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Recent Crime News
Saturday Feb 28 | via WTEN-TV Albany
State Police in Brunswick say they have arrested 53-year-old Avishai Engelstein, of Encino, California, after he subjected a female employee to unwanted sexual contact. The victim was training with Engelstein when the incident occurred during a mandatory break at a parking area on SR-7 in the Town of Hoosick on Thursday. Comment?
Monday Feb 16 | via Patch.com
A man who was arrested last year for trying to sell millions of dollars worth of paintings that had been stolen from a home in Encino, in what authorities called one of the largest art heists in Los Angeles history, pleaded no contest recently to receiving stolen property. Raul Espinoza, 45, was immediately sentenced to four years and four months in state prison upon entering his plea, which included an admission that the crime involved the taking of more than $500,000. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 3 | via Patch.com
A former Encino cosmetic surgeon was sentenced today to five years in state prison for the death of a patient during a liposuction operation that lasted more than 11 hours. Superior Court Judge Michael Jesic imposed the term after denying the defense's request for a new trial for Ehab Aly Mohamed, 48, who was convicted Jan. 21 of involuntary manslaughter in Sharon Carpenter's August 2010 death, according to Deputy District Attorney Rachel Greene. Comment?
Monday Feb 2 | via LA Daily News
Los Angeles police Detective Joel Price suspected the Encino plastic surgeon might be negligent after a 61-year-old female patient died from his massive drug cocktail in an 11-hour liposuction operation. But the seasoned gumshoe also believed it went further. Comment?
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