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Eighty year old Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charge for $8.3 Million Scam Dealing with ‘Ancient Slag’

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

          Michael Godfree, 80, pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 100 investors out of $8.3 million through a scheme that sold “ancient slag.” For those who don't know, “ancient slag is a mining waste byproduct that supposedly contained precious metals.          From 2011 to November 2017, Go...

Former LADWP Executive Will Admit He Lied to the FBI About Agreeing to Accept Job in Exchange for ‘Guarantees’ to Contractor

Posted by Fay Arfa | Dec 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

           David F. Alexander, a former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) executive, will guilty to a federal criminal charge for lying to the FBI about a lucrative job offer he secretly solicited and agreed to accept in exchange for providing “guarantees” of additional LADWP cont...

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...

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