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Apr 2002

     

Apr 30, 2002

LAKIREDDY, Javaprakash and Annapurna

Sentencing

Conspiracy to import Indian nationals into the U. S. in violation of immigration laws

Apr 30, 2002

BAUER, Richard

Sentencing

41 months in prison for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money laundering

Apr 26, 2002

YOUNG, Troy

Indictment

Concealing Person from Arrest

Apr 26, 2002

CHONG, Peter

Conviction

Racketeering, murder for hire, heroin trafficking, arson and extortion

Apr 25, 2002

FERGUSON, Juwan Tonay & HENDERSON, Blair

Indictment

Carjacking and theft of postal keys

Apr 24, 2002

COSTA, Michael S., et al.

Indictment

14 people charged with a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute drugs

Apr 19, 2002

Counterfeit Software

Indictments

27 arrested on charges relating to trafficking in counterfeit software

Apr 18, 2002

JONES, Gary W.

Arrest

Wire fraud

Apr 17, 2002

GORDON, Robert S.

Arrest Warrant

Failure to appear - Indicted on charges of wire fraud

Apr 15, 2002

DAWSON, John T.

Sentencing

2 1/2 years in prison for conspiracy to commit securities fraud and  money laundering

Apr 15, 2002

YIP, Jane

Arrest

Filing false income tax returns

Apr 10, 2002

FARRELL, Ryan; GORFAIN, Yoel; and DUERSON, Jeffrey

Criminal Complaint

Assault resulting in serious bodily injury

Apr 10, 2002

CONTRERAS, Byron et al.

Guilty Pleas

Theft from interstate and foreign shipments and possession of stolen goods

Apr 10, 2002

GANLEY, Timothy J.

Guilty Plea

Insider trading

Apr 9, 2002

SUN, Tse Thow

Indictment

Theft of trade secrets

Apr 8, 2002

MUNIZ, William A.

Sentencing

20 months in prison for wire fraud

Apr 8, 2002

BAWA, Sukhdeep and BAWA, Jasna

Indictment

Conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and impede the IRS

Apr 3, 2002

Victims Grant

 

$42 million awarded by federal government to Californial to be used to help victims of crime

Apr 2, 2002

DERUNGS, Herbert John

Guilty Plea

Six counts of mail and wire fraud

       

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Mar 2002

     

Mar 29, 2002

CHOI, Stanley Sun Kit

Guilty Plea & Sentencing

12 months in prison for smuggling 80 Asian Arowana fish or "Dragon Fish" into the U. S.

Mar 28, 2002

JOHNSON, Arlanda E.

Indictment

69 counts of preparation of false federal income tax returns

Mar 28, 2002

SAPP, Ramon J.

Indictment

Attempting to kill police officers & various firearms violations

Mar 25, 2002

VISA International

Summons

Petition to seek service of a summons

Mar 22, 2002

BHAGAT, Atul

Conviction

Securities fraud, making false statements to the SEC and obstruction of justice

Mar 21, 2002

ACOSTA, Billy Joe

Guilty Plea

Criminal infringement of Copyright

Mar 21, 2002

AKINS, Reginald

Conviction

Armed bank robbery, using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence and felon in possession of a firearm

Mar 18, 2002

E-D COAT, INC.; ROSSI, Jerry and MARLOW, Jack

Guilty Plea & Sentencing

Violations of Clean Water Act - $215,000 fine and 3 years probation; also 3 months home detention for Mr. Rossi

Mar 18, 2002

CARRENO, Roberto

Conviction

Hostage-taking and transporting illegal aliens

Mar 15, 2002

PALOMBA, Joseph M.

Sentencing

30 months and over $125,000 in restitution for mail fraud and filing a false claim with the IRS

Mar 8, 2002

HUDNALL, Roger

Guilty Plea

Mailing a threatening communication (Anthrax hoax letter)

Mar 8, 2002

DAVID, Daniel & NISBETH, Scott D.

Indictment

Conspiracy, mail fraud, tax fraud and money laundering

Mar 7, 2002

REIDER, Matthew

Indictment

Bank Robbery

Mar 6, 2002

BANDARI, Alex & NINO, Damien

Indictment

Two separately indicted cases of possession of child pornography

       

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Feb 2002

     

Feb 26, 2002

LE, Phuong Thi Dao

Sentencing

12 months & 1 day in prison for tax evasion

Feb 25, 2002

SAHOTA, Ranjit Singh

Sentencing

34 months in prison for attempting to persuade and coerce a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity

Feb 25, 2002

MATTHEWS, Carolyn

Guilty Plea

Making false statements to Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Feb 22, 2002

ALLEN, Carsten

Conviction

Failure to leash pet on land administered by National Park Service (Baker Beach)

Feb 22, 2002

SCHLECHT, Richard G. & LaserGenics Corp.

Settlement

False statements in violation of the False Claims Act

Feb 12, 2002

THATCHER, David

Guilty Plea

Conspiracy to commit Securities Fraud

Feb 12, 2002

PERUSQUIA, Enrique

Guilty Plea

Securities Fraud

Feb 7, 2002

WISHART, Donald E.

Conviction

Tax violations, mail fraud and obstruction of justice

Feb 5, 2002

CHANG, Geoffrey & LIN, John

Guilty Plea

Insider Trading

Feb 5, 2002

GANLEY, Timothy J. & THATCHER, David

Indictment & Information

Insider Trading (Ganley) & Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud (Thatcher)

       

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Jan 2002

     

Jan 30, 2002

PERUSQUIA, Enrique

Information

Securities Fraud

Jan 29, 2002

TANAKA, Dennis

Conviction

Failure to leash pet on land administered by the National Park Service (Baker Beach)

Jan 29, 2002

TUCKER, Norman Jeffrey

Sentencing

4 years and 3 months in prison for mail fraud and conspiracy to launder money

Jan 25, 2002

FLEET SHIPPING LINES, et al.

Guilty Plea

Illegally transporting hazardous material

Jan 23, 2002

MCCOVEY, Michael Dale

Sentencing

57 months for Methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute

Jan 18, 2002

PERLEY, William

Guilty Plea

Violation of the Clean Water Act

Jan 18, 2002

REDDEN, Charles L.

Sentencing

5 years in prison for threatening to use a biological agent as a weapon (Anthrax Hoax)

Jan 18, 2002

LOGAN, Michael

Guilty Plea

Unauthorized access into a protected computer (Catholic Healthcare West) causing damage

Jan 17, 2002

HOSSAINY, Raija

Guilty Plea

Malicious and intentional killing of a dog

Jan 15, 2002

MALABED, Leonito

Sentencing

3 years probation to include 6 months of home confinement and a $10,000 fine for failing to maintain records for currency transactions

Jan 8, 2002

POWELL, Samuel J.

Guilty Plea

Witness tampering

Jan 8, 2002

ADVANCED COMPUTER LINK, Inc.

Guilty Plea & Sentencing

Wire fraud involving a "double invoicing" scheme; Fine $140,000 and forfeiture of $1,100,000.

Jan 8, 2002

BREUNINGER, Benjamin

Guilty Plea

Unauthorized access of a protected computer (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) recklessly causing damage

Jan 4, 2002

HUDNALL, Roger

Indictment

Impersonating a Federal Officer and mailing a threatening communication (Anthrax hoax)

Jan 3, 2002

KOGAN, Igor, et al.

Indictments

Theft of mail and credit cards from the U. S. mail

       

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