Orange County RCFL - News
Apr 03, 2013
The Orange County RCFL has received International Program accreditation by the American Society of Crime Lab Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB). ASCLD/LAB's Executive Director, Ralph Keaton, presented a plaque to the Local Executive Board chairs at today's accreditation ceremony.
Feb 14, 2013
The Orange County RCFL provided assistance to law enforcement agencies during the high-profile manhunt for Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer, who was suspected of killing 4. Dorner, who eluded police for 9 days, died in a Big Bear cabin in the San Bernardino mountains, during a standoff with police.
Dec 14, 2012
The Orange County Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory partnered with the FBI, Los Angeles Division and the National Academy of Sciences, to co-sponsor a Distinctive Voices event on December 14, 2012 at the Beckman Center, Irvine, CA. The half-day program, entitled "Digital Forensics in the 21st Century," featured presentations, case studies, hands-on demonstrations of technology and methods by OCRCFL examiners, and tours of the FBI's state-of-the-art mobile laboratory. More than 280 people attended the program.
Aug 09, 2012
Angel Rojas Jr., a substitute custodian for the Santa Ana School District Police Department, was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of installing a video recording device in an elementary school bathroom. Press accounts report that a female school volunteer discovered the device. During a search of Mr. Rojas' home, the Santa Ana School District Police found other electronic devices, according to a police spokeswoman. The Orange County RCFL is analyzing the recording found at the school. - Read the press release.
Jun 01, 2012
Former California National Guard Master Sergeant Receives 30 Month Sentence for Misappropriating $15.2 M
Retired Master Sergeant Toni L. Jaffe pleaded guilty to submitting millions of dollars of false claims for bonuses and loan payments to guardsmen who were ineligible for the payments. She received a 30-month prison sentence and was ordered to pay $15.2 million. The Orange County RCFL provided digital forensic expertise in this case. - Read the press release
Mar 01, 2012
Miguel Ruiz Fabian, 24, the ex-intern for the Santa Ana Public Works Department pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct by unlawful viewing.
Jan 24, 2012
The Orange County RCFL is providing digital forensics expertise to one of its participating agencies, the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA), in a case involving Robert Vincent Peace, 45. Peace is facing multiple counts of crimes against children. - Read the press release
Dec 23, 2011
The Orange County RCFL is providing digital forensics expertise to investigators working on the case involving Oytun Ayse Mihalik, 39, of La Palma, California. A grand jury indicted Mihalik on federal charges of providing material support to terrorists for allegedly sending money to Pakistan to help fund attacks against American military personnel. A lawful permanent resident of the United States, Mihalik worked in Orange County as a pharmacist and was en route to her native Turkey when she was arrested at the airport. If convicted of all counts, Mihalik could face up to 53 years in prison. - Read the press release
Jun 15, 2011
Authorities Seeking Public's Help with Crimes Against Children Investigation — Orange County RCFL Processing Digital Evidence Associated with Case
The Orange County District Attorney's Office, a participating agency in the Orange County RCFL, is seeking potential victims of Mandak Kahn Griffin of Cypress.
Jun 13, 2011
A 20-year old college student could spend the next six years in jail if found guilty of the 12 felony counts of computer access and fraud against him.
Jan 05, 2011
Law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California now have a new tool for fighting crime: a new regional computer forensics crime lab in Orange.