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Former Music Teacher, Already Serving 18 years in State Prison, Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Posted by Fay Arfa | Aug 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

           A federal judge sentenced a former music teacher,  John Edward Zeretzke, 62, who contracted with several schools to teach music to children, to 183 months in federal prison for producing child pornography.  Eretzke pleaded guilty in August 2020 to one count of production of child porno...

Sixty One Year Old Man Posing as Thirteen Year Old Boy Faces Sexual Exploitation Charges for Targeting a Twelve Year Old Girl

Posted by Fay Arfa | Aug 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

          A federal grand jury this afternoon indicted  John Mathew Piecuch, 61 with sexual exploitation offenses alleging he convinced a preteen girl to send him sexually explicit photos of herself and a younger relative. Piecuch was named in a three-count indictment that charges him with attemp...

Verdict Reached in Buck Federal Case - Guilty? or Not Guilty?

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

     Federal jury found Ed Buck 66 of nine felonies, including giving fatal doses of methamphetamine to two men who died at his apartment. The jury found Buck guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of m...

Man Who Lured Women from Canada with False Promises of Helping Their Modeling Careers Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Offense

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

            Jerome Terry Jr., 45,, an Illinois man pleaded guilty today to a federal sex trafficking charge, admitting that he lured two 19 year old women from Canada with promises of promoting their modeling careers, but instead used force, fraud and/or coercion to cause the victims engage in co...

Riverside County Man Who Tied to Enter Federal Parking Structure in Downtown L.A. with Several Firearms Named in Criminal Complaint

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

            The feds charged Erik Christopher Younggren, 34, of Cherry Valley, with attempted possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in a federal facility, a misdemeanor offense that carries a sentence of up to one year in federal prison. Younggren drove to a federal facility in downtown Lo...

Former Defense Department Official Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges of Taking Cash to Aid Contractor’s Request for $6.4 Million

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

          Nizar Farhat, 63, a former Department of Defense civilian official has pleaded guilty to two felony charges for taking tens of thousands of dollars in illegal cash payments from a private contractor to support the contractor's effort to obtain $6.4 million from the government in connect...

Federal Authorities Charge Man with Illegally Transporting Fireworks, Including Homemade Devices that Caused Huge South LA Explosion

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

The feds arrested Arturo Ceja III, a South Los Angeles man on federal charges of illegally transporting tons of explosives he bought in Nevada – including dangerous homemade devices that were detonated by police, leading to a massive explosion that destroyed a specially designed containment vehic...

Leader of ‘Oxy Bandits’ Crew Found Guilty of Federal Charges Related to the Armed Robberies of 15 Southern California Pharmacies

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jun 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

         A federal judge found Tyrome Lewis, 26, a.k.a. “Boobie,”guilty of eight felony federal robbery charges for organizing and leading a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, “mom-and-pop” pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen ...

Six California Men, Four of Whom Self-Identify as Members of “Three-Percenter” Militias, Indicted on Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach Defendants Planned Group Travel, Communicated, Organized and Prepared to Obstruct Congress in Advance

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jun 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

    The feds arrested Six California men, four of whom identify as members of Three Percenter militias.  Allan Hostetter, 56, of San Clemente; Russell Taylor, 40, of Ladera Ranch; Erik Scott Warner, 45, of Menifee; Felipe Antonio “Tony” Martinez, 47, of Lake Elsinore; Derek Kinnison, 39, of Lake ...

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