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Charges filed in Wolfe & Associates hacking case

By   /  Thursday, August 13th, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, 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.

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Santa Barbara stock promoter charged with fraud

By   /  Friday, January 2nd, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara stock promoter charged with fraud

The SEC alleges that instead of purchasing the shares in the secondary market as promised, Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos and his firm Prima Capital Group misappropriated investor funds.

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SB County District Attorney takes white-collar crime to task

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SB County District Attorney takes white-collar crime to task

After the 10-year sentence handed down to convicted ponzi-schemer David Prenatt on Oct. 9, and the more recent nine-plus-year sentence reckoned on former contractor David Lack, it’s clear that one county is sending a message that it has more than just a thing against guys named David. While a number of years behind bars might Read More →

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New Yorker faces SEC charges over Clean Diesel trades

By   /  Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014  /  Latest news, Law, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on New Yorker faces SEC charges over Clean Diesel trades

A New York investor relations executive has been charged with insider trading for using knowledge gained preparing press releases for Oxnard-based Clean Diesel Technologies for personal profit.

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Editorial: Mortgage fraud crackdown counts another success

By   /  Friday, August 9th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Mortgage fraud crackdown counts another success

The Ventura County District Attorney’s office has struck pay dirt in its long-running investigation into mortgage fraud.

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Nipomo man must return $47M to fraud victims, banks

By   /  Friday, May 3rd, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Nipomo man must return $47M to fraud victims, banks

John Mark Moore, 51, of Nipomo has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding his in-laws, a former business partner and five banks out of as much as $47 million. Before his sentencing in July, Moore is likely to try to return as much of that as he can as restitution, according to prosecutors. But Read More →

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