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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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Three men sentenced for 2012 crime spree

12/04/2014

Three men convicted of multiple felonies resulting from a crime spree in 2012 were sentenced on Nov. 17 to life in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Tomson T. Ong sentenced Jarrod Williams, 30, to six life sentences in prison, plus 27 years. The [...] [...more]

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Detectives ask for help in residential burglary case

12/04/2014

Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Division are asking for the public’s help obtaining information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects responsible for a residential burglary in Cheviot Hills. The burglary occurred on May 12 at approximately 1:30 p.m. The suspects entered the victim’s residence by prying open [...] [...more]

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Former sheriff’s deputy sentenced to three years in state prison

12/04/2014

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in state prison for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. The defendant, John Augustus Rose II, 44, also must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life [...] [...more]

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Los Angeles police officer pleads not guilty

11/28/2014

A Los Angeles Police Department officer who has been charged with theft for submitting fictitious military leave documents to the department pleaded not guilty to the charges on Nov. 13, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. The officer, Christine Lynn Bulicz, 42, is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 10 to [...] [...more]

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Man pleads not guilty to robbing an elderly woman

By Edwin Folven, 11/28/2014

A 38-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he robbed elderly women who had withdrawn money from their banks, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. The defendant, Dewayne Taylor, 38, is charged with five counts of second-degree robbery and two counts of elder abuse. He is expected to return to [...] [...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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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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