Southern California tax cheat Arturo S. Ruiz told clients he'd figured out a way to successfully manipulate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) out of nearly $200 million, but his criminal enterprise landed him guilty of 42 federal charges and a guideline recommended punishment of a whopping 2,580 mo ... More >>
A U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor--who aggressively pursued a Los Angeles-based, Armenian organized-crime investigation with tentacles in Orange County but ran afoul of a federal magistrate--has been booted from the case. Though exceptionally rare inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal ... More >>
Former Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) Lt. Bill Hunt, who was targeted for harassment and career sabotage in 2006 by then-Sheriff Mike Carona and his goons, has won a litigation settlement of nearly $1.96 million, according to county records.Hunt--who served the city of San Clemente as its ... More >>
Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?
Two years into his 66-month prison sentence, ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona hoped this week that a federal judge would reduce his punishment in the aftermath of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving bribery and honest service corruption cases.But today inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Cou ... More >>
On Monday, Orange County conservative activists lost the fight to block liberal law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky from becoming the first UC Irvine law school dean. But this morning must feel better. The United States Attorney's Office based in Los Angeles announced that it has won a guilty plea from Wi ... More >>