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Chatsworth Man Gets 7 Years for Cyberstalking Victims

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Alex Scott Roberts, a 27-year-old man from the San Fernando Valley, was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to two counts of stalking. Evidently, in the summer of 2020, Roberts had stalked two California sisters, using text messages and internet communications to threat...

L.A. Man Facing Federal Charges for Violating Hobbs Act

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Namir Malik Ali Green, a 23-year-old man from Los Angeles, was arrested in April 2023 for allegedly committing armed robberies at convenience stores and gas stations around Southern California. He's been charged with interference with commerce by robbery under the Hobbs Act. Green faces a maximu...

Former FBI Agent Gets Six Years for Taking Bribes

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Babak Broumand, a 56-year-old man from Lafayette, California, and former FBI special agent was sentenced to six years in federal prison and fined $30,000 after being found guilty of one count of conspiracy, two counts of bribery of a public official, and one count of monetary transactions in prop...

LA Politician Guilty of Racketeering and Tax Evasion

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Mar 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

A Boyle Heights resident, and Former Los Angeles City Councilmember, José Huizar, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and one count of tax evasion. RICO Act Violation Huizar admitted to using his position to be...

LA Man Used Snapchat to Lure Children

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Feb 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

In July 2022, Homeland Security Investigations and the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department began investigating Mark David Wallin, a 42-year-old resident of Del Rey in Los Angeles. He was arrested under suspicion of using websites and social media apps like Snapchat to persuade children to ...

California Man Convicted After Fatal Tanker Explosion

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jan 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Carl Bradley Johansson, the owner of numerous Inland Empire-based trucking companies, was convicted in November 2022 for conspiracy to make illegal repairs on an oil tanker's cargo tanks and defraud the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), tax evasion, and bank fraud. The Charge...

Real Estate “Coupon Bond” Scam

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jan 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Matthew Skinner, a 45-year-old Santa Clarita resident, was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution after pleading guilty to securities fraud. Social Media Helps Scams Flourish Skinner founded Empire West Equity Inc. in 2014. Later, when Empire W...

Gay Men Targeted for Robbery on Grindr

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jan 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Derrick Patterson, a 23-year-old resident of Compton, was sentenced to 111 months in federal prison for targeting and robbing five victims from June 2021 to March 2022 using the app Grindr. Targeting and Robbing Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community Patterson used the popular social networking ap...

Man Arrested for Selling Unlicensed ‘Ghost Guns’

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Dec 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Puleaga Pele was arrested at his home on November 4, 2022, after being federally accused of illegally selling firearms without serial numbers – usually referred to as “ghost guns.” Earlier in the year, law enforcement investigated a separate complaint and discovered communications where Pele offe...

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