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.
HiCaliber Horse Rescue, a Valley Center nonprofit at the center of an inewsource investigation and multiple government investigations over allegations of fraud, animal abuse and improper veterinary practices, is closing, according to a Facebook post on Saturday.
Volunteers turned out in force Saturday to participate in the I Love a Clean San Diego’s 14th Annual Creek to Bay Clean Up.
A toddler was badly injured Saturday after being struck by a pickup truck at Crawford High School in the neighborhood of El Cerrito, police said.
Inspired by San Diego poll results regarding North Korean relations, Rep. Susan Davis hosted a public panel discussion about negotiations and a possible meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Tyson Ross lost his bid to pitch the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres' history when center fielder Franchy Cordero appeared to misplay a ball with two outs in the eighth inning Friday night of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
A fifth-grade teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary School in the San Diego Unified School District has been arrested for allegedly distributing pornographic images of young girls, including a toddler, authorities announced Friday.