Officials Wednesday arrested a dozen people and were seeking three others who have been charged in a large-scale, bank account “bustout” scheme, costing Southern California banks at least $15 million.
A Burbank police officer has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for lying to the FBI during an investigation of a suspected extortion scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband.
A variety of celebrities were the victims of swatting pranks in the past few years including Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Tom Cruise and Ashton Kutcher, to just name a few.
A 23-year-old Ventura County man has been arrested in connection to a sextortion case where he allegedly targeted underage music fans and conned them into sending him nude photos and videos.
Operation Maritime Chokehold is a $30 million program made possible through a grant from Homeland Security.
The FBI says a man on its Most Wanted list suspected of bludgeoning his mother, wife and three sons to death with a hammer nearly 40 years ago has Southern California roots.
A woman who was arrested in France on charges of breaking child custody laws has been returned to Los Angeles to face prosecution.
FBI agents on Tuesday searched a legislative office belonging to state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat who was arrested and charged last week as part of a wider federal investigation into criminal activity in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.
Authorities plan to launch a program designed to educate parents and children alike to the dangers of cyber crimes, specifically a recent trend known as “sexting”, in an effort to prevent them from being targeted by predators.
If anyone recognizes the suspect, they are asked to call local law enforcement.
California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report released Thursday.
The FBI Tuesday is investigating two Los Angeles gang members who have traveled overseas to fight in Syria.
Three Philippine nationals whose lawyer alleged an undercover FBI agent used taxpayer dollars for prostitutes in the Philippines were sentenced this week for illegally importing military-grade weapons into the United States via Long Beach.
California State Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother have been indicted in connection with charges of political corruption and health care fraud, federal officials said Friday.