Press Releases

Pharmaceutical Executive Defrauds Investors Out of Millions by Selling Fake Stock in Medical Research Company

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys Emily W. Allen (619) 546-9738 and Aaron Arnzen (619) 546-8384. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> February 11, 2016 .

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FBI Warns of Online Dating Scams

Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.

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Florida Man Who Sexually Exploited Escondido Middle Schoolers Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys Charlotte Kaiser (619) 546-7282 and David Leshner (619) 546-7921. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> January 7, 2015.

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Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Two Fraud Schemes, Including One That Cost Verizon $17 Million

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys Joseph Green (619) 546-6955 (213) 894-6595. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> March 21, 2016.

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FBI San Diego Announces the 2015 Recipient of the Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Eric Birnbaum is pleased to announce Securing Our eCity (SOeC) as the 2015 recipient of the FBI Directors Community Leadership Award (DCLA).

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Former Sheriff’s Department Employee Evades Taxes on Money Earned Selling Dangerous Diet Drugs

<p Assistant U. S. Attorney Andrew J. Galvin (619) 546-9721. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> April 14, 2016. SAN DIEGO s Department employee Francisco Terriquez pleaded guilty today to tax evasion and making a false statement to a federal officer, admitting that he ran a business selling millions of dollars of dietary supplements and failed to declare any of the proceeds as income on his federal tax return.

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Mastermind of Multi-Million-Dollar Real Estate Fraud Pleads Guilty

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys Emily W. Allen (619) 546-9738 and Andrew Galvin (619) 546-9721. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> January 5, 2016.

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Thirteen New Indictments Announced in Second Wave of Operation Targeting Massive Patient Referral Scam

This press release was originally issued by the Office of the District Attorney of the County of San Diego.

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Wanted By FBI San Diego: High School Sophomores and Juniors for Teen Academies

Applications are now being accepted for FBI San Diegos 2016 Teen Academy, which will take place on June 29, 2016 and August 17, 2016 at the San Diego Field Office headquarters in Sorrento Valley.

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Robbery of Compass Bank Branch in Vista

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Retired Marine Pleads Guilty to Fatally Stabbing His Girlfriend, Dismembering Her Body with a Machete, and Dumping Her Remains in the Panamanian Jungle

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys W. Mark Conover (619) 546-6763 or Shane P. Harrigan (619) 546-6981. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> February 24, 2016.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Compass Bank Robber

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Real Estate Brokers Imprisoned for Scheme to ‘Wash’ Titles to Million-Dollar San Diego Homes

<p Assistant U. S. Attorney Emily W. Allen (619) 546-9738. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> March 21, 2016. SAN DIEGO scheme that purported to eliminate the mortgages on several million-dollar homes in San Diego.

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Twenty-Two Charged with Racketeering Conspiracy and Related Crimes Involving Drug Trafficking, Illegal Gambling, and Money Laundering

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys Andrew Young (619) 546-7981, Mark W. Pletcher (619) 546-9714 or Benjamin Katz (619) 546-9604. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> January 27, 2015.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Hipster Bandit

The FBI, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify the Hipster Bandit, who is believed to be responsible for four bank robberies in the San Diego County area with his most recent robbery occurring on Saturday, January 9, 2016, with the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank located inside the Vons grocery store, 4725 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, California.

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Fraudulent Websites Posing as Green Dot Moneypak Customer Support

The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received numerous complaints reporting fraudulent websites posing as MoneyPak customer support.

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San Diego Police Officers Arrest Wells Fargo Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department (SDPD) are announcing the arrest of Oscar Esteban Valle, age 27, of National City, California, as a result of the investigation into the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 5522 Balboa Avenue in San Diego, California, on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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Former Senior Executive of Qualcomm Pleads Guilty to Insider Trading and Money Laundering Charges

SAN DIEGOJing Wang, the former Executive Vice President and President of Global Business Operations for Qualcomm, Inc.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the Mole Bandit

The Mole Bandit is believed to be responsible for three bank robberies and an attempted robbery in the San Diego area.

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El Centro Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Medicare of More Than $1 Million

SAN DIEGOGevorg Kupelian, owner of the El Centro Clinic located at 485 Broadway Street in El Centro, California, pleaded guilty today to participating in a conspiracy that targeted the Medicare program and its beneficiaries.

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Prison Sentences and More Than $500,000 in Fines for Contractors Who Bribed the ‘Godfather’ of Camp Pendleton

The presidents of two government contracting companies, as well as the companies themselves, were sentenced today for bribing the so-called of Camp Pendleton in exchange for millions of dollars in construction and service contracts at Camp Pendleton and other federal facilities.

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Rancho Santa Fe Businessman Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Sell but Not Deliver Imaging Systems for Breast Exams

SAN DIEGORancho Santa Fe Businessman Christopher John Cozzie pleaded guilty to fraud charges in federal court today, admitting that he sold imaging and diagnostic systems for breast examinations that he either did not deliver or partially delivered.

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Real Estate Investors Plead Guilty in Widening Multi-Million-Dollar Loan Fraud and Kickback Scheme

SAN DIEGOGrant McCollough, a real estate investor and owner of Tycoon Investments, and his wife, Marisa McCollough, pleaded guilty today to participating in a conspiracy to defraud mortgage lenders and impede the Internal Revenue Service.

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FBI Director James B. Comey to Visit San Diego

FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Howe announced today that FBI Director James Comey will visit the San Diego FBI Field Office on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

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Woman Guilty of Obstructing Investigation of $1.8 Million Fraud Against Failed La Jolla Bank

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced today that former San Diego resident Laura Ortuondo pleaded guilty before Magistrate Judge William V.

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Notorious Conman-Turned-Pastor Barry Minkow Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Bilking Congregation of More Than $3 Million

SAN DIEGO and the cover of Fortune Magazine</ , was sentenced today to five years in prison for embezzling more than $3 million from his own parishioners and then concealing the funds from the Internal Revenue Service.

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San Diego Among Top Cities for Laser Threat to Aircraft

The FBI today announced a national campaign to deter people from pointing lasers at aircraft, a federal violation that presents danger to pilots, passengers, and those on the ground.

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Defendant Extradited to Face Charges in Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Murder Case

SAN DIEGO, CABarraza, who is charged with the first degree murder of United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was extradited to the United States from Mexico today, announced Attorney General Eric Holder and U.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Months national security, critical infrastructure, and economy.

