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Reseda Man Convicted of Murdering Girlfriend

Reseda Man Convicted of Murdering Girlfriend

A Reseda man accused of killing his girlfriend and then selling her belongings for drug money was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday. A jury in Van Nuys Superior Court found James Willies Howard Jr., 23, guilty of murdering 41-year-old Sharilit Monique Matthews. Matthews’ body was found Feb. 10, 2012, on her bed at her […]

Tarzana Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Ex-Wife

Tarzana Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Ex-Wife

A Tarzana man pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder for the 2012 shooting of his ex-wife and her boyfriend. The plea agreement calls for 60-year-old Hrant Meguerian to serve 23 years and four months in prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Rena Durrant. He also admitted to using a firearm which enhances […]

West Hills Business Owner Convicted of Fraud

A West Hills business owner was sentenced to 29 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and ordered to pay $110,381 in restitution after being convicted of insurance fraud. Douglas Lambert, 48, owner of Lambert Air Conditioning, was accused of failing to report employee payroll to Clarendon National Insurance Company from 2006 to 2009. This […]

Calabasas Man Convicted of Teen’s Murder

Calabasas Man Convicted of Teen’s Murder

A 26-year-old Calabasas man was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder for shooting and killing El Camino Real High School soccer player Francisco “Pancho” Rodriguez outside his home in Winnetka last year. Rodriguez, a 17-year-old senior goalkeeper, had returned home from a soccer game on Jan. 11, 2012, when he heard a knock at the […]

Gynecologist Sentenced for Sexual Assault

A Northridge gynecologist was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to undergo a year of counseling after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a patient at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. At a sentencing hearing Wednesday in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gregory Dohi also ordered Dr. Kevin Pezeshki, 43, to register […]

Encino Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

An Encino businessman pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to defraud the United States by hiding secret Israeli bank accounts, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Aaron Cohen, who is a U.S. citizen, held bank accounts under other people’s names at two international banks in Tel Aviv, according to court documents. The names of the banks […]

Ex-Cosmetic Surgeon Charged in Patient’s Death

Ex-Cosmetic Surgeon Charged in Patient’s Death

Former cosmetic surgeon Ehab Aly Mohamed was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter three years after a patient died in his Encino office. Sharon Carpenter, 61, died Aug. 21, 2010, following a liposuction operation that lasted more than 10 hours, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege Mohamed, 46, administered a “toxic […]