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  • 28-Jun-2017

    Okabe & Haushalter Honored with 2017 Lawyers of Distinction Award

    We at Okabe & Haushalter are thrilled to announce we have been selected for the 2017 Lawyers of Distinction Award! This award demonstrates just how committed we are to serving the people of Los Angeles with our best efforts. The selection ...
  • 18-Jan-2017

    Okabe & Haushalter Now Members of Lawyers of Distinction

    Our Los Angeles criminal defense firm is proud to announce our acceptance into Lawyers of Distinction. Lawyers of Distinction is a membership organization comprised of only the top 10% of lawyers. Our firm is excited to be a part of such an ...
  • 11-Nov-2016

    Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in Laguna Beach

    A Huntington Beach Uber driver has been arrested in Laguna Beach for the alleged sexual assault of one of his customers. The case is just the latest of many reports nationwide of ride-sharing drivers who have been accused of perpetrating crimes ...
  • 27-Sep-2016

    Okabe & Haushalter Representing Client in International Fraud Case

    Okabe & Haushalter is currently representing a client that has been named in an international fraud investigation. Our client has entered a guilty plea on this matter and is ready to face the court's decision concerning his role in a ...
  • 15-Aug-2016

    Attorney Mark Haushalter Appears on FOX 11 to Discuss Ezell Ford Case

    FOX 11 recently turned to Attorney Mark Haushalter for his insight on the latest developments in the ongoing Ezell Ford case. A former prosecutor, Attorney Haushalter shared his doubts that the two LAPD officers involved in the controversial 2014 ...
  • 23-May-2016

    Las Vegas Gambler and Real Estate Mogul Arrested for Insider Trading

    Famous Las Vegas sports gambler and real estate mogul Bill Walters has been arrested by federal authorities on suspicion of insider trading. According to the FBI and IRS agents, Walters has participated in a six-year scheme that involved Dead Foods, ...
  • 10-May-2016

    "Operation Wide Net" Yields 11 More Child Porn Arrests

    Eleven Southern California men were arrested late last month by both state and federal authorities for their alleged activity involving child pornography. The arrests were the latest resulting from "Operation Wide Net," a sweeping, ...
  • 9-May-2016

    Three Liquor Store Robbery Suspects Appointed Counsel

    Three men the authorities believe are connected to a deadly liquor robbery have been appointed public defenders by the court. As the Las Vegas Sun reports, Lee Murry Sykes, Ray Brown, and Lee Dominic Sykes, all in their early 20s, face charges of ...
  • 14-Apr-2016

    Americans Convicted of Wire Fraud, Ponzi Schemes Found in Panama Papers

    The fallout from the leaked "Panama Papers" is still being felt all over the world, but as journalists and governments grapple with revelations of tax evasion and "offshore" holdings, many have wondered: where are the Americans in ...
  • 7-Apr-2016

    California Executive Convicted in $9 Million Shell Corporation Fraud

    The Department of Justice has announced that it has convicted Louis Yeung of San Dimas, California for his orchestration of a $9 million bank fraud scheme. Yeung, the former vice president of Eastern Tools and Equipment Inc., pleaded guilty to ...
  • 15-Feb-2016

    What is Extradition?

    When a foreign national is the subject a criminal complaint, it is possible that governments will work together to try that individual for their suspected crimes. One of the most common ways this occurs is through extradition. Extradition occurs when ...
  • 9-Jul-2015

    Okabe & Haushalter Secures Minimal Sentence in Largest Public Official Bribery Case in U.S. History

    In 2013, former Moreno Valley City councilman Marcelo Co was caught by the FBI accepting $2.36 million in bribes, an amount prosecutors believe to the be largest of its kind ever accepted by a public official during a sting operation. Now, due to the ...
  • 20-Mar-2015

    Attorney Haushalter's "Fifty Shades of Grey" Assault Client Released from Jail

    Mohammad Hossain, the 19-year-old client of Attorney Haushalter accused of the sexual assault of a fellow University of Illinois at Chicago student has been released from Cook County Jail. The release comes after Judge Peggy Chiampas ruled that ...
  • 16-Mar-2015

    Attorney Haushalter Set to Defend "Fifty Shades of Grey" Assault Suspect

    Attorney Mark Haushalter appeared at a brief court hearing last week to speak on behalf of Mohammad Hossain. Mr. Hossain, a 19-year old pre-med student at University of Illinois at Chicago, is facing sexual assault charges after a fellow student ...
  • 11-Mar-2015

    Is Prop 47 Working?

    Last November, California voters passed Proposition 47, a new law that would reduce certain drug and theft felonies to misdemeanors. The money saved on jail and court expenses would then be used to fund community, youth, and mental health programs. ...
  • 25-Nov-2014

    The Crime of Solicitation

    In California and throughout the United States, sex between consenting adults is perfectly legal, however, once money or something of value is exchanged for sexual favors, the act is automatically considered illegal. Despite being the "oldest ...
  • 18-Nov-2014

    Consequences of a California Probation Violation

    With California's overcrowded jails and prisons, it is often economical and logical to place people who are convicted of certain crimes on probation, rather than sending them committing them to their full sentence. In such cases, the convicted ...
  • 11-Nov-2014

    California Penalties for Hit & Run Accidents

    Car accidents, especially serious ones can be catalysts for some basic human instincts: If we feel as if we've made a mistake, one of our first human impulses can be to flee the scene. If one flees the scene of an accident, it immediately ...
  • 4-Nov-2014

    Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order

    In California, domestic violence victims can ask the court for a restraining order against their alleged abusers. A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that is meant to protect victims from abuse or threats of abuse. A restraining ...
  • 27-May-2013

    Jodie Arias Sentencing Mistrial

    The jurors never seemed to have much difficulty coming to conclusions. In the first- degree murder trial for Jodi Arias, it took 15 hours for jurors to declare her guilty and just under three hours to declare that she was eligible for the death ...
  • 7-May-2013

    San Fernando Jeweler Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

    A jeweler from the San Fernando Valley area has recently pled guilty to his conspiracy charges. The jeweler was involved in an insider trading scheme in which he made close to $1.3 million because of stock trading tips he received from his partner, ...
  • 5-Apr-2013

    The 411 on Okabe & Haushalter

    When you are charged with a crime, it can be more than unsettling. Chances are that you are devastated by your current situation, and terrified about what lies ahead in the future. Without the right attorney there to assist you, there is a high ...
  • 22-Mar-2013

    Charges Filed in Fake 911 Case

    Charges were recently filed against an individual who made a fake 911 that led to the eventual shooting and death of an unarmed teenager in Pasadena, California. The teenager was fatally shot by the Pasadena police, according to reports from the ...
  • 22-Jan-2013

    UCI Professor Faces Ten Counts of Felony Arson

    In a shocking discovery, a University of California Irvine professor has recently been charged with arson at his son's high school, the home of a school administrator, a nearby park and now an additional arson charge, according to Orange County ...
  • 16-Jan-2013

    Federal Racketeering and Conspiracy Charges Dismissed

    Multiple federal charges against an anti-gang activist have been dismissed on grounds of "errors" that the federal prosecutors acknowledged in the man's indictment. The man in question is one of the most well-known anti-gang activists ...

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