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FBI SWAT Team Arrests Fugitive as Part of Massive Crackdown on Violent Street Gangs

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daphne Hearn announces the arrest of Terrence Mack Carter, age 30, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

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Mexican Mafia Member and Six Others Arrested by San Diego Violent Crimes Gang Task Force

Seven people, including suspected drug traffickers, a member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, and several associates, were arrested earlier this week by law enforcement officers and agents from the San Diego Violent Crimes Task Force-Gang Group (VCTF-GG).

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StealthGenie Mobile Device Spyware Application

Every October since 2004, National Cyber Security Awareness Months national security, critical infrastructure, and economy.

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Former San Ysidro School District Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Extracting Political Contributions from Prospective Contractor by Threatening to Withhold Work

SAN DIEGOFormer superintendent of the San Ysidro School District Manuel Paul pled guilty today in federal court to deprivation of benefits for political contributions.

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FBI and Escondido Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify US Bank Robber

The FBI and Escondido Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify an unknown male who robbed the U.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the Hills Bandit Bank Robber

On Monday, September 8, 2014, the Hills Bandit attempted to rob a Union Bank branch located at 7807 Girard Avenue in San Diego, California.

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FBI and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Man Who Robbed a Wells Fargo Bank

The FBI and San Diego County Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 212 S.

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Former Qualcomm Directors Indicted for Insider Trading

SAN DIEGO, CATwo former Qualcomm sales directors have been charged with four counts of insider trading in an indictment unsealed today.

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Three Men Charged in International Stolen Car and Identity Theft Internet Scam

SAN DIEGOThree men were charged in a federal grand jury indictment unsealed today in connection with an international auto-theft operation in which defendants purchased U.

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FBI Announces Child Safety Tips

Child summer safety resources: strong.

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FBI and Carlsbad Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Chase Bank Robber

The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Chase Bank branch located at 7176 Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, California, on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

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Ho-Hum Bandit Sentenced to Almost Six Years in Prison for Seven San Diego Bank Robberies

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced that Adam Lynch was sentenced to prison this morning in federal court in San Diego in connection with his conviction on seven counts of bank robbery.

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Waste Disposer Gets Jail Term for Dumping Toxic Mix of Chemicals in Public Landfill

SAN DIEGORaul Antonio Gonzalez Lopez was sentenced to seven months in custody by United States District Court Judge Michael M.

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FBI Arrests Pediatric Nurse on Federal Charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daphne Hearn is announcing the arrest of Michael William Lutts, age 50, of San Diego, California, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

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FBI and Chula Vista Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Unknown Male Who Robbed a U.S. Bank Branch

The FBI and Chula Vista Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male bank robber, nicknamed Mole Boy.

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Chase Banker Convicted of Bribery

SAN DIEGO Lynda Sanabria, a J. P. Morgan Chase banker, admitted in federal court today to receiving more than $200,000 in bribe payments related to Chase s sale of mortgages on the secondary market.

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HP Executive Assistant Fuels Million-Dollar Spending Spree with Stolen Company Funds

SAN DIEGO, CA) Senior Vice President from 2008 to May 2012, admitted defrauding the company of nearly $1 million through a series of fraudulent employee reimbursements.

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New Indictment in Campaign Finance Case Adds Gun, Bribery, and Falsification of Records Charges

SAN DIEGOA federal grand jury issued a new indictment this morning against Mexican businessman Jose Susumo Azano Matsura and alleged co-conspirators Ravneet Singh, his Washington, D.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the Bearded Bandit Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male, nicknamed the Bearded Bandit, who is responsible for robbing the Chase Bank branch located at 1641 South Melrose Drive in Vista, California, on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify California Bank and Trust Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the California Bank and Trust branch located at 16796 Bernardo Center Drive in San Diego, California, on Friday, June 27, 2014.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male (hereinafter referred to as the robber) responsible for robbing the U.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the U.

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Mortgage Broker Sentenced for Mortgage, Tax, and Bankruptcy Fraud Offenses

SAN DIEGO Donald V. Totten was sentenced today to 30 months in prison by U. S. District Judge Michael M.

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FBI San Diego Presents the 2014 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award to North County Lifeline

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Eric Birnbaum, FBI San Diego, is pleased to announce North County Lifeline as the 2014 recipient of the FBI Directors Community Leadership Award (DCLA).

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FBI San Diego Remembers Fallen Agents at Commemoration Ceremony

On August 9, 1979, the FBI San Diego field office experienced tragedy when two special agents were killed while on duty.

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Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney for the District of Idaho, and Jay Kiiha, Valley County Prosecuting Attorney, Jointly Announce Criminal Charges Not Warranted in FBI Agents’ Shooting of James DiMaggio Last August

Based upon the information reviewed from the FBI Inspection Division shooting incident inquiry, including the autopsy report and post-rescue interview of the 16-year-old victim and evidence gathered by the Valley County Sheriffs Office have determined that the shooting by FBI Hostage Rescue Team agents on August 10, 2013, near Cascade, Idaho, resulting in the death of James DiMaggio, does not warrant federal or state criminal prosecution.

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Banker Convicted of Taking More Than $1 Million in Bribes

SAN DIEGORobert Moreno, a banker who sold mortgages on behalf of GMAC, admitted receiving more than one million dollars in bribe payments while working on behalf of GMAC.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Man Who Attempted to Rob Union Bank

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify an unknown male who attempted to rob the Union Bank at 1201 Fifth Avenue in San Diego, California, on Monday, December 1, 2014.

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FBI Seeks Satchel Bandit Bank Robber

The FBI is seeking information on the identity and whereabouts of a bank robber nicknamed the Satchel Bandit.

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Alleged Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Cross-Country Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

SAN DIEGOtwo alleged gang members and associates are charged in a federal grand jury indictment with participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving the cross-country sex trafficking of underage girls, including many who were recruited from East County middle and high schools.

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Four Plead Guilty in Million-Dollar Bank Bribery Case

SAN DIEGOIsrael Hechter, the owner of San Diego-based mortgage investment firms Ocean 18, LLC, and Note Tracker Corporation, admitted in federal court today that he paid $1 million in bribes to bank insiders at J.

