Category: California – Eastern District

Bakersfield Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing and Attempting to Sell Large Amounts of Fentanyl, Cocaine and Methamphetamine | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Jose Mario Quintero Beltran, 31, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to possessing with the intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert…

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Merced Man Charged with Drug Trafficking Offense | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Thursday against Richard Charles Thomas Jr., 38, of Merced, charging him with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Acting…

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17 Indicted in Large-Scale Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracies | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned two indictments Thursday against a total of 17 defendants for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A….

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Kidnapping Charges Added to Shasta Lake Restaurant Owners Charged with Forced Labor and Harboring of Aliens | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment Thursday adding the charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping to the previous charges of conspiracy to commit…

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California Prison Inmate and 3 Accomplices Indicted for $1.2M Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud Scheme | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 16-count indictment was unsealed Wednesday charging Kenneth Ray Hawkins, 47, of Tracy; Jacqueline Marie Marquez, 34, formerly of Las Vegas; Alyssa Marie Jones, 32, of Barstow;…

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Butte County Man Charged with Distribution of Heroin | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Aaron Rex, 57, of Oroville, charging him with two counts of distributing heroin, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip…

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Marco Guzman, 32, of Stockton, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting…

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Former IRS Employee in Fresno Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Assisting in the Preparation of False and Fraudulent Tax Returns | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Angela Milton, 38, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty today to aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent tax returns, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip…

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Bakersfield Resident Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm | USAO-EDCA

FRESNO, Calif. — Miguel Alberto Burgos, 28, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to…

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