Articles Tagged With ‘Guilty’




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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

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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

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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)

Former undersheriff convicted of obstruction of justice

Paul Tanaka

The second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department was found guilty Wednesday of two obstruction of justice charges for overseeing efforts to derail a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights violations by sheriff’s deputies at two downtown... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced for raping his adopted daughter

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A former foster parent has received a prison sentence of 20 years to life for raping a girl whom San Luis Obispo County officials placed in his Nipomo home. The man adopted the victim, as well as her two siblings,... (Continue reading)

SLO jury convicts man of robbing and raping prostitutes

Gregory Arthur Erwin

A 52-year-old Santa Maria man has been convicted of raping and robbing women at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. On March 14, 2013, Gregory Arthur Erwin raped and robbed a woman at the San Luis Inn and Suites in San... (Continue reading)



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