Judge Approves $1.2 Billion Wells Fargo Settlement In Mortgage CaseA judge in New York has given final approval to a deal calling for Wells Fargo Bank to pay $1.2 billion to the government to settle claims against it for improper mortgage lending practices.
Sonoma Co. Official Denies Claims Deputies 'Sadistically' Attacked, Beat InmatesA sergeant with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has enthusiastically denied the claims contained in a federal lawsuit alleging that correctional deputies beat more than 20 Sonoma County Jail inmates during an incident in May.
Lawsuit: Sonoma Co. Jail Staff ‘Sadistically Attacked’ Inmates, Videotaped BeatingsThe 14-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court alleges, "For five-and-a-half-hours, the jail was filled with screams, cries of pain, and the sound of inmates begging the deputies to stop."
Hayward Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Student Loan Fraud SchemeA federal judge in Oakland sentenced a man to 37 months in prison Friday for defrauding the government out of more than $500,000 in student loans.
Walnut Creek Man Faces Prison After Rare Economic Espionage Conviction For Selling Tech Secrets To ChinaA jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.'s secret recipe for making cars, paper and a long list of everyday items whiter to the Chinese government for $28 million. Prosecutors are demanding a prison sentence of up to 22 years.
Napa Becomes Latest CA County To End Jail Immigration Holds Without Probable CauseThe Napa County Department of Corrections is the latest California county to decide against detaining inmates past their release date for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless a court finds a probable cause to detain them.
California Democratic Campaign Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Looting $7 MillionA former California campaign treasurer has pleaded guilty to looting the accounts of dozens of Democratic candidates and political committees...
Jaycee Dugard Sues Feds Over Handling Of AbductorAttorneys for Jaycee Dugard filed a complaint Thursday against the United States government for what she alleges was negligent supervision of then-parolee Phillip Garrido.
Federal Judge Upholds California Affirmative Action BanA federal judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions.
Military Recruiters Told To Accept Gay Applicants After SoCal RulingThe military is accepting openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history, even as it tries in the courts to slow the movement to abolish its "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Transgender SoCal Golfer Suing LPGA Over Gender RuleA transgender woman is suing the LPGA over a requirement which states all competitors must be "female at birth."