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December 24, 2013 | Category: Commentary

HBLC Law Answers: If I Already Reported That I Was Raped, Can I Choose To Drop The Charges?

Law Question: Two weeks ago, I pressed charges against two boys who raped me. One of them were my boyfriend’s brother. Before it happened, I sent a text to one of the guys leading on something about sex. It was never set in stone. If it shows up in court, it’ll look terrible in my defense […]

December 24, 2013 | Category: Commentary

California Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A man from Elk Grove, California, was recently sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to commit mortgage fraud. Sean Patrick Gjerde, 37, received two and a half years for the fraud conspiracy as well as for making false statements in loan applications. Gjerde pleaded guilty to the charges in December of last year. According to a […]

December 24, 2013 | Category: Commentary

Fresno Man Convicted Of Murder In 2011 Motel Shooting Sentenced To 25 Years To Life

A Fresno man was recently sentenced to 25 years to life after having been convicted of murder in a 2011 shooting. Robert Anthony Garcia, 23, was convicted in July of fatally shooting Leonard Vivian, 25, during an attempted robbery at a Fresno motel in 2011. Garcia’s family had written letters to the trial judge seeking mercy in […]

December 24, 2013 | Category: Commentary

California Chiropractor Pleads Guilty To Healthcare Fraud

A California chiropractor recently pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicare. Houshang Pavehzadeh, a.k.a. “Danny Paveh,” a chiropractor from San Fernando Valley who was the second highest Medicare biller in California for chiropractic services, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud in violation of federal statutes. He admitted that, between 2005 and 2012, he submitted bills to Medicare for patients […]

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