LOS ANGELES — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking. The California attorney general’s office failed to show that Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La LuzContinue Reading

Just days before Nxivm leader Keith Raniere’s sentencing, his lawyers have filed a motion to overturn his conviction — arguing that two members of his cult were not able to testify on his behalf due to threats and intimidation by prosecutors. After a six-week trial, Raniere was convicted last yearContinue Reading

The leader of a human trafficking and forgery ring was sentenced to 304 years in prison by a Douglas County District Court judge, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said. Chauncey Price, 30, was found guilty of 13 counts, including trafficking a minor for sexual servitude, human trafficking for sexualContinue Reading

The leader of a human trafficking and forgery ring was sentenced to 304 years in prison by a Douglas County District Court judge, the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said. Chauncey Price, 30, was found guilty of 13 counts, including trafficking a minor for sexual servitude, human trafficking for sexualContinue Reading