Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yorba Linda Verizon Wireless Retail Store Suspected Robbers Arrested

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  – On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s (OCSD) deputies arrested Tyler Mason, 18, Riverside; Quinten Carr, 22, Riverside and Jshaun Jackson, 22, Moreno Valley; in connection with an armed robbery at the Verizon Retail Store located in the 20600 block of Yorba Linda Boulevard.  The suspects were taken into custody in the area of Imperial Highway and Bastanchury Road, after deputies saw a Nissan sedan matching the description of the suspect vehicle. 

According to OCSD spokesperson, Lt. Jeff Hallock,  at approximately 9:50 a.m., deputies responded to a robbery in progress at the Verizon Retail Store.  The suspects entered the store and demanded cellular phones while holding a lone employee at gunpoint.  The suspects fled the store and left the area in the Nissan sedan.  During the preliminary investigation, a witness provided deputies with a suspect vehicle description.  Several minutes later, deputies saw the vehicle occupied by Mason, Carr and Jackson.  Mason and Jackson were taken into custody near the vehicle after a short foot pursuit; Carr was located in the area approximately two hours later following set of a perimeter and systematic search by deputies.  There are no additional suspects believed to be outstanding.   

The property taken in the robbery was approximately 40-50 cellular phones; however, investigators are continuing to work with store employees to determine the exact loss.  Several of the stolen cellular phones taken were recovered near the vehicle as well as a handgun suspected to have been used in the robbery. Preliminarily, investigators believe the suspects may be connected to another recent robbery and theft in the area. 

Mason, Carr and Jackson were arrested for Commercial Robbery, Kidnapping, Criminal Threats and Conspiracy.  They were booked into Orange County Jail and are being held on $100,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000 or (714) 779-7098.  Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Peter Chadwick, New Port Beach, CA- Wanted by Law Enforcement. Charged with wife's murder.

Peter Chadwick, New Port Beach, CA-  Wanted by Law Enforcement. Charged with wife's murder.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  Peter Gregory Chadwick is wanted by law enforcement after failing to appear for a scheduled court hearing today on a charge for murdering his wife in their Newport Beach home. 
According to the Orange County District Attorney's office, Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, is charged with one felony count of murder.  He was out of custody after posting $1 million bail on Dec. 21, 2012, and failed to appear for a scheduled pre-trial hearing today.

On the morning of Oct. 10, 2012, Chadwick is accused of murdering his wife, Quee Chadwick, in their Newport Beach home over a dispute regarding a possible divorce and related financial issues. He is accused of then disposing of the victim's body in an unknown location.

That afternoon, neither Chadwick nor the victim arrived to pick up their children from school. Another parent drove the children home and then requested a welfare check from the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) when the Chadwicks could not be located. A subsequent search of the home by NBPD revealed blood and signs of a struggle inside. NBPD began investigating the whereabouts of the couple.
Sometime between the morning of the murder and the morning of Oct. 11, 2012, Chadwick is accused of driving to San Diego near the border of Mexico and contacting the San Diego Police Department. The defendant was arrested by NBPD in San Diego on Oct. 11, 2012.

Anyone with information regarding the defendant's whereabouts is encouraged to Supervising District Attorney Investigator Anthony Sosnowski at (714) 347-8492. A booking photo of the defendant is available upon request.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Westminster mother sentenced to 11 years for attempting to murder her two children.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  Thuy Thi Le was sentenced Friday January 23 to 11 years to life in state prison for attempting to murder her two young children by stabbing them while they were asleep. 

According to the Orange Country District Attorunery's office,  Le, 43, Westminster, was found guilty by a jury Feb. 4, 2014, of two felony counts each of attempted murder, and child abuse and endangerment with sentencing enhancements for the personal use of a deadly weapon and committing great bodily injury. 
On Oct. 27, 2014, a unanimous jury found the sentencing enhancement for premeditation and deliberation for the attempted murder charge to be true following a retrial of the sentencing enhancement as a former jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2009, Le spent the night at a family member's home with her children, 5-year-old Child Doe #1 and 3-year-old Child Doe #2. Her boyfriend, who is the father of the children, was at work. Le slept with her two children together on a mattress in the family room. The defendant went into the kitchen, picked up a knife from the sink, walked back over to the children, stabbed each of them in the chest, and then stabbed herself nearly 25 times. She then called 911.

Child Doe #1 suffered a stab wound to the chest and the knife penetrated her heart. Child Doe #1 was sent to University of California Irvine Medical Center and underwent emergency open-heart surgery to save her life. Child Doe #2 suffered a stab wound to the chest area, but the stab wound missed any vital organs.
Senior Deputy District Attorney John Christl of the Special Prosecutions

Friday, January 23, 2015

Aliso Viejo's Qayed Murtaza Shareef, charged with assault on minors. Law enforcement seeks public help identifying additional victims

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Law enforcement is seeking the public's help identifying potential additional victims of Qayed Murtaza Shareef with sexually assaulting minors and possessing child pornography. 

According to the Orange County District Attorney's office. Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, Aliso Viejo, was charged today with 30 felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14, one felony count of using a minor for sex acts, one felony count of distributing pornography to a minor, one felony count of possession or control of child pornography, with a sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a child under 14 years old and committing lewd acts upon multiple victims. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 752 years to life in state prison. He is being held on $2 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, Jan. 23, 2015

On multiple occasions between Dec. 25, 2013, and Dec. 29, 2013, Shareef is accused of contacting 10-year-old John Doe #1 and 9-year-old John Doe #2 using an online application called Tango. The defendant is accused of connecting to the program using a fake name of Jeremy Stevens.
The defendant is accused of having sexually explicit conversations with the victims through the application. He is then accused of convincing and directing John Doe #1 and John Doe #2, who live in Virginia, to commit sex acts with each other and to record photos and videos of the sex acts using their ASUS tablet. Shareef is accused of directing the victims to send the photos and videos of themselves to the defendant's Tango account.

Between Dec. 25, 2013, and Dec. 29, 2013, the defendant is accused of recording sex acts performed on himself and sending it to the victims along with adult pornography.
The defendant did not have physical contact with the victims but California Penal Code section 288 states that lewd and lascivious acts upon a child is committed when a defendant willfully causes a child to touch the child's own body or the body of another with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, and sexual desires of the defendant or the child.
On Dec. 30, 2013, the mother of one of the victims found the videos on the child's tablet device and reported the crime to her local law enforcement agency in Virginia.
On Jan. 21, 2015, Shareef was arrested at his residence by members of the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF), including investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD), and the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD).
OCCETF is comprised of members from ICE HSI; OCSD; FBI; United States Postal Inspection Service; Huntington Beach Police Department; and NBPD. OCCETF investigates Internet-related crimes against children and crimes involving the possession, production and distribution of child pornography.
The investigation in this case is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCSD Sgt. Wade Walsviek at (714) 647-7418 or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Kelly Core at (714) 347-8794.
Deputy District Attorney Vanessa Woods of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.

Faruq Khalil Muhammed charged with terrorism and murder of five American Soldiers

 Faruq Khalil Muhammed Allegedly Aided Suicide Bomb Attack on U.S. Base in Iraq 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.  According to U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch for the Eastern District of New York, and other law enforcement representatives, tomorrow, Jan. 24, 2015, Faruq Khalil Muhammed ‘Isa, aka “Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif,” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,” will have his initial appearance at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, on charges of conspiring to kill Americans abroad; and providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy to kill Americans abroad.  ‘Isa was extradited to the United States from Canada.
Faruq Khalil Muhammed is charged in connection with his support for a multinational terrorist network that conducted multiple suicide bombings in Iraq.  According to the complaint, filed on Jan. 14, 2011, in the Eastern District of New York, the defendant assisted in orchestrating an attack on the United States Military’s Forward Operating Base Marez (FOB Marez) in Mosul, Iraq, on April 10, 2009.  A truck laden with explosives drove to the gate of FOB Marez and exchanged fire with Iraqi police officers guarding the base and then with an American convoy exiting the base.  The truck detonated alongside the last vehicle in the U.S. convoy, leaving a 60-foot crater in the ground.  Five American soldiers were killed in the blast.  They are:  Staff Sergeant Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Kentucky; Sergeant First Class Bryan E. Hall, 32, of Elk Grove, California; Sergeant Edward W. Forrest Jr., 25, of St. Louis, Missouri; Corporal Jason G. Pautsch, 20, of Davenport, Iowa; and Army Private First Class Bryce E. Gaultier, 22, from Cyprus, California. 
The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zainab Ahmad, Alexander Solomon and Peter Baldwin, with assistance provided by the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section and Office of International Affairs.

