U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy

FEDS SEIZE PROPERTY OF POTRERO RANCHER CONVICTED OF ALIEN SMUGGLING

 

East County News Service

December 12, 2014 (Potrero) – A federal jury yesterday has convicted Potrero resident Kala Rains, 47, on seven counts of conspiracy and alien smuggling.  The ranch used by Rains and co-conspirators to harbor undocumented immigrants should be forfeited to the U.S. government, jurors determined following a trial before Judge Anthony Battaglia.

GANG MEMBERS INDICTED FOR SEX TRAFFICKING OF EAST COUNTY SCHOOL GIRLS

 

East County News Service

December 11, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)—U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy today revealed that 22 alleged gang members and associates are charged in a federal grand jury indictment with participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving the cross-country sex trafficking of underage girls, including many who were recruited from East County middle and high schools.

MASSIVE CRIMINAL GANG SWEEP NABS DOZENS, INCLUDING EAST COUNTY DEFENDANTS

 

Charges include execution-style murders, racketeering, gun-running and drug smuggling involving El Cajon High School students

East County News Service

April 25, 2014 (San Diego)—U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy today unsealed a complaint revealing charges filed against 35 people, including many alleged members and associates of the West Coast Crips criminal street gang.  The defendants, include many from East County.  They face charges of participating in three drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a racketeering enterprise with execution-style murders, a takeover-style robbery, high-speed chases, witness intimidation and other acts of violence.