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  • Bail denied in largest ever Medicare fraud scheme

    LOS ANGELES — Three Glendale men who were arrested last week on suspicion of taking part in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in history were ordered to remain in jail on Tuesday because they were considered a flight risk and a danger to the...
  • Men sentenced for killing woman

    PASADENA — Two men convicted of killing a 49-year-old Burbank woman over an unpaid debt were sentenced Monday to state prison terms of 50 years to life and 16 years to life, drawing angry outbursts from family members in the Pasadena courtroom....
  • Ron Kaye: Helping those trying to help themselves

    Sometimes I think we care more about pets than people, which is really strange when you think about it. I’m sure that couldn’t be true of any other species on the planet. We round up stray cats and dogs and put them in cages where we feed and...
  • Glendale man gets 3 years in prison for hospital kickback scheme

    Glendale man gets 3 years in prison for hospital kickback scheme
    A 54-year-old Glendale man who accepted more than $3 million in kickbacks while overseeing building projects at Pasadena's Huntington Memorial Hospital was sentenced today to three years in federal prison. In addition to the prison sentence, a U.S....
  • Turkish-Armenians march to remember slain journalist

    An estimated 20,000 people have marched in Istanbul to mark five years since the murder of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, the BBC reported. Some protesters were angry over verdicts delivered this week in the latest trial of people...
  • Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers

    Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has drafted proposed new penalties for criminals who illegally purchase and smuggle firearms into Mexico, saying he hopes his measure will bring "something positive" out of the uproar over the Fast and Furious gun-tracking...
  • DUI stop yields arrest record

    DUI stop yields arrest record
    GLENDALE — Police broke regional records Friday when they arrested 12 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint, officials said. Most police checkpoints yield two to four intoxicated driving arrests, but...
  • Bills await governor's signature

    It was a busy week at the state capitol as lawmakers scrambled to get bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk before recessing on Friday until January. One bill written by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) that increases protection for public safety...
  • Glendale man pleads guilty to defrauding lenders out of $5 million

    A former Glendale man faces up to 75 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding private lenders out of more than $5 million, officials announced Monday. Henrik Sardariani, 44, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court to five...
  • Attorney for Burbank man charged with beating wife had medical issues in jail

    A 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death with a chair leg appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair after suffering from a fractured shoulder and back spasms in jail, his attorney said. Joseph Brancato faces murder charges after...
  • Officials say Brancato receiving medical care in jail

    Joseph Brancato, the 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death with a chair leg, is receiving appropriate medical attention in jail, officials said. Brancato told authorities that he only sustained a fractured shoulder as a result...
  • Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud

    Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud
    A former NASA investigator who had worked at JPL in La Cañada Flintridge pleaded guilty this week to filing a fraudulent federal tax return that failed to report nearly $300,000 he stole from a Lancaster church. Alvin Danielle Allen, 42, was a special...