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  • 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 him.
  • Local man accused in gold scam

    A Glendale man accused of stealing about $141,000 from the bank account of a Sacramento man so he could buy 96 gold coins pleaded not guilty Friday to federal fraud charges. Karapet Damaryan, 63, and his co-defendant, Garik Voskanyan, 30, of Rancho...

    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...

    Man sentenced to six years in 'sextortion' case that started in Glendale

    A Santa Ana man who extorted sexual images from dozens of women via a computer virus was sentenced on Thursday to six years in federal prison. The man, Luis Mijangos, 32, was also allegedly hired to hack into the computer and monitor a woman in Glendale,...

    Film review: Casting comes up short in 'Edgar'

    Film review: Casting comes up short in 'Edgar'
    Biopics are often greeted with charges of inaccuracy, since the genre invariably requires simplifications, distortions and even fabrications. It's worse yet when the subjects are universally famous … like, say, J. Edgar Hoover. But “J. Edgar&...