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In this Sept. 9, 2017 file photo, a Mexican flag flies at half-mast on the Metropolitan Cathedral during three days of mourning following a deadly earthquake and hurricane, in Mexico City. The Vatican's announcement that it is sending an investigative commission to Mexico in March 2020 to look into cases of clergy abuse could become a turning point in a country that's home to the second largest number of Catholics in the world. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Vatican Halts Mexico Abuse Prevention Mission, Cites Coronavirus

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's bishops said Friday the Vatican had suspended a clerical sex abuse fact-finding and assistance mission to Mexico...
Prison Jail Cell - Photographer: Jobs For Felons Hub

Los Angeles Inspector General Highlights Uptick In Use Of Force In County Jails

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The head of a watchdog agency charged with investigating the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said today he...
In this Jan.6, 2020 file photo Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey talks during a news conference at the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles. Black Lives Matter protesters say the husband of the Los Angeles County district attorney pointed a gun at them Monday morning, March 2, 2020 as they demanded a meeting with her at her home the day before a primary election for her seat. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes,File)

Protesters Say LA DA’s Husband Pointed Gun At Them

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By STEFANIE DAZIO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Black Lives Matter protesters say the husband of the...
In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others. (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

39 States Investigating Juul’s Marketing Of Vaping Products

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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing...
This June 13, 2016 file photo shows Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in Florida. On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, the FBI arrested U.S. federal narcotics agent Jose Irizarry and his wife, Nathalia Gomez Irizarry, at their residence in Puerto Rico, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the arrest. He has been charged with conspiring to launder money with the very same Colombian drug cartels he was supposed to be fighting. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

DEA Agent Accused Of Conspiring With Cartel

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MIAMI (AP) — A once-standout U.S. federal narcotics agent known for spending lavishly on luxury cars and Tiffany jewelry has been arrested...
California State Senator Pat Bates

California Bill Introduced to Keep Sexually Violent Predator Hearings Open to Public

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A bill that would keep court hearings related to the release of Sexually Violent Predators open to the...
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Oops: According To New IRS Lien; California Democrat Congressman Owes $145,000 In Unpaid Income...

Rep. TJ Cox (D) owes nearly $145,000 in unpaid federal income tax, according to a new lien the Internal Revenue Service placed...
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California Death Row Inmate Dies; Prisoner Killed in Attack

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SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — A death row inmate died Saturday at a hospital, while the previous day another prisoner was killed...
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Los Angeles Archdiocese Sued By Man Who Alleges He Was Abused As A Child...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man who alleges he was sexually abused as a child by a convicted Catholic priest is suing...
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Harvey Weinstein’s Many Accusers follow Trial Anxiously From Afar

By MARYCLAIRE DALE and JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has unfolded this month in a...
In this image taken from video provided by the New York Police Department a man, who the NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying in connection to a police involved shooting, walks down a street on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. (New York Police Department via AP)

Outrage After Gunman Ambushes NYC Police Twice in 12 Hours

By SOPHIA ROSENBAUM and DEEPTI HAJELA NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman is in custody after he ambushed...
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FBI and San Francisco Police Investigate Agent-Involved Shooting That Injured Man

The FBI has confirmed one of their agents was involved in a shooting in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood late Saturday night.
File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

San Francisco City Official, Businessman Mohammed Nuru In Court On Corruption Charges

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco official known around town as “Mr....
TSA Body Scanner Line - Photographer: David Prasad

Former TSA Agent Charged With Falsely Imprisoning Woman At LAX

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent was charged with a felony count of false imprisonment by fraud...
Rosary Beads

Full List Of CA Catholic Clergy Accused Of Sexual Abuse: Hundreds Of Allegations

The investigative news site ProPublica, a Patch Partner, has compiled the most comprehensive list so far of Catholic clergy "credibly accused" of...
Department of Justice

Four Indicted In Compound Cream Prescription Scam That Cost Government And Union Health Plans...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 LOS ANGELES – Federal authorities this morning arrested two defendants charged in a scheme that generated millions of dollars through an Orange County compound pharmacy that submitted fraudulent bills to the military’s TRICARE health plan and a labor union health plan for medically unnecessary compound cream prescriptions. Two other defendants named [...]
Investigators are seen outside of a Greyhound bus after a passenger was killed on board on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in Lebec, Calif. A gunman killed one passenger and wounded multiple others on a Greyhound bus traveling from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. (AP Photo/Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Shooting On Greyhound Bus In California

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LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — A gunman opened fire aboard a packed Greyhound bus as it was traveling from Los Angeles to San...
Coast Guard officer-terror suspect sentenced for guns, drugs

Coast Guard Officer Sentenced for Guns, Drugs in Mass Murder Plot

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused by prosecutors of being a domestic terrorist intent on committing politically motivated killings...

