California Man Previously Convicted of Assault with a Firearm on a Person Indicted for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm

Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment Thursday against Steven Eric Cabrera, 25, of Fresno, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Former Navy Chief Petty Officer and Naval Reservist Indicted for ID Theft Scheme

Fresno, California - On January 28, a federal grand jury in Fresno indicted Selma couple Marquis Asaad Hooper, 30, and Natasha Renee Chalk, 37, charging them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Escondido Man Admits to Tax Evasion Scheme with Former Chabad of Poway Rabbi

San Diego, California - Stuart Weinstock of Escondido pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to filing a false tax return as part of a years’ long tax-evasion scheme with former Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.

FBI Releases 2019 NIBRS Crime Data

Washington, DC - Wednesday, the FBI released detailed data on nearly 7.7 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2019. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS, 2019, presents data about victims, known offenders, and relationships for offenses reported in 23 categories with 52 offenses. It also presents arrest data for those crimes, as well as 10 additional categories for which only arrest data is collected.

Man Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Embezzlement Scheme From His Employer

San Francisco, California - Michael Livingston Henry was sentenced Wednesday to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for stealing more than $800,000 from his former employer and her family’s charitable foundation, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair.  The sentence was handed down by United States District Judge Charles R. Breyer. 

Vitol Inc. Agrees to Pay Over $135 Million to Resolve Charges for Bribery Schemes in Latin America

Los Angeles, California - Vitol Inc. (Vitol), the U.S. affiliate of the Vitol group of companies, which together form one of the largest energy trading firms in the world, has agreed to a combined total criminal penalty of $135 million to resolve bribery charges with law enforcement authorities in the United States and Brazil.  The resolution arises out of Vitol schemes to pay bribes to officials in Brazil, Ecuador, and Mexico.