Luxury Car Lease Fraud: Baldwin Hills Man Defrauds 128 Victims Of Estimated $1.5 Million, Prosecutors SayInstead of finding customers to take over a person's luxury car lease, as he marketed and promised, Geoffrey Hull in fact rented out his victim's luxury cars - Bentleys, Ferraris, Maseratis - to other people and passed little to none of the money back to the original leaseholders.
17 From Across SoCal Arrested In Federal Crackdown On Darkweb Drug Sales; Palmdale Man Still At LargeTwo people from Sunland-Tujunga and three more from downtown Los Angeles were arrested earlier this year, but Andres Bermudez, 37, of Palmdale, who has been named in a criminal complaint as a key supplier to the LA operation, remains at large.
LA Company Managing 27 SoCal Nursing Facilities To Pay $16.7 Million To Settle Medicare Fraud CaseLongwood Management Corporation had been accused of violating the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare that were not reasonable or necessary, according to the Department of Justice.
SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newsom Calling Continued Closure Of Churches 'Discrimination'Under Newsom’s plan to reopen California, places of worship are part of stage three, along with hair and nail salons and entertainment venues like movie theaters and sports, without the fans.
Department Of Justice Launches Antitrust Review Of Major Tech CompaniesThe Department of Justice is looking into some of the country's largest tech giants to determine whether they are monopolies that have harmed consumers, the government announced Tuesday.
DOJ To 'Reevaluate' Adding Citizenship Census QuestionThe Trump administration signaled on Wednesday that it is exploring a "path forward" to add a question on U.S. citizenship to the 2020 census.
Government Reopens Investigation Of Emmett Till's 1955 LynchingThe federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black boy brutally killed after a white woman said he grabbed and whistled at her. The woman, now 84, was recently quoted in a book as saying she lied about Till's alleged behavior.
Feds Seize Over 100 Marijuana Grow Houses Linked To China-Based CriminalsHundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally.
Apple To Respond To US Probes Into Slowdown Of Old iPhonesApple acknowledged the probes after reports that the DOJ and SEC were investigating how investors have been affected by their handling of the situation.
Feds Investigating Uber's Tracking of Lyft DriversThe DOJ is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor.
DOJ Sweep of Motorcycle Gang Nets Members in Southern CaliforniaTwenty-three suspected members of the Vagos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang were indicted on federal racketeering charges Friday, including some from Southern California.
Rolling Hills Estates Man Recalls Threatening Call From Con Artist As FBI Warns Of Extortion ScamPolice are once again warning the public about a phone scam that could have those who answer thinking they've committed a crime.
Kamala Harris Seeks Review After Recent Shootings By PoliceCalifornia's attorney general is stepping into the national debate over the recent slayings of unarmed civilians by police, calling for a review by her agency and promising to lead a public dialogue.
Calif. DOJ Launches LA-Based Anti-Meth Task Force The California Department of Justice (DOJ) will create a new anti-methamphetamine task force based in Los Angeles, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Monday.
$435K Federal Grant Aimed At Keeping First-Time Offenders Out Of JailCity prosecutors are getting some help from the federal government in keeping first-time, low level offenders out of jail.