Judge Orders Arbitration Of Los Angeles Woman’s Lawsuit Against Church Of Scientology

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A woman who appeared in an episode of "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath'' and later sued the...
In this photo provided by the Davis County Sheriff's Office shows Lev Aslan Dermen. Openings arguments are set Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of being a key figure in a $511 million tax credit scheme carried out by two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The men from the polygamous group pleaded guilty last year to money fraud and other charges and are expected to testify against Lev Aslan Dermen, who has pleaded not guilty. (Davis County Sheriff's Office, via AP)

Lawyer: California Businessman Was Used By Polygamists In $500 Million Fraud scheme

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By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California businessman accused of leading a nearly...
Shadows are cast on a memorial wall as fans gather at LA Live, near Staples Center where the Los Angeles Lakers play, to memorialize Kobe Bryant Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles following a helicopter crash that killed the former NBA basketball player, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Crash-Warning Device Might Not Have Saved Bryant Helicopter

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By BRIAN MELLEY, DAVID KOENIG and BERNARD CONDON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe...
File - In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Mohammed Nuru, director of San Francisco Public Works, is interviewed at the Tenderloin Pit Stop mobile bathrooms in San Francisco. A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning up the city's notoriously filthy streets and a champion of adding more portable toilets has been arrested, jail records show. Nuru was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, along with Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O'Doul's, a longtime sports bar popular with tourists and locals that closed two years ago. Records say only that the men were arrested for felony safekeeping, which typically indicates federal charges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Top San Francisco Street Clean-Up Official Arrested

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By JANIE HAR Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A top San Francisco official in charge of cleaning...
FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, two women smoke cannabis vape pens at a party in Los Angeles. California officials announced Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses tied to vaping. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

California Tests Find Illegal Vapes Tainted With Additives

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By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops...
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Jailed California Congressional Candidate Omar Navarro Due in San Francisco Court This Week

As candidates across California begin their stretch runs to the ballot box for the upcoming March Primary election cycle, one high profile...
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Suspect Arrested In Yolo County Killing Of 1 Baby, Linked To 4 Others

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WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — An arrest has been made in the death of an infant whose body was found in 2007 by...
Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

‘I’m Being Raped’: Weinstein Accuser Details Alleged Assault

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — At times sobbing, former production...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

LAPD Chief Moves To Fire Officer Over Alleged Bogus Traffic Stop Data

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has moved to fire an officer who allegedly falsified information collected during...
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LAPD Reports City’s Hate Crimes Have Increased More Than 40% Since 2016

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Hate crimes have increased more than 40% in Los Angeles since 2016, Los Angeles Police Department officials said...
California Fair Political Practices Commission

FPPC 2019 Annual Report Shows A Record Number Of Enforcement Cases

Jan. 16, 2020 CONTACT: Jay Wierenga, FPPC (916) 322-7761 FPPC 2019 Annual Report shows record number of Enforcement cases The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), California’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency, released its 2019 Annual Report which shows a record 343 Enforcement cases with penalties approved by the Commission, and total penalties reaching almost [...]
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Santa Rosa: Treasurer Of Education Foundation In Sebastopol Accused of Embezzlement

SANTA ROSA (BCN)- A Sebastopol woman who worked as a volunteer for a nonprofit education foundation was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of...
Los Angeles Sheriff Squad Car in WeHo- Photographer: Tony Webster

Los Angeles Ex-Deputy Who Made Bogus Shooting Claim Arrested, Released On Bond

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who falsely claimed he was shot outside the Lancaster sheriff's station,...
Grammy Statuettes - Photographer: Prayitno

Los Angeles Based Recording Academy President And Chief Executive Deborah Dugan Ousted; Possible Coup...

