College Bribery Scandal: Ross Couple Pleads Guilty To Paying $250,000 To Get Daughter Into USCA California couple agreed Friday to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. According to the plea deal, Diane Blake will serve six weeks in prison and Todd Blake will serve four months. Both will pay a $125,000 fine.
Families Of Camp Fire Victims Call PG&E 'Mass Murderers...Thieves, Liars'The families of some of the 85 people killed by a horrific Butte County wildfire ignited by Pacific Gas & Electric’s long-neglected equipment vilified the company Wednesday as greedy, corrupt and reckless, telling heartbreaking stories of their loss in court.
PG&E Pleads Guilty To 84 Counts Of Manslaughter In 2018 Camp Fire That Devastated ParadiseOne by one the names of the 84 victims killed in the devastating Camp Fire were read aloud in Butte County Superior Court Tuesday and with each, PG&E CEO Bill Johnson answered with a single word - "guilty."
Menlo Park Mother Pleads Guilty In College Admissions SchemeA Menlo Park mother pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Boston to a fraud conspiracy in which she admitted paying $15,000 for cheating on a college entrance exam for her son.
Former Walnut Creek Teacher Pleads Guilty To Child MolestationA former teacher at a Walnut Creek middle school pleaded guilty Thursday to molesting multiple children under the age of 13, Contra Costa County prosecutors said.
Pair Pleads Guilty To Multiple Armed RobberiesTwo men pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland on Friday to committing multiple armed robberies at several Bay Area businesses last year, according to prosecutors.
Takata Pleads Guilty To Hiding Air Bag Defect; Will Pay $1 BillionTakata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for concealing a deadly defect in its air bag inflators.
Concord Real Estate Exec Pleads Guilty In $200M Mortgage Fraud Scheme During Housing CrisisAn executive of a Concord real estate company pleaded guilty to a $200 million mortgage fraud scheme that took place during the height of the housing crisis, according to an unsealed plea agreement.
East Bay Drug Cop To Plead Guilty In Corruption ScandalThe former commander of an East Bay narcotics task force is pleading guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell them on the street with the help of a private investigator.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $100K From Los Gatos NunsA woman convicted of embezzling more than $100,000 from Catholic nuns in California may receive forgiveness, but was still facing possible prison time.
Guilty Plea In Gruesome Hallucinogenic Fueled Crescent City MurderA Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend’s heart and removing his tongue and skin while he was still alive has pleaded guilty to murder and mayhem charges.
Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty To Driving On Nitrous Oxide, Causing Fatal CrashA Sacramento man who was high on nitrous oxide when he crashed his SUV into a car, killing two people, has pleaded guilty and faces nearly 10 years in prison.
Former San Francisco Utility Supervisor Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement ScamThe ringleader of an embezzlement ring at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is headed to prison.
1 Of 5 Defendants In Novato Murder Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter ChargeOne of five defendants charged with the 2008 murder of Novato businessman Tong Van Le pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter, and an attorney for one of the other defendants said the plea prompted a decision to delay the start of the trial.
Phillip Garrido To Plead Guilty In Jaycee Dugard KidnappingPhillip Garrido, the man who is accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991, has agreed to a plea deal, one of the lawyers in the case said Monday.