Federal Jury Convicts Man for Pointing Laser at San Diego Police Helicopter

San Diego, California - Rudy Alvarez of Lemon Grove was convicted by a federal jury late Wednesday for knowingly aiming the beam of a laser pointer at a San Diego Police helicopter as the aircraft flew over a protest in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

Members of Stock Fraud Ring Indicted for Securities Fraud, Two Defendants Arrested

San Diego, California - An indictment unsealed Monday charges four individuals, including a securities attorney, with securities fraud for running an illegal pump-and-dump scheme surrounding two publicly-traded stocks.  The investigation that led to these charges involved a co-conspirator-turned-confidential-informant who was cooperating with the FBI.

FBI San Diego Presents 2019 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award to Jewish Family Service

San Diego, California - FBI San Diego is pleased to announce Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) as the 2019 recipient of the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Suzanne Turner presented the award to Carole Yellen on behalf of JFS.

Brother of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein Admits to $700,000 Tax Evasion Conspiracy

San Diego, California - Mendel Goldstein, the owner of a videography business based in Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty in federal court today to tax evasion charges relating to a long-running conspiracy with his brother, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein.

Former Sheriff’s Captain Pleads Guilty to Illegally Trafficking Firearms; Admits Corruption

San Diego, California - Former San Diego County Sheriff’s Captain Marco Garmo pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to illegally trafficking in firearms from his office in the Rancho San Diego Station and committing other corrupt acts spanning close to a quarter of his 27 years in the department.

FBI San Diego Participates in National Messaging Campaign to Educate Citizens About Election Security and Foreign Malign Influence

San Diego, California - With less than 60 days to go until Election Day 2020 this November 3rd, every American has a role to play in protecting the election from threats against the democratic process. Nationwide, the FBI has initiated public awareness messaging about election security at fbi.gov and across our social media platforms.