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  • Man gets 25 years for ID theft

    A member of an Armenian crime ring was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years in federal prison for orchestrating an identity theft and bank fraud scheme while in prison. U.S. District Court Judge David Carter sentenced Arman Sharopetrosian, 33, of...
  • Glendale man pleads guilty to scamming investors out of $8 million

    A Glendale man pleaded guilty on Thursday to running three separate scams, including a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 30 families out of more than $8 million. Kaveh Vahedi, 51, also acknowledged his involvement in a mortgage fraud scam where at least 250...
  • Bank of America to shed 281 jobs in Glendale

    Bank of America to shed 281 jobs in Glendale
    Roughly 280 Bank of America employees in Glendale will either be transferred or laid off in the wake of the company's decision to close its corporate offices on North Brand Boulevard by the end of the year. The 281 employees who work at 611 N. Brand...
  • Glendale stands by its transfer of electric utility revenues

    City officials say they are on solid legal ground in continuing to transfer tens of millions of dollars in operating revenue from Glendale Water & Power -- no matter how residents vote in April on proposed amendments to the charter’s language...
  • Three arrested in La Cañada real estate fraud scheme

    This post has been updated. Three people were arrested Friday in connection to a scheme around a foreclosed La Cañada Flintridge property, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials. Saliya “Sal” DeSilva, 49, of Northridge, Nora...
  • Glendale man accused of stealing more than $28,000 from Boy Scouts council

    A 26-year-old former Boy Scout employee pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he allegedly stole $28,820 from the organization’s Verdugo Hills Council in Glendale. Donald Thurman, who worked part-time in the council’s scout shop, faces...
  • Five tri-city residents plead not guilty in bank fraud scheme

    Five residents from the Glendale-Burbank-Pasadena area pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that they used cash advance kiosks in casinos to steal more than $1 million from Citibank, officials said. Pasadena resident Asatur Asatryan, 33, and...
  • FBI raid nets 15 accused in $100M Medicare case

    Fifteen people in Glendale and Burbank were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a major healthcare fraud scheme — most of who were accused of being associated with a crime enterprise that submitted more than $100 million in bogus claims to...
  • Alleged identity theft scheme uncovered at Glendale flower shop

    Alleged identity theft scheme uncovered at Glendale flower shop
    A Glendale florist was arrested at his hillside home Thursday for allegedly using bank account information stolen from his customers to buy $1,900 in gift cards at Target stores in Glendale and Burbank. Vahik Ghookasian, owner of Daisy’s Florist on...
  • Burbank Temporary Aid Center gets $5K donation

    Burbank Temporary Aid Center gets $5K donation
    Community Bank donated $5,000 to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center earlier this month. The nonprofit was only one of the seven organizations Community Bank donated to this holiday season, bank officials said. “We chose to support BTAC because...
  • Police arrest suspect in $14,000 bank scam

    Police arrest suspect in $14,000 bank scam
    Police arrested a 48-year-old Whittier woman Thursday who was suspected of stealing $14,000 from at least two dozen personal bank accounts. Natalie Diamond was taken into custody at a neighbor’s home in Whittier after detectives went to her home...
  • The playhouse is the thing

    The playhouse is the thing
    When the Pasadena Playhouse filed for bankruptcy in 2010, closing its doors and some $2.3 million in debt, a leading player in its recovery and reopening later that year was Stephen Eich, the respected former managing director of both Chicago’s...