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California surgeon charged in $52M sober living fraud

Jul. 3, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Beverly Hills, California, surgeon and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to taking part in a $52 million insurance fraud scheme that involved recruiting patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo unnecessary surgeries and other procedures, prosecutors said...

Fugitive now in China sentenced in 'birth tourism' scheme

Jun. 30, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A fugitive who pleaded guilty to a visa fraud scheme in which Chinese women gave birth in California so their children would be U.S. citizens has been formally sentenced. Chao “Edwin" Chen, who is now in China, was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years by a federal...

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John Wayne's name on California airport faces new scrutiny

Jun. 29, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

In the latest move to change U.S. place names tied to racist groups and ideas, leaders of Orange County’s Democratic Party are pushing to drop film legend John Wayne’s name from the county’s airport because of his racist and bigoted comments. The request was immediately contested by the head...

Arrest made after California homeless fed poisoned food

May. 29, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One person was arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital, Southern California authorities said Friday. The poisonings occurred over the course of about a week in mid-May in Huntington Beach in Orange County south of Los Angeles,...