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Chief alleges council extortion racket in California border town

Members of the Calexico City Council are running an extortion racket and are teaming up with police officers to shut down criminal investigations and blackmail city government members, according to the U.S. border town’s new police chief. [NBC San Diego]... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach robber dubbed the Beachcomber Bandit

FBI agents are searching for a bank robber dubbed the Beachcomber Bandit who struck in Grover Beach in June. [LA Times] The bandit robbed a Rabobank on Grand Avenue at gunpoint about one month after he held up a bank... (Continue reading)

Six Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies sentenced to federal prison

Six sworn deputies who were working in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department each were sentenced today to federal prison terms for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation into misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail. The six defendants received prison... (Continue reading)

Six Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies convicted of obstructing an investigation

Six sworn officers who were working in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were found guilty today of obstruction of justice for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation into misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail, according to a Department of... (Continue reading)

FBI agents thwart Ventura bank robbery

A Los Angeles man is in jail after his attempt to rob a Ventura bank on Monday was foiled by two FBI agents who just happened to be in the building. At about 3 p.m., Manuel Hernandez, 28, slipped a... (Continue reading)

Sex trafficking bust saves 27 California minors

A nationwide crackdown on sex trafficking rescued 27 California minors from forced prostitution last week. Federal agents working with local law enforcement officers conducted a week-long bust on sex traffickers. They arrested 281 pimps nationwide and 38 in California, according... (Continue reading)

DOJ investigating Congresswoman Lois Capps’ office

The day before one of Congresswoman Lois Capps’ former representatives was sentenced in a fatal DUI accident, DOJ and FBI agents were interviewing sources regarding wrongdoing by Capps’ district director. [PeterLance] On May 27, Marquest J. Meeks, a Public Integrity... (Continue reading)

Atascadero bank robber suspected in two other bank heists

Working with the FBI, police in San Luis Obispo County have determine the two suspects arrested Thursday for robbing an Atascadero bank also robbed banks in Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach. Last week, George Jessie Gonzalez of Santa Maria robbed... (Continue reading)

Police identify alleged Atascadero bank robbers

Atascadero police have identified the man and woman arrested for robbing Chase Bank on Thursday as George Jesie Gonzalez, of Santa Maria, and Tonya Michelle Young, of Paso Robles. Around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, a man walked into the Chase Bank... (Continue reading)

Senator Leland Yee arrested for corruption

California secretary of state candidate State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on federal corruption charges during an FBI sting on Wednesday. [LATimes] According to the indictment, Yee is accused of sidestepping campaign donation rules in exchange for political favors, and... (Continue reading)



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