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FBI Releases 2013 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

On January 15, 2013, an officer with the Galt, California Police Department was killed while investigating a suspicious person/circumstance.

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Update on Sony Investigation

Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).

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Real Estate Developer Sentenced for Orchestrating $50 Million Securities Fraud Scheme

SAN DIEGO. CA Commercial real estate developer and mortgage broker Bradley Holcom was sentenced to 10 years in prison today for his role in a $50 million securities fraud scheme.

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Qualcomm Sales Director Guilty of Insider Trading

SAN DIEGOUnited States Attorney Laura E.

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FBI Complaint Charges GSA Official with Accepting Bribes and Theft of Government Property

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daphne Hearn announces the arrest of Timothy Francis Cashman, age 53, of Lakeside, California.

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Convicted Businessman Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Justice

SAN DIEGO, CAs losing more than $10 million.

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Former DMV Employee Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Commit Bribery, Document Fraud, and Witness Tampering in a Widespread Corruption Case at the DMV in Southern California

Jeffrey Bednarek, a former employee at the California Department of Motor Vehicles office in El Cajon, California, was sentenced today by U.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male (hereinafter referred to as the robber) responsible for robbing the U.

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Cases Involving Sex Trafficking and Exploitation of Children on the Rise

SAN DIEGOFour defendants from unrelated cases were sentenced in federal court today for crimes involving the sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children, underscoring a continuing trend as prosecutions in this category continue to rise.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Citibank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Citibank located at 1611 South Melrose in Vista, California, on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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FBI Releases 2013 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 27 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2013, a decrease of more than 44 percent when compared to the 49 officers killed in 2012.

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Lead Defendant Pleads Guilty to Using Hundreds of Stolen Identities to Steal More Than $1.5 Million from U.S. Treasury

SAN DIEGOArthur Grigorian admitted in federal court today that he defrauded the Internal Revenue Service of over $1.

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FBI and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Man Who Robbed a California Bank and Trust Branch

The FBI and San Diego County Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male who robbed the California Bank and Trust branch located at 140 Civic Center Drive, Vista, California, on Friday, August 1, 2014.

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The Hills Bandit Bank Robber Continues to Target Banks in the San Diego and Los Angeles Areas

The FBI and the San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the Hills Bandit bank robber.

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Unlicensed Money Transmitters Charged with Money Laundering

SAN DIEGOSan Diego-based business attorney Richard Medina Jr.

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San Diego Man Arrested and Charged with Robbing Four Banks

FBI Special Agent in Charge Daphne Hearn and San Diego Police Department Chief Shelly Zimmerman are announcing the arrest of Ronald Anthony Timberland, age 50, of San Diego, California.

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Dumper of Deadly Cyanide Pleads Guilty

SAN DIEGORaul Antonio Gonzalez Lopez pleaded guilty today to the Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste before United States Magistrate Judge Mitchell D.

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FBI San Diego Announces the Launch of the Safe Online Surfing Challenge 2014

FBI San Diego announces the launch of the FBIs Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Challenge 2014 for the San Diego area.

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San Diego Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Howard Willie Carter, II, a San Diego resident, was sentenced yesterday by U.

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Arrest Made in Chit Chat Bandit Investigation

A man who led Riverside County Sheriffs Deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers on a vehicle pursuit from Riverside County to San Diego County has been arrested on charges related to the pursuit and carjacking.

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Fifty-Five Charged in Massive Crackdown on West Coast Crips Street Gang and Others

SAN DIEGO, CAThirty-five people, many of whom are alleged members and associates of the West Coast Crips criminal street gang, are charged in complaints unsealed today with participating in three drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a racketeering enterprise with execution-style murders, a takeover-style robbery, high-speed chases, witness intimidation, and other acts of violence.

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San Diego Police Department and FBI Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Armored Vehicle Robbers

The San Diego Police Department and the FBI are seeking the publics assistance to identify two unknown males responsible for robbing an armored vehicle courier at the Fashion Valley Mall at 7007 Friars Road in San Diego, California, on Friday, May 2, 2014.

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'Godfather' of Camp Pendleton Sentenced to Two Years for Bribery

A Department of Defense supervisor, the self-described of Camp Pendleton, was sentenced today to two years in prison for accepting over $100,000 in bribes from contractors who sought to win or retain government construction and service contracts at Camp Pendleton worth millions of dollars.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Branch Robber

A bank robber who threatened to shoot a bank teller during a holdup at a Spring Valley, California bank is being sought by the FBI and San Diego Sheriffs Department.

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Lead Defendant Admits Stealing Identities from Elderly Victims in Order to Steal More Than $250,000 in Taxpayer Money

SAN DIEGOArman Eritsian pled guilty today to conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of his conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service of over $250,000 by filing false tax returns in the names of stolen identities.

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FBI Joins the San Diego Community for National Night Out

The FBI and law enforcement agencies around the country diligently work for the good of the communities we serve and for the nation as a whole.

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FBI Offers $5,000 Reward for Cyber Fugitive

***11/04/14 Update: John Gordon Baden has been arrested in Mexico.

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FBI and Carlsbad Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify The Hills Bandit Bank Robber

The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify an unknown white male who robbed the U.

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Combating Violent Crimes Against Children

As National Missing Childrens Day (May 25) approaches, the FBI would like to remind the public that every year thousands of children become victims of crime.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the Chit Chat Bandit

The FBI, San Diego Police Department and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify a bank robber who feigns to be engaged in small conversation while conducting his bank robberies.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Union Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Union Bank branch at 16880 Bernardo Center Drive in San Diego, California, on Friday, November 14, 2014.

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Credit Repair Man for the Stars Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Them of More Than $1 Million

SAN DIEGO, CAThe alleged mastermind behind a credit repair scam was arraigned before U.

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International Con Man Sentenced for Scamming Investors and Dodging Taxes

Svein Erik Ulsteen, a former executive and shareholder of Anturion Limited, a company formed in the Channel Islands, was sentenced today to 46 months in custody for bilking investors of more than $2 million by selling them counterfeit and forged Anturion securities.

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FBI and Oceanside Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Union Bank Robber

The FBI and Oceanside Police Department are seeking the publics Supermarket at 101 Old Grove Road in Oceanside, California, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Bombshell Bandit

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles, California and Lake Havasu, Arizona are seeking the publics assistance to identify the Bombshell Bandit, who is believed to be responsible for robbing three bank banks, in three different cities, during the period June 6, 2014 through July 14, 2014.

