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December 2013

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December 24, 2013

Two Founders Of S3 Partners Convicted In $21 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

December 20, 2013

Sacramento Resident Sentenced For Role In Tax Scheme

Sem City Gang Members Charged With Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, Assault With A Deadly Weapon, And Maiming

December 18, 2013

Former Vice President Of Wells Fargo Advisors And Morgan Stanley & Co. Sentenced To 20 Months In Prison

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced To Forty Years For The Production, Advertisement, Distribution, And Possession Of Child Pornography

Santa Cruz Man Sentenced To 140 Months In Prison For Drug Trafficking

Owner Of Monterey Wine Cellar Pleaded Guilty To Tax Evasion

December 13, 2013

Oakland Resident Convicted Of Trafficking A Minor For Purposes Of Prostitution

Three People Arrested For Crack Dealing Outside Boys & Girls Club In Oakland

Former Bay Area Resident Sentenced To Nearly Three Years For Her Participation In Tax Scheme

December 11, 2013

17-Year Fugitives Voluntarily Surrender And Plead Guilty To Bank Fraud

Members Of The Varrio South Park Gang Charged With Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, Robbery, And Narcotics Trafficking

December 9, 2013

U.S. Attorney Tackles Drug Dealing Around Schools In Tenderloin

December 6, 2013

Thirteen Defendants Plead Guilty For December 2010 Cyber-Attack Against PayPal

December 5, 2013

Cupertino Couple Indicted In Multi-Million Dollar Scheme To Export Stolen Luxury Cars To Asia

December 4, 2013

Three Defendants Convicted In $3.2M Medicare Fraud Scheme

Sonoma Man Indicted For $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme

December 3, 2013

San Francisco Man Sentenced To Twelve Months For Structuring Currency Transactions To Evade Reporting Requirements

United States Attorney Announces Sentencings In Two Bankruptcy Fraud Cases

November 2013

November 29, 2013

Marin County Man Sentenced To 142 Months In Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine

November 22, 2013

Forty-Fifth Defendant In Operation Garlic Press Sentenced

November 21, 2013

Former Federal Agent Charged With Embezzlement And Thirty Counts Of Making False Statements

Ten San Jose Gang Members And Associates Arrested On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

November 19, 2013

Jury Convicts San Francisco Man Of Assault

November 18, 2013

Former Marin County Mortgage Brokers Indicted For $2.4 Million Fraud

November 15, 2013

The Riddler And The Penguin Charged With Conspiracy And Kidnapping; Duo Faces Long Prison Terms Thanks To Batkid

November 14, 2013

SF Garage Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

November 13, 2013

Milpitas Man Sentenced To Five Months Custody, Ordered To Pay A $10,000 Fine, And Restitution For Illegal Shark Sales

Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness Of Disaster Fraud Hotline Following Typhoon Haiyan

November 7, 2013

Violent Norteño Street Gang Member Sentenced To Five Life Terms Plus Sixty Years In Federal Prison

November 6, 2013

Oakland Man Sentenced To Seventeen Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Rob A Stash House Using Loaded Firearms

New Jersey Man Convicted Of Distribution Of Child Pornography Involving Oakland Teenager

Owner Of San Francisco Construction Company Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

November 5, 2013

Martinez Resident Sentenced To More Than 5 Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Commit Sex Trafficking Of A Minor And Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

November 4, 2013

Johnson & Johnson To Pay More Than $2.2 Billion To Resolve Criminal And Civil Investigations

October 2013

October 31, 2013

23 Year Old Man Arrested For Sex Trafficking Of Local Teenagers

Motivational Speaker Pleads Guilty To Failing To File Tax Returns

October 29, 2013

Oakland Man Sentenced To More Than Five Years In Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine

October 28, 2013

Richmond Man Sentenced To 21 Months For Failing To Report To Serve A Previously Imposed Sentence

October 25, 2013

Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Event – October 26

October 24, 2013

Marin County Duo Charged With Filing Tax Returns Using Prison Inmates Personal Information

Saratoga Man Sentenced To 16 Months For Tax Evasion

October 23, 2013

Richmond Man Sentenced To More Than 12 Years In Federal Prison For Holding Undercover Agent At Gunpoint During Attempted Robbery

