Crime

Police operation targets human trafficking

2/12/2015

In observance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Detective Support Vice Division-Human Trafficking Unit (DSVD-HTU), partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Innocence Lost Task Force (FBI-ILTF) to conduct a citywide enforcement operation that focused on the rescue and recovery of children who were sexually exploited. During the three-day [...] [...more]

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LAPD holding multiple DUI stations

2/12/2015

The Los Angeles Police Department will be holding multiple driving under the influence checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols from Thursday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 16. A DUI saturation patrol will be held in the Wilshire area from 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 through 2 a.m. on Feb. 13. A sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint [...] [...more]

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SoulCycle targeted in attempted robbery

2/12/2015

The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) arrested a man for attempted robbery at a SoulCycle location in the city. According to BHPD officials, on Feb. 4, at approximately 7:45pm, a lone male suspect entered SoulCycle in the 9400 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The suspect was wearing a mask to conceal his face and simulated a [...] [...more]

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Charges filed against fake realtor

11/28/2014

Additional burglary and robbery charges have been filed against a suspect accused of posing as a realtor to steal from open houses in the West Los Angeles and Lost Hills areas, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Deputy District Attorney Christine Von Helmolt said the defendant, Tony Chung, 39, now faces seven [...] [...more]

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Former day care worker pleads

11/06/2014

An indictment was unsealed on Oct. 30 charging a co-owner of the Los Angeles-based home health agency Fifth Avenue Home Health with a $33 million scheme to defraud Medicare. Angela Avetisyan, 38, of Glendale, was indicted in the Central District of California for one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and four counts [...] [...more]

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Two men arrested for ‘Expendables’ leak

12/04/2014

Two men from northern England have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom after a probe initiated by Los Angeles-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) linked the pair to last year’s pre-release leak of “The Expendables 3”. The suspects, a 36-year-old man from Upton, and a [...] [...more]

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Physician’s assistant defrauds Medicare

11/28/2014

A physician’s assistant was sentenced on Nov. 24 to three years in federal prison for defrauding Medicare out of millions of dollars by signing fraudulent prescriptions and other medical documents for durable medical equipment (DME) while working at separate medical clinics in the Los Angeles. Erasmus Kotey, 78, was sentenced by United States District Judge [...] [...more]

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Police seek help in Feyette Street murder

11/20/2014

Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in obtaining information that will lead to the arrest of a suspect or suspects who murdered a victim on Nov. 11 in the 6000 block of Feyette Street. The victim, identified as Conrad Gomez, was located at approximately [...] [...more]

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Armenian Power gang leader convicted for racketeering

11/13/2014

A leader of the Armenian Power gang, who was convicted at trial of 57 counts for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that included extortion, bank fraud and a sophisticated credit and debit card skimming scheme, was on Nov. 10 to 32 years in prison. Mher Darbinyan, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge R. [...] [...more]

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Dentist sentenced for fraud

5/01/2014

A Beverly Hills dentist, who earlier this month pleaded to insurance fraud, has paid more than $780,000 in restitution and was sentenced to one year in county jail, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Grace Pak, of the Healthcare Fraud Division, said Tom K. Kalili, 59, pleaded no contest on [...] [...more]

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