Articles Tagged With ‘Guilty’




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Santa Maria foster father sentenced to 125 years

Norbert Cruz

A 55-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to 125 years in prison on Wednesday for repeatedly raping a foster child in his care. The sexual assaults began when the child was 8 years old and continued for two years. Last... (Continue reading)

California mayor admits to taking bribes

Luis Aguinaga

The mayor of South El Monte plead guilty Thursday to taking bribes amounting to $45,000 from a contractor doing business with the city, as well as accepting a bribe during an FBI undercover operation. Luis Aguinaga, 48, agreed to plead... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria church leader sentenced for child sex abuse

Daniel James Moreno

A 26-year-old Santa Maria man has received an eight-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a child. The man recently served as a local church leader for youth and worked as a youth sports coach. [KSBY] Daniel James Moreno pleaded guilty... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield police officer facing life in prison for drug trafficking

Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department pleaded guilty today to trafficking methamphetamine, acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Patrick Mara, 36, faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. While Mara... (Continue reading)

Former State Senator Ronald Calderon admits to taking bribes

Ron Calderon

Former Democratic California State Senator Ronald S. Calderon agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge and admits in a plea agreement filed today that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for performing official... (Continue reading)

Former CalPERS CEO gets prison time for bribery

CalPERS

The former CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has received a 4.5-year prison sentence. Federico Buenrostro accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and tried to direct investments to an associate, who later committed suicide. [Wall Street Journal]... (Continue reading)

Two LA County Sheriff’s deputies sentenced to prison

prison bars

Two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies who were found guilty after a two-week trial earlier this year of falsifying reports with the intent to obstruct justice related to their assault of a waist-chained inmate were sentenced to prison terms today. Former... (Continue reading)

Psychics claim cash is possessed, con victims

Gina Lee

A pair of self proclaimed Lompoc psychics pleaded guilty Friday to scamming two women out of $244,800. Gina Lucyfenia Lee, 29, and Anthony Lee Davis, 29, convinced the two women that their money was possessed by evil spirits. The victims... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man convicted of selling heroin

Steven York

A Morro Bay man is facing up to 10 years in jail for selling heroin. On Tuesday, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Steven Joel York, 53, guilty of felony possession of heroin for sale. On July 6, after... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of molestation despite reported erectile issues

Jose Antonio Rojas Barriga

A San Miguel who reportedly planned to use erectile dysfunction as a defense has been convicted of 30 counts of child molestation charges. He now faces life in prison. Jose Antonio Rojasbarriga, 60, molested two boys who were under the... (Continue reading)



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