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FBI Warns of Cyber Scammers Targeting Holiday Shoppers

In advance of the holiday season, the San Diego FBI Field Office reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information.

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FBI Alerts Public to be Aware of Disaster Fraud in Aftermath of Recent Wildfires

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reminds the public to use caution when making donations in the aftermath of the San Diego area wildfires.

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FBI and San Diego County Law Enforcement Agencies Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the El Chapparito Bandit

A serial bank robber known as the El Chapparito Bandit is believed to have robbed his 15th bank today.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Robber

A bank robber wearing aviator-style sunglasses and having a mole above his lip who was wearing a baseball cap with the letters on the inside bill and a burgundy-colored sweat-jacket is being sought in connection with the robbery of the U.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Union Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Union Bank branch located at 3261 Sports Arena Boulevard in San Diego, California, on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

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Reward of Up to $20,000 Offered in Serial Bank Robber Investigation

A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the serial bank robber known as the El Chapparito Bandit.

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Manhattan Beach Executive Charged with Raiding Company Coffers

SAN DIEGO ). As alleged in a five-count Indictment, Miller devised a scheme to steal money from MWRC to pay for his personal, non-company related expenses.

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The FBI Wants You: Special Agent Application Now Open

Joining the FBI is like no other career choice you have explored.

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East County Regional Gang Task Force Seeks Public’s Assistance to Locate Fugitive

The East County Regional Gang Task Force is seeking the publics assistance in locating Randy Graves, age 51, of El Cajon, California.

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Eric S. Birnbaum Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Division

Director James B. Comey has named Eric S. Birnbaum special agent in charge (SAC) of the San Diego Division. Mr.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Wells Fargo Bank Robber

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, an unknown black female robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 245 Santa Helena in Solano Beach, California.

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FBI Adds Capital Murder Suspect to Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List

Yaser Abdel Said, wanted for the murder of his two teenage daughters in Texas, has been named to the FBIs Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

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FBI and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify US Bank Robber

The FBI and the San Diego County Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male responsible for robbing the U.

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San Diego Man Arrested and Charged with Attempted Bank Robbery

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and San Diego Police Department (SDPD) are announcing the arrest and filing of federal bank robbery charges against Steven Demetrious Glenn, age 48, of San Diego, California.

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Owner of Florida Stock Lending Firm Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for His Part in $100 Million Fraud Scheme

Jeffrey R. Spanier, former owner of Amerifund Capital Finance, LLC located in Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced today by U.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Wells Fargo Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 10707 Camino Ruiz in San Diego, California, on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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FBI and La Mesa Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify California Bank and Trust Robber

The FBI and La Mesa Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the California Bank and Trust located at 3787 Avocado Boulevard in La Mesa, California, on Monday, July 14, 2014.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Chase Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male who is responsible for robbing the Chase Bank branch located at 985 East Vista Way in Vista, California, on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at approximately 9:55 a.

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FBI Continues to Seek Information Regarding the Mole Bandit Serial Bank Robber

A man investigators have dubbed the Mole Bandit is believed to be responsible for three bank robberies and three attempted robberies in the San Diego area.

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FBI San Diego Partners with Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement to Target Commercial Sex Trafficking

During the past several days, the FBI, in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement, conducted Operation Cross Country VIII to address commercial child and adult sex trafficking throughout the United States.

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Internal Revenue Service Telephone Scam

The FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received reports related to a telephone scam in which the caller purports to be an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representative.

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Multi-Million-Dollar Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Sentenced

SAN DIEGO, CAKathryn Sylvester of San Diego was sentenced today to 41 months in custody for operating a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $6 million in losses on various properties in San Diego and Orange Counties.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Comerica Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown person, believed to be a female, responsible for robbing the Comerica Bank branch located at 3361 Rosecrans Street, Suite 9A in San Diego, California, on Monday, July 14, 2014.

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Bank Manager Admits Stealing Tens of Thousands of Dollars from J.P. Morgan Chase

SAN DIEGOSan Diego bank manager Mark Masiglat pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he secretly siphoned $36,000 from J.

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Law Enforcement Releases Sketch of the El Chapparito Bandit

Since November 2013, banks in the San Diego region have been victimized by a serial bank robber known as the El Chapparito Bandit.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Wells Fargo Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 685 Saturn Boulevard in San Diego, California, on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

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FBI and Escondido Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Bank of America Robber

The FBI and Escondido Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Bank of America branch located at 1350 East Valley Parkway in Escondido, California, on Monday, May 12, 2014.

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FBI and Chula Vista Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify USE Credit Union Robber

A bank robber who ran into a Chula Vista bank yelling is being sought by the FBI and the Chula Vista Police Department.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Wells Fargo Bank Robber

A balding bank robber wearing glasses and carrying a Target plastic shopping bag is being sought by the San Diego Police Department and the FBI.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Risky Business Bandit

A bank robber who likes to wear dark sunglasses, used his smartphone as a demand note, likes to wear T-shirts, and rob banks in the northern area of San Diego is being sought by the FBI and local law enforcement.

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Federal Criminal Complaint Charges Six San Diego-Area Men with Interference with a Flight Crew

AMARILLO, TXSix men who were aboard Southwest Airlines flight 1522 yesterday in route from San Diego to Chicago that was diverted to Rick Husband International Airport in Amarillo, Texas, for the safety of the flight crew and passengers, have each been charged in a federal criminal complaint with interference with a flight crew and aiding and abetting.

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Local Company Dumps Hazardous Wastes Containing Nickel and Zinc into Sewers

California Plating Company (), a local metal finishing company located in Logan Heights, and its owner, Paul Hummell, admitted illegally storing hazardous waste and unlawfully discharging the waste into the sewer system.

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Terrorist Sentenced to 22 Years for Providing Material Support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

WASHINGTONLawal Olaniyi Babafemi, 35, a Nigerian citizen, was sentenced today to 22 years in prison for conspiring to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Union Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Union Bank branch located at 1201 Fifth Avenue in San Diego, California, on Thursday, August 13, 2015.

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FBI and Escondido Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Robber

The FBI and Escondido Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the U.

