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U.S. Department of Justice

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  • Former Newport man pleads guilty in mail fraud case

    A former Newport Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of mail fraud for his role in running a fraudulent Internet company that raised nearly $13 million from investors in the late 1990s. James S. Eberhart, 73, has been in...
  • Commentary: Here is a way community can benefit from home flipping

    The Daily Pilot reported in April that the U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force the former president of South Korea and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach ("U.S. seeks $700,000...
  • U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader

    U.S. seeks $700,000 from former S. Korean leader
    The U.S. Department of Justice is trying to force a former South Korean president and his family to turn over $700,000 they allegedly laundered by buying and selling a house in Newport Beach. In a civil forfeiture lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los...
  • Newport man gets 15 months for fraud

    A former stock broker from Newport Beach was sentenced Tuesday to 15 months in prison for his part in an investment scheme designed to defraud an investor of $1 billion, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. In 2006, William J. Ferry, 71, and his...
  • Commentary: City's treatment of marijuana clinics uneven

    I was amazed to hear a car recently crashed into a medical marijuana dispensary on 19th Street ("Driver held after SUV crashes into dispensary," July 4). The amazing part of this story is that in October 2011 the City Council of Costa Mesa called in the...
  • Former Costa Mesa man sentenced in Florida

    A former Costa Mesa resident who repeatedly raped a young girl he bought in Vietnam will serve what could be the rest of his life behind bars. A federal court in Florida on Friday sentenced George Joseph England, 66, to 30 years in prison. England was...
  • NBPD investigates what group calls racial attack

    Editor's note: This version clarifies and restores comments made by Munira Syeda, spokeswoman for CAIR's Greater Los Angeles chapter office. NEWPORT BEACH — The owner of a Newport Beach cigar lounge on Tuesday denied a claim made by a civil rights...
  • Costa Mesa business owners accused of illegally supplying to Iran

    COSTA MESA — Federal authorities have charged two men who own a Costa Mesa computer company with illegally exporting millions of dollars of computer-related goods to Iran. Massoud "Matt" Habibion and Mohsen "Max" Motamedian co-own Online Micro LLC,...
  • Man arrested after escaping supervised release

    Charges were filed this week against a man who years ago set up an illegal Newport Beach law firm, according to an FBI representative. Harold David Goldstein, 65, of Clayton, Mo., became a fugitive after escaping his halfway house in Los Angeles,...
  • Grant would save police staff

    When Costa Mesa police didn't succeed at first, they tried, tried again. Now, in its second go at receiving federal funding for additional police officers, Costa Mesa is a City Council vote away from accepting a $1.7 million grant to bring five sworn...
  • Couple pleads guilty to bank fraud

    Two Newport Coast residents pleaded guilty Thursday morning to bank fraud in connection with seven different financial institutions. Thomas Chia Fu, 63, and his wife, Cheri L. Shyu, 60, gained a revolving line of credit from multiple banks, including...
  • Costa Mesa sought feds' help before pot raids

    Costa Mesa City Attorney Tom Duarte asked federal authorities months ahead of a January raid to help shutter the marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in the city, according to a letter he wrote to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. "In...