SANTA MONICA (CNS) - In what sources tell Variety represents a "coup,'' Recording Academy President and Chief Executive Deborah Dugan has been...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Former LAPD Officer Charged With Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former Los Angeles Police Department senior lead officer who is charged with extorting an LAPD detective he...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

LAPD Probe Expands Into Alleged Falsification Of Traffic Stop Data

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - As Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced an expansion of an internal probe into allegations of...
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Apparent Fuel Dump By Jetliner Over Elementary School Under Investigation

CUDAHY (CNS) - Jet fuel apparently dumped from a Delta airliner fell onto at least one school in the Cudahy area today,...
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Sentencing Set For Man Convicted Of Woman’s 1977 Killing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Sentencing is set today for a man convicted of fatally stabbing a young mother of two in her...
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Beverly Hills Police Catch Robbery Suspect After Nearly Three-Hour Search

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BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - Police today released the name of a 23-year-old ex-felon who was arrested after officers in Beverly Hills searched...
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Blac Chyna Ordered To Resume Answering Deposition Questions

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A judge ruled today that the mother of Rob Kardashian's toddler-aged daughter must submit to additional deposition questions...
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Crystal Geyser Producer Pleads Guilty In Los Angeles To Hazardous Waste Charges

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Bottled water producer Crystal Geyser pleaded guilty today in Los Angeles to federal charges of illegally storing and...
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Boy, 17, Arrested In Tennessee For Posting Threat To Calabasas High School

CALABASAS (CNS) - A 17-year-old boy was arrested today in Tennessee for allegedly making a social media threat against Calabasas High School,...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

LAPD Officer Charged With Brandishing Gun While Off-Duty

SAN FERNANDO (CNS) - A Los Angeles Police Department officer is set to be arraigned Feb. 4 on a felony charge alleging...
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Man Suspected Of Killing Pregnant Wife Extradited To U.S. From Mexico

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Mexican national suspected of killing his pregnant wife and her unborn child in El Monte was behind...
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Pasadena Bakery Fined For Labor, Wage Violations

PASADENA (CNS) - A Pasadena bakery has been fined more than $80,000 for minimum wage violations and various California labor code violations,...
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San Diego Man Charged With 149 Felonies For Allegedly Bilking Investors Out of $350,000

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego man accused of scamming at least seven investors out of $357,000 that he allegedly used...
Hand Cuffed

Twice-Deported Belizean National Indicted In L.A. For Illegal Re-Entry

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A twice-deported Belizean national who's currently serving a nine-year sentence in a California prison for a domestic violence-related...
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) gets underway - Photographer: Official U.S. Navy Page

Suspicious Device Prompts Closure Of NAS North Island Main Gate In San Diego

CORONADO (CNS) - The discovery of a potentially suspicious device attached to a truck entering Naval Air Station North Island today prompted...
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Judge Approves USC Gynecologist Lawsuit Settlement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A federal judge in Los Angeles today granted final approval of a $215 million class-action settlement between USC...
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LAPD Probing Officers For Alleged Falsification Of Traffic-Stop Data

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - More than a dozen Los Angeles Police Department officers are being investigated for allegedly falsifying data collected during...
Judge Gavel

Rehab Owner Pleads To Grand Theft, Money Laundering

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The co-owner of a company that operated drug and alcohol treatment centers in Southern California and Colorado pleaded...
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Golden Coast Crime Spree: Bay Area Car Burglars Travelling Down Coast To Los Angeles,...

Detectives from police agencies in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are scrambling to stem a...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

LAPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Touching Dead Woman’s Breast

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles police officer who allegedly touched a dead woman's breast while he was on duty last...
Harvey Weinstein -Photographer: GabboT

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Sexual Assault In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - As he prepares to go on trial in New York on similar allegations, former film producer Harvey Weinstein...
Santa Ana Police Department

New Details Emerge In Orange County Sheriff’s Evidence Booking Scandal

WESTMINSTER (CNS) - At least two Orange County sheriff's deputies referred to prosecutors for criminal charges for issues booking evidence were later...
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Man Stabbed To Death At Mexican Restaurant In Downtown L.A. By Homeless Man

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Homeless problem in downtown Los Angeles continues to worsen as yesterday a man was fatally stabbed yesterday...
My Trusty Gavel - Everystockphoto: Photographer steakpinball

Defense Lawyer: Durst Wrote `Cadaver Note’ About Body in Benedict Canyon Home

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - After months of legal wrangling over the use of handwriting experts to determine who wrote an anonymous December...
Homeless Cart

Homeless Homicide Victims Rise In Los Angeles County

A previously unknown issue has come to light with the increase of the homeless population in Los Angeles County: Homicide. While only...
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Four People, One In Grave Condition, Exposed To Fentanyl At SFV Hotel