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Day Trading Broker Steals More Than $6 Million from Investors in Long-Running Ponzi Scheme

SAN DIEGOStock broker Sunil Sharma of Carlsbad pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he stole more than $6 million from local investors by falsely claiming their funds were safe through conservative investments when, in reality, he was pursuing a risky day trading strategy that ultimately turned into a massive Ponzi scheme.

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FBI San Diego Offers $20,000 Reward for Sinaloa Cartel Fugitive

The FBI is offering a reward up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Rene Arzate-Garcia, aka La Rana.

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Wanted By FBI San Diego: High School Sophomores and Juniors for Teen Academy

Applications are now being accepted for FBI San Diegos 2015 Teen Academy, which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the San Diego Field Office headquarters in Sorrento Valley.

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FBI San Diego Seeking Technical Experts During Tech Workforce Recruitment Campaign

As part of the FBIs continuing commitment to attract and retain highly skilled technical talent, the FBI announced the launch of a tech workforce recruitment campaign on <a class="external-link" href="https://fbijobs.

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San Diego Man Pleads Guilty, Admits Making False Statements in an International Terrorism Investigation

SAN DIEGOMohamad Saeed Kodaimati of San Diego pleaded guilty in federal court today, admitting that he deliberately made false statements to FBI and State Department officials during a terrorism-related interview at the U.

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San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies Make Arrest in Bank Robbery Investigation

San Diego Sheriffs deputies assigned to the Ramona station working with FBI agents from the North County Resident Agency have made an arrest as a result of the investigation into the robbery of the Bank of America branch located at 1407 Main Street in Ramona, California.

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Seminar Spokesman Who Claimed to be Trillion-Dollar Philanthropist Sentenced for Defrauding Investors of Millions

SAN DIEGO, CAWilliam Ison, who recruited investors by making bogus claims during presentations at financial seminars throughout the United States, was sentenced today to 27 months in custody for defrauding investors, including several from San Diego, of approximately $7 million.

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Five Southern California Ambulance Companies to Pay More Than $11.5 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegations

SAN DIEGOIn a lawsuit unsealed in federal court today, five ambulance companies have entered into civil settlements with the Department of Justice requiring them to collectively pay more than $11.

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Self Storage Managers Plead Guilty to Investment Fraud

SAN DIEGOThe three owner/operators of Equity Based Services (EBS), Howard Kaplan and his two sons, Stephen and Eric Kaplan, pled guilty today to conspiring to commit wire fraud.

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FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

The FBI and a number of law enforcement officials from around the country announced today that 149 underage trafficking victims were recovered and 153 pimps were arrested in a nationwide human trafficking operation conducted throughout the United States last week.

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San Diego Brokers Plead Guilty in Insider Trading Scheme

SAN DIEGOTwo San Diego-based stockbrokers pleaded guilty in federal court today to engaging in an insider trading conspiracy that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal profits.

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FBI Releases 2014 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted

According to statistics collected by the FBI, 96 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2014.

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Former DMV Official Guilty of Accepting Bribes

SAN DIEGOAlva Benavidez pleaded guilty today in federal court to conspiracy to accept bribes stemming from her employment at the California Driver Safety Office at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Pediatric Nurse Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation of Children in His Care

SAN DIEGO, CAMichael William Lutts, a 50-year-old foster parent and pediatric nurse, pleaded guilty in federal court today to sexually exploiting a two-month-old premature boy and an 11-month-old girl who had been placed in his care last summer.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Bank of America Robber

The FBI and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male who robbed the Bank of America branch, located at 1407 Main Street, Ramona, California on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

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U.S. Border Patrol Supervisor Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Placing Hidden Camera in Women’s Restroom

SAN DIEGO U. S. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Armando Gonzalez was sentenced in federal court today to 21 months in prison for placing a hidden camera in a floor drain of the women s restroom at the Chula Vista Border Patrol station to capture images of female private parts.

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La Jolla Bank Manager Conspired with Senior Bank Officials to Issue Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Bad Loans

SAN DIEGO) lending at the now-defunct La Jolla Bank, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to misapply bank funds, admitting that she and other senior bank executives accepted cash bribes and kickbacks from borrowers in return for issuing hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to borrowers they knew were unqualified and unlikely to repay.

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FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Hipster Bandit

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force that includes the San Diego Police Department and San Diego SheriffHipster Bandit.

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Ansun Biopharma to Pay More Than $2 Million for Overbilling the U.S.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of California Laura E.

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FBI Reminds Public October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, administered by the Department of Homeland Security.

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FBI and La Mesa Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Robber

The FBI and La Mesa Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the U.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Duck Hunter Bandit

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male who attempted to rob the Citibank branch located at 1910 Garnet Avenue in San Diego, California, 92109, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Regents Bank Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Regents Bank located at 875 Prospect Street in La Jolla, California, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

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65th Anniversary of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Program

The FBI today announces the FBIs commemoration of its famous Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program, created 65 years ago.

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Pediatric Nurse Sentenced to 80 Years for Sexual Exploitation of Children in His Care

SAN DIEGO, CAMichael William Lutts, a 52-year-old foster parent and pediatric nurse, was sentenced in federal court today to the statutory maximum 80 years in prison for sexually exploiting a two-month-old premature boy and an 11-month-old girl who had been placed in his care in 2014.

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Banker Sent to Prison for Taking More Than $1 Million in Bribes

SAN DIEGORobert Moreno, a GMAC banker, was sentenced today by U.

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Executive Assistant Fuels Lavish Lifestyle by Fleecing Hewlett Packard of Approximately $1 Million

SAN DIEGO, CA ). U. S. District Judge Michael M. Anello also ordered Coulman to pay $954,292. 31 in restitution.

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Loan Fraud Defendant’s Lies and False Documents Qualify Him for Five Years in Prison

SAN DIEGOSolomon Gordon Raymond, also known as Paul Anthony Raymond, was sentenced today to 57 months in custody by U.

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Animal Rights Activists Accused of Going on Cross-Country Spree Targeting Fur Industry

SAN DIEGOAnimal-rights activists Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane were arrested by the FBI today and charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country road trips in which they released thousands of mink from farms around the country and vandalized various properties.

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Chemical Polluter Convicted in Massive Scheme to Deceive the EPA

SAN DIEGO Michael J. Conrad, an Escondido chemist whose company was previously convicted of environmental crimes in federal court in 2012, pleaded guilty to a new charge this morning, this time admitting that he submitted false documents to the Environmental Protection Agency to obscure his involvement in the prior federal case and avoid becoming ineligible for federal contracts.

