Misi Tagaloa preached compassion for the homeless while he ran for City Council. In private, he was embezzling from a man under his care, prosecutors allege.
A Seal Beach doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal conspiracy charge, admitting he participated in a scheme to submit $8.4 million in phony claims to Medi-Cal.
Drivers would pay hundreds of dollars in cash to receive passing scores on their tests, the U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges.
The siblings listed homes without owners’ consent and collected money from multiple would-be buyers for each of the not-for-sale homes, prosecutors say.
Criminals involved in the Contact Tracing Scam request Social Security numbers, financial information, money, immigration status and other sensitive information not required for authentic contact tracing.
From 2008 through 2010, the hospital doled out more than $30 million in kickbacks for about 1,400 spinal-fusion surgeries, prosecutors said.
The pair provided fraudulent work on more than 700 commercial and residential properties across at least 50 cities in Southern California, authorities said.
The Hawthorne man drove off a wharf with his family in the car in an attempt to cash in on accidental-death insurance policies, prosecutors allege.
A 48-year-old Long Beach woman pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $237,000 while working for an ophthalmologist and was immediately sentenced to 330 days in jail.
A Long Beach man was among four defendants sentenced Monday for operating fraudulent Orange County debt relief firms that pocketed money from victims through undisclosed up-front fees.