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Disbarred Metro attorney pleads no contest to stealing $3 million

Disbarred Metro attorney pleads no contest to stealing $3 million

A disbarred attorney charged with stealing more than $3 million from clients, including the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), has pleaded no contest to two counts of grand theft. James Vincent Reiss, 52, will be sentenced to 10 years in state prison and ordered to pay restitution when he returns to court on [...] [...more]

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Defendants charged in loan scheme

Defendants charged in loan scheme

More than a dozen members of a widespread loan scheme that bilked thousands of mostly Spanish-speaking homeowners throughout California out of their homes appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court on Oct. 19 after their arrests earlier last week. Four others charged in the case are in custody in other areas of California. Four other defendants [...] [...more]

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Keepers Financial Corp. Employee Charged for Theft

Keepers Financial Corp. Employee Charged for Theft

A former account manager at a Los Angeles-based financial services firm has been charged with 17 counts of grand theft and accused of stealing more than $4.6 million from 16 victims over an almost six-year period. Diane Schumacher, 58, of Beverly Hills, was charged in a criminal complaint and arrest warrant on April 5.  The [...] [...more]

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Detective Arrested for Grand Theft

Detective Arrested for Grand Theft

A 25-year veteran detective from the Los Angeles Police Department was arrested on Jan. 27 for grand theft. Det. Ramon Alvarez, who was assigned to the LAPD’s Gang and Narcotics Division, was taken into custody at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles based on an investigation conducted by the department’s Internal Affairs Criminal Investigation Division. [...] [...more]

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