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Former Financial Advisor Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for $12 Million Fraud that Caused Clients to Lose Retirement Savings

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LOS ANGELES – Paul Ricky Mata, 58, a former resident of Upland who now lives in Oceanside, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Gary Klausner, who also ordered him to pay $12,560,385 in restitution to his victims. Mata was remanded into federal custody at the hearing’s conclusion. A former financial advisor with a…

Leading ISIS Media Figure Pleads Guilty for Providing Support to Terrorists

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The FINANCIAL — According to court documents, Mohammed Khalifa, aka Abu Ridwan Al-Kanadi and Abu Muthanna Al-Muhajir, 38, served in prominent roles within ISIS starting in 2013 and continuing until his capture by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in January 2019, following a firefight between ISIS fighters and the SDF. In addition to serving as…

Florida Man Sentenced To Prison For COVID-19 Related Unemployment Insurance Fraud Conspiracy And Identity Theft

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LAS VEGAS – A Florida man was sentenced today to 54 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess and use California Employment Development Department (EDD) debit cards issued in other people’s names.…

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Man Sentenced to 365 Months in Prison

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The FINANCIAL — On December 8, 2021, U.S. District Judge Francisco Besosa sentenced Jadiel Torres-Rijos to a term of 365 months (30 years and 5 months) in prison for his participation in a robbery resulting in the murder of Armando Rosado-Molina, a businessman who owned several gas stations and other commercial properties, announced W. Stephen…

Bergen County Company Admits Price Gouging KN95 Masks During COVID-19 Pandemic

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Bergen County, New Jersey, company today admitted its role in price gouging a chain of New Jersey grocery stores in connection with the sale of KN95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. TSC Agency LLC (TSC), a logistics and freight forwarding company based in Mahwah,…

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Morphine at Moses Lake Clinic

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Esther Rae Tuller, age 40, of Moses Lake, Washington, has pleaded guilty to tampering with morphine medication while working as a registered nurse. Chief United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian accepted Tuller’s guilty plea and scheduled a sentencing hearing for March 17, 2022, in Spokane.…

Former East Helena police chief admits distributing child pornography

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GREAT FALLS – The former East Helena chief of police today admitted allegations that he distributed child pornography in 2019 using social media, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.…