Judge Sentences Lafayette Venture Capitalist To 2 Years For Wire Fraud SchemeThe former CEO of a Walnut Creek and Lafayette-based venture capital firm was sentenced in an Oakland courtroom Wednesday to two years in prison and ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution for a wire fraud scheme he devised to pay off personal debts
Fed Jury Indicts Haitian Man In Email Takeover Scam, That Emptied $233K From NorCal Man's AccountAuthorities 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.
Ex-Contra Costa Sheriff's Deputy Found Guilty In 'Dirty DUI' CaseA 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.
Milpitas Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Selling Leopard Shark PupsA Milpitas man who ran a wholesale fish business pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday to charges related to illegally catching and selling undersized California leopard sharks from San Francisco Bay.
San Jose Scientist Charged With Defrauding FedsThe founder of a San Jose research company has been arrested on charges that he defrauded two federal agencies of about $1.2 million by submitting overlapping grant applications.
Former Silicon Valley Hedge Fund Operator Convicted Of FraudA former Silicon Valley hedge fund operator has been convicted in federal court in San Jose of wire fraud in connection with a scheme that according to prosecutors bilked investors of millions of dollars.