Psychologist Sentenced to Four Months, $496,101 Restitution for False and Improper Bills to Government
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Psychologist Sentenced to Four Months, $496,101 Restitution for False and Improper Bills to Government

A psychologist who admitted submitting more than 1,100 false bills for treatment of government employees has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to…

$1M Bail Set for Man Accused of Attacking Sleeping Homeless Man With Bat
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$1M Bail Set for Man Accused of Attacking Sleeping Homeless Man With Bat

A 65-year-old man arrested after allegedly beating a sleeping homeless man over the head five times with a metal baseball bat Tuesday morning in San…

Bonds “Humbled and Truly Thankful” Conviction Overturned
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Bonds “Humbled and Truly Thankful” Conviction Overturned

Nearly eight years after former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was first indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, a federal appeals…

US Citizen Sues State Department for Allegedly Illegally Revoking His Passport and Leaving Him Stranded in Yemen
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US Citizen Sues State Department for Allegedly Illegally Revoking His Passport and Leaving Him Stranded in Yemen

A San Francisco man has sued the U.S. