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Apr 18, 2013

News Radio KFWB Reports on the OCRCFL

The Orange County RCFL was recently featured in story on radio station KFWB.

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Apr 03, 2013

OCRCFL Receives Prestigious International Accreditation

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.

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Feb 14, 2013

OCRCFL Assists California Law Enforcement

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.

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Dec 14, 2012

OCRCFL Sponsors National Academy of Sciences Event

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.

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Aug 09, 2012

Man Arrested After Recording Device Found in Elementary School

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.

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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

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Mar 01, 2012

Former Intern Pleads Guilty to Illegal Videotaping

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.

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Feb 07, 2012

The Exchange Brings Entertainers to the FBI

The Orange County RCFL recently teamed up with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to welcome a group of writers, producers, directors and entertainment executives into the OCRCFL laboratory.

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Jan 24, 2012

Press Release

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

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Dec 23, 2011

California Pharmacist Indicted for Providing Material Support to Terrorists

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

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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.

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Jun 13, 2011

College Student Faces Jail Time for Computer Crimes — Orange County RCFL Aiding Investigators

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.

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Jan 05, 2011

Computer Forensics Lab to Tackle Cyber Crime

With criminals becoming more technologically savvy, the FBI and local law enforcement agencies have joined forces to tackle cyber crime using the new $7 million Orange County Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in Orange.

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Jan 05, 2011

Regional forensics computer crime lab opens in Orange County

Law enforcement agencies throughout Southern California now have a new tool for fighting crime: a new regional computer forensics crime lab in Orange.

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Jan 05, 2011

LA TIMES - FBI cyber-crime lab opens in Orange

The $7-million regional crime lab will help law enforcement agencies analyze evidence from computers, cellphones and other digital devices.

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