Indictment

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Real Estate Investors Indicted For Fraud, Bid Rigging At East Bay Foreclosure Auctions

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder referred to the brokers as “an elite group conspiring together for their own profit.”

12/05/2014

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Fed Jury Indicts Haitian Man In Email Takeover Scam, That Emptied $233K From NorCal Man’s Account

Authorities said Maxito Pean sent a phishing email to a man in Saratoga to trick him into entering his bank username and password on a phony website.

10/29/2014

San Bruno Explosion

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Indictment In 2010 San Bruno Explosion; New Grand Jury Probe Revealed

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/18/2014

Flames and a smoke plume rise from the massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

Judge Allows Shareholders’ Lawsuit Against PG&E Continue

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Monday lifted a stay on a shareholders’ lawsuit that accuses PG&E Co. officers and directors of violating their fiduciary duty by allegedly failing to prevent safety violations that led to a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/05/2014

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Charged With Obstruction Of Probe Into Deadly San Bruno Explosion

A federal grand jury has indicted Pacific Gas and Electric Company for allegedly obstructing the federal investigation into the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.

07/29/2014

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Expects New Federal Indictment Over San Bruno Explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is bracing itself for a new federal indictment against the company next month in connection with a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010.

06/04/2014

Bijan Madjlessi

Man Found Dead In Car That Plunged Down Mt. Tam Embankment Was Indicted Real Estate Developer

58-year-old Bijan Madjlessi was one of four people indicted in March on loan fraud charges in a case involving the now-failed Sonoma Valley Bank.

05/07/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Leland Yee, Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to seven public corruption charges and one arms-trafficking charge lodged against him in a grand jury indictment last week.

04/08/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Leland Yee Arrest Makes 3 Scandals In 3 Months For California State Senate Democrats

So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The separate investigations culminated Wednesday in the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges that roiled the capital, leading one of Yee’s opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a “corrupt institution.”

03/27/2014

Leland Yee arrives at the San Francisco Federal Building in custody. (CBS)

State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested, Accused In Conspiracy Involving Arms Trafficking, Campaign Fraud

Democratic State Senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning in a series of federal raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento targeting an alleged corruption conspiracy involving arms trafficking and campaign fraud to fund his campaign for Secretary of State.

03/26/2014

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