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.
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.
October 29, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- Bolshoi Ballet leading soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko and two other men were indicted Tuesday for the sulfuric acid attack on the company's artistic director, Sergei Filin. Dmitrichenko, looking haggard and nervous in court, pleaded not guilty and after hearing the indictment read his own version of events from handwritten notes. The indictment says that Dmitrichenko, driven by animosity toward Filin over the distribution of dance roles and fees, hired Yuri Zarutsky and Andrei Lipatov and masterminded the Jan. 17, 2013, acid attack months before.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2013 |
A Los Angeles County grand jury has indicted a former El Segundo teacher on suspicion of molesting 13 boys in three counties. Jeffrey Thomas Simonek , 28, faces 20 counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 years old, according to authorities. Simonek was arrested Nov. 26 and remains in county jail in lieu of $20 million bail. According to the indictment, unsealed Dec. 12, the alleged crimes occurred between April 2006 and June 2012, with most victims molested multiple times over spans of a few days to several months. At least 15 of the felony counts were committed in Los Angeles County, three in Plumas County and two in Orange County, according to the indictment.
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.