This case was investigated by the California DCA Health Quality Investigation Unit and the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation “It is important that we have consumer protection investigators at the local, state and federal level to investigate crimes that may harm consumers physically and/or financially. Their work often goes unnoticed by […]
“DCC and CDFW, along with their law enforcement partners on the local, state and federal level are working to ensure public and consumer safety, and to protect our natural resources and regulated cannabis operations licensed by the State of California. Often the work investigating illegal cannabis operations, puts these peace officers in harm’s way as […]
On December 2, 2023, a group of detectives from the California Department of Insurance participated in the department’s first Shop with a Cop charity event in San Diego.
On November 8, 2023, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that David Leung, a former Bay Area restaurant owner, pled guilty to eight felony counts for cheating his employees and defrauding the State of California through tax evasion.
On November 2, 2023 the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced that the Labor Commissioner’s Office (LCO) Criminal Investigation Unit partnered with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in a prosecution of two Catalina Island business owners for grand theft of labor under Penal Code 487(a), a felony.
“The long arm of the law extends over many boundaries and many years, and those who fraudulently received unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic due to their criminal, fraudulent acts, should take note – investigators are working these case swith successful results.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona SACRAMENTO— On October 10, 2023, Nigerian nationals Quazeem […]
The California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) would like to congratulate the following 11 inspiring individuals who are each being awarded a CACI scholarship of $2,000. We wish them the best in their educational endeavors! Keep up the outstanding work in pursuing your career goals and your dreams! – CACI President George Tiongson Congratulations to:
“We must protect publicly funded health care insurance programs from fraudulent activity so that money is available for much needed services. Investigators at the state and federal level work to protect tax payer money.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona FRESNO— On September 18, 2023, Travis Gober, 44, of Hanford, pleaded guilty to health care fraud […]
“This was a crime that victimized more than just the California lottery. It hurt players, schools and merchants who all benefit when lottery tickets are purchased. It also took away the chances for honest, paying lottery players to win. Our appreciation to California State Lottery investigators and their local law enforcement partners.” – CSLEA President […]
“These types of investigations work to protect our communities. Peace officers face potentially dangerous situations when serving search warrants and we are grateful that no one was hurt.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona VISALIA – On August 4, 2023, the Visalia Police Department announced that its department and the California Department of Cannabis Control, and […]
COMMERCE – On July 26, 2023, representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) met with a group of approximately 30 investigators (CACI) and special investigators (CAFI) at the California Department of Insurance office in Commerce. Representing CSLEA was Senior Counsel Jim Vitko and CSLEA […]
Dear CACI Members, The California Association of Criminal Investigators is currently accepting applications for scholarships that will be awarded to qualified members, or their immediate family members, seeking higher education. The 2023 CACI Scholarship Program is awarding ten ( 10 ) $2,500 scholarships. If you would like to submit an application, download the form below […]
“Thank you, Storm, for sharing your accomplishments with us and congratulations on the success of your competition. CACI is proud to have assisted Storm Huie with his entrance fees as he is a valued member of our association, a competitor who always goes for the gold and greatly serves the State of California in his […]
ORANGE – On June 7, 2023, representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and the California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) met with a group of approximately 25 Investigators (CACI) and Special Investigators (CAFI) at the California Department of Insurance office in the city of Orange. Representing CSLEA was Senior Counsel Jim Vitko. […]
BENICIA – On May 31, 2023, representatives from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and its affiliate the California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) met with California Department of Insurance (CDI) investigators and a California State Lottery investigator at CDI’s Enforcement Branch in Benicia. “We had the opportunity during lunch hour to meet with […]
“There is an astounding amount of illegal cannabis activity in California which law enforcement officers must investigate for numerous reasons including protecting our state’s economy and licensed cannabis operations, as well as public and consumer safety. It can be dangerous work serving these search warrants and we applaud the brave actions of the officers who […]
“The work done by California state investigators to protect consumers is more often than not conducted away from the limelight. This case puts a spotlight on the investigative work done by, among others, our CSLEA member and California DCA Investigator Daniel Schuman. Thank you for working to protect the public.”-CSLEA President Alan Barcelona SANTA CLARA […]
SACRAMENTO – On May 16, 2023, California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) President and Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) Supervising Investigator George Tiongson, along with California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Chief Counsel Kasey Clark, participated in mandatory training for investigators assigned to the Department of Cannabis Control’s Law Enforcement Division at the Sacramento DCC […]
“Our health is everything and we must be able to trust that those practicing medicine are licensed and abiding by an oath. Consumers don’t often see the work that California Department of Consumer Affairs investigators conduct, but this is an example of why California needs them.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona LOS ANGELES – On […]
SACRAMENTO – Two members of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) and its affiliate California Association of Criminal Investigators (CACI) are getting an early start on their Pink Patch Project participation which typically receives the most attention during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. “We support the pink patch project for all that it stands […]