Mouse Tests Positive for Hantavirus

San Diego County, California - One western harvest mouse collected in routine monitoring in the Black Mountain Ranch area has tested positive for hantavirus, County environmental health officials said this week.

Christmas cream cheese shortage

San Diego, California - Apparently the double whammy of the COVID pandemic and the disruption of the supply chain has resulted in a severe shortage of cream cheese, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. To make matters worse, the Philadelphia Cream Cheese plant located in Lowville, NY near the Canadian border, one of the biggest of its kind, has been hit with a water shortage. 

Justice Department Announces Series of Cases to Combat Addiction Treatment Kickback Schemes in Orange County

Santa Ana, California - Over the past 10 months, the Department of Justice has filed criminal charges against 10 defendants – four of whom were taken into custody Thursday – for kickback schemes at substance abuse treatment facilities in Orange County.

Court Orders GirlsDoPorn and GirlsDoToys Video Rights and $18 Million in Restitution to Victims

San Diego, California - U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino has ruled that all rights to videos and images produced in the GirlsDoPorn and GirlsDoToys sex trafficking case be awarded to the hundreds of victims who are featured in the footage posted to the adult websites.

San Diego Man Indicted for Multimillion-Dollar Investment Scheme

San Diego, California - A indictment unsealed Tuesday charges San Diego resident Denny Bhakta with securities fraud and money laundering for running an investment fraud scheme that took in at least $28 million from investors since 2016.

Former Financial Advisor Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for $12 Million Fraud that Caused Clients to Lose Retirement Savings

Los Angeles, California - A former financial advisor with a lengthy disciplinary history was sentenced Monday to 168 months in federal prison for a real estate investment con that caused his clients – many of them elderly people who had invested their retirement savings – to lose more than $12 million.