Man Stabbed Near 3rd and Pine, Police Investigating

West Precinct officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 300 block of Pine Street just after 4 p.m. today. Officers made contact with the adult male victim, observed a stab wound in his abdomen, and bandaged it. The victim provide a limited description of the adult male suspect. Officers checked the area, …

Online Drug Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years for Distributing Counterfeit Pills Containing Fentanyl that Caused Overdose Death

Assistant U. S. Attorney Michael A. Deshong (619) 546-9290   NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – October 16, 2019 SAN DIEGO – Drug dealer Trevon Antone Lucas was sentenced in federal court today to 15 years in prison for selling the counterfeit oxycodone pills containing deadly fentanyl that caused the overdose death of a La Jolla resident in …

Overprescribing Opioids Costs La Jolla Doctor $125,000

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dylan M. Aste (619) 546-7621 NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – October 16, 2019 SAN DIEGO – Dr. Roger A. Kasendorf, an osteopathic physician practicing in La Jolla, agreed to pay $125,000 to resolve allegations that he illegally prescribed opioids to his patients. The highly addictive and frequently abused opioids he prescribed included fentanyl, …

Second area man sent to prison for child pornography charges

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 68-year-old Brownsville man has been ordered to prison following his convictions of distributing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick. Arnoldo Villagomez  pleaded guilty Jan. 4, 2018. Today, U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera Jr. sentenced Villagomez to 120 months for the distribution and possession convictions, respectively. The sentences will …

Brownsville Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 43-year old U.S. citizen has been ordered to federal prison following his admission that he possessed child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Donavan Lyle Herrera pleaded guilty Feb. 6, 2019.  Today, U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera Jr. sentenced Herrera to 121 months of federal imprisonment. He will also serve 10 years …

Man Admits to Dismantling and Stealing Oil Field Equipment

A Wynona man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for dismantling and stealing oil pumping rig equipment from pumpjacks in Osage County, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. Lee Charles Smith, 32, pleaded guilty to Destruction of an Energy Facility. In his plea agreement, Smith admitted to dismantling and stealing the oil pumping rig equipment …

Las Vegas Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Committing Nearly $2 Million Business Fraud Scheme

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man who admitted to defrauding more than $1.8 million from victims of a business fraud scheme was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,715,475 in restitution, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada. Jihad Anthony Zogheib, 53, pleaded …