Don Bauder 3:30 p.m., May 27
Sentences for defense, loan modification scams
A busy day in U.S. Attorney's office
Michael Tuisee, who worked in a medical warehouse at Camp Pendleton, was sentenced to six months in prison today (May 20) for stealing and reselling expensive medical equipment that was due to be shipped overseas to treat injured Marines. In the long-running scam at North Island, Robert Ehnow and Joanne Loehr, both owners of defense contracting firms, were sentenced to 36 months in prison for bribery, money laundering, and wire fraud. Christian Hidalgo of Chula Vista was sentenced to 57 months in custody for running a loan modification scheme that cheated 120 persons of more than $670,000, and caused some to lose their homes to foreclosure.