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Armenian Power Gang Leader From Valencia Sentenced

A man arrested Friday after he was accused of taking pictures of a woman in a Target changing room was released Monday, after the District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges, officials said.

A Valencia man and leader of the Armenian Power gang was convicted of 57 counts for his role in racketeering conspiracy that included extortion, bank fraud and a sophisticated credit and debit card skimming scheme. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Mher Darbinyan, 39, of Valencia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge R. ...

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Canyon Country Gang Member Gets 14 Years For Assault, Extortion

Canyon Country Gang Member Gets 14 Years For Assault, Extortion

A Canyon Country gang member with a violent past was sentenced to 14 years in state prison Wednesday for assaulting two officers and extorting an attorney. Tavaion Sowell, 26, of Canyon Country, pleaded guilty to five counts as his jury trial was about to begin, said Jon Hatami, a deputy district attorney and former Santa Clarita City Council candidate. Don’t ...

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