Four Charged With Operating Loan Modification Fraud Ring Targeting Hispanics

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  - Three men and two women have been charged with committing loan modification fraud by targeting Hispanic victims throughout Southern California. Three of the defendants are family members and are charged with leading a family-run home loan modification ring and illegally charging victims for services that they did not provide.

According to the Orange County District Attorney's office,  four of the defendants have been taken into custody and one defendant remains a fugitive. In addition to the charges below, each of the defendants face sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 under $500,000, taking funds exceeding $50,000 and theft exceeding $150,000. 

Carlos Centeno is accused of owning and operating the Foreclosure Prevention Department in Irvine, and co-defendants Ricardo Centeno and Lizeth Arzate are accused of owning and operating Debt Settlers of America (DSA) in Orange, which advertised assistance for the renegotiation of home loans. 

The defendants are accused of advertising DSA on Hispanic radio stations throughout the state in order to target victims. Co-defendants Hector Valdivia and Susie Rabadan are accused of being office managers and consultants at DSA. Valdivia and Rabadan are accused of knowingly assisting Carlos Centeno, Ricardo Centeno and Arzate in charging and accepting illegal upfront fees from victims for services that they did not provide by collecting and processing loan modification applications.

Between December 2009 and December 2012, the defendants are accused of contacting 23 victims and promising them assistance with negotiating their home loans after the victims paid DSA an upfront fee. Carlos Centeno, Ricardo Centeno, and Lizeth Arzate are accused of collecting illegal upfront fees from victims ranging between $2,000 and $2,500 per modification. The defendants are accused of directly collecting several victims' monthly mortgage payments and depositing them into their personal bank accounts.
Between December 2009 and December 2012, all five co-defendants are accused of accepting and depositing illegal upfront loan modification fees and home mortgage payments from the victims into their personal bank accounts totaling over $390,000 and using the money for the payment of personal bills and expenses.
After having never received modifications on their home loans, and in some cases losing their homes to foreclosure, several victims reported the crimes to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office (VCSO), who investigated this case.
Anyone who may have additional information or who may have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Andy Terhorst of the Major Fraud Unit at 714-347-8691.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Pete Pierce of the Major Fraud Unit is prosecuting this case.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nathan Leroux, a Third Member of International Computer Hacking Ring Pleads Guilty to Hacking

Nathan Leroux, pleaded guilty to charges related to cyber theft of software and data related to the Xbox One gaming console and Xbox Live online gaming system, and popular games such as the “FIFA” online soccer series; “Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3;” and “Gears of War 3.”  

