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Hiram Lawrence

Reputed Teenage Gang Member Gets 25-Years-To-Life Sentence For Oakland Murder

A teenager who is a reputed gang member was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life in state prison for his first-degree murder conviction for a shooting that killed a 23-month-old boy in West Oakland in 2011.

04/17/2014

An exterior view of Tri-Valley University on Boulder Ct. in Pleasanton. (Tri-Valley University)

Head Of Pleasanton ‘Sham University’ Convicted Of Fraud

The president of a defunct online university described by authorities as a sham has been convicted of creating a front for foreign students seeking to establish U.S. immigration status.

03/25/2014

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San Jose Woman Posing As Lawyer Convicted Of Grand Theft

A San Jose woman who served a prison sentence from a 2004 grand theft conviction has been sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court to another term for defrauding victims of $124,000.

10/19/2013

Thomas Langenbach

Silicon Valley Tech Exec Guilty Of Stealing Legos From Target

A Silicon Valley software executive has been convicted of burglary for cheating Target stores out of Lego collectors’ sets.

08/02/2013

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Richmond Man Receives Life Sentence For Kidnapping, Raping Teenage Boy

A Richmond man who kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old neighbor boy in 2011 will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole, a Contra Costa County Superior Court judge said Friday.

04/12/2013

(CBS)

SJ Man Convicted Of Murder For Running Over, Killing Neighbor

A San Jose man accused of running over and killing a female neighbor who was about to call police to report that he had crashed into a fence in 2009 has been convicted of second-degree murder, a prosecutor said.

03/19/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Allows Parole For Killers At Higher Rate

A new report shows Gov. Jerry Brown let stand 80 percent of a state board’s decisions to parole murderers from California prisons.

02/15/2013

(CBS)

2 Found Guilty In 2009 San Francisco Bayview Murder, Carjacking

Two men were convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and other charges for a fatal shooting and carjacking in San Francisco’s Bayview District in 2009, prosecutors said Friday.

06/30/2012

Johannes Mehserle

Ex-BART Officer Mehserle Asks Appeals Court To Overturn Manslaughter Conviction

Lawyers for former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle asked a state appeals court in San Francisco Wednesday to overturn his involuntary manslaughter conviction in the killing of unarmed passenger Oscar Grant at an Oakland station in 2009.

05/09/2012

Maurice Caldwell was wrongfully convicted of a San Francisco murder in 1990. He was released in 2011. (CBS)

Man Wrongly Convicted In SF Murder Questions Police Lineups

Maurice Caldwell spent 20 years behind bars, for a murder a judge now said he did not commit. The case raises questions about the reliability of police lineups and how many law enforcement agencies aren’t using the best practices.

05/07/2012

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