• Fraud Mar 10

    Two Sentenced To One Year In Jail, Five On Probation In Engineering Fraud Case

    Two men convicted of more than 200 counts in a fraudulent scheme related to their work for a engineering firm in Rolling Hills Estates were each sentenced to one year in county jail and five years probation on Monday. Wilfrido Rodriguez, 48, of Downey, and Ruben Gutierrez, 45, of Huntington Beach, were found guilty in November of more than 200…

  • Los Angeles Mar 9

    Canadian Man Sentenced for Impersonating Grandchildren of Seniors Targeted in Fraud Scheme

    A 29-year-old man was sentenced today 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 last year in Los Angeles federal court to a…

  • Fraud Feb 27

    LA Pharmacy Owners in Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 12 Years Each

    Two Los Angeles pharmacy owners were sentenced to a dozen years behind bars today 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, were also held jointly responsible for more than $11.8…

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