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Tarzana Man Sentenced To Prison In Odometer-Rollback Scheme

A Woodland Hills man was sentenced to prison Monday for his involvement in an odometer-rollback scheme.


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Paris Hilton’s Brother Conrad Charged With Disrupting Flight

Los Angeles federal prosecutors have filed charges against Paris Hilton’s brother Conrad for allegedly disrupting a flight from London.


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FBI: 2 Men Face Federal Charges In Separate Serial Bank Robberies

Two men that police suspect were involved in separate series of bank robberies were arrested and federally charged on Friday.


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2nd Bryan Stow Attacker To Plead Guilty To Federal Weapons Charge

The second of two men who beat Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot – leaving the San Francisco Giants fan with permanent brain injuries – is expected to plead guilty next week to a federal weapons charge.


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OC Man Pleads Not Guilty To Passport Fraud In ISIS Case

An Orange man Monday pleaded not guilty to federal charges after he was caught trying to board a plane using a fraudulent passport in an effort to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

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Bryan Stow Attacker Held Without Bail On Federal Gun Charges

Judge Frederick Mumm said Marvin Norwood was a danger to the community and a flight risk and should be held pending trial.


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Man, 27, Pleads Not Guilty In Online ‘Revenge Porn’ Case

The 27-year-old owner of a now-defunct website that showcased stolen pictures of nude women pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges.

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(L-R) Jonathan Jarrell, Steven Aguirre and Clifford Henry were arrested in January in connection with recklessly starting a campfire that allegedly sparked the nearly 1,900-acre Colby Fire. (Photo credit: Glendora Police Department)

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 3 Men In ‘Colby Fire’

A federal grand jury has indicted three men on charges of causing a Los Angeles-area wildfire that burned five homes.


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Disturbing Details Emerge In Story Of Valley Teen Held As Sex Slave

Authorities say a 15-year-old Valley runaway was held for days against her will as a sex slave on a pot farm in Northern California.



Canadian Man Accused In Grandparent Scam Pleads Not Guilty In LA

A Canadian man accused of scamming money from people by convincing them their grandchildren were in danger overseas has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in Los Angeles.


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2 Plead Guilty To Illegal Rhino Horn Trafficking

Federal prosecutors say two people have pleaded guilty to international trafficking of endangered rhinoceros horn to China and Vietnam.


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3 Accused In Detroit-Based Ponzi Scheme Nabbed In SoCal

The FBI says three people wanted on federal fraud charges in connection with a $25 million investment scheme based in Detroit have been arrested in Southern California.


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Retired U.S. Army Major To Be Sentenced For Accepting Bribes From Contractors Delivering Water To Troops

A retired U.S. Army major from Moreno Valley is set to be sentenced Wednesday for accepting bribes from contractors delivering bottled water to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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Southern California Doctors Arrested In Nationwide Medicare Fraud Sweep

Eight Los Angeles medical professionals people, including two doctors, are in custody Wednesday after a nationwide Medicare fraud sweep.


Scarlett Johansson was targeted by alleged email hacker Christopher Chaney (credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Celebrity Email Hacking Suspect To Enter Guilty Plea

A Florida man is expected to enter a guilty plea in a Los Angeles federal court Monday to charges of hacking into the email accounts of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera, and Mila Kunis.