Stanford Law Professor Confirmed to State High Court
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Stanford Law Professor Confirmed to State High Court

Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was unanimously confirmed to a post on the California Supreme Court by a state commission at a hearing in…

Former Your Black Muslim Bakery Member Pleads No Contest in Kidnapping, Carjacking
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Former Your Black Muslim Bakery Member Pleads No Contest in Kidnapping, Carjacking

A former member of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery in Oakland pleaded no contest today to one count of kidnapping and two counts of…

Man Found Guilty in 2011 Killing of Sexual Partner in Buena Vista Park
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Man Found Guilty in 2011 Killing of Sexual Partner in Buena Vista Park

A jury found a man accused of killing a sexual partner and setting his body on fire in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park in 2011…

California To Recover $300M For Pension Funds In Bank Of America Settlement
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California To Recover $300M For Pension Funds In Bank Of America Settlement

California will recover $300 million in damages from Bank of America as part of a $16.65 billion settlement over the bank’s handling of mortgage-backed securities…

Family of Alex Nieto Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Following March and Rally Against Police Brutality
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Family of Alex Nieto Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Following March and Rally Against Police Brutality

The family of 28-year-old Alejandro “Alex” Nieto, who was fatally shot by police officers at San Francisco’s Bernal Heights Park in March, filed a civil…

Expedited Trial Scheduled for Case Involving Evicted Nob Hill Tenants
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Expedited Trial Scheduled for Case Involving Evicted Nob Hill Tenants

A federal judge in San Francisco declined today to issue an immediate order blocking a new city law that sharply increases the relocation payments landlords…

Family of Man Shot By SFPD to File Lawsuit Following Rally and March Friday
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Family of Man Shot By SFPD to File Lawsuit Following Rally and March Friday

The family of 28-year-old Alejandro Nieto, who was fatally shot by police officers in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights Park in March, plans to file a…

Aunt of 2-Year-Old Killed in Hit-And-Run Pleads Not Guilty to Child Endangerment
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Aunt of 2-Year-Old Killed in Hit-And-Run Pleads Not Guilty to Child Endangerment

A San Francisco woman pleaded not guilty this afternoon to charges of felony child endangerment in connection with the death of her 2-year-old niece who…

Ramos Conviction Upheld, Defense Attorney Plans Future Appeal
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Ramos Conviction Upheld, Defense Attorney Plans Future Appeal

A state appeals court in San Francisco has upheld the conviction and three consecutive sentences of life in prison without parole for a former MS-13…

Doctor, Power Wheelchair Recruiter Sentenced for Health Care Fraud
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Doctor, Power Wheelchair Recruiter Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

A San Francisco doctor and a recruiter for power wheelchair companies were sentenced Tuesday for a conspiracy with three other defendants to collect $1.6 million…

Aunt of 2-Year-Old Girl Who Was Struck and Killed to be Arraigned Thursday
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Aunt of 2-Year-Old Girl Who Was Struck and Killed to be Arraigned Thursday

The aunt of a 2-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a car in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Friday night will make…

Defense Attorneys In Leland Lee Corruption Case Line Up To Get Details On Undercover Fed’s Alleged Misconduct
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Defense Attorneys In Leland Lee Corruption Case Line Up To Get Details On Undercover Fed’s Alleged Misconduct

Update: Today in federal court Judge Charles Breyer denied Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow’s second attempt to lift the the gag order preventing attorneys from discussing…

Haywood Gilliam Nominated for U.S. District Court by Obama
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Haywood Gilliam Nominated for U.S. District Court by Obama

A former federal prosecutor and current law firm partner was nominated by President Barack Obama today to serve on the San Francisco-based U.S. District Court…

PG&E Hearing Reveals Ongoing Additional Grand Jury Investigation
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PG&E Hearing Reveals Ongoing Additional Grand Jury Investigation

Defense and prosecution attorneys revealed at a hearing in PG&E Co.’s criminal case in federal court in San Francisco today that a grand jury is…

Oakland Woman Charged with Tax Fraud
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Oakland Woman Charged with Tax Fraud

An Oakland resident was charged Thursday with conspiring to file false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. According to the indictment, Valorie Shaw, from…

Public Defender Hires Immigration Attorney to Assist Clients
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Public Defender Hires Immigration Attorney to Assist Clients

The San Francisco Public Defender’s office has hired a full-time immigration attorney to help clients handle the immigration implications of their criminal cases, according to…

Cab Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Disability Scam, ID Fraud
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Cab Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Disability Scam, ID Fraud

A Luxor Cab driver pleaded not guilty today to alleged fraudulent use of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority’s paratransit program, which provides taxi services…

Leland Yee, “Shrimp Boy” Trial Bogged Down by Evidence
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Leland Yee, “Shrimp Boy” Trial Bogged Down by Evidence

The case against 29 defendants including suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and convicted Chinatown gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow will have to be split…

Former Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for $6M Fraud Scheme
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Former Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for $6M Fraud Scheme

A former hedge fund manager has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to 14 months in prison for bilking investors out of $6…

