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 >>
We recently reported that a federal prosecutor in Orange County has been blocking an alleged organized-crime figure from receiving nearly $2 million in bail from a Los Angeles businessman with close ties to ex-LA District Attorney Steve Cooley.Assistant United States Attorney Todd T. Tristan repeate ... More >>
Which accused LA crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles DA Steve Cooley?
A Santa Ana Shell gas station employee working in this country on a special work visa from India has been sentenced following a U.S. Secret Service investigation that discovered he'd taken $50,000 to allow other criminals to plant ATM card skimming devices inside gas pumps.Bhavesh Vithalbhai Lakhani ... More >>
Sports bookie Jeffrey Wayne Bzroska, a onetime manager at PIMCO, got great news this month when a federal judge in Santa Ana sentenced him to probation for two years in proceedings that were partly conducted in secret.Bzroska had managed an illegal sports betting operation in Newport Beach for at le ... More >>
Based on an Internal Revenue Service investigation and a 50-count federal grand jury indictment issued this week, authorities today arrested a Costa Mesa tax preparer in Prescott, Arizona.Ronald Vernon Strawn, 67, will face charges that he fraudulently prepared income tax forms that focused on manuf ... More >>