Attorney General Becerra Sues Stock Market Adviser for Registration Violations

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a lawsuit against a live chat membership service for illegally selling stock market investment advice to the public without a license. Since 2014, AwesomeCalls, Inc. and AwesomeCallsTrading, Inc. have sold memberships for a daily “live chat” service where purported stock trading gurus recommend securities to members and answer personalized questions about investment decisions. The company and its supposed experts aren’t registered as investment advisers in any jurisdiction.

Governor Newsom Signs Vote via Mail Legislation

Sacramento, California - In anticipation of a potential recall Governor Gavin Newsom Friday announced that he has signed the following bill:

Fresno Man Indicted on Drug and Firearm Charges

Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment Thursday against Hector Kioni Gongora, 43, of Fresno, charging him with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition after being convicted of a felony, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

San Jose Man Sentenced To Two Years Imprisonment For Damaging Cisco’s Network

San Jose, California - Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison and ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization and recklessly causing damage, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Craig D. Fair.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Judge.

San Bernardino County Man Who Extorted Sexually Explicit Images from Women on Facebook Sentenced to Federal Prison

Los Angeles, California - A San Bernardino County man was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison for blackmailing female friends and acquaintances on Facebook by threatening to publish nude photographs and videos of them unless they complied with his demands of sending him additional sexually explicit images.

Joint FBI-LAPD Investigation into South L.A. Street Gang Leads to 14 Arrests on Federal Charges of Distributing Crack Cocaine and Meth

Los Angeles, California - An investigation led by the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday night and this morning resulted in the arrest of 14 defendants linked to the Hoover Criminal Gang on federal charges alleging the distribution of narcotics, some of which were sold to customers out of two South Los Angeles storefronts.