Federal Grand Jury In San Francisco Indicts Man In $15M Ponzi SchemeA 55-year-old Indio man was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges related to a $15 million Ponzi scheme involving about 50 victims.
Peninsula Travel Agency Operators Plead No Contest To Fraud ChargesTwo operators of a discount travel agency could spend up to a year in jail after they pleaded no contest Tuesday to two felony charges related to an alleged consumer fraud case, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Contra Costa Fire Battalion Chief Accused Of Falsifying Payroll RecordsA former Contra Costa County Fire Protection District battalion chief has been charged with 12 felonies for allegedly giving himself extra vacation days and overtime by falsifying payroll records.
Former Assemblyman Pleads Guilty In Fraud Scheme Involving BART Coffee ShopsA former California state assemblyman pleaded guilty to money laundering after falsely leading investors to fund the building of Peet's Coffee shops at San Francisco BART stations, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.
Ex-San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy Gets Prison For Insurance FraudA federal judge sentenced a former San Francisco sheriff’s deputy to 14 months in prison for fraud after she lied about her department-issued firearm being stolen.
2 Benicia Solar Power Employees Guilty In $1B Fraud Scheme, Feds Auction Prized CarsTwo employees of a Benicia solar energy company pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in what federal prosecutors say was a massive scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion.
3 Charged With Running $7 Million California Mortgage Scam Targeting ElderlyA grand jury in Northern California has indicted three people on charges that they ran a statewide mortgage scam that defrauded often elderly or financially struggling victims of $7 million.
'Desperate Housewives' Star Felicity Huffman Reports To Federal Prison In DublinGolden Globe-winning actress Felicity Huffman reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin Tuesday to begin serving her 14-day sentence for her role in the college admission scandal
Bay Area Businessman Peter Sartorio Avoids Jail In College Admissions ScandalMenlo Park food entrepreneur Peter Jan Sartorio was sentenced to probation and community service Friday for his role in the college admission scandal.
College Admissions Scandal: Winemaker Agustin Hunneus Sentenced To 5 Months In Prison The former owner of a California wine business was sentenced to 5 months in prison Friday for his role in the college admissions scheme.
Paul Blanco Car Dealerships Sued By AG Becerra Over Fraud, False AdsState Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday sued a used car dealership network, alleging the company engages in fraud and false advertising.
Four Charged In $70 Million Black Market HIV Treatment Drug ScamA grand jury has indicted for Southern California men for operating a large-scale clearing house for illegal HIV treatment drugs that generated $70 million in sales, according to federal prosecutors.
Richmond Police Chase Turns Up Counterfeit Bills, ParaphernaliaAn attempted traffic stop and subsequent pursuit Saturday in Richmond led to the arrest of a man who was found with counterfeit bills and printing equipment, police said Sunday.
AG's Office Charges Bay Area Woman Who Allegedly Posed As Walgreens Pharmacist For 11 YearsState prosecutors on Tuesday announced the filing of criminal charges against a Milpitas woman who allegedly impersonated two different pharmacists and illegally dispensed prescription drugs.
Senior Care Worker At San Mateo Facility Charged For Using Residents' Bank CardsA 29-year-old worker at a senior care facility in San Mateo has been charged with identity theft and elder abuse for allegedly using bank cards of residents at the facility, prosecutors said Thursday.