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Qualcomm Sales Director Admits Insider Trading

SAN DIEGOs 2011 acquisition of Atheros Communications.

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Corporate CEO Admits Defrauding Shareholders

SAN DIEGOMark Lopez, former Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based Unico, Inc.

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Ten with Gang Ties Indicted for Methamphetamine Trafficking

SAN DIEGOTen defendants with links to three criminal street gangs are facing federal drug and firearms charges after a yearlong investigation uncovered their roles in trafficking and distributing methamphetamine in the San Diego area.

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FBI Warns That New Credit Cards May be Vulnerable to Exploitation by Fraudsters

By October 2015, many U. S. banks will have replaced hundreds of millions of traditional credit and debit cards, which rely on data stored on magnetic strips, with new payment cards containing a microchip known as an EMV chip.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify U.S. Bank Midway Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the U.

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FBI Warns of College Students Being Targeted in Phone Scam

The FBI is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students while displaying the FBIs caller ID.

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FBI Accepting Special Agent Job Applications

Joining the FBI is like no other career choice you have explored.

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Two Men Sentenced to Life Terms in Murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

TUCSON, AZBarraza and Jesus Lionel Sanchez-Meza were sentenced to life terms today for the first-degree murder of U.

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Former Senior Executive of Qualcomm Sentenced to 18 Months and Fined $500,000 for Insider Trading and Money Laundering

SAN DIEGOJing Wang, former Executive Vice President and President of Global Business Operations for Qualcomm Inc.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Unknown Male Who Attempted to Rob a California Bank and Trust Bank Branch

The FBI and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male bank robber who attempted to rob the California Bank and Trust located at 29124 Valley Center Road in Valley Center, California, on Friday, April 3, 2015.

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GSA Official Jailed for Accepting Bribes and Stealing Property

Timothy Francis Cashman, a Building Manager for the General Services Administration (), was sentenced to 16 months in custody today for accepting bribes and stealing property owned by the United States.

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Campaign Aide Admits to Launching False Federal Investigation Aimed at Discrediting Congressional Candidate

SAN DIEGOFormer Carl DeMaio campaign staffer Todd Bosnich pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in federal court today, admitting that he instigated and impeded an FBI investigation by sending a threatening e-mail to himself and falsely claiming that it was likely from DeMaio.

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Violent Gang Member Sentenced to 20 Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking with a Firearm

SAN DIEGO a longtime member of the violent Logan Heights criminal street gang was sentenced today in federal court to 20 years in prison for distributing methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm.

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FBI, Oceanside Police Department, and Carlsbad Police Department Seeking Public’s Assistance to Identify the Two-Wheel Bandit

The FBI, Oceanside Police Department, and Carlsbad Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify a serial bank robber nicknamed the Two-Wheel Bandit.

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Broker Immediately Remanded into Custody to Begin Serving 33-Month Sentence

SAN DIEGOStock broker Sunil Sharma of Carlsbad was sentenced in federal court today to 33 months in custody for stealing more than $6 million from local investors by falsely claiming their funds were safely placed in conservative investments when, in reality, he was pursuing a risky day trading strategy that ultimately turned into a massive Ponzi scheme.

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Hedge Fund Manager Pleads Guilty in $2.6 Million Ponzi Scheme

SAN DIEGOPaul Moore IV pleaded guilty in federal court today to defrauding local investors through his purported hedge fund.

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Chase Banker Sent to Prison for Taking Bribes in Secondary Mortgage Market

SAN DIEGO Lynda Sanabria, a J. P. Morgan Chase banker, was sentenced today to six months in prison, followed by six months of home confinement, for her role in a commercial bribery and tax evasion scheme.

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Dozens of Alleged Members of Sinaloa Cartel Charged, Including Kingpin El Mayo, His Sons, and Other Top Leaders

SAN DIEGOare charged in 14 indictments unsealed today with trafficking huge quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana to points around the United States.

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Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Multi-Million-Dollar Ponzi Scheme

SAN DIEGOPaul Moore IV was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for defrauding local investors through his so-called hedge fund.

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San Diego Man Arrested and Charged with Making False Statements in an International Terrorism Investigation

WASHINGTONMohamad Saeed Kodaimati (Saeed), 24, of San Diego, was arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with two counts of making false statements involving international terrorism matters, announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P.

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Doctors and Associates Indicted in First Wave of Massive Bribery Scheme

SAN DIEGO Compensation insurance companies. FBI agents along with investigators from the California Department of Insurance and the San Diego County District Attorney s Office served five search warrants and three seizure warrants today at locations in San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, Murietta and Los Angeles.

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FBI and La Mesa Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Track Star Bandit

The FBI and the La Mesa Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown female who attempted to rob the Chase Bank branch located at 5505 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa, California, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

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FBI and Chula Vista Police Department the Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the Peach Fuzz Bandit

The FBI and Chula Vista Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify an unknown male who robbed the Citibank, located at 2240 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 304 in Chula Vista, California, on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

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Former Maryland Licensed Counselor Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Sexually Exploit an Infant

WASHINGTON U.S.District Judge J.Frederick Motz of the District of Maryland sentenced Stephen H.Schaffner, 35, of Greensboro, Maryland, today to 35 years in prison, followed by supervised release for life, for a conspiracy to sexually exploit a child and for sexual exploitation of a six week old baby who was born prematurely, in order to produce images documenting the abuse.

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FBI Warns of Fictitious ‘Work-From-Home’ Scam Targeting University Students

College students across the United States have been targeted to participate in work-from-home scams.

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Local Attorney Pleads Guilty to Operating an Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business

SAN DIEGO Attorney Richard Medina, Jr. pleaded guilty today in federal court, admitting that he and others operated an unlicensed money transmitting business that illegally conducted almost $12 million worth of international financial transactions in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify North Island Credit Union Robber

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the North Island Credit Union located at 10549 Scripps Poway Parkway in San Diego, California, on Friday, December 18, 2015.

