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Prosecutors say Thousand Oaks fraud suspect may have gambled with investor funds

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, Regions, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Prosecutors say Thousand Oaks fraud suspect may have gambled with investor funds

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Dayspring sentenced to 22 months for bribing county supervisor for cannabis permits

By   /  Tuesday, May 31st, 2022  /  Government, Latest news, left, Regions, San Luis Obispo County  /  Comments Off on Dayspring sentenced to 22 months for bribing county supervisor for cannabis permits

The cannabis grower who bribed a San Luis Obispo County supervisor has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by “Bobby,” was sentenced on May 27 by U.S. District Judge André Birotte Jr. in his Los Angeles courtroom. Dayspring has also paid $3.4 million to the IRS as restitution Read More →

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Guilty pleas in perfume thefts as Ventura County authorities take action on retail crime

By   /  Tuesday, January 18th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Guilty pleas in perfume thefts as Ventura County authorities take action on retail crime

Ventura County prosecutors announced guilty pleas in a retail theft case on Jan. 14, a week after sheriff’s deputies in the county arrested two brothers in connection with a separate case of theft from department stores. Each case involved alleged six-figure losses. The arrests and guilty pleas come on the heels of reported increases in Read More →

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Our View: It’s time to take retail crime seriously

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2022  /  Editorials, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: It’s time to take retail crime seriously

The tri-county region counts on low crime rates as a foundation for the claim that it is a terrific, if expensive, place to work and live. That’s why Staff Writer Brooke Holland’s front-page story on retail crime in the current edition of Pacific Coast Business Times is worth a close look — and worth action Read More →

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Region sees uptick in retail crime

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Region sees uptick in retail crime

The tri-county region hasn’t seen any of the “flash mob” burglaries that have grabbed headlines in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, but 2021 did bring increases in commercial burglaries across the region. Data gathered by the Business Times from county sheriff’s departments shows increases in commercial burglaries in areas patrolled by sheriff’s Read More →

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Ventura County deputies arrest brothers in alleged ‘organized retail theft spree’

By   /  Thursday, January 13th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ventura County deputies arrest brothers in alleged ‘organized retail theft spree’

Two brothers from Los Angeles were arrested in connection with organized retail thefts in Ventura County of jewelry valued at more than $21,500, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announced Jan. 12. Vardan Gevorgyan, 30, of North Hollywood, and Raphael Gevorgyan, 37, of Van Nuys, were arrested Jan. 7 in Los Angeles by Ventura County sheriff’s Read More →

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Cannabis grower pleads guilty to bribing SLO County supervisor

By   /  Thursday, July 29th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Law & Goverment, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cannabis grower pleads guilty to bribing SLO County supervisor

A San Luis Obispo County cannabis grower and dispensary owner bribed the late County Supervisor Adam Hill and attempted to bribe the mayor of Grover Beach, and will plead guilty to federal bribery and tax crimes. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by “Bobby,” agreed to a plea deal that was filed July 28 in federal Read More →