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July 2012 Archives

Man gets no jail time for his supposed role in weapons operation

A recent post discussed a former United States Navy SEAL from California who was arrested on federal firearms charges for transporting and storing heavy weapons, including military grade explosives and machine guns, with the intent to sell them on the black market.

'Wayward' Navy SEAL sentenced for firearm charges in California

Sacramento residents might be interested to learn a bit about a recent case involving a former U.S. Navy SEAL. A federal jury recently found the man guilty of 13 federal weapons charges, including conspiracy and arms trafficking charges.

Plea bargain nets California man 12-year sentence for fraud

A California man recently received a 144-month prison sentence and three years of supervised release for his part in a mortgage fraud conspiracy. In addition to the 12-year jail sentence, the federal judge presiding over the matter also ordered the man to pay $1 million in restitution to homeowners allegedly defrauded by his activity and nearly $100,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

California man receives lowered sentence in Ponzi scheme case

No one wants to be the target of an investigation into suspected federal crimes, but that is exactly what is happening to employees of a California based wealth management company. Federal authorities raided the company's offices and its founder's home for allegedly fleecing its investors and lenders. The company allegedly perpetrated a Ponzi scheme that included a property-flipping scheme. The company's founder denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

Man charged in Sacramento for international drug trafficking

Government authorities -- including investigators and prosecutors -- often aggressively seek out and prosecute alleged criminals for federal drug crimes. With increased access to the internet on a global stage, authorities appear to have turned their attention to internet-based drug trafficking, even seeking those allegedly committing violations in this country while living elsewhere.