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Police say the suspects have posed as "psychic healers" and are targeting primarily elderly female Chinese residents. (courtesy Monterey Park PD)

Monterey Park Residents Warned Of ‘Psychic Healer’ Fraud Ring

Police on Thursday warned residents in Monterey Park to beware of individuals posing as “psychic healers” and stealing large amounts of money and jewelry.

02/07/2013

Are many able-bodied drivers abusing the system? (credit: CBS)

CBS2 Investigation Looks Into Use Of Disabled Parking Placards

One in every 10 drivers in California has a disabled placard … which allows them to park for free at parking meters. But how many people deserve one? Investigative Reporter David Goldstein went undercover to see who’s using them to get a free ride.

01/31/2013

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Lindsay Lohan Seeks $1M From Ex-Collaborator Over Fashion Line

Lindsay Lohan sued her former collaborators on a clothing line on Thursday, seeking more than $1.1 million and renewed control of the brand’s trademarks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/31/2013

Eight current and former Bell city officials were arrested Tuesday. (credit: CBS)

Testimony Begins In Bell Fraud Trial

Testimony began Friday morning in the fraud trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/25/2013

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Mom Of Arson Suspect Creates Her Own Sparks In Court

Harry Burkhart is accused of arson but when his mother took the stand during a preliminary hearing Thursday, she is the one who set off sparks.

01/24/2013

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Readers Sue Lance Armstrong Over Drug-Use Denial In Books

Readers who bought Armstrong’s “It’s Not About The Bike” and “Every Second Counts” have filed a lawsuit in Sacramento federal court.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/24/2013

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Fraud Trial Of Former Bell Mayor And 5 Ex-Council Members Begins

Opening statements were heard Thursday morning in the trial of Bell’s ex-Mayor, Oscar Hernandez, and five former city council members.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/24/2013

David Kaup, who was scheduled to be sentenced on Monday but failed to appear in court, is being sought by the FBI. (courtesy FBI)

FBI Hunts For San Gabriel Man Behind $11M Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Federal investigators on Thursday asked the public for help in finding a San Gabriel man who admitted to defrauding homeowners out of as much as $11 million in three separate fraud schemes.

12/20/2012

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Doctor Sentenced To Year In Prison For $11M Medicare Fraud

A Southern California doctor has been sentenced to prison for an $11 million Medicare scheme that paid kickbacks to patients recruited on Skid Row.

12/19/2012

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Pastor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Medicare Of More Than $11M

Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles-area pastor has pleaded guilty to conspiring with doctors, shady clinic operators and others to defraud Medicare of more than $11 million.

12/17/2012

Doctor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Medicare Out Of $11M

A Southern California doctor has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bilk Medicare out of more than $11 million by exaggerating patients’ symptoms to obtain wheelchairs and other medical equipment.

11/26/2012

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4 Convicted In $154M Medical Insurance Fraud Scheme

An Orange County jury on Monday returned guilty verdicts for four people for their roles in a $154 million insurance fraud scheme.

11/26/2012

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Man Accused Of Tagging Burbank Parks He Was Paid To Keep Graffiti-Free

A man has been accused of tagging public parks in Burbank he was paid to keep graffiti-free.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/09/2012

Councilman Richard Alarcon (credit: CBS)

Alarcon, Wife Ordered To Stand Trial On Perjury, Voter Fraud Charges

City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife face charges stemming from allegations that the couple did not live in a Panorama City home Alarcon claimed as his residence.

10/02/2012

Frank and Jamie McCourt take their separate seats during Game 1 of the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Dodger Stadium on October 15, 2009.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jamie McCourt Sues Ex-Husband For Fraud Over $131M Divorce Settlement

Attorneys for Jamie McCourt have filed a motion Monday to throw out the divorce settlement between her and her ex-husband and former Dodgers owner, Frank McCourt.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2012

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