Articles Tagged With ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’


“The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation’s prime Federal law enforcement organization. Operating under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI is concurrently a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and reports to both the Attorney General and the Director of National Intelligence.[2] A lead U.S. counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and criminal investigative organization, FBI has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crime.” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Former L.A. County official to plead guilty in bribery case

A man who worked in Los Angeles County’s Real Estate Division agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to lying to FBI agents and subscribing to a false tax return in an effort to cover up his receipt of illegal bribes. [Cal... (Continue reading)

FBI agents searching for man kidnapped in California

FBI agents are searching for a Santa Ana man who was kidnapped from a San Gabriel shopping center last month and held for $2 million ransom, according to a press release. [Cal Coast Times] On July 16, three men kidnapped... (Continue reading)

Terrorist sentenced to an extra 20 years for attacking prison warden

A man who was already serving a 25-year sentence for providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization was sentenced Monday to serve an additional 20-year prison term for trying to kill the warden of the federal prison where he... (Continue reading)

Fraudulent Facebook and Twitter scheme lands Montecito man in jail

FBI agents arrested a Montecito resident on Wednesday for allegedly running several fraudulent investment schemes, one related to Facebook and Twitter stock. [Cal Coast Times] Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos, 71, operated two Santa Barbara investment services firms – Prima Capital and... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria bandit sought for nine bank robberies

The FBI says the man who robbed a Coast Hills Credit Union on Wednesday is linked to nine bank robberies in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties. Authorities have deemed the serial robber the “Seasoned Bandit.” On Wednesday, the Seasoned... (Continue reading)

Former congressional staffer arrested for trying to extort pot shop

A former staff member for a United States congresswoman allegedly tried to extort $5,000 out of a Compton marijuana shop, which he claimed would be shut down if he was not paid the money. The man indeed received the money,... (Continue reading)

California prosecutor and son of Watergate figure arrested for child porn

A California deputy attorney general who is the son of a prominent figure from the Watergate scandal was arrested this week and charged in federal court with possession of child pornography. [Union-Tribune] Federal prosecutors say investigators found child porn at... (Continue reading)

Former LA County sheriff convicted of obstructing justice

A jury has found former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca guilty of three felonies pertaining to a scheme to impede a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights abuses at county jail facilities. Baca is now facing a likely... (Continue reading)

Alleged victims say Paul Flores is a sexual predator

The Arroyo Grande Police Department had the opportunity to arrest Paul Flores for rape prior to the disappearance of Kristin Smart; a retired FBI agent believes Smart’s remains were once buried at the home of Flores’ mother; and four accusers... (Continue reading)

Violent crime rising faster in California than in U.S.

During a year in which violent crime rose in the United States, California more than doubled the nationwide increase, according to recently released FBI statistics. Following two years of declines, the violent crime rate in the U.S. rose by 3.1... (Continue reading)