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Los Angeles federal court employee pleads guilty to leaking information

The U.S. Courthouse on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.
The U.S. Courthouse on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Courtesy U.S. General Services Administration

A former federal court employee in Los Angeles and her husband have pleaded guilty to accessing and leaking confidential information to tip off suspected criminals, including Armenian Power gang members.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Riordan says Nune Gevorkyan and her husband Oganes Koshkaryan entered their guilty pleas Monday to conspiracy and other charges.

Gevorkyan worked as a clerk where criminal documents are filed for two years, and looked at sealed indictments before raids on Armenian Power associates across Southern California in February 2011.

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Koshkaryan acted as an intermediary, selling information his wife collected in exchange for cash.

A records search revealed Gevorkyan had accessed sealed court documents in at least two ongoing investigations.

A defendant in the Armenian Power case told the FBI about the couple while seeking a reduced sentence.