Feds Charge Famed Lobbyist Jack Abramoff With Fraud In Cryptocurrency CaseJack Abramoff, a once-powerful lobbyist who spent time in federal prison for fraud and corruption, has been charged in a San Francisco court in an investor fraud case involving cryptocurrency and lobbying disclosure, federal authorities announced Thursday.
Speaker Pelosi On $3 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package: 'American People Are Worth It'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday defended the stunning $3 trillion price tag on Democrats’ pandemic relief package as what is needed to confront the “villainous virus” and economic collapse.
Senate Passes $483 Billion Aid Package To Restart Small Business Loan Program; Now To House, Trump's ApprovalThe Senate passed a $483 billion aid package. Some $331 billion will go to restart a small-business payroll loan program (PPP) that ran out of money last week. Also, $75 billion goes hospitals, and $25 billion to boost testing.
Notorious Sex Trafficker Sentenced To More Than 17 Years In Federal PrisonDamari William Singleton, a Sacramento man who attempted to recruit young women in the Bay Area for a sex trafficking operation from his jail cell, has been sentenced by a federal judge in San Jose to 17 1/2 years in prison, authorities said.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Contempt Hearing Set For April 4A federal judge in New York will hear oral arguments next week in a lawsuit brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission that seeks to hold Tesla CEO Elon Musk in contempt for violating a settlement deal.
Federal Immigration Authorities Release Report On Uncooperative JurisdictionsThe Department of Homeland Security released its first-ever report on jurisdictions not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Federal Investigator For San Bruno Explosion Testifies That PG&E Misled HimThe chief investigator in a National Transportation Safety Board probe into the fatal 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno testified at PG&E's criminal trial in San Francisco Wednesday that he believes the utility misled him.
California Police Flouting Asset Seizure Laws Prompts Action By State, Federal LawmakersCalifornia police have been flouting asset seizure laws, prompting action by state and federal lawmakers.
Civil Rights Group Opposes Law Identifying Sex Offenders On PassportsA California civil rights group filed a lawsuit in San Francisco on Tuesday challenging a bill signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier this week that will require sex offenders to be identified on their passports.
Federal Appeals Court Revives Transgender California Prisoner's LawsuitA federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a California prison inmate who claims prison officials are subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment by denying her sex-reassignment surgery.
Oakland Police Department- FBI Collaboration Outgrows Existing FacilitiesOakland has been a partner city with the federal government in the Violence Reduction Network. The partnership includes FBI assistance in homicide cases, but the feds need more space to work and are paying for a new facility.
San Leandro Police Assure Armored Vehicle Won’t Be Used Against Peaceful ProtestersThe new federal ban on military style weapons to police stems from their use against demonstrators last year in Ferguson, Missouri. San Leandro police have assured their BearCat medevac vehicle will be no exception.
Federal Appeals Court Rules Samsung Copied Some Of Apple's Patented iPhone FeaturesIn a long-running dispute, a federal appeals court has agreed that Samsung illegally copied some of the patented features in Apple's iPhone.
Police Shooting Death Of Immigrant Suspect Prompts Federal Lawsuit Against San Francisco, Police ChiefFamily members of a Guatemalan immigrant shot and killed by police earlier this year are the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed against the city and county of San Francisco, as well as Police Chief Greg Suhr on Friday.
Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In CotatiMarin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.