Recent Prosecutions of Firearm Offenses in Sacramento Area

Sacramento, California - As part of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California’s strategy to reduce violent crime by focusing on firearms prosecutions, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced the following cases involving illegal firearms offenses.

San Diego County Wins Highest LEED Award for Sustainability

San Diego, California - The County of San Diego has become the first county in California and the second in the nation to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s Platinum certification – its highest distinction – in its LEED for Communities program.

He bought the used car instead

San Diego, California - He could have purchased a brand new Ferrari Model 812Superfast for as little as $315,000, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. But the anonymous bidder at an auction in California opted to pay a whopping $48.4 million for a used Ferrari a red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. 

Is your furniture putting you at risk for cancer?

West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University researchers have developed a unique, toxin-free adhesive system developed from underwater creatures. They hope it will make plywood, cardboard boxes and other packaging – combined $100 billion industries – both safer and easier to use.

A CMC's Success: the hidden key

Atlantic Ocean - The life of a command master chief (CMC) aboard an aircraft carrier can be summed up in one word - busy. At all Navy commands around the fleet, the CMC is an important position as the voice of the enlisted crew to the commanding officer. Command involvement, leadership and guidance are a CMC’s currency that can motivate Sailors and help improve morale at a command. And while most know this vital member of the command triad, many may not know the success of this busy leader can hinge on the shoulders of a young Sailor.

Chase Bank Employee who Bilked Senior Citizens out of $300,000 Sentenced to Prison

San Diego, California - San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Wednesday that Leona Parsons, 49, was sentenced to three years and eight months in state prison for stealing $300,000 from four elderly victims who were longtime customers at Chase Bank in Imperial Beach. Parsons, who was convicted of six counts of theft from an elder, forgery and identity theft, methodically siphoned cash from victim bank accounts by inflating withdrawal slips when victims would visit the bank to conduct business.