WOODLAND HILLS (CNS) - Four people who were apparently using fentanyl in a Woodland Hills hotel room this morning were transported for...
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Two Glendale Store Clerks Arrested For Allegedly Selling Tobacco To Minors

GLENDALE (CNS) - An anonymous tip from a "concerned citizen'' triggered an investigation that resulted in the arrests of two smoke shop...
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Los Angeles Judge Seals Portions Of Document In Location Manager’s Suit Vs. Johnny Depp

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles judge ruled today that portions of a document filed in connection with a lawsuit brought...
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CHP Stops Attempted Freeway Takeover in Orange County; Six Vehicles Impounded

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ANAHEIM (CNS) - The California Highway Patrol impounded six vehicles this morning after breaking up an attempted street takeover, possibly for racing,...
Riverside Police

Ex-Camp Pendleton Marine Sought by Fed and Local Authorities for Child Porn

CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) - An ex-Camp Pendleton Marine suspected of sending and receiving child pornography while in Escondido was at large today,...
Money

Billions in Taxpayer Dollars Given to Improve CA Jails; CA Sheriffs Didn’t Spend It...

Since 2011, California has sent more than $8 billion to counties to cover the costs of the massive prison overhaul approved that...
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Man Who Allegedly Robbed Winchester CA Hemp Farm Arraigned

MURRIETA (CNS) - A 22-year-old man who allegedly robbed a Winchester hemp farm, holding employees at gunpoint while chopping down cannabis plants,...
Harvey Weinstein - Everystockphoto: Photographer david_shankbone

LA District Attorney Considering Filing New Charges Against Harvey Weinstein

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - More than two years after the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments launched sexual assault investigations into...
FBI

SoCal Operator of Sleep Study Centers Sentenced in Fraud Case

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An operator of Southland sleep study facilities was sentenced to more than two years in prison for scheming...
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California Government Blocks Request For Spending Records

California is the only state in the country that has refused to reveal public spending records to a government watchdog, prompting threats...
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LAUSD Sued Again For Alleged Sexual Abuse By Former Wrestling Coach

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Another lawsuit was filed against Los Angeles Unified by a plaintiff alleging she was sexually abused by a...
Department of Justice

DOJ Settles Discrimination Claims Against Gardena Company

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Gardena staffing company will pay $67,778 in civil penalties to resolve a claim that it violated a...
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San Fernando Valley Convenience Stores Hit By Armed Robbers, Unclear If Connected

GRANADA HILLS (CNS) - At least four 7-Eleven stores in the San Fernando Valley were robbed at gunpoint this morning and police...
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Attorney Sentenced In Visa Fraud Scheme

SANTA ANA (CNS) - An immigration lawyer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for submitting numerous fraudulent visa petitions and...
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Paramount Woman Pleads Guilty In $24 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Paramount woman pleaded guilty today to her role in a healthcare fraud scheme that prosecutors suspect billed...
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Mid-Wilshire Cancer Doc To Pay Over $3.35 Million To Settle Fraud Case

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The U.S. Department of Justice announced today that Mid-Wilshire-based Nassir Medical Corp. and its owner, Dr. Youram Nassir,...
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L.A. Prosecutors Find No Criminal Liability In Horse Deaths At Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office today made a series of recommendations aimed at improving safety at...
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Anti-Semitic Graffiti At Jewish Schools Under Investigation By LAPD

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today released video footage of an individual who may have scrawled graffiti, some of it described as...
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Family Sues Over Shooting of Son at Corona Costco by Off-Duty LAPD Officer

CORONA (CNS) - The parents of a 32-year-old developmentally disabled man who was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer inside the...
Oxycodone Prescription Bottle with Pills Spilling Out. - Photographer: Cindy Shebley

Venice Man Sentenced To 39 Months For Sales Of Oxycodone Prescriptions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man who illegally sold prescriptions for opioid pain pills from a sham clinic he owned in Long...
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Palomar Community College District Board Places Superintendent On Paid Leave

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Palomar Community College District announced today that its Governing Board placed Superintendent and President Joi Lin Blake...
Department of Justice

Third Conspirator Pleads Guilty to Participation in a Ponzi Scheme Involving $2.5B in Transactions...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Robert A. Karmann, 53, of Clayton, pleaded guilty today to his participation in a massive fraud scheme involving a solar energy company in Benicia that defrauded investors of approximately $1 billion, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Those losses resulted from investment transactions in solar energy hardware valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Karmann is the [...]
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DOJ Closes 11-Year Review Of Orange County Jails

SANTA ANA (CNS) - U.S. Department of Justice officials announced today they have closed an 11-year investigation into Orange County's Jails, a...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

LAPD Officer Arrested For Allegedly Brandishing A Replica Firearm

SAUGUS (CNS) -  A Los Angeles Police Department officer was free on bond today after being arrested for allegedly brandishing a replica firearm...
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More Than Two Dozen Vehicles Vandalized In Calabasas

CALABASAS (CNS) - Sheriff's investigators today were working to identify whoever vandalized more than two dozen vehicles overnight in Calabasas.   About 15...
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Whoops: Audit Finds PG&E spent $123 Million Of Safety Funds; Declares Clear “Fraud Risk”...

