No Jail Time in a Federal Child Pornography Case

July 15, 2020 3:37 pm Published by
A number of years ago I represented a client who will obviously remain anonymous, but he had thousands of images, including photographs and videos of child pornography. Normally, he would have been facing 7 to 10 years in federal prison, but I was able to get him no time in jail.  Now, really what you need to do in these types of cases if you expect to get a good… Continure reading

$1 Billion Illegal Website Builder Busted

October 3, 2013 11:49 am Published by
A drug website? Now that’s not a very common method of drug distribution, but this particular site generated more than $1 billion. FBI agents found him in the science fiction section of a small branch of the San Francisco public library, chatting online. Ross William Ulbricht, a 29 year old young man first known as “Altoid” and then changed to “Dread Pirate Roberts” was on his personal laptop in a… Continure reading

Disbarred Attorney and Registered Nurse Facing 20 Years in Federal Prison For Fraud

September 24, 2013 9:40 am Published by
Philip Eric Myers, 61, of Santa Barbara, a disbarred attorney, and Brian Ben-Israel, 53, a registered nurse, face maximum sentences of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for mail and wire fraud allegations. Both Myers and Ben-Israel plead guilty to the federal charges accusing them of intentionally befriending an elderly woman, Juanita Gielarowski, for the purpose of cheating her and defrauding her out of more than… Continure reading

Glendale Man To Plead Guilty To Computer Fraud & Aggravated Identity Theft

July 5, 2013 1:16 pm Published by
Karen “Gary” Kazaryan, 27, from Glendale, has been accused of hacking into Facebook, Skype, and email accounts and using women’s personal information and pictures to coerce them to strip for him and show him their bodies. Kazaryan entered a plea agreement with the District Attorney stating that he will not receive a prison sentence of more than 6 years and as a part of the deal he admitted that he… Continure reading

Financial Fraudulent Scheme Revealed and 6 People Charged

September 11, 2012 1:20 pm Published by
6 people involved in a federal crime financial scheme have been charged with fraud. Deon L. Jackson, 38, a mortgage broker from Gardena, was sentenced Monday September 10, 2012 to one year in federal prison for his role in a fraud scheme that conned lenders out of about $3 million through bogus loan applications and bribery. Maria Arriaza, a former escrow officer from Palmdale, was convicted at trial, and the… Continure reading