael Alonso, 31, of Fresno, charging him with sexual exploitation of a minor, receipt of a…

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