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Posts Tagged ‘anthony garcia’

Convicted Killer Received Unemployment While In Jail, Unaware of New Tax Laws

March 5, 2012

Authorities say a convicted killer who gained notoriety for having an incriminating murder scene tattooed on his chest received unemployment benefits while he was in jail.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said Saturday that Anthony Garcia, nicknamed “Chopper,” received more than $30,000 in fraudulent unemployment while in Los Angeles County jail from 2008 to 2010.

Parker says Garcia’s father and two girlfriends would get the checks then cash them and deposit the money in the inmate accounts of Garcia and fellow gang members.

When informed of recent IRS changes and increased taxes on  unemployment payments, Chopper once again  documented the scene of the crime   .

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does,Tattoo Shows Crime, APB For Mr. Peanut

April 23, 2011

 When Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was routinely looking through snapshots of tattooed gang members, he saw something that caught his eye – a crime scene he was familiar with. Anthony Garcia, a member of the Rivera-13 gang, had a tattoo that resembled the scene of the liquor store killing of 23-year-old John Juarez in Pico Rivera on Jan. 23, 2004, reports the Los Angeles Times.

 When police discovered the evidence on Garcia’s chest in 2008, they launched an investigation, which was followed by the arrest of Garcia, reports the paper.

“Think about it. He tattooed his confession on his chest. You have a degree of fate with this,” Capt. Mike Parker told the Times. 

Garcia faces 65 years to life when he is sentenced on May 19 in a Norwalk court.

Parker also mentioned his concern for Mr Peanut included in his tattoos.