Philadelphia Woman Sentenced To More Than Three Years For Identity Theft

Oakland Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing And Attempting To Rob Multiple Banks In The East Bay

October 22, 2013

Convicted Santa Cruz Sex Offender Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

October 21, 2013

Four East Bay Individuals Indicted And Arrested On Drug Charges

Two Oakland Men Sentenced To 21 Months For Selling Crack Near Elementary School

October 10, 2013

Vallejo Woman Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Bankruptcy And Mortgage Fraud Scheme

October 2, 2013

Former Vice President Of Finance Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme And Tax Evasion

October 1, 2013

Illinois Resident Convicted Of Insider Trading

September 2013

September 30, 2013

San Bruno Man Sentenced To 70 Months For Obstruction And Being An Accessory-After-The-Fact To Three Murders

San Ramon Attorney Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion And Eavesdropping Charges

September 27, 2013

U.S. Attorney’s Office Receives $500,000 Grant To Help Oakland Police Department Curb Gangs And Reduce Gun Violence

September 25, 2013

Oakland Man Sentenced To Twenty-Three Years In Prison For Robbery And Carjacking

September 20, 2013

Richmond Resident Convicted Of Possession Of Child Pornography

September 19, 2013

Department Of Justice Awards $3 Million To Support Tribal Justice And Safety In The Northern District Of California

September 18, 2013

San Jose Man Pleads Guilty To Impersonating DEA Agent And Securities Fraud

September 17, 2013

Manager Of Commodities Fund Sentenced To 30 Months

Former Vice President Of Wells Fargo Advisors And Morgan Stanley & Co. Pleads Guilty In $1.8 Million Fraud Scheme

Department Of Justice Awards Hiring Grants To Support Northern Disctrict Of California Law Enforcement

September 12, 2013

Oakland Gang Member Sentenced To 12 Years For Firearm Possession Related To A Shoot-Out

Multiple Defendants Charged In Fraud Scheme To Obtain Federal Student Aid

September 9, 2013

Castro District Resident Sentenced For Methamphetamine Distribution

Former Pacific Palisades Man Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Investment And Mortgage Fraud Scheme

September 6, 2013

Man Claiming To Be Son Of The President Of The Congo Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Victims Out Of $1.6 Million

San Francisco Resident Pleads Guilty to Filing A False Tax Return

Pleasanton Woman Pleads Guilty to Filing False Claim with the IRS

San Francisco Resident Pleads Guilty to Filing A False Tax Return

September 4, 2013

Seaside Partner in Monterey Investment Company Convicted of Defrauding Investors Out of Millions of Dollars

Gunman in Armed Bank Robbery Sentenced to 10 years in Prison

Danville Resident Ordered Denaturalized

September 3, 2013

Michigan Resident Convicted Of Obstructing SEC Investigation

“Dirty DUI” Cop Convicted Of Extortion And Honest Services Fraud

August 2013

August 30, 2013

Lookout in Armed Bank Robbery Indicted

Former Campbell Businessman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

August 28, 2013

United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Billing Manager

August 23, 2013

Former Los Gatos Convent Employee Sentenced to 14 Months Imprisonment For Embezzlement

August 22, 2013

French Citizen Sentenced To 108 Months For Transporting Child Pornography

East Bay Residents Charged In Tax Fraud Scheme

Getaway Driver Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Aiding And Abetting Armed Bank Robbery

Santa Rosa Man Sentenced To 64 Months For Ponzi Scheme

August 21, 2013

New York Woman Pleads Guilty To Bankruptcy Fraud

August 20, 2013

San Jose CPA Convicted Of Tax Fraud

August 19, 2013

Pleasant Hill Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Distribution Of Child Pornography

August 16, 2013

Texas Businessman Admits To Stealing Millions From Investors

August 13, 2013

East Bay Trio Charged in Identity Theft Scheme

August 9, 2013

Former Bay Area Resident Agrees to Repay $180,452 as Restitution for Conspiracy and Filing a False Claim for Tax Refunds

Vice President Of Motorcycle Gang Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Firearms Offense

