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Los Angeles uses tech to wipe out 66,000 old Pot Convictions
February 20, 2020
Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 66,000 old marijuana convictions years after California voters broadly legalized the drug. ... read more »
Judge Denies Challenge to Rachel Rossi’s Ballot Designation as ‘Public Defender’ in Race for L.A. District Attorney
January 3, 2020
Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff ruled that Rachel Rossi lawfully listed “Public Defender, Federal’ as her ballot designation in her campaign for Los Angeles County District Attorney.  Last week, Rossi was made aware by George Gascon’s campaign that they were leading a challenge to her ballot designation filed for the March 3rd Presidential Primary election. Gascon, the former San Francisco District Attorney, is also running for Los Angeles County District Attorney.  ... read more »
Hidden Costs Could Lurk Beneath Picturesque Vacation Deals
May 31, 2019
In the Vacation Discount Scam, underhanded travel businesses offer discounts for airfare, resorts, cruises and other vacation packages, but the deals often include hidden costs or require extra fees to enjoy the full package of benefits. ... read more »
Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Robbery Spree
May 31, 2019
Michael Anthony Tapia of Pico Rivera pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon to one felony count of second-degree robbery and admitted allegations of two prior felony convictions. He was immediately sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stacy Wiese. ... read more »
LAPD Officer Charged With Falsely Submitting Timesheets
May 31, 2019
A Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty today to a grand theft charge for allegedly receiving more than $8,000 in wages for work she did not perform last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
Man Charged With Capital Murder of 11-Year-Old Boy in 1990
February 22, 2019
A Pomona man is set to be arraigned April 4 on a capital murder charge for allegedly killing an 11-year-old boy who was kidnapped three decades ago while walking home from school in Inglewood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
Orange County Man Pleads to Stalking Singer Rihanna
February 7, 2019
A Fullerton man has pleaded no contest to stalking singer Rihanna when he broke into her Hollywood Hills home last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. ... read more »
Crooks Target Seniors with Blessing Scams
January 29, 2019
The Blessing Scam is a con in which an elderly person is promised a blessing or spiritual healing by putting valuable items and cash in a bag that is then secretly swapped for an empty bag. The scam is particularly prevalent in the Chinese community. ... read more »
Sex Offender Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping Two Women in Pasadena
January 29, 2019
A 41-year-old convicted sex offender was sentenced today to life in state prison after a jury found him guilty of kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault two women in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.   ... read more »
Man Charged with Attempted Murders  and Union Station Crime Spree
January 28, 2019
A transient has been charged with attacking Metro security guards and stealing from Los Angeles police vehicles during a crime spree at Union Station last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. ... read more »
LA County DA Launches Mental Health Division
January 25, 2019
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey  announced the launch of a mental health division -- the first of its kind by a prosecutor's office in California and possibly the nation -- to seek opportunities to expand treatment and other services for mentally ill inmates in the criminal justice system. ... read more »
Mother Pleads to Murdering Infant Son
January 18, 2019
A 24-year-old woman pleaded no contest today to killing her baby son who died from multiple injuries three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  ... read more »
District Attorney Jackie Lacey Says #JustHangUp on Suspicious Calls
January 14, 2019
Since the fraud awareness campaign began in May 2015, the District Attorney's Office has issued 80 fraud alerts, produced 42 videos shared on social media and distributed 125,000 fliers to nearly 100 senior centers and other public locations throughout Los Angeles County. ... read more »
Couple Pleads to Animal Cruelty
January 11, 2019
A man and a woman pleaded no contest today to a misdemeanor charge of not caring for their elderly Labrador, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.  ... read more »
Ex-Pasadena City Official, Contractor Sentenced For $3 Million Embezzlement Scheme
January 11, 2019
A former Pasadena public works analyst and a contractor were sentenced today for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars in city money over a decade, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. ... read more »
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