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that PG&E diverted $123 million away from efforts at “undergrounding” power lines during the period between 2007 and 2016,...
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$1 Billion Waste: California Auditor Blasts State’s Costly Accounting Software Project “An Incomplete System...

This letter report highlights several urgent concerns with the project to implement the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal). Among our concerns is the manner in which the 2019 project plan update sets a formal end date for the project even though the FI$Cal project will not have implemented promised functionality. Specifically, the updated project [...]
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Federal Judge In Santa Ana Rejects Motion To Dismiss Deputies’ Suit

SANTA ANA (CNS) - A federal judge has ruled that most of the claims should remain intact in a lawsuit filed against...
Money

Ex-Reseda Resident Gets Time Served In Multimillion-Dollar Bank Swindle

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A longtime international fugitive who willingly returned to Los Angeles to face federal charges for his role in...
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La Puente Company Pays $95,555 In Back Wages, Damages For Poultry Workers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - La Puente-based Leyen Food paid $95,555 in back wages and other damages to 78 poultry-plant employees for violating...
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Woman Who Won Harassment Suit Against Hologram Producer Seeks Criminal Case

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - A woman who won $58.25 million in a lawsuit accusing a billionaire hologram producer of groping and sexually...
Crystal Meth

Four Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Riverside County Via Experimental Craft

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Four men accused of conspiring in an operation that involved using an ultralight aircraft to smuggle nearly 200 pounds...
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Former Los Angeles VA Employee Convicted of Gas, Vehicle Thefts Avoids Prison

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - An Inglewood man who stole a government vehicle and charged more than $15,000 on federal government gas cards...
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Chinese National To Be Sentenced For Immigration Scheme In Irvine

SANTA ANA (CNS) - A 41-year-old Irvine woman is due in court today for sentencing after having pleaded guilty for her part...
Department of Justice

Former Employment Development Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Benefits Fraud Scheme

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pamela Emanuel, 59, of San Jose, pleaded guilty today for her role in a scheme to defraud the state...
FBI

East Bay Residents Sentenced In Scheme To Sell Fraudulent Financial Instruments

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OAKLAND - Sharon Ringgenberg was sentenced to 15 months in prison for her role in a scheme to commit wire fraud, announced...
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Seven Convicted In Office Supply Fraud Scheme In Orange County

SANTA ANA (CNS) - More than a half-dozen people were convicted today in federal court in Santa Ana for their roles in...
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Ex-West Covina Resident Charged with Peddling Bogus Memorabilia

SANTA ANA (CNS) - A former West Covina resident made an initial appearance in federal court in San Diego today for allegedly...
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Orange County Investigators Launch In-Custody Death Investigation

SANTA ANA (CNS) - Santa Ana police and the Orange County District Attorney's Office was investigating how a suspect, who became unresponsive...
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LAPD, Consumer Affairs Raid Pot Dispensary In Palms

PALMS (CNS) - Los Angeles police officers and agents from the state's Department of Consumer Affairs served a search warrant on an...
A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer's cap rests on the hood of a patrol vehicle in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 4, 2018. Picture taken March 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Police Officer Charged With Touching Dead Woman’s Breast

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Los Angeles police officer who allegedly touched a dead woman's breast, while he was on duty in...
Los Angeles District Attorney

Two Sheriff’s Deputies Charged With Perjury, Filing False Reports

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty today to charges that they filed false reports and...
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Judge Lomeli Delays Criminal Pretrial of Former Los Angeles County Assessor Noguez, Two Others,...

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli on Tuesday ruled in a brief 15-minute pretrial conference that the criminal corruption case...
Money

Los Angeles Ethics Commission: Lobbyists Spent More Than $17.9 Million In Third Quarter

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Ethics Commission reported today that entities registered to lobby city agencies reported receiving payments totaling...

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