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Second Defendant Pleads Guilty; Admits His Role in Complex Scam to Steal Southern California Homes

SAN DIEGONorwegian businessman Mohamed Daoud has pleaded guilty to laundering the proceeds of a complex scheme to steal real property.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Bank of America Robber

The FBI and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male who robbed the Bank of America branch, located at 1407 Main Street, Ramona, California on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

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Masterminds of International Sports Gambling Ring Find There is No Safe Bet, Plead Guilty

SAN DIEGOTwo leaders and one major bookmaker for an international gambling ring pleaded guilty today to a racketeering conspiracy that took millions of dollars in illegal sports wagers over the last decade in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas.

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GSA Official Admits Accepting Bribes and Stealing Government Property

Timothy Francis Cashman, a Building Manager for the General Services Administration (), admitted today to an almost decade-long conspiracy to accept bribes and steal property owned by the United States.

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International Sports Gambling Ring Leaders Sentenced for Racketeering

SAN DIEGOTwo brothers were sentenced today for leading an international gambling ring that took millions of dollars in illegal sports wagers over the last decade in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas.

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Former San Ysidro School District Superintendent Sentenced for Extorting Political Contributions from Prospective Contractor by Threatening to Withhold Work

SAN DIEGOFormer San Ysidro School District Superintendent Manuel Paul was sentenced today to two months in custody, a $5,000 fine, one year of supervised release and 120 hours of community service for threatening to withhold the awarding of contracts unless he received political contributions.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Chili Pepper Bandit

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union located at 320 B Street in San Diego, California, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

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Defendant Pleads Guilty in Complex Real Estate Scam

SAN DIEGOwho later learned they had actually purchased nothing.

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FBI and Oceanside Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the Have-To-Do-It Bandit

The FBI and Oceanside Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify an unknown male, nicknamed the Have-To-Do-It Bandit, responsible for robbing the BBVA Compass Bank, located at 815 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, California, on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Bank of America Robber

The FBI and San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Bank of America, located at 1407 Main Street in Ramona, California, on Thursday, November 19, 2015.

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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Unknown Female Chase Bank Robber

The FBI and local law enforcement are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown female who robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 1101 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach, California, on Friday, December 18, 2015.

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Leader of Bank Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced to 33 Months in Custody

SAN DIEGOA leader of a sophisticated bank fraud scheme that used dozens of bank accounts in the names of fictitious businesses was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for his role in causing $689,000 in losses to Bank of America.

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Retired Marine Charged with Murdering His Girlfriend, Dismembering Her Body, and Dumping Her Remains in the Panamanian Jungle

WASHINGTONBrian Karl Brimager, 37, prior boyfriend of murdered Los Angeles woman Yvonne Baldelli, was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Diego, California, today on first degree murder charges.

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Unlicensed Money Transmitter Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Conspiracy

SAN DIEGOSan Diego-based money transmitter Francisco Cuevas pleaded guilty in federal court today to participating in a money laundering conspiracy.

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Twenty-Five People Charged as Members of $10 Million Illegal Gambling and Money Laundering Operation

SAN DIEGOTwenty five people are charged in a federal grand jury indictment with participating in an illegal gambling operation that laundered an estimated $10 million in gambling proceeds through Chula Vista and San Diego card rooms in what is believed to be the biggest illegal gambling prosecution in San Diego county in recent memory.

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Florida Man Convicted of Sex Crimes Against Escondido Children

SAN DIEGOTony McLeod of Tampa, Florida, was convicted by a federal jury this afternoon of multiple counts of sexual crimes against two minors following an eight-day trial before U.

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FBI Violent Crime Task Force Seeks the Public’s Assistance to Identify Chase Bank Robber 

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Chase Bank, located at 5605 La Jolla Boulevard, San Diego, California, on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

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FBI Warns Public of Cryptowall Ransomware Schemes

Data from the FBIs Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) shows ransomware continues to spread and is infecting devices around the globe.

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Imperial Beach Couple Indicted in Murder of Texas Man

SAN DIEGO s boyfriend. According to a search warrant affidavit, the boyfriend was stabbed numerous times in the early morning hours of May 2, 2015.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Chase Bank Robber

The FBI and the San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Chase Bank branch located at 101 West Broadway, San Diego, California, on Saturday, December 26, 2015.

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Mastermind of $1 Million Medicare Fraud Sentenced to 30 Months

SAN DIEGO Kupelian was sentenced today to 30 months in custody for his role in a fraud scheme that involved billing Medicare for medical tests on unsuspecting seniors that were either medically unnecessary or were never performed.

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San Diego Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud

SAN DIEGOJames Folsom, who had been convicted in 2010 of fraudulently selling unapproved medical devices, was sentenced today to nine months in prison for defrauding Chase Bank in the refinancing of his home in the Tierrasanta neighborhood of San Diego.

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Defendant Pleads Guilty to Robbing Three Banks as the Bearded Bandit

SAN DIEGO pleaded guilty today to robbing three San Diego banks of more than $7,600 in late 2014.

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Oceanside Lawyer Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Defrauding Thousands of Distressed Homeowners in $13 Million Loan Modification Scheme

SAN DIEGOTwo defendants were sentenced today for their roles in defrauding more than 3,000 homeowners across the nation through a sham law firm in Oceanside, California.

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FBI Violent Crime Task Force Seeks the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Hipster Bandit

The FBI, San Diego Sheriffs assistance to identify an unknown male bank robber, who is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies dating back to Thursday, July 2, 2015.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Release Bank Surveillance Video of Mission Federal Credit Union Robber

In an effort to identify the individual responsible for robbing the Mission Federal Credit Union, located at 269 West Washington Street, San Diego, California, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, the FBI and San Diego Police Department (SDPD) are releasing bank surveillance video of the individual responsible for robbing the credit union.

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Attorney Sentenced for Defrauding Clients and Investors

SAN DIEGOSan Diego attorney Todd Macaluso, whose practice included representing plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, was sentenced today to five months in prison and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution and a $100,000 fine for engaging in a scheme to defraud clients and investors.

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Bearded Bandit Sentenced to 70 Months

SAN DIEGO was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in prison in connection with a string of bank robberies in the San Diego area in late 2014.

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U.S. Border Patrol Supervisor Admits Placing Hidden Camera in Women’s Restroom to Videotape Female Private Parts

SAN DIEGO U. S. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Armando Gonzalez pleaded guilty in federal court today to one count of making a false statement to a federal officer and seven counts of video voyeurism, admitting that he placed a hidden camera in a floor drain of the women s restroom at the Chula Vista Border Patrol station to capture images of female private parts.

