Tag: Fraud

Men Defraud 11 Victims In Automobile Sublease Scam

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HOLLYWOOD—On Wednesday, October 30, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced that Arman Mave Hazarian, 48, aka Dean Hazrian, of Tarzana and his business...

District Attorney Declines Pursuit Of Fraud Case Against Nury Martinez

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LOS ANGELES—The office of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has ceased to pursue the investigation of Councilwoman Nury Martinez's 2015 campaign in...

Hasty Decisions Can Cost You

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UNITED STATES—Rising rent costs and sparse housing can make it a tough market for renters out there. Many of us out of desperation will...

Former DMV Employee Sentenced To 22 Months

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SHERMAN OAKS—On Friday August 23, Aaron Gilliam, 51, of Sherman Oaks and a former Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee was sentenced to 22...

Businessman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy Charges

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SHERMAN OAKS—A Sherman Oaks business man plead guilty to a $1.3 billion fraud scheme on Wednesday, August 7 before a South Florida judge. Robert Shapiro,...

Emmit Marshall Guilty Of Defrauding Veterans Association

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WOODLAND HILLS—Emmit Marshall, 52, of Woodland Hills, pled guilty to federal criminal charges on Monday, July 29 to five felony counts of wire fraud....

Doctor Arrested For Defrauding Health Insurance Companies

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—James T. Lee, 71, of West Hollywood, a doctor who specialized in treating HIV patients was taken into custody on Tuesday, July 2....

IRS Phone Scam Costing Americans Billions

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UNITED STATES—This week, I, Toni King received a voice mail call on my personal cell phone from an 800 number Robo call claiming to...

Brothers Facing Federal Fraud Charges

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SHERMAN OAKS—Brothers Motty Mizrahi, 46, of Encino and Sassi Mizrahi, 53, of Sherman Oaks were arrested for alleged federal wire fraud charges and made...

Beverly Hills Man Sentenced For Embezzlement

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BEVERLY HILLS—Adam Reed Zucker, 42, was sentenced to more than 14 years in state prison on charges of embezzling $2.4 million from an El...

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Charged In College Admissions Scheme

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Documents unsealed in federal court on Tuesday, March 12 detailed a $25 million nationwide college-acceptance fraud scandal, implicating 50 people including two SAT/ACT...

Former Accountant Sentenced For Tax Evasion

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SHERMAN OAKS—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed that a former accountant for Cleopatra Records Inc. was sentenced on Tuesday, November 27 to...

Bitcoin Fraud Scheme

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department Hollenback Division is alerting the public of reports of fraud taking place to its community members. According to...

Doctor Sentenced For Workers’ Comp Fraud

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BEVERLY HILLS—Dr. Ronald Grusd, 72, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a healthcare fraud scheme on Monday, June...

Tax Preparer Sentenced For Stealing $1.2 Million From Clients

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HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The operator of a Glendale tax preparation business was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Monday, June 12, for stealing more than...

$12 Million Fraud Scheme Targets UC Students

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WESTWOOD—A fraud scheme targeting University of California students cost the Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) nearly $12 million. The company that created and operated the...

Self-Proclaimed Psychic Arrested For Grand Theft

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WOODLAND HILLS—A self-proclaimed psychic and fortune teller was arrested for multiple grand theft charges on Tuesday, January 17. Melissa Lee, 28, was detained by Los Angeles...

Former HBO Employee Sentenced To Prison

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STUDIO CITY—On Thursday, January 12, a former HBO employee was sentenced to 30 months in prison and has to pay close to $1 million...

Questions Of Election Fraud In Studio City

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STUDIO CITY—The Studio City Neighborhood Council held their elections on April 7, and there is still a debate on who won the two seats of...

Stolen Credit Cards Used At Hotel Carmel

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SANTA MONICA—26-year old, Gabriel Ivan Brunet was arrested on October 16 at 3:00a.m, according to Santa Monica Police Department officer, Richard Elias.  The suspect allegedly...
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