Articles Tagged With ‘federal prison’




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Another inmate escapes Lompoc prison camp

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For the second time in two months, an inmate escaped the minimum-security Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc. Both inmates who recently escaped reportedly remain on the loose. [KSBY] Prison officials say a total of five inmates have walked away from... (Continue reading)

California senator sentenced to 42 months in prison for bribery

Ron Calderon

Former California State Senator Ronald Calderon, who accepted bribes to push legislation,  was sentenced Friday to three and a half years in federal prison. Ron Calderon, 59, of Montebello, pleaded guilty in June to one count of mail fraud. He admitted... (Continue reading)

Corrupt chief of police gets two years

Ronald Boyd

Former Port of Los Angeles Chief of Police Ronald Boyd was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for his part in a corruption scheme. Ronald Jerome Boyd, 58, was also ordered to pay $305,054 in restitution. Boyd pleaded... (Continue reading)

Police detective sentenced to 5 years in prison

Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for bribery, drug trafficking, and filing a false income tax return, said acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert. On May 31, Damacio Diaz,... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles undersheriff sentenced to 5 years in prison

Paul Tanaka

The former second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department was sentenced today to 60 months in federal prison for obstruction of justice charges. The charges stem from Paul Tanaka leading the departments efforts to derail a federal investigation... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara doctor sentenced to over 27 years in prison

meds and money

A Santa Barbara physician who wrote prescriptions for highly dangerous and addictive drugs for his “patients” – many of whom were drug addicts, and some of whom died from drug overdoses – was sentenced Monday to 327 months in federal... (Continue reading)

Former Atascadero lender sentenced to 7 years

Kelly Gearhart

By KAREN VELIE Former Hurst Financial principal James Miller was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on Monday for misappropriating millions of dollars that victims invested in Central Coast real estate projects and for helping developer Kelly Gearhart defraud... (Continue reading)

Gearhart sentenced, cuffed, headed to prison

Kelly Gearhart

Updated at 6 p.m. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Notorious North County developer Kelly Gearhart was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Thursday morning by U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright II in Los Angeles. Gearhart, 54, was... (Continue reading)

Probation department seeking low sentence for Gearhart

Kelly Gearhart

By KAREN VELIE With just two weeks until Kelly Gearhart’s sentencing hearing, his probation officer and federal prosecutors are disagreeing over the number of the defendant’s victims, a fact that partially determines sentencing guidelines. While both sides agree on most... (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)



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