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LA County Sheriff’s Candidate Paul Tanaka Defends Hiding Informant From FBI

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s candidate who is the subject of an ongoing federal grand jury investigation into charges of brutality and corruption at L.A. County jails is explaining why deputies under his command tried to hide an inmate from the FBI.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2014

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12 Arrested In Alleged Koreatown Check Kiting Operation

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2014

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Burbank Officer Sentenced For Lying To FBI

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.

05/12/2014

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Officials Accuse 16-Year-Old Canadian Boy Of Series Of Swatting Pranks In LA, Elsewhere

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.

05/09/2014

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FBI Arrests Moorpark Man In Teen ‘Sextortion’ Case

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/01/2014

A combined effort of local and national agencies will keep radioactive materials out of the Ports of LA and Long Beach. (credit: CBS)

$30M Effort Begun To Keep Terrorists From Smuggling Radioactive Material Into Southland Ports

Operation Maritime Chokehold is a $30 million program made possible through a grant from Homeland Security.

04/18/2014

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FBI: ‘Family Annihilator’ On Most Wanted List Has LA-Area Roots

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.

04/18/2014

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LA Mom Faces Charges In Overseas Custody Dispute

A woman who was arrested in France on charges of breaking child custody laws has been returned to Los Angeles to face prosecution.

04/10/2014

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FBI Searches Legislative Office Belonging To Embattled State Sen. Leland Yee

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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California State Senator Accused Of Gun Charges

The allegations against State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

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Feds’ New Program Aims To Prevent Online Sharing Of Explicit Material By Minors

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.

03/24/2014

The FBI is looking for this suspect who they say struck four banks in Buena Park Saturday. (credit: FBI)

FBI Hunts Suspect Who Hit 4 Buena Park Banks On Same Day

If anyone recognizes the suspect, they are asked to call local law enforcement.

03/22/2014

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Calif. Top Target In US For Foreign Cybercriminals

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.

03/20/2014

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FBI Investigating Local Gang Members Fighting With Terrorist Group In Syria

The FBI Tuesday is investigating two Los Angeles gang members who have traveled overseas to fight in Syria.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/04/2014

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3 Philippine Nationals Sentenced For Illegally Importing Weapons

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.

02/27/2014

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