August 7, 2013

San Francisco Investment Adviser Sentenced To 56 Months For Fraud Scheme

Milpitas Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal SF Bay Shark Sale Scheme

August 1, 2013

Oakland Man Indicted for Robbing Five Banks and Attempting to Rob Two Banks in the East Bay

Former Immigration Consultant Convicted Of Encouraging Illegal Immigration And Mail Fraud

Convicted Bank Robber Sentenced to Over 15 years in Prison for Robbing Bank of America in Pleasanton

July 2013

July 30, 2013

Convicted Santa Cruz Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Pornography

July 26, 2013

Bay Area Man Sentneced To 25 Years In Prison For Methamphetamine And Weapons Charges

July 25, 2013

San Jose Man Charged With Selling Millions of Dollars of Stolen and Counterfeit Cisco Merchandise

Union City Man Pleads Guilty to Drugs and Weapons Charges

July 24, 2013

Former Investment Banker And His Associate Sentenced To 16 Months In Prison For Insider Trading Scheme

July 23, 2013

Former Bay Area Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy To File False Claims for Tax Refunds

July 22, 2013

Lake County Residents Charged With Conspiracy And Use Of A Minor In A Large-Scale Marijuana Operation

July 18, 2013

San Francisco Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in Mexico

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to South San Francisco Triple Racketeering Murder

Pharmaceutical Company Agrees To Pay $3.5 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

July 17, 2013

Former Vice President Of Wells Fargo Advisors And Morgan Stanley & Co. Charged In $1.8 Million Fraud Scheme

July 16, 2013

Defendants Charged In String Of Armed Robberies At Bay Area Walmart And Safeway Stores

July 9, 2013

Former San Francisco Resident Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison For $3.43 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

July 3, 2013

Los Gatos Man Convicted Of Endangering The Safety Of An Aircraft

Tucson Man Sentenced To 51 Months For Bank Robbery Spree

Oakland Man Sentenced To Over Thirteen Years In Prison For Carjacking And Robbery

July 2, 2013

Bay Area Law Firm Paralegal Pleads Guilty To Fraud

July 1, 2013

San Anselmo Resident Sentenced to 5 months for Tax Fraud

Owner of Bay Area Home Health Care Providers Charged with Tax Fraud and Structuring Cash Transactions

June 2013

June 28, 2013

Lake County Man Indicted For Murder

June 27, 2013

Santa Cruz Woman Sentenced In Foreclosure Assistance Scam

June 25, 2013

San Francisco Resident Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

June 21, 2013

Hayward Tax Preparer Sentenced to Two Years in Jail for Tax Fraud

Richmond Man Convicted of Holding Undercover Agent at Gunpoint During Attempted Robbery

June 20, 2013

Former Boxing Champ Indicted for Robbing Six Banks in the East Bay

Armed Bank Robber Pleads Guilty to Robbing Mechanics Bank in Pinole, California

June 17, 2013

Former Vice President of The Wine Tasting Network Indicted for $900,000 Fraud

June 14, 2013

Owner of Vallejo Mortgage Company Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison and Ordered to Pay Over $5.8 Million in Restitution

June 13, 2013

Former East Bay Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring To File False Claims

June 12, 2013

Redwood City Man Sentenced To More Than Nine Years In Prison For Selling Methamphetamine

June 11, 2013

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Nuestra Familia RICO Charges

June 6, 2013

Danville Man Convicted Of Wire Fraud And Identity Theft

Career Offender Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery Spree

June 5, 2013

San Jose Woman Sentenced To 13 Months In Prison For Role In Health Care Fraud Scheme

Chicago Man Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison For Running Investment Fraud Scheme

Former Immigration Official Sentenced To 38 Months In Prison For Falsely Passing Immigrants On Citizenship Tests

May 2013

May 30, 2013

Arkansas Woman Indicted For Defrauding Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

May 27, 2013

Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty To Federal Environmental Crimes And Civil Violations And Will Pay More Than $81 Million

U.S. Attorney’S Office Announces Creation Of Conservation Fund

May 24, 2013

Oakland Man Indicted For Stealing And Disposing Of Historic Gold Jewelry Box From Oakland Museum

