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DMV Going After Disabled-Placard Fraudsters

DMV Going After Disabled-Placard Fraudsters

The California Department of Motor Vehicles  announced Monday the arrest of three suspects in connection with illegal activity associated with the Disabled Person Placard (DPP) application process.   Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. On Saturday, July 12, 2014, Qiaoyun Chen, 50 years old, and Guobin Qin, 29 years old, were arrested ...

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Santa Clarita Man Pleads Guilty In Gold Fraud, Gets 4 Years, 4 Months

Santa Clarita Man Pleads Guilty In Gold Fraud, Gets 4 Years, 4 Months

A Santa Clarita man charged in a $2.39 million consumer protection case involving the buying and selling of gold bullion and coins received a four-year, four-month sentence in state prison Thursday, officials said. Michael Berman, 54, of Canyon Country, pleaded guilty to 82 felony counts, including grand theft of personal property and false and fraudulent claim, according to Deputy District Attorney Greg Alker in a news release. He also admitted excessive-taking allegations. The defendant pleaded "open" to the court, meaning there was no negotiated settlement or plea deal with the District Attorney's Office, officials said.

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SCV Ponzi Scheme Architect Faces Sentencing In May

SCV Ponzi Scheme Architect Faces Sentencing In May

When Celia Gallardo, 42, of North Hills, is sentenced in May in a federal courtroom, there will be plenty of Santa Clarita Valley residents paying attention, according to a victim who said Tuesday he was milked out of about $200,000.  Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox.               ...

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