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Ex-OC Yacht Broker Pleads Not Guilty In Alleged $1.5M Fraud Scheme

A former yacht broker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $1.5 million from dozens of victims in an alleged fraud scheme.

05/28/2013

(l-r) Raymond Walter Thomas, Whitney Michelle Okel, Brenda Wallace, and Sean Michael Wallace are believed to be members of a white supremacist group, according to police. (courtesy Fullerton PD)

Police: White Supremacist Group Used Gift Cards In Counterfeiting Scheme

Four suspected white supremacists are facing burglary and other charges in an alleged counterfeiting scheme involving gift cards, police said Wednesday.

03/13/2013

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Mom, Family Friend Plead Not Guilty To Hiring Hit Man To Kill Daughter’s Boyfriend

A Los Angeles-area mother and a family friend have pleaded not guilty to hiring a hit man to kill her daughter’s boyfriend.

02/16/2013

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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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

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Tax Dodger: Ex-LA Pitcher OKs Plea Bargain In Counterfeit Karaoke Scheme

A former fifth overall pick from CSULA has agreed to plead guilty to a karaoke scheme in which he failed to report over $600,000 in sales.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/30/2012

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Jodie Foster’s Father Gets 5 Years For Defrauding Homebuyers

Jodie Foster’s estranged father was sentenced Friday to five years in jail for defrauding dozens of low-income homebuyers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/09/2011

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Victims Tell Judge How Financial Planner Stole Millions From Friends

Several longtime friends of a Coto de Caza financial planner told an Orange County judge Friday how he stole their retirement money as he looted a total of about $2.8 million from 33 victims.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/28/2011

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Southland Man Faces 25 Years For $6M Ponzi Scheme

A Southern California investment adviser has pleaded guilty to securities fraud for bilking elderly residents in a $6 million Ponzi scheme.

03/24/2011

Woman Arrested For Impersonating FBI Agent

A Seal Beach woman was arrested Friday for impersonating an FBI agent while conducting a fraudulent real estate scheme.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2011

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Man Gets 4 Years For $3.4M Reality Show Scheme

A nearly four-year prison sentence has been ordered for a man who posed as a Hollywood producer and fleeced investors out of $3.4 million for a phony show about the Department of Homeland Security.

01/19/2011

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West Covina Woman Faces 86 Years For Ponzi Scheme

A West Covina woman who promised investors up to 20 percent returns on their money has pleaded guilty in a nearly $7 million real estate and small business Ponzi scheme.

12/21/2010

LA Clinic Owner, Doctors Charged In Medicare Scam

Two doctors and a clinic owner have been charged in Los Angeles with a multi-million-dollar scheme to recruit mentally ill homeless patients for unnecessary treatments.

10/29/2010

Dozens Arrested In $100M Medicare Scheme

Dozens of people on both coasts have been charged by Manhattan prosecutors in a $100 million Medicare fraud scheme.

10/13/2010

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