Poor Brian Fox.
Fox, who once lived in a $2.3 million house in the city of Orange, must have forgotten that we can't outrun death or the IRS.
From 2005 to 2007, the businessman earned approximately $2.5 million in the financial-services industry, but claimed he couldn't afford to pay about $335,00 ... More >>
Two Pakistani males who unwittingly tried to sell 335.6 grams of methamphetamine for $12,000 in the Brea Mall parking lot to two confidential, government informants have both now been sentenced for their 2010 crime.
We told you about the fate of 30-year-old, Orange County 7-Eleven clerk Noman Saeed ... More >>
Orange County's Francisco Rodriguez told a compelling story to gain sympathy in the criminal justice system: His buddy Ismael Sierra (a.k.a. "Whisper") died in his arms after being shot and killed by Stanton gangsters in July 2003."I seen he was bleeding from his mouth, and he had blood all over him ... More >>
A Newport Coast importer of Chinese furniture for stores like Home Depot, Lowe's, Costco and TJMaxx has been punished by a federal judge for cheating in a scheme to defraud banks involving a $130 million loan deal.This week inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, U.S. District Court ... More >>
Should an Orange County father caught possessing child pornography receive a lighter punishment because he is handicapped? If you're Louis George Thibault, Jr., a former machine tools and equipment salesman, the answer is an unqualified yes. After being indicted by a federal grand jury in ... More >>
With the help of a buddy, Pakistani national Noman Saeed, an Orange County 7-Eleven clerk, plotted to sell 12 ounces of methamphetamine for $12,000 at Brea Mall in November 2010.Saeed and partner Mohammad Masud hoped to split a $1,000 profit as a way to cushion their poor finances, according to cour ... More >>
A former Florida cocaine trafficker, who became an ultra-wealthy database guru that bought valuable gifts for corrupt Orange County sheriff-turned-convicted-felon Mike Carona, died Thursday or Friday, according to news reports.The Palm Beach Post quickly handed Hank Asher, 61 and a high school ... More >>
Federal prison will soon get a little bit heavier for many years.A 6-foot-4 and 380 pound, onetime gang leader of the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club--a rival to the Hells Angels--has admitted he repeatedly violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) including during a ... More >>
As a professional tax preparer, Mark Joseph Jensen didn't just help steal money from the U.S. Treasury by falsifying tax returns in the name of his clients. Jensen also secretly diverted client refunds into his own bank account and didn't bother to file income tax documents for himself during severa ... More >>
Gabriel Omar Martinez grew up with horrible parents, dropped out of high school, lived on the streets as a teenager and turned to drugs and alcohol.In 2009, a tireless Martinez robbed seven Orange County banks in a three-month period while he was on parole from a tanning salon robbery conviction.Mar ... More >>
Thanks in part to licenses to practice law and mortgage brokering in California, Gerald Lawrence Wolfe once boasted that he and his wife enjoyed monthly income that topped $150,000.Wolfe, 42, bragged so much about his financial acumen that he confidently presented himself as a "Wealth Coach" with a ... More >>
I was reminded this morning of how far Orange County law enforcement has advanced since the arrest and imprisonment of corrupt Sheriff Mike Carona, the duplicitous character who once dominated local politics.Sandra Hutchens now heads California's second largest sheriff's department and has polish ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 9, 1:10 P.M.: Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling was denied the chance to attend his son's funeral on Monday, according to the LA Times. His son, John Taylor (J.T.) Skilling, was found dead last week in his Santa Ana apartment.The elder Skilling's attorney had been in discussion with the ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 25, 1:17 P.M.: "America's Sheriff" turned himself in at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in
Littleton, Colorado, today to start serving his 5-and-a-half-year sentence, according to Victoria Joseph, a Federal
Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman."I believe justice has been do ... More >>