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Santa Barbara man sentenced for Ponzi scheme

By   /  Tuesday, October 11th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, Santa Barbara County  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara man sentenced for Ponzi scheme

A Santa Barbara man was sentenced Oct. 11 to 11 years in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution to victims in a $14 million Ponzi scheme. Darrell Arnold Aviss, 64, was sentenced in federal court in Los Angeles. He had pleaded guilty in June to 21 felonies, including wire fraud, tax evasion, failure to Read More →

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Arroyo Grande developer charged with obtaining $1.5M in fraudulent pandemic relief loans

By   /  Thursday, May 26th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Arroyo Grande developer charged with obtaining $1.5M in fraudulent pandemic relief loans

A real estate broker and developer from Arroyo Grande was in federal court May 26 on charges that he stole the identifies of employees and business associates to obtain more than $1.5 million in fraudulent pandemic relief loans. Alfred Nevis, 52, has been charged with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. He made Read More →

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Former Thousand Oaks man arrested on fraud charges

By   /  Wednesday, April 13th, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Former Thousand Oaks man arrested on fraud charges

A former Thousand Oaks resident who wrote a pamphlet warning of the dangers of drunken driving has been charged with numerous felonies including grand theft and money laundering, related to investments he solicited in his book project. George Ronald Russell, 65, was arrested in Nevada on April 1 by deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Read More →

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Santa Barbara property manager charged with embezzlement

By   /  Thursday, July 15th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara property manager charged with embezzlement

A property manager in Santa Barbara has been charged with felony embezzlement of his clients, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office announced July 15. Adam Michael Pirozzi, 40, faces charges of embezzlement, elder abuse and money laundering, as well as a white collar crime enhancement because he is accused of taking more than $500,000. Read More →

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Bookkeeper sentenced in embezzlement cases

By   /  Thursday, April 29th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Nonprofits, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Bookkeeper sentenced in embezzlement cases

Laura Leonard, a Simi Valley office manager and bookkeeper who was convicted of grand theft and embezzlement, was sentenced April 28 to three years and eight months in prison and ordered to pay restitution. Leonard was an office manager for Simi Valley-based Protek CNC Sales. The company discovered she was embezzling funds in 2019, and Read More →

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Charges filed in Wolfe & Associates hacking case

By   /  Thursday, August 13th, 2020  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Charges filed in Wolfe & Associates hacking case

Felony charges were filed Aug. 12 against six people suspected of hacking into the computer networks of Wolfe & Associates, a Santa Barbara-based property management firm, as part of an unemployment insurance fraud scheme. The suspects—Gordon Alan Welteren, Nicole Michelle Milan, William Lee Gormley and Christina Renata Hesler of San Diego; David Zarate of Oxnard; Read More →

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Board says it ousted Sorensen from Select Staffing

By   /  Tuesday, February 17th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Board says it ousted Sorensen from Select Staffing

D. Stephen Sorensen, who steered the fortunes of Santa Barbara-based Select Staffing through explosive growth, bankruptcy and a merger that closed on Feb. 9, has been terminated for cause.