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September 24, 2013 |
A 28-year-old woman whose body was found face down under the Newport Bay bridge was identified Tuesday in a sweeping indictment against more than 100 members or associates of a prison gang accused of running drugs, order beatings and keeping a list of people it wanted killed. Nancy Hammour, whose body was found on Labor Day, had been shot to death, and a Santa Ana man is now being held on $1-million bail in connection with her death. Hammour's name appears in a multi-agency sweep of Mexican Mafia gang members or associates in central Orange County, with the brief notation: “Deceased.” According to the indictment, Hammour sold drugs for a gang.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 |
An Austrian consulate official was improperly arrested and searched by L.A. County sheriff's deputies at the Men's Central Jail, according to four indictments filed against 18 department officials. The incident occurred in 2011 when the official and her husband were visiting an inmate who was an Austrian national. The four grand jury indictments unsealed Monday and one criminal complaint allege that deputies beat jail inmates and visitors without justification, unjustly detained people and conspired to obstruct a federal investigation into misconduct at the Men's Central Jail.
April 22, 2014 |
Well, no one is going to accuse them of being smart. A team of kidnappers -- hired by a prison inmate to capture the prosecutor who put him away -- went to the wrong house and abducted the prosecutor's father, according to a federal indictment filed Tuesday in North Carolina. Nine people have been charged in the alleged plot, which originally targeted Wake County Assistant Dist. Atty. Colleen Janssen, officials said. The plan went awry when an Internet search gave the kidnappers the address for her father, Frank Arthur Janssen, 63, of Wake Forest.
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March 26, 2014 |
Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment against state Sen. Leland Yee in court Wednesday, accusing him of conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms. In all, 26 people, including former school board president Keith Jackson, were indicted on charges related to an extensive crime ring headed by well-known Chinatown figure Raymond Chow, who was also arrested and charged Wednesday. The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded "citizens of honest services" and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator.
June 27, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- A federal grand jury in Boston on Thursday indicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, charging that he and his brother were inspired by Al Qaeda terrorism propaganda and believed the blasts that killed three and injured about 260 were justified because of U.S. activities overseas. The 30-count indictment, which charges him with detonating a weapon of mass destruction and could result in the death penalty or life in prison, said the 19-year-old Chechen immigrant scrawled a confession on the inside walls and beams of the boat he was hiding in before his capture in nearby Watertown, Mass., saying, “I don't like killing innocent people.” But, he allegedly wrote, “the US Government is killing our innocent civilians.
May 28, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A federal grand jury has indicted Liberty Reserve, a major digital currency company, and its top executives in what authorities billed as history's biggest-ever international money-laundering case. The alleged $6-billion scheme spanned the globe and involved more than 1 million users worldwide, according to the indictment announced Tuesday. Prosecutors cited 55 million illicit transactions as part of the scheme, calling Liberty Reserve a "financial hub of cyber-crime world.