President Donald J. Trump Approves California Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from February 24 to March 1, 2019.

California Man Sentenced to Nearly 5 Years in Prison for Fraud in Connection with Arson Fraud Scheme

Sacramento, California - U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. sentenced Saber A. Shehadeh, 76, of Sacramento, to four years and nine months in prison for an arson fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

San Francisco Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Launder Money for Illegal Gambling Business

San Francisco, California - Bar Shani, 27, of San Francisco, pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder money, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

South Bay Resident Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Illegal Dumping In Wetlands

Oakland, California - James Philip Lucero was sentenced to 30 months in prison for the unpermitted discharge of pollutants into waters of the United States, including wetlands, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Special Agent in Charge Jay M. Green, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and United States Corps of Engineers Deputy San Francisco District Counsel Jesse L. Anderson.  

Self-Styled Diamond And Gold Exporter Convicted Of Wire Fraud And Commodities Fraud

San Jose, California - A federal jury convicted Fritz Kramer of wire fraud and commodities fraud Tuesday in connection with a fraudulent export scheme, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The guilty verdict follows a six-week jury trial before the Honorable Edward J. Davila, U.S. District Judge.

Secretary Ross joins California almond growers to discuss sustainability goals

Sacramento, California - CDFA secretary Karen Ross joined the Almond Board of California this week at a meeting to introduce and discuss the board’s sustainability goals for 2025.