Category Archives: crime

Viet killed in car, allegedly running at police

A Vietnamese-American driver was shot and killed by police in Santa Ana in the early hours of Friday, after he allegedly ran his car at the officers, the Register reported here. Binh Van Nguyen, 39, of Westminster, had been spotted … Continue reading

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Viet in high-speed chase didn’t get very far

Perhaps the Bolsavik should choose a more meaningful item for the grand re-opening of this blog, but he can’t help it. In this news from the OC Register, one Tony Vu, 34, was arrested in the wee hours today after leading the police … Continue reading

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Ly Tong guilty of assault on Vietnamese singer, starts and ends hunger strike

The “freedom fighter” who dressed in a woman’s clothing and pepper-sprayed a singer visiting from Vietnam was found guilty of assault by a Santa Clara county jury Thursday. The jury acquitted him of a more serious, three-strikes charge of felony … Continue reading

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Viet Assembly candidate, former Rosemead mayor, pleads guilty to bribery

John Tran, the former Rosemead city council member and mayor, has agreed to plead guilty to federal bribery charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Tran, 36, was named in a criminal filing Friday and the plea agreement was also … Continue reading

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Public assistance fraud nets Viet trio 2 years in prison

A Viet woman who hid her assets to get public assistance, and her Viet aunt and uncle who fronted for her, were sentenced to 2 years in prison and $140,000 in restitution, according to the OC DA here. The three … Continue reading

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Bright Viet and hilarious friends rob store, leave ID

Three young men walk into a bar… OK, start over. Andy Huynh got arrested last week after he and his friends allegedly bungled a robbery and while Huynh got away, he left behind his wallet and ID and ended up surrendering … Continue reading

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Viet tries suicide-by-cop, fails

A Vietnamese-American man trying to get the police to kill him failed and was taken into custody and handed to a hospital for evaluation. The man, 22-year-old Norris Phuoc Nguyen of Westminster, dressed in jungle fatigues, was spotted walking around … Continue reading

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Viet sentenced to 40-to-life for Tet murder

A Vietnamese-American man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life for killing a man who wasn’t doing anything to him at all, after a Tet party in 2009, the OCDA announced in a press release. Thanh Van Tran, 29, … Continue reading

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