Biotech Firm Cofounders Convicted of Wire Fraud, ConspiracyThe co-founders of JHL Biotech were convicted Thursday in federal court in San Francisco, after they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and wire fraud.
Fairfield Man, Former CFO Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1.6M From EmployerA Fairfield man who was a former chief financial officer for a company that managed auto dealerships pleaded guilty in connection to an embezzling scheme from his employer.
Central Valley Skydiving Instructor Accused Of Running Unauthorized Courses Linked To Fatal JumpA skydiving instructor in the Central Valley has been charged for running tandem parachuting instructor courses while he was suspended, including to a student who later died in a skydiving accident, federal prosecutors said.
Brisbane Attorney, Former Federal Reserve Analyst Accused Of Faking Disability, Collecting BenefitsA Brisbane attorney and former financial analyst for the Federal Reserve System has been accused of faking a disability and collecting disability benefits while working at other jobs.
Former Novato Real Estate Investment Firm CEO Charged With Running Ponzi SchemeA Los Angeles man who was a former employee of a Novato-based real estate investment company was charged with running a $350 million Ponzi scheme, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
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.
Venture Capitalist Michael Brent Rothenberg Accused Of $18M In Fraud Linked To Investment SchemesA 36-year-old San Francisco man has been charged with 19 felony counts of wire fraud and other crimes, accused in connection with several alleged investment schemes.
San Francisco Corruption Scandal: Lefty O'Doul's Owner Expected To Plead Guilty To Federal Wire Fraud ChargesLefty O'Doul's owner Nick Bovis was scheduled to appear before a federal judge Thursday to plead guilty to two counts of wire fraud in a case connected with a corruption probe of San Francisco's former public works director.
San Francisco Restaurateur Nick Bovis To Plead Guilty To Wire Fraud, Cooperate In Nuru Corruption ScandalAuthorities announced Wednesday that San Francisco restaurateur Nick Bovis has agreed to cooperate with a federal investigation, pleading guilty to wire fraud charges in connection with a corruption scandal involving San Francisco Director of Public Works Mohammed Nuru.
Vallejo Couple Plead Guilty To Ripping Off $247,784 In Social Security PaymentsA former Social Security Administration employee and her husband have pleaded guilty to a scheme in which payments intended for Social Security recipients were diverted into the couple's bank accounts, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
CEO Of Sonoma County-Based Ameritech Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Money LaunderingThe CEO of a Sonoma County-based company pleaded guilty on Friday to wire fraud and money laundering charges in connection with a multi-million-dollar scheme to deceive people into enrolling in his companies' student loan repayment services programs.
Georgia Man Allegedly Scammed San Francisco Woman Out Of More Than $100KGeorgia man was charged with three counts of wire fraud this month for allegedly being a part of a romantic scam that left a San Francisco victim out of more than $100,000, according to the Department of Justice's Northern District of California.
Massive Quantity Of Evidence Slowing Trial Process For Theranos CEODisgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes faced a judge in federal court Monday, but the sheer volume of evidence in the case is delaying her trial.
Alanis Morissette's Manager Admits To Stealing Nearly $5 MillionSchwartz admitted to stealing nearly $5 million from Morissette between May 2010 and January 2014.
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