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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.
  • Ron Kaye: Standing up to the town bully

    Ron Kaye: Standing up to the town bully
    The sparse front page of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 website expresses exactly the message Brian D'Arcy wants his members to get: Rotating photos of protesting workers waving "A DEAL IS A DEAL" signs. It also features...

    Ron Kaye: Working for the union or fighting it

    Ron Kaye: Working for the union or fighting it
    In Glendale, utility workers found their paychecks a little smaller last week — the price of the inability of their union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, to negotiate an initial contract two years after winning the...

    Glendale man pleads guilty in 'sextortion' scheme

    A Glendale man faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in a “sextortion” case in which he targeted 350 women and coerced them into showing him pictures of them nude. Karen “Gary” Kazaryan, 27, pleaded guilty...

    Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo alleges extortion, sues former workers

    Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo alleges extortion, sues former workers
    Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo, formerly based in Glendale, has filed a lawsuit against six former staff members who worked on his canceled Univision Radio program, claiming the group banded together to try to extort $4.9 million from...