Court Rules Home Aide Unable to Sue Over Injury by Patient with Alzheimer’s Disease
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Court Rules Home Aide Unable to Sue Over Injury by Patient with Alzheimer’s Disease

The California Supreme Court ruled in San Francisco today that a home health care worker who was injured by a patient with Alzheimer’s disease can’t…

Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Racketeering and Corruption Charges
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Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Racketeering and Corruption Charges

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco today to plead not guilty to a new racketeering charge and 10…

Judicial Council Changes Name of Staff to Avoid Confusion
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Judicial Council Changes Name of Staff to Avoid Confusion

The Judicial Council of California retired use of the term “Administrative Office of the Courts” for its staff at its Tuesday meeting to avoid confusion,…

Man Convicted of Defrauding Elderly Victims of Property
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Man Convicted of Defrauding Elderly Victims of Property

A man accused of tricking elderly victims into signing over their properties to him has been convicted of elder abuse and other charges in San…

Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee
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Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee

A federal grand jury in San Francisco issued an expanded corruption and organized-crime indictment today that includes new racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Leland…

Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal
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Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal

Two Sacramento men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in a drunken brawl outside of AT&T Park earlier this month reached a plea deal in…

Mother-Son Duo Plead Not Guilty to Alleged Disability Placard Scam
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Mother-Son Duo Plead Not Guilty to Alleged Disability Placard Scam

A mother and son who were arrested for allegedly filing false applications for disabled person placards pleaded not guilty in San Francisco Superior Court this…

Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud
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Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

A former FBI employee and his wife pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Francisco to bank fraud in connection to mortgages they obtained…

Family of Woman Killed At Holly Park By Rec And Park Worker Could Receive $15.1 Million Settlement
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Family of Woman Killed At Holly Park By Rec And Park Worker Could Receive $15.1 Million Settlement

A proposed $15.1 million settlement to the husband and young daughter of a woman killed at San Francisco’s Holly Park last September was approved by…

Governor Nominates Stanford Law Professor for California Supreme Court
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Governor Nominates Stanford Law Professor for California Supreme Court

Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Supreme Court today. Cuéllar, 41, who was born in Mexico,…

Chamberlain Denied Bail Release to Psychiatric Facility
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Chamberlain Denied Bail Release to Psychiatric Facility

A federal judge in San Francisco today denied bail to a political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb in his apartment in the city….

Indictment Expected to be Revised in Chamberlain Case
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Indictment Expected to be Revised in Chamberlain Case

A federal judge heard arguments but deferred ruling today on whether a San Francisco political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb can be released…

Police Impersonator Who Sexually Targeted Immigrants Pleads Not Guilty
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Police Impersonator Who Sexually Targeted Immigrants Pleads Not Guilty

A man who dressed and acted like a police officer and allegedly coerced immigrants into committing sex acts in San Francisco pleaded not guilty earlier…

49ers’ Aldon Smith Sentenced to 3 Years Probation for Misdemeanor Gun, DUI Charges
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49ers’ Aldon Smith Sentenced to 3 Years Probation for Misdemeanor Gun, DUI Charges

A judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose this afternoon sentenced San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith to 11 days in a…

Lawsuit Filed Against Proposition that Requires Vote for Waterfront Height Limit Increases
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Lawsuit Filed Against Proposition that Requires Vote for Waterfront Height Limit Increases

The California State Lands Commission filed a lawsuit Tuesday opposing the city’s Proposition B, which was approved by voters in June and requires proposed building…

Judge Allows City College Lawsuit to Continue Against Accrediting Commission
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Judge Allows City College Lawsuit to Continue Against Accrediting Commission

A judge ruled this morning that a lawsuit filed on behalf of beleaguered City College of San Francisco against a regional accrediting commission can continue…

Men Accused Of Assault Outside SF Giants Game Plead Not Guilty
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Men Accused Of Assault Outside SF Giants Game Plead Not Guilty

Two men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in an apparent drunken brawl outside San Francisco’s AT&T Park last week pleaded not guilty in San…

Man Found Guilty of 2009 Tenderloin Stabbing
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Man Found Guilty of 2009 Tenderloin Stabbing

A jury late last week found a 56-year-old man guilty of the stabbing murder of another man at a residential hotel in San Francisco’s Tenderloin…

Former CalPERS CEO Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Accept Bribes
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Former CalPERS CEO Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Accept Bribes

A former chief executive officer of the California Public Employees Retirement System—the nation’s largest public pension fund—pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco today…

Five Sue The Department of Justice Over “Suspicious Activity Reports”
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Five Sue The Department of Justice Over “Suspicious Activity Reports”

Five Californians who claim their innocent activities were wrongfully swept into government reports on alleged potential terrorism sued the U.S. Department of Justice in federal…

SF Janitorial Company to Pay $1.34 Million to Workers Over Denied Benefits
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SF Janitorial Company to Pay $1.34 Million to Workers Over Denied Benefits

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office today announced a settlement with a San Francisco-based janitorial company resulting in the payment of more than $1.3 million…