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Ex-Lawmaker, LA County Probation Official Indicted On Bank Fraud Charges

A former state lawmaker who worked for the Los Angeles County Probation Department was the latest official on Monday to be arrested as part of a yearlong internal review into charges of alleged staff misconduct in the department.

09/17/2012

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Jury Finds Doctor Guilty Of $1M Medicare Scam

Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles doctor has been convicted for health care fraud after submitting about $1 million in bills for tests that were never performed on patients.

09/12/2012

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Thousand Oaks Police Nab Man Accused Of Selling Phony Facebook Stock

Authorities in Thousand Oaks have announced the arrest of a man they say was trying to sell phony Facebook shares to unsuspecting members of the public.

09/07/2012

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2 Men Sentenced To Federal Prison For Fraud Scheme, Tax Evasion

Two San Fernando Valley men were sentenced to federal prison time for swindling investors, including friends, associates and members of one of the men’s church.

08/21/2012

Jong Hwan Huh, aka David Huh (courtesy LASD)

Torrance Real Estate Agent Accused Of $400K Grand Theft

A Torrance real estate agent who allegedly defrauded clients out of over $400,000 faced felony grand theft and other charges on Monday.

07/09/2012

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Public’s Help Needed To Identify 2 Suspects In Separate Manhattan Beach Fraud Crimes

Police are looking for a man and a woman they suspect in separate instances of fraud.

06/07/2012

Authorities say Lacy Johnson was arrested in Colorado Springs on July 29. (credit: CBS)

On The Lam, Former LA Resident Uncovered In Colorado

She’s wanted for burglary, grand theft and identity theft. Lacy Johnson, a former LA resident, is even accused of faking a breast cancer diagnosis to make money.

05/31/2012

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Man Wanted For Alleged Fraud, Money Laundering Escorted Back To LA From Malaysia

A former Newport Beach resident who fled the country in 1999 returned to Los Angeles Thursday after being deported from Malaysia.

05/24/2012

John Arthur Walthall (courtesy FBI)

Eccentric OC Man Sentenced For $5.5M Gold Mining Scheme

John Arthur Walthall swindled an elderly couple out of millions and used it to pay off debt, pay for his son’s film school and buy a hyperbaric oxygen chamber.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/01/2012

Sammy George (l) and Cindy Elsner (courtesy Riverside PD)

Police: Riverside Dad, Daughter Duped Mentally Impaired Man Out Of $24,000

A transient father-daughter duo faced theft and conspiracy charges on Tuesday after convincing a mentally impaired man he had won the lottery.

04/17/2012

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Former Financial Services Employee Accused Of Stealing $4.6M From Client Accounts

A former account manager at a Los Angeles financial services firm has been charged with 17 counts of grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $4.6 million from 16 victims over six years.

04/11/2012

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Voter Fraud Allegations Dog Vernon Reform Efforts

A councilman in the scandal-plagued city of Vernon faces allegations that he may be unfairly influencing a ballot for City Council.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/29/2012

George Tannous (courtesy YouTube)

Ex-IRS Agent Sentenced For $9M Investment Scheme

George Tannous, 55, will serve 33 months in prison after he scammed hundreds of victims out of nearly $9 million.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/20/2012

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Woman, 43, Accused Of Ripping Off State For Nearly $300K In Disability Fraud

A 43-year-old Riverside County woman has been charged with defrauding the State of California and Employment Development Department (EDD) for nearly $300,000, according to authorities.

03/15/2012

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Florida Man Pleads Not Guilty To Defrauding LA Art Collector Of $2M

A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to defrauding a Los Angeles art collector out of more than $2 million by selling him forgeries of the work of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock.

03/12/2012

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