May 23, 2013

The United States Sues Reunion Mortgage and its Owner, President, and Designated Broker under the False Claims Act

President Of San Francisco Based DAJA International Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements In A Loan Application

Arsonist Sentenced To Statutory Maximum

May 22, 2013

San Francisco Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Investors

Hayward Woman Sentenced To 24 Months In Prison For Filing False Claims

Sacramento Man Sentenced To 30 Months For Selling Crack Near Elementary School

Former CNET Commander Sentenced To 14 Years For Drug, Robbery, And Civil Rights Violations

May 21, 2013

Oakland Man Sentenced to 121 Months and Ordered to Pay $3.37 Million for Charity Fraud Scheme

Brentwood, California Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Possession And Distribution Of Child Pornography

May 20, 2013

Methamphetamine Dealer Sentenced To 168 Months In Prison

May 17, 2013

Salinas Man Charged With Child Sexual Abuse

San Francisco Man Indicted For Data Hosting Scheme

May 16, 2013

East Bay Home Building Company Sales Manager Pleads Guilty to Bribing Bank Loan Officer

Defendants Sentenced To More Than 8 Years In Prison For Assault And Attempted Robbery Of Federal Agent At Gun Point

May 14, 2013

Brother and Sister Team Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison for Running a Fraudulent Document Ring

Defendant Sentenced To 15 Years For Distribution Of Child Pornography

May 13, 2013

Pittsburg Mother and Son Plead Guilty to Conspiring To File False Claims

Salinas Realtor Sentence to 14 Months Imprisonment for Tax Evasion

May 9, 2013

Man Claiming To Be Son Of The President Of The Congo Indicted For Defrauding Victims Out Of $1.6 Million

May 3, 2013

San Francisco Man Charged with Failing to File Tax Returns

Principals Of Bay Area Internet Services Company Sentenced For Mail Fraud And Money Laundering

April 2013

April 30, 2013

California Rural Indian Health Board Inc. Settles False Claims Act Lawsuit

April 29, 2013

Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Ship Methamphetamine And Cocaine To The Philippines In Redwood City

April 26, 2013

San Francisco Man Sentenced To 151 Months For LSD And Ecstasy Trafficking Offenses

Man Claiming To Be Son Of The President Of The Congo Charged With Defrauding Victims Out Of $1.6 Million

April 24, 2013

Antioch Woman Sentenced To 41 Months In Prison For Conspiring To File False Tax Returns

Executive Recruiter David Nosal Convicted of Computer Intrusion and Trade Secret Charges

Federal Murder Charges In San Jose Gang Shooting

Jury Convicts Bay Area Man Of Knowingly Receiving Stolen Property

April 23, 2013

Salinas Resident Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

April 19, 2013

Man Charged with Unlawfully Using Others’ Identities to Steal More Than $250,000 in IRS Refunds

April 18, 2013

San Leandro Woman Pleads Guilty To Filing False Claims

Laguna Niguel Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Ebay

April 16, 2013

Former Investment Banker And His Associate Plead Guilty In San Francisco To Insider Trading Scheme

April 12, 2013

Ten Bay Area Residents Charged With Federal Passport Offenses

April 11, 2013

IRS Employee Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Return

April 5, 2013

Career Offender Sentenced To 13 Years For Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession Of A Firearm

April 1, 2013

Managing Director of Walnut Creek Investment Company Arrested For Defrauding Lenders

Guadalajara Resident Sentenced to Over 12 Years in Prison for Smuggling Drugs Through SFO

March 2013

March 29, 2013

Defendants Indicted For Defrauding NASA And NSF

UPS Agrees To Forfeit $40 Million In Payments From Illicit Online Pharmacies For Shipping Services

Cupertino Businessman Charged With High-Tech Worker Visa Fraud

March 27, 2013

Nine Sentenced For Illegally Distributing Controlled Substances Over The Internet

March 26, 2013

Fremont Woman Charged In Million Dollar Fraud Scheme

San Francisco Resident Charged with Aggravated Identity Theft and False Claims

March 21, 2013

Former Bookkeeper Of East Bay Real Estate Investment Company Sentenced To Prison For Embezzlement And Tax Evasion Scheme

March 20, 2013

Federal Jury Convicts Vallejo Woman Of Bankruptcy And Mortgage Fraud Scheme

March 19, 2013

Former East Bay Resident Sentenced For His Role In Tax Refund Scam

San Anselmo Contractor Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

March 18, 2013

Former CalPERS CEO And Former Placement Agent Indicted For Conspiracy And Fraud

March 15, 2013

Convicted Felon Operating A Grow House And Illegally Possessing Firearms In San Leandro Sentenced To 78 Months In Prison

March 13, 2013

Berkeley Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing A Destructive Device

March 8, 2013

San Diego Man Indicted For Fraudulently Obtaining Millions Of Dollars Of Cash And Equipment From Cisco

March 7, 2013

Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced To Fifteen Years In Prison

Saratoga Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

March 4, 2013

FBI Reunites Children with Mother After Eighteen Months in Captivity

March 1, 2013

Former CFO And Two Associates Given Prison Sentences For Multimillion Dollar Insider Trading Scheme

February 2013

February 28, 2013

Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Sell Over 4 Kilos Of Methamphetamine In Oakland

February 26, 2013

Chicago Man Convicted Of Multimillion Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

Cynthia Suratos Lorica Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud and Tax Evasion

February 25, 2013

Former Silicon Valley Engineer Will See Prison After Conviction For Stealing Marvell Trade Secrets

February 22, 2013

Monterey County Strawberry Farm Owner Sentenced To 12 Months Imprisonment For Submitting Fraudlent Claims For Federal Disaster Relief

San Bernardino Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Methamphetamine

Defendant Sentenced In $1.8 Million Scheme To Defraud Kaiser Permanente

February 21, 2013

Montara Man Charged With Running Bankruptcy Fraud Scheme

February 20, 2013

Hayward Woman Pleads Guilty To Filing False Claims

February 19, 2013

San Francisco Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

February 15, 2013

Co-Founders Of South San Francisco Company Plead Guilty To Taking Money From Their Employees’ Benefit Plans

February 14, 2013

Santa Rosa Man Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud, Money Laundering

February 12, 2013

Santa Cruz Woman Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

Discovery Bay Resident Faces Class A Misdemeanor Charges For Failing To File Federal Tax Returns

February 8, 2013

Federal Agents Arrest Man After He Attempts To Bomb Bank In Oakland

February 6, 2013

Oxycodone Trafficker Sentenced To 10 Years

February 5, 2013

Dublin Woman Charged With Filing False Claims With IRS

February 1, 2013

Paralegal Charged In Scheme To Defraud Bay Area Law Firm And Its Clients

January 2013

January 31, 2013

Portola Valley Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Report Foreign Bank Accounts

Owner Of Japanese Restaurant Receives 33-Month Prison Sentence For Tax Crimes

January 30, 2013

Manager Of Commodities Fund Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

January 29, 2013

Former President And Executive Director Of Vanguard Public Foundation Sentenced To 40 Months In Prison For Fraud And Money Laundering

January 24, 2013

Hayward Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Pittsburg Woman Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Filing Tax Returns Using Stolen Identities

Jury Convicts Mountain View Man Of Heroin Smuggling

January 23, 2013

Convicted Felons Operating Grow House In San Leandro, Illegally Possessing Firearms Sentenced To 72 Months And 87 Months In Prison

U.S. Attorney’S Office Reaches Settlement With Mills College Over Compliance With Americans With Disabilities Act

January 22, 2013

San Francisco International Airport Passenger Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Cocaine

January 18, 2013

Bay Area Nurse Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Misuse Of A Social Security Number, Bank Fraud And Tax Evasion

More Than 11 Pounds Of Methamphetamine Seized At San Francisco International Airport

January 16, 2013

Eureka Man Pleads Guilty To Intent To Distribute Heroin, Possession Of Firearms In Furtherance Of Drug Trafficking

January 14, 2013

International Hedge Fund Founder Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Investment Fraud

January 10, 2013

San Francisco Man Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison For Transportation Of Child Pornography

Four Defendants Indicted For Committing A Home Invasion Robbery Dressed As Police Officers

Philadelphia Woman Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Paymate

Updated November 18, 2014