SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four suspects face charges of bilking $2 million from 40 Southern California victims who were seeking loans to help pay off their mortgages.
The state attorney general's office said Tuesday that many of the victims lost their homes and life savings.
A San Diego County grand jury indicted Andrew Valles, Jemal Lilly, Mark Bellinger and Arnold Millman on charges of grand theft, filing false documents, conspiracy and identity theft.
They are charged with using a fake insurance company called SafeCare that promised low monthly home loans primarily to Latino and black families between 2012 and 2017.
Lilly and Bellinger pleaded not guilty, while Valles and Millman have not been arrested.
Bellinger's attorney, Greg Garrison, says it's too soon to comment. Lilly's attorney, Abram Genser, did not return calls and emails.
The Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday will vote on the next phase of a contentious project meant to improve access to Beacon’s Beach.
Comic-Con International, again expected to draw a wide array of fans of the popular arts, conducts its annual preview night at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday night.
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There is a renewed call for protective barriers along the State Route 56 bike path where, in some sections, only a chain-link fence separates bike riders from freeway traffic.
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A citywide wellness program is in the works to offer San Diegans free health-related classes. Dozens of workshops will be held each year at libraries and recreation centers, according to the City of San Diego.
Major traffic is expected to start Wednesday evening as Comic-Con kicks off with preview night in Downtown San Diego. MTS officials are encouraging attendees to use public transportation and got into the SDCC spirit with an homage to the "Stranger Things."
A 28-year-old man died Wednesday after he was found shot in a car in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood, police said.
Dogs can be a man's best friend, but also a criminal's worst nightmare. In Wednesday's Zevely Zone, Jeff is in Miramar at the sheriff's K-9 training academy with the new recruits.