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Judge Orders Trial in Northridge Murder Case

A San Fernando Superior Court judge has ordered a trial for Ka Pasasouk, who is accused of murder of four people at a Northridge boardinghouse in December 2012. The judge made his decision after he heard the testimony of witnesses during a preliminary hearing. The defendant has been charged with murder after shooting two women and two men in in front an unlicensed boarding house on Devonshire Street. Continue reading “Judge Orders Trial in Northridge Murder Case”

Glendale Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Computer Fraud Charges

A Glendale California man, Gary Kazaryan, who was facing accusations that he hacked into numerous Facebook and Skype email accounts and then coerced women to strip their clothes for him has plead guilty to federal computer fraud charges.

He admitted in court that he hacked into Internet accounts with personal information and used either nude or semi-nude photos of other women to coerce female victims to show him their body. Normally, this would occur over Skype. Continue reading “Glendale Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Computer Fraud Charges”

Former LA Sheriff’s Sergeant Arrested for Grand Theft and Embezzlement

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant, Bonnie Bryant, is a 28-year veteran of the department and a was a narcotics task force supervisor. He has been arrested and accused of stealing cash during a sting operation. He has plead not guilty to charges of grand theft and embezzlement.

He has been charged with one felony count of grand theft of personal property and another felony count of embezzlement by a public officer. He is also been charged with a misdemeanor crime of petty theft and a special criminal allegation that he carrying a gun during the commission of a crime. Continue reading “Former LA Sheriff’s Sergeant Arrested for Grand Theft and Embezzlement”

Two LAPD Officers Sentenced for Conspiracy and Perjury in Drug Crime Case

The criminal defense lawyer who represented a man that claimed two Los Angeles police officers lied about his drug crime arrest and attempted to frame him was not happy about the judge’s decision to not sentence the officers to jail time. The two officers were found guilty of perjury and conspiracy to obstruct justice by a jury for their role in a 2008 drug related case. Continue reading “Two LAPD Officers Sentenced for Conspiracy and Perjury in Drug Crime Case”

Man Sentenced to 363 Years for Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl

An Orange County, California man, Juan Humberto Avila, has been sentenced to 363 years to life in prison for raping a 16-year-old girl. The sexual assault occurred while she was walking home in the early morning hours in 2008. prosecutors said.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office said the 36-year-old man was convicted by a jury in March, 2013, for numerous felony sexual related charges along with dissuading a witness by force or threat. Continue reading “Man Sentenced to 363 Years for Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl”

San Fernando Valley Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud

A San Fernando Valley doctor, Pezhman Ebrahimzadeh, who is the owner of a cosmetic medicine clinic in the Winnetka district was sentenced to over three years in federal prison for receiving more than $3 million from Medicare by submitting fraudulent bills for medical procedures he never performed.

He was sentenced in the United States Federal District Court in Los Angeles. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the Medicare program of over $3.1 million. Continue reading “San Fernando Valley Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Health Care Fraud”

Convicted Drug Dealer Secretly Owned 9 Marijuana Stores

Nine marijuana dispensaries around Los Angeles and Orange County were set up to appear to be operated by different owners. However, they were secretly owned by a convicted drug-dealer who used the stores to make millions.

John Melvin Walker, who operated the marijuana stores, is expected to plead guilty to drug and tax evasion charges after his arrest in October, 2012. Continue reading “Convicted Drug Dealer Secretly Owned 9 Marijuana Stores”