2 Officials To Stand Trial In SF Public Corruption Case; Charges Dropped Against 3rdA judge threw out all charges against one defendant in a San Francisco public corruption case Friday and dropped others against the two remaining defendants following a lengthy preliminary hearing.
California Official, 7 Others Charged In FBI Bid-Rigging StingFederal prosecutors have charged a former high-ranking official in California's veterans affairs department and seven other people in an investigation of alleged bid rigging on public construction contracts, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday.
‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Associates Plead Guilty To Reduced ChargesFive associates of convicted murderer and former Chinatown tong leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco this week to reduced charges of organized-crime activities.
Ex-California State Senator Calderon Gets Prison For Taking BribesFormer California state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3 1/2 years in prison in a corruption scandal in which he acknowledged taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento.
San Jose Cop Caught In 'Gang Of Thrones' Operation ArraignedA San Jose police officer accused of illegally accessing confidential police records and being an accessory after an assault to help a gang investigated in the Police Department's "Gang of Thrones" operation was arraigned Thursday.
San Jose Cop Caught Up In Multi-State Gang Of Thrones SweepOn Wednesday, South Bay authorities released new details about a gang sweep that netted 23 arrests, 69 gambling machines, $200,000 in cash, 600 pounds of marijuana, 4,000 pills of ecstasy, a baby alligator and one disgraced San Jose police officer.
Oakland Looks To Form Independent Police Commission In Wake Of Department ScandalsOakland may soon be taking a page from San Francisco with the creation of its own independent police commission that would have access to all police records, investigate alleged misconduct and be able to discipline and fire officers and the chief.
Police Sergeant Faces Prison In Car Towing Scheme Targeting Poor LatinosA former King City police sergeant pleaded no contest Thursday to charges in a car towing scheme he led that largely victimized low-income Hispanics, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.
Leland Yee Sentenced To 5 Years In Political Corruption CaseFormer state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) was sentenced to five years in federal prison Wednesday for his political corruption conviction.
San Francisco DA, FBI Launch Task Force To Battle Public CorruptionSan Francisco prosecutors will join forces with the FBI in a task force to investigate public corruption, District Attorney George Gascon said Tuesday.
US Indicts 16 More In Probe Of World Soccer CorruptionFive current and former members of FIFA's ruling executive committee were among 16 additional men indicted on corruption charges Thursday as part of U.S. prosecutors' widening investigation into soccer corruption.
Defense Attorney Grills Key FBI Witness at Chinatown Corruption TrialThe undercover FBI agent at the center of an organized crime investigation in San Francisco's Chinatown testified Monday that he did not always tell a key defendant why he was paying him and discussed investing in the defendant's book project.