SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Three local Marine corporals are facing charges of defrauding the government for entering into sham marriages for financial gain.
The MCAS Miramar-based Marines will face fraud and larceny charges.
A Marine spokeswoman says the scam was hatched when a lesbian couple, one a Marine and the other a civilian, decided to live together off base, but couldn't afford to do so.
The military says the female Marine found a male Marine willing to get married, allowing them to collect a housing benefit. The civilian woman also married a male Marine and she too collected government funds.
The female Marine and the two male Marines now face charges and may have to pay back $75,000 dollars to the Marine Corps.
A gunshot victim who was believed to have been shot in San Diego and was brought to a hospital in Coronado, where he died Monday night.
Local and state agencies are continuing their investigations into HiCaliber Horse Rescue, despite an announcement over the weekend that the Valley Center nonprofit is closing.
San Diego Congressional representatives on Monday urged the Navy to study the impacts of sewage spills from Mexico.
Southwest Airlines is canceling dozens of flights as it begins emergency engine inspections on its fleet of jets.
Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and the San Diego Padres romped past the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.
The City Council Monday voted to approve federal grant allocations that include $5 million for construction of a long-awaited community center at Bay Terraces Park in Southeast San Diego.
Legoland is days away from opening its new Castle Hotel and the new accommodations are fit for a king or queen.
An overturned semi truck put a snag in the evening commute Monday for drivers on northbound Interstate 805.
Volunteers turned out in force Saturday to participate in the I Love a Clean San Diego’s 16th Annual Creek to Bay Clean Up.