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Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The federal judge overseeing attempts to resolve the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles has called an urgent meeting at a Skid Row shelter today, Feb. 4, to discuss worsening conditions and what he considers the city’s failure to respond to the recent rainstorm that threatened lives on downtown streets. Combined with […]

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Former LA Councilmember Mitch Englander Sentenced to Prison for Lying to FBI

LOS ANGELES (CNS)  Former Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch Englander has been sentenced to a year and two months in federal prison for trying to obstruct an investigation into bribery allegations in City Hall politics. The ex-councilman was also ordered on Monday, Jan. 25, to serve three years under supervised release following his prison term […]

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Prosecutors Recommend Two Years Imprisonment for Ex-L.A. Councilmember

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Federal prosecutors are recommending a two-year prison sentence for former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, who pleaded guilty to obstructing an investigation into allegations of bribery in City Hall politics, according to court papers. Englander was a “powerful and wealthy Los Angeles city councilmember who swore an oath to serve […]

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LA Judge Blasts County/City for Bickering, Time-Wasting in Homelessness Suit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A federal judge blasted the city and county of Los Angeles for continuing to “bicker” and “waste time” instead of quickly finalizing an agreement to provide 6,700 beds for people experiencing homelessness under the threat of the coronavirus. The court is “extremely disappointed” that in the nearly four months since the […]

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LA Civil Rights Groups Applaud Ruling in Adelanto ICE Facility Suit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles-based civil rights advocates are applauding a federal judge’s order that the government immediately reduce the population of the Adelanto ICE Processing Center due to a major outbreak of COVID-19 moving through the facility. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, US District Judge Terry Hatter ordered a set of conditions Tuesday that […]

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Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Grandparents Fraud Scheme

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 41 months behind bars for his role in a cross-border fraud scheme that duped elderly residents of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties into believing their grandchildren were in danger in foreign countries and immediately required cash. Clifford Kirstein, a Canadian citizen, pleaded guilty […]

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Pharmacy Owners in Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 12 Years Each

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Two Los Angeles pharmacy owners were sentenced to a dozen years behind bars for operating a multimillion-dollar health care fraud and money laundering scheme to bill Medicare for medications that were never provided and to launder the illicit proceeds.   Aleksandr Suris, 51, and Maxim Sverdlov, 45, both of Sherman Oaks, […]

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Ex-Reseda Resident Gets Time Served in Multimillion-Dollar Bank Swindle

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A longtime international fugitive who willingly returned to Los Angeles to face federal charges for his role in a multimillion-dollar bank swindle against Wells Fargo was sentenced to the nine months he already served behind bars. Napoleon Olarte, 42, formerly of Reseda, was also ordered by US District Judge Christina Snyder […]

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Ex-CBS Credit Union Manager Sentenced to 14 Years for 0 Million Embezzlement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The former manager of the now-defunct CBS Employees Federal Credit Union, who methodically embezzled $40 million from his Studio City-based employer over two decades, was sentenced to 14 years and one month in federal prison. Edward Martin Rostohar, 63, admitted that he embezzled the funds and used the money to gamble, […]