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What Are The Penalties for Embezzlement?

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Sep 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like most white collar crimes, embezzlement can result in serious, lifelong consequences. Not only could it result in steep fines and imprisonment, it could also ruin your professional reputation and seriously inhibit your ability to find suitable employment. Depending on the value of the assets...

Mortgage Fraud In Southern California Arrests

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jul 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The California Attorney General's Office announced the indictment of six people involving the operation of a mortgage fraud scheme in Southern California. The individuals were charged with a total of 135 felony charges including conspiracy, grand theft, identity theft, forging documents and fili...

Penal Code Section 550

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jun 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently, we wrote a blog about the biggest national health care fraud sweep, which resulted in 301 people charged and over $900 million dollars in fraudulent billings. The Medicare fraud strike force was responsible for uncovering this fraud and having over 300 individuals charged in almost ever...

Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jun 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the nationwide sweep of a Medicare Fraud Strike Force that included individuals from 36 federal districts. In total, 301 people were criminally charged with participating in health care fraud schemes involving $900 million in false billing...

The difference between Rape and Sexual Assault

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jun 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently in the news we have been hearing about Brock Turner, the Stanford University student swimmer who was convicted of sexual assault. The judge in Mr. Turner's case sentenced him to 180 days in county jail despite the request of six years in state prison by prosecutors. This judicial decisi...

Stanford Swimmer Guilty of Sexual Assault

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jun 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brock Turner, a Stanford University freshman and star athlete was convicted in March 2016 of 3 felony counts of sexual assault. Just over a week ago, Judge Aaron Persky of Santa Clara County sentenced Brock Turner to six months in county jail,. Judge Persky's sentencing sparked outrage across th...

Actor Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jun 04, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mark Salling, 33, an actor who appeared on “Glee” was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on federal charges of possessing child pornography. Salling played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox show. He was arrested in December at his home in Los Angeles, where detectives seized a compute...

Do I Need An Attorney if I Get Arrested for a DUI?

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Jun 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is little doubt that most of us know someone who has been arrested for a DUI. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is one of the more common misdemeanor cases that appear in criminal court. While great strides have been made to reduce the number of alcohol related arrests, there seems to be a...

Orange County Woman Sentenced For Foreclosure Fraud

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Oct 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Orange County woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to crimes related to mortgage fraud. Najia Jalan, 31, of Costa Mesa, used different companies such as United Mortgage Protection, OC NonProfit, American Consumer Law Center, and National Legal Help Center to...

Laguna Niguel Teen Arrested in Hit and Run

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Oct 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andrew Michaels, 19, of Laguna Niguel was arrested Saturday following the death of a San Clemente man who was killed while crossing the street on his skateboard. Cesar Medina, 23, was rushed to Mission Hospital after being struck by a black pickup truck around 9:00 p.m. Friday. The pickup fled th...

Corona del Mar Hacking Suspect Pleads Guilty

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Aug 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

A former Corona del Mar High School tutor who was charged with 20 felony counts of computer access fraud has pleaded guilty. Timothy Lai, 29, admitted to illegally changing several students grades by using a USB device that he attached to teachers computers. Once the device was attached, it was a...

Dana Hills High School Teacher Arrested

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | May 05, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ezequiel Barragan, 48 of Aliso Viejo was arrested yesterday on charges of possessing child pornography and child molestation. Barragan, a Spanish teacher at Dana Hills High School is being held on $500,000 bail after investigators said he was the focus of a United States Postal Service child por...

Man Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI In Fullerton

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | May 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four people were injured when William Murray, 50, collided almost head-on with a Honda Civic over the weekend. Murray was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by Fullerton Police. A female passenger in Murrays vehicle was airlifted to a trauma center in Long Beach. According to la...

DUI Checkpoint in Anaheim Tonight

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Mar 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A DUI and valid drivers license checkpoint will take place in Anaheim tonight. According to the Anaheim Police Department the checkpoint will last from tonight from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Cerritos Avenue and Euclid Street. Officers said if youre planning to be in the area, expect some delays bec...

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