SAN DIEGO (AP) - A former Internal Revenue Service agent whose business catered to wealthy San Diego residents is accused of ordering two former customers killed to prevent them from testifying against him on charges that he siphoned off $11 million.
Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a second person - a man who was allegedly ordered to pay a hitman $100,000 for gunning down the women from San Diego's La Jolla area and suburban Rancho Santa Fe.
Steven Martinez was charged Friday with witness tampering. The 50-year-old former IRS agent faces a pretrial hearing this month on charges that he stole millions of dollars in his tax preparation business. The two women he allegedly targeted for assassination are key government witnesses in the case.
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A car believed to have been used in the abduction of a 9-year-old boy in Santa Maria, prompting an Amber Alert in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, was found abandoned Tuesday, but the child and the suspect remained missing and were believed to be traveling in another vehicle.
The parents of a boy injured in a hit-and-run crash testified Tuesday at the trial of the man accused in the crash.
Lawyers for a Mexican man who was shielded from being deported will try to persuade a judge who has been a target of President Donald Trump's scorn that the administration wrongly expelled their client from the United States.
Firefighters halted the spread of a two-acre brush fire Tuesday off state Route 67 and Slaughterhouse Canyon Road in the Foster area, near Lakeside, according to Cal Fire.
It's back to school time and for many students frustration with trying to keep up in math class returns.
Soldiers in northern Mexico say they have seized a surprisingly large stash of the powerful opioid fentanyl from a truck near the U.S. border.
In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and Susan G. Komen is there to help with free diagnostic mammograms, screenings, temporary financial aid, education and more.
The self-proclaimed “world’s most scientifically-tested medium” joined News 8 Morning Extra on Friday to talk about relaying messages from the hereafter.