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Lawyer Gets 10 Years in Federal Prison for Receiving Sexually Explicit Images from Minor. What do you think?

Posted by Fay Arfa | Apr 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

         A federal judge sentenced ex-lawyer, Sagi Schwartzberg, 39, of Fontana, who used the aliases “Jason D,” “drunkesq_064” and “xocdrunkx” on social media platforms,to 120 months in federal prison for receiving sexually explicit images and videos from a minor over Snapchat.  He lost his law license and pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. From 2019 to January 2021, Schwartzberg used Snapchat to communicate with a minor. From May 2020 to December 2020, Schwartzberg received several sexually explicit images and videos of the minor over Snapchat. In November 2020, an instant messaging app notified law enforcement that one of its users, which turned out to be Schwartzberg, shared suspected child pornography with another IM user or group of users from October 2020 to November 2020. Schwartzberg had uploaded suspected child pornography to Kik from his home and his law office. In February 2020, the IM app reported that, in February 2020, a person, who turned out to be Schwartzberg, shared child pornography with another user or group of users.  During a search on February 17, Fontana Police officers seized Schwartzberg's mobile phone, which had a hidden vault containing file folders, labeled with girls' names, one of which contained sexually explicit images and videos of a 14-15 year old girl. The girl told police that Schwartzberg solicited her to send sexually explicit images via Snapchat starting 2019 and that she received electronic gift cards in exchange. Four other minors in California, Minnesota and Iowa said Schwartzberg paid for sexually explicit photos and videos of them via Snapchat and Kik.

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Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


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