As many as 18 people have been charged in five separate cases involving corruption and civil rights charges, FBI officials said.
The following list is a breakdown of the charges faced by the 18 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department officials named in indictments and a criminal case unsealed today, and potential penalties.
Authorities say they’ve arrested three men on suspicion of animal cruelty after breaking up an alleged cockfighting operation in the city of Rialto.
Arraignment was postponed Thursday for the husband of the mayor of Montebello, who was scheduled to be in court on six felony counts of selling methamphetamine near a school.
“…he fired multiple rounds at point-blank range at a TSA officer who was on duty and in uniform. Ciancia began to walk up an escalator, looked back, saw [the officer] appear to move, and returned to shoot the wounded officer again.”
Rapper 50 Cent has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to vandalism in a case filed after an alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.
Noguez, who has served as the county assessor since 2010, was placed on leave in the wake of his arrest last October following a year-long corruption investigation by the District Attorney’s office.
The 28-year-old LAX employee accused of planting dry ice bombs around the airport will be arraigned Thursday.
Charges were filed Tuesday against a former Rialto Unified School District employee suspected of stealing $1.8 million over an eight year period, authorities said.
A 27-year-old Southland man was in custody Tuesday on federal charges of making and possessing explosive devices, the FBI said.
Robert Rizzo, the former city manager and accused mastermind behind a wide-ranging corruption scandal in the city of Bell, pleaded no contest Thursday to all 69 charges brought against him, officials announced.
A gang member was formally charged Wednesday in the murder of a 6-year-old girl who was gunned down outside of a family party in Moreno Valley.
A North Hollywood man was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of a woman who fell out of a car onto the 210 Freeway and was struck by multiple vehicles.
Lawyers signed a deal Friday to drop a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, who was dumped by the Food Network and other business partners after she said under oath that she had used racial slurs in the past.
Los Angeles County prosecutors declined Friday to file a felony case against rapper Kanye West stemming from a July 19 altercation he had with a photographer at LAX.