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San Diego Loan Broker Indicted for Bribing Bank Vice President

SAN DIEGO Jocelyn J. Brown, a loan broker for the now-defunct La Jolla Bank, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on charges that she paid kickbacks to the bank ) lending department manager.

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FBI Warns Public of Disaster Scams

The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public that there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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FBI Arrests Child Pornography Suspect

A man being sought by the FBI on federal child pornography charges was arrested by FBI agents earlier this morning in Oceanside, California.

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FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify Mission Federal Credit Union

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the publics assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Mission Federal Credit Union located at 269 West Washington Street in San Diego, California, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

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The FBI Joins the San Diego Community for National Night Out

The FBI and law enforcement agencies around the country diligently work for the good of the communities we serve and for the nation as a whole.

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Tycoon Owner Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Lenders and IRS

SAN DIEGOGrant McCollough, a real estate investor and owner of Tycoon Investments, along with his wife Marisa McCollough, a former Wells Fargo Bank employee, were sentenced today by U.

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Reward Announced for Cyber Fugitive

The FBI, in partnership with the U.

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FBI Reminds Shoppers to be Aware of Cyber Criminals Offering Scams This Holiday Season

The FBI reminds shoppers in advance of the holiday shopping season to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information.

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President of Investment Firm Pleads Guilty to Paying Hundreds of Thousands in Bribes Targeting Secondary Mortgage Market

SAN DIEGO), admitted today that he paid $350,000 in bribes to a banker who sold mortgage loans on behalf of GMAC.

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Tax Fraudster Claims Prison Sentence

U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of California Laura E. Duffy announced that Arman Eritsian was sentenced in federal court yesterday to a 30-month prison term for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by filing false tax returns in the names of stolen identities.

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Brother of San Diego Man Killed Fighting with ISIL Indicted for False Statements Made in Connection with Terrorism Investigation

SAN DIEGOMarchello Dsaun McCain was arraigned in federal court today on new charges that he made false statements to the FBI in connection with an international terrorism investigation of his brother, Douglas McCain, an American believed killed while fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria.

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Bank Teller and Accomplice Arrested and Charged with Bank Robbery

Miriam Warda Kaskorkis, age 21 and Lorens Rafou, age 29, have been arrested and charged via a federal complaint with bank robbery and conspiracy announced FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric S.

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Attorney Sentenced in $4 Million Fraud Schemes

SAN DIEGOAttorney Gino Paul Pietro appeared in two federal courthouses this week, where he was collectively sentenced to serve 30 months in prison for participating in separate fraud schemes in Orange and San Diego counties.

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Arrest Made in Chili Pepper Bandit Investigation

The FBI and San Diego Police Department (SDPD) are announcing the arrest of Roy Lee Belcher, age 57, of San Diego.

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FBI Warns of University Employee Payroll Scam

University employees are receiving fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status.

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FBI Arrest Chula Vista Man on Federal Child Pornography Charges

Eric S. Birnbaum, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Field Office, announces the arrest of Kevin Arce, age 24, on federal child pornography charges.

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Attorney Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Clients and Investors

SAN DIEGO personal injury cases up as collateral without their knowledge or consent.

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Broker Admits Lying to Investigators and Obstructing La Jolla Bank Bribery Investigation

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys Emily W. Allen (619) 546-9738 and Nicholas W. Pilchak (619) 546-9709. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> May 5, 2016.

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Calipatria State Prison’s Drug Counselor, Inmates, and Others Indicted in Drug Smuggling Conspiracy

Eight people, including a supervisory drug counselor at Calipatria State Prison and inmates who participated in the drug rehabilitation program, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they were members of a network that smuggled methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into the prison.

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FBI Releases 2015 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 41 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2015.

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Coronado Businessman and Arizona Lawyer Steal More Than $30 Million

Assistant U. S. Attorney Emily W. Allen (619) 546-9738. u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> May 19, 2016. SAN DIEGO San Diego businessman Courtland Gettel and Arizona attorney Jeffrey Greenberg pleaded guilty this week to participating in a massive scheme in which they obtained tens of millions of dollars in fraudulently-obtained loan proceeds.

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Retired Marine Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison for Fatally Stabbing His Girlfriend, Dismembering Her Body with a Machete, and Dumping Her Remains in the Panamanian Jungle

<p Assistant U. S. Attorneys W. Mark Conover (619) 546-6763 or Shane P. Harrigan (619) 546-6981. <u>NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY</u> May 25, 2016.

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$20,000 Reward Offered in Hipster Bandit Bank Robbery Investigation

The Hipster Bandit is believed to be responsible for 10 bank robberies (eight completed robberies and two attempted robberies). Of the 10 robberies, eight robberies occurred in San Diego County.

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Federal Jury Convicts Two North Park Gang Members of Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Sex Trafficking of Minors and Adults

Two members of the Black Mob/Skanless Enterprise were convicted by a federal jury of participating in a racketeering enterprise involving sex trafficking of minors and adults as well as robbery and drug sales.

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Fourteen Men Charged in Illegal Gambling Operation Based Out of Lucky Lady Casino and Card Room

Fourteen men charged with participating in a sophisticated bookmaking ring that used the Lucky Lady Casino as a legitimate front for the illicit operation.

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El Cajon Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Drug Crimes

West Coast Crips gang member Randy Alton Graves was sentenced to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes.

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North Park Gang Member Sentenced to 11 years in Prison for His Leadership Role in a Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Sex Trafficking and Prostitution

A member of the Black Mob/Skanless Enterprise was sentenced to 11 years in prison for leading a racketeering enterprise involving sex trafficking of minors and adults.

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Former Navy Employee and Defense Contractor Plead Guilty to Engaging in Kickback Scheme

A former NAVFAC civilian employee and a defense contractor pleaded guilty to charges relating to their conspiracy to defraud the Navy by filing false claims related to government contracts.

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Customs and Border Protection Officer Arrested for Receiving Sexual Favors in Exchange for Allowing Aliens to be Smuggled Through His Lane

Three arrests have been made related to a six-count federal complaint against a United States Customs and Border Protection Officer and two co-conspirators.

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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Conspiracy to Prostitute Young Girls

Eric Watkins, aka “Crank Moe” and “Cali Made Crankk,” was sentenced to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children in San Diego and Oceanside.

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