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  • Former Norwalk pastor pleads not guilty to sex assault charges

    Former Norwalk pastor pleads not guilty to sex assault charges
    A former associate pastor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he sexually assaulted female parishioners at his Norwalk church under the guise of a faith-healing process, officials said. Jorge Juan Castro, 54, was charged last month with six felony...
  • Burbank officer arrested, accused of extortion scheme

    Burbank officer arrested, accused of extortion scheme
    A Burbank police officer is due in court Wednesday after he was arrested the day before by federal authorities on suspicion of taking part in an alleged extortion scheme involving his girlfriend's estranged husband. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of...
  • Federal officials arrest Burbank officer in alleged scheme

    Federal officials arrest Burbank officer in alleged scheme
    Federal authorities arrested a Burbank police officer Tuesday for his involvement in an alleged extortion scheme involving his girlfriend's estranged husband, state prosecutors and the FBI said. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of the Burbank Police...
  • Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody

    Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody
    A Burbank police officer was released from federal custody Wednesday on $25,000 bail after his arrest the day before in an alleged extortion scheme involving his girlfriend's estranged husband. Anthony Valento, a 17-year veteran of the Burbank Police...
  • Legislative extortion constitutional — and still dumb

     Legislative extortion constitutional — and still dumb
    Michael Ernest is correct when he says in his letter ("Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown," Oct. 15), that "It is a fact that House members have the right to make such spending decisions." Similarly, the president of the United States...
  • Mexico again missing deadline on vetting police officers

    Mexico again missing deadline on vetting police officers
    MEXICO CITY – Five years and millions of U.S.-supplied dollars later, Mexican authorities are acknowledging they are still a long way from purging and improving local and federal police forces, among the most corrupt institutions in the country....
  • Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in prison

    Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi sentenced to three years in prison
    WASHINGTON -- A former congressman convicted of 17 felonies including extortion, money laundering, bribery and insurance fraud was sentenced Monday to three years in prison. Former Rep. Rick Renzi, a three-term Republican from Flagstaff, Ariz., was...
  • Obamacare: The latest from Glitches R Us

    Only now does Obamacare's namesake call the press to the Rose Garden, which is much better tended than his signature program, to acknowledge what everybody already knows: There are, well, a few problems with his signature program. Problems are now known...
  • Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' suspect faces prison after guilty plea

    Miss Teen USA 'sextortion' suspect faces prison after guilty plea
    A 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to a "sextortion" scheme involving naked photos and videos of at least a dozen women, including Miss Teen USA, faces up to 33 months in federal prison. The guilty plea comes less than two months after the...
  • Whitey Bulger won't talk, considers trial a sham, lawyer says

    BOSTON -- Whitey Bulger sat in court as he was called a rat, Satan, a coward, a punk, a psychopath, a bag of jailhouse rags and some other terms not suitable for mention in a family newspaper, and after all that, decided to keep silent. The Boston...
  • Woman victim of extortion scam

    Costa Mesa police foiled an extortion scam Monday when a female motorist flagged down an officer because she feared a relative was in grave danger, the department announced. The crying woman honked her horn and waved over traffic investigator Darren...