The department told CalMatters it can’t say how many cases it chose not to investigate during the past 18 months under a new state law, which aimed to ensure state oversight of police shootings.
The Justice Department says that between 2017 and 2020, City National Bank avoided marketing and underwriting mortgages in majority Black and Latino neighborhoods in LA County.
Prosecutors allege the parent company of the Platini clothing brand faked invoices to avoid $6.4 million in customs fees. The feds say the company also worked with a known money launderer connected to the Sinaloa Cartel.
New state laws on police accountability are testing the limits of several agencies, including the Department of Justice, which say they need more resources for these new duties.
Last year, Dept. of Justice spokesman Thom Mrozek said that authorities observed the suspect “distributing suspected chemicals to several locations, including a building in Long Beach, where a clandestine PCP lab was discovered last May.”
Over the past four years, LBPD officers killed 13 people and severely injured 56, according to the database, which tracks the worst wounds inflicted by law enforcement.
Former Long Beach City Council candidate and lobbyist Carl Kemp was sentenced to one year in prison Monday, after pleading guilty to filing a false tax return and failing to report over $750,000 in income while working as a lobbyist for clients that included Long Beach-based marijuana stores.
A Long Beach woman was one of 11 defendants sentenced Monday for their role in a bogus loan modification program that duped thousands of financially distressed homeowners out of more than $7 million.
Federal prosecutors filed two new cases today against a group of former employees of the now-defunct Pacific Hospital Long Beach, charging the group with gaining nearly $600 million in fraudulent billings from referrals in a scheme now dubbed “Operation Spinal Cap.”
Today, authorities arrested four defendants charged with federal fraud and identity theft for allegedly working with four others to install credit card “skimmers” at gas stations across Southern California and Southern Nevada, including some in Long Beach.