A Hayward police officer has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe from a woman who was suspected of forging prescriptions, authorities said.
A federal jury on Tuesday afternoon found a former Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy guilty of conspiracy, wire fraud and extortion for aiding a former private investigator in arranging so-called “dirty DUI” arrests in Danville.
After serving five years in federal prison for bribery and extortion, KPIX 5 has learned that former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew has been released and is living in a halfway house in the city’s Tenderloin district.
A homeless man with a history of playing an evil version of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo from coast to coast, including San Francisco, was charged Wednesday with trying to extort $2 million from the Girl Scouts.
The San Francisco Police Department has produced a video in Cantonese that warns elderly members of the Chinese American community about a scam that has netted thieves more than a million dollars in cash and jewelry over the past few months.
Two people have been arrested on extortion charges in connection with a plot to blackmail Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson.
Several women from Hong Kong were arrested at San Francisco International Airport in connection with a scam to rob elderly Asian women of jewelry and cash.
A prosecutor told a federal jury in San Francisco Monday that the most important rule of the MS-13 street gang is to “attack and kill rival gang members.”
A U.S. prosecutor told jurors in the federal racketeering and murder conspiracy trial of seven MS-13 gang members in San Francisco Monday that the gang had a culture of violence.
A federal judge who dismissed a class-action lawsuit accusing consumer review website Yelp of extortion is giving plaintiffs a month to refile their complaint.