New Charge Filed In Little Saigon Loan Sharking Case Involving Westminster Police
The U.S. Department of Justice working with a federal grand jury in Southern California has issued a superseding indictment in the case of the Little Saigon businessman accused of operating a loan-sharking operation with the assistance of a Westminster police officer.
FBI probes Westminster cops
Last August, FBI agents arrested officer Anthony Duong Donner and businessman Kevin Khanh Tuan Do. The two men pleaded not guilty to the original two-count indictment.
This week, federal prosecutors Brett A. Sagel and Joseph T. McNally won an additional, grand jury approved count against Do: Lying to FBI agents in hopes of thwarting their investigation.
According to the superseding indictment, Do lied when he told agents that he hadn't run a loan-sharking business and that he'd never used Donner as his enforcer/assistant in the scheme.
It is a federal offense to lie to an FBI agent.
Both men are free from custody on bond.