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  • Art Review: Editorial etchings

    Art Review: Editorial etchings
    The art of Francisco Goya is not something to love or hate. It is something to decipher. The Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale presents "The Caprichos Etchings and Aquatints (1799)," 80 of the artist's cutting edge copper plate prints, in a rational, eye-level format, to soften the impact of the emotive and chaotic imagery.
  • Tobacco wholesaler faces tax evasion charges

    The owner of a Burbank-based tobacco wholesaler has been charged with 37 counts of mail fraud and is accused of owing the state $554,000 in unpaid taxes. The indictment, which the U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed Monday, alleges that between May 2006 and...

    B-movie producer charged in Ponzi scheme

    A Burbank business owner was arraigned this week on 89 felony counts related to a $9-million Ponzi scheme. Mahmoud Karkehabadi — also known as Mike Karkeh — is accused of promising investors up to 35% returns for making loans to his B-movie...

    Local man facing charges in Illinois

    A Burbank man is facing fraud charges in Illinois for allegedly charging customers for unsolicited identity theft protection services. The owner of Glendale-based ID Lifeguards Inc., Arthur Natanyan, faces charges under the provisions of Illinois'...

    Woman gets 5 years for scam

    A Burbank woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to operating a $10.3-million Ponzi scheme. She was also ordered to pay $6.1 million to victims after having already returned a portion of the money. Clelia Flores,...