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  Nathan Leroux, 20,  a third member of an international computer hacking ring has pleaded guilty to conspiring to break into computer networks of prominent technology companies to steal more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary data, according to announcement by  Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Nathan Leroux, 20, of Bowie, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer intrusions and criminal copyright infringement based on his role in the cyber theft of software and data related to the Xbox One gaming console and Xbox Live online gaming system, and popular games such as the “FIFA” online soccer series; “Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3;” and “Gears of War 3.”  Leroux has been in custody since attempting to flee into Canada from Buffalo, New York, on June 16, 2014.  A sentencing hearing is set before U.S. District Judge Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the District of Delaware on May 14, 2015.
Sanadodeh Nesheiwat, 28, of Washington, New Jersey, and David Pokora, 22, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, previously pleaded guilty to the same conspiracy charge on Sept. 30, 2014.  They remain in custody pending their sentencing hearings, which are scheduled for April 2015.  Pokora’s guilty plea is believed to have been the first conviction of a foreign-based individual for hacking into U.S. businesses to steal trade secret information.  Charges against a fourth defendant, Austin Alcala, 19, of McCordsville, Indiana, remain pending. 
According to Leroux’s admissions in connection with his guilty plea, he was part of the hacking conspiracy between January 2011 and September 2012.  During that period, hacking group members located in the United States and abroad gained unauthorized access to computer networks of various companies, including Microsoft Corporation, Epic Games Inc., Valve Corporation and Zombie Studios.  The conspirators accessed and stole unreleased software, software source code, trade secrets, copyrighted and pre-release works, and other confidential and proprietary information.  Members of the conspiracy also allegedly stole financial and other sensitive information relating to the companies – but not their customers – and certain employees of such companies. 
Specifically, the data theft targeted software development networks containing source code, technical specifications and related information for Microsoft’s then-unreleased Xbox One gaming console, as well as intellectual property and proprietary data related to Xbox Live and games developed for that online gaming system.
Leroux admitted in court that he and others used the stolen intellectual property to build, and attempt to sell, counterfeit versions of the Xbox One console before its public release in November 2013.  In July 2013, the FBI intercepted a counterfeit console built by Leroux, which was destined for the Republic of Seychelles. 
Leroux also admitted that he developed a software exploit that allowed him and others to generate millions of “coins” for the FIFA soccer games playable on the Xbox Live platform.  These coins are the virtual, in-game currency used to build a “FIFA Ultimate Team” in the games.  Without the authorization of Electronic Arts, the intellectual property rights holder to the FIFA games, Leroux and others sold bulk quantities of the “FIFA coins” via online black markets. 
The value of the intellectual property and other data stolen by the hacking ring, as well as the costs associated with the victims’ responses to the conduct, is estimated to range between $100 million and $200 million.  To date, the United States has seized over $620,000 in cash and other proceeds related to the charged conduct.
This case is being investigated by the FBI, with assistance from the Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Western Australia Police and the Peel Regional Police of Ontario, Canada.  The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney James Silver of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. McAndrew of the District of Delaware.         

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Saddleback Students Raise Student Scholarship Money with a Night in Historic Harlem

Saddleback Students Raise Student Scholarship Money with a Night in Historic Harlem
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA --On Saturday nightFebruary 27th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Saddleback College Fine Arts Complex, the Angels for the Arts presents A Night in Historic Harlem. This student-run fundraiser celebrates the rich culture of the Harlem Renaissance during Black History Month. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students in the arts. 

This festive event features  soul food bites, beer and wine, dancing in the Savoy Ballroom, and performances by Tony award nominee Jonelle Allen with Saddleback vocal music students. People will remember Allen starring in Saddleback’s successful run of Hello, Dolly! last summer. 

Other entertainment includes Joey Sellers’ jazz ensemble, a Bojangles style tap dancer, Great Gatsby-themed danced numbers, and more exciting surprises. There will even be a Prohibition era speakeasy where you’ll need a password to enter this illegal establishment. History buffs will also be able to learn more about the African American culture in New York during the 1920s with educational presentations from experts in the field. Costumes are encouraged so dust off your best flapper dress and zoot suit and come enjoy the fun in celebration of Black History Month and our talented students in the arts.

Prices are $12 general (presale) and $6 students/seniors (presale) or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling (949) 582-4656 (noon-4:00 p.m.Tues.-Fri) or online
The Angels for the Arts at Saddleback College is a fundraising and support organization for the Performing and Visual Arts at Saddleback College.  Angel members donate their time and talent t6o raise funds and assist with a variety of arts events on the campus.  The group is led by a volunteer advisory board of directors.  Angel members believe in the importance of offering a full spectrum of arts to the community, with the college as the focal point.  These events bring together Orange County residents from all walks of life for the purpose of enlightenment, entertainment and inspiration.  The Angels for the Arts provide support for scholarships for students in the visual and performing arts, Saddleback Civic Light Opera, MainStage Kids Children’s summer program, master classes with professional artists, hospitality for guest artist performers and crew, enhancement for arts patrons such as the tram and an annual fundraiser.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit  

Open Spring Track Session

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  The Saddleback Running Club has on going open enrollment for its upcoming Spring Track season for boys and girls grade 3-8. 

Saddleback Running Club offers endurance/distance running training for runners of all level. The program runs year around offering three training sessions plus meets on the weekend. 

For more information go to: or email

Homeowners’ Association Sues Pickup Truck Owners, And You Won’t Believe Why

A Homeowners Association in New York is suing the owners of a 2014 black Ford F150 pickup truck, but it’s not for what you might think. Apparently the Kimry Moor HOA doesn’t consider the truck to be a personal use vehicle

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Fighting Senior Financial Abuse

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  A convicted criminal with numerous felonies and extensive experience in the legal system, sued Moisey and Rosa for apparently causing him "severe emotional distress". 

During the trial, he managed to hide his criminal history and manipulate the legal system to his advantage.

In a SHOCKING turn of events, the court awarded him $1,000,000 in "damages".

As a result, Moisey and Rosa lost their home and their entire life savings...

Citizens for Seniors is raising funds to provide support and create a network to protect senior citizens like Moisey and Rosa Fridman 


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Suspected 18-year old female DUI Driver Crashes During Pursuit

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Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.  – On Friday, January 9, 2015 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a pursuit of a 2002 Ford Explorer in the area of Toledo Way and Serrano Road.  The driver of the vehicle was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.  

According to Orange County Sheriff Department ( OCSD) Lt. Jeffrey Hallock, Deputies pursued the vehicle for approximately five minutes through the cities of Lake Forest, Irvine and Mission Viejo.  The pursuit ended on southbound Trabuco Road near Carlota Road, Mission Viejo, when the vehicle was unable to negotiate a curve in the road and collided with an embankment.

As a result of the collision, the 18 year-old female driver was ejected from the vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries.  She was transported to a nearby hospital where she remains in serious condition.  A 20-year old male passenger in the vehicle sustained moderate injuries and remains hospitalized; an 18 year-old female passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital. 

Based on the subsequent investigation following the pursuit and collision, it was determined the vehicle was reported stolen on January 7, 2015.  In addition, an amount of illegal narcotics was also located at the scene.  Investigators are continuing to pursue additional information and collect evidence located inside the vehicle.  

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000 or (949) 425-1860.  

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at    

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Timothy DeFoggi, former acting director of cyber security at HHS sentenced to 25 years for child pornography.

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Timothy DeFoggi, 56, former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted on Aug. 26, 2014, and was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison today for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise and related charges in connection with his membership in a Tor-network-based child pornography website, according to announcement by representatives of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
“Using the same technological expertise he employed as Acting Director of Cyber Security at HHS, DeFoggi attempted to sexually exploit children and traffic in child pornography through an anonymous computer network of child predators,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell. 
According to evidence presented at trial, DeFoggi registered as a member of the Tor-network-based child pornography website on March 2, 2012, and maintained his membership and activity until Dec. 8, 2012, when the website was taken down by the FBI.  The website’s users utilized advanced technological means in order to undermine law enforcement’s attempts to identify them.  The website was accessible only through Tor, an Internet application specifically designed to facilitate anonymous communication.  Acting under the cloak of anonymity, users advised others on best practices to prevent detection by law enforcement, including advice about the proper use of encryption software, techniques to hide or password-protect child pornography collections, and programs to remove data from a user’s computer.
Through the website, DeFoggi accessed child pornography, solicited child pornography from other members, and exchanged private messages with other members in which he expressed an interest in the violent rape and murder of children.  DeFoggi suggested meeting one member in person to fulfill their mutual fantasies to violently rape and murder children.
DeFoggi was the sixth individual to be convicted as part of an ongoing investigation targeting three Tor-network-based child pornography websites.  The websites were run by a single administrator, Aaron McGrath, who was previously convicted in the District of Nebraska of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise in connection with his administration of the websites.  On Jan. 31, 2014, McGrath was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon.
Four other members of the same website as DeFoggi were previously convicted and sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Bataillon in connection with their illegal activity on the site: 
  • Jason Flanary, then 42, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, the Philippines, and Guam, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on June 30, 2014.
  • Wesley Cameron, then 22, formerly of Ashford, Alabama, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Oct. 24, 2014.
  • Zackary Austin, 28, formerly of Reno, Nevada, was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Nov. 6, 2014.
  • Charles MacMillan, 29, formerly of Rockville, Maryland, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Nov. 7, 2014.