FBI Arrests Manhattan Beach Man Facing Federal Charges Related to Movie Investment Scam that Cost Victims $14 Million

Los Angeles, California - A Manhattan Beach man surrendered to face federal charges that allege he collected $14 million from investors who were falsely told their money would be used to produce a feature film that Netflix would distribute and would involve several notable Hollywood figures.

Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring El Monte Thai Garment Workers Day

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring August 2, 2019, as “El Monte Thai Garment Workers Day” in the State of California.

Governor Gavin Newsom Condemns Trump Administration Plan to Resume Federal Death Penalty Executions

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday condemned news that the Trump administration plans to resume executions in federal prisons:

NMCB-3 Seabees Bolster Mission Readiness, Conduct Command Post Exercise

Port Hueneme, California - Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 conducted Command Post Exercise (CPX) 1 on Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, July 15-19, as part of the battalion's Fleet Response Training Plan.

Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday announced the following appointments:

Bay Area Real Estate Agent Indicted For Defrauding Homebuyers Out Of Down Payments

Oakland, California - A federal grand jury in Oakland indicted real estate agent Min Jin Zhao, a/k/a Michael Zhao, a/k/a Michael West, on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson; Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Special Agent in Charge Kareem Carter; and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent In Charge John F. Bennett.