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San Diego Man Faces Firearms Theft Charges

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Caught on Gun Shop Surveillance Footage A San Diego was arraigned on March 1 on federal charges of theft of firearms and being a felon in possession of firearms. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, the defendant allegedly broke into a federally licens...

Marine Busted for "Sexploitation" Scheme

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Faces Federal Charges for Cyberstalking A married, active-duty Marine Corps lance corporal stationed at Camp Pendleton was arrested on February 8 for an alleged "sextortion." He is accused of cyberstalking attractive young women, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District o...

Modesto Felon Faces Federal Firearms Charges

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Apr 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Leap for Freedom in Rhode Island Fails A Modesto, California, man has been arrested in Rhode Island on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) for the District of Rhode Island. On February 16, the Special Investigations Unit (...

Federal Felon Sent to State Mental Hospital

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Apr 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Declared Incompetent to Stand Trial After a years-long series of court hearings, a Northern California man has been sent to Napa State Hospital to undergo involuntary antipsychotic medication treatment for the next two years or until it is determined he is competent to stand trial for alleged ki...

FBI's Top 10 List Targets Art Criminals

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Feb 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Escondido Man Guilty of Art Forgery Like its better-known 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List, the FBI maintains a similar Top 10 Art Crimes List and pursues criminals all over the world. Topping the list are the thousands of art and archeological treasures looted from the Iraq National Museum in Bag...

"Muscle" Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Feb 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

Kidnapping, Murder of Chinese National July 16, 2018, a wealthy Chinese car dealer was kidnapped in San Gabriel, near Los Angeles. He died after being tied up, repeatedly shocked with a Taser, and severely beaten. The FBI found his body buried in the Mojave Desert in July 2019. In July 2020, th...

Organized Crime Wave Hits California

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Feb 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Smash-and-Grab Gangs Loot Stores “This is not shoplifting. This is not petty theft,” California Attorney General Rob Bonta told NPR Dec. 20. “This is organized criminal activity where multiple individuals, up to 80 at times, are acting in concert to steal the goods.” In the last two months of 2...

Homicide Rate in California Is Surging. Why?

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jan 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Zero Bail, Ghost Guns, Pandemic Blamed “Preliminary numbers from California's biggest cities suggest that 2020's stunning 30-percent increase in the statewide murder rate—the largest since 1960—has continued to rise this year [2021],” according to Capitol Weekly, Dec. 12, 2021. “It's a very, ve...

California Cracks Down On Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jan 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

The state of California is taking bold steps to crack down on unemployment insurance fraud. The Employment Development Department (EDD) and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Fraud Task Force recently announced that former United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott wil...

Three Men Face Federal Charges for PAC Scam

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jan 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Federal criminal investigations often take years before a grand jury is convened to hear evidence. Unlike a jury trial, a grand jury only hears evidence from prosecuting attorneys. That's because unless and until the grand jury determines the prosecutors have a case, there are no defendants to de...

Biggest California Crime Stories of 2021: Part 2

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Dec 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

While California's most widely reported crimes in 2021 were probably the “smash and grab” robberies in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas, the audacious robberies weren't the only big crimes to hit our state this year. The 2021 headlines also featured high-profile murder and rape cases, ...

Biggest California Crime Stories of 2021: Part 1

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Dec 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

With life slowly getting back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, crime is also back in business. For 2021, California is showing a stunning increase in murder rates, with nearly a 30% rise this year. But perhaps some of the most publicized cases of the year involved robberies throughout the s...

Where Will I Serve a Federal Prison Sentence?

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you or someone you love faces a possible prison sentence for a federal crime, you're undoubtedly concerned about what will happen if a court convicts you of the crime. Where will you serve your time, and will it be close enough for your friends and loved ones to see you? Fortunately, the Feder...

What to Expect in a Federal Penitentiary?

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Dec 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you're facing federal charges, it can be frightening. You're undoubtedly worried about what will happen if you're convicted and what you might encounter in federal prison. Fortunately, the Federal Bureau of Prisons gives potential inmates and their loved ones some guidance on what to expect wh...

What to Expect When Visiting a Federal Prison?

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Dec 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

If someone you love is facing federal criminal charges, it can be scary. Navigating the criminal justice system, wondering whether you can trust what prosecutors and investigators tell you, and worrying about the future can all be overwhelming. You may also want to understand what can happen if y...

25 California Defendants Face Healthcare Fraud Charges

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Nov 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Healthcare fraud is a serious crime in the U.S. The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association estimates that healthcare fraud represents anywhere from three to ten percent of the $3.6 trillion in annual healthcare expenditures in the U.S. That means healthcare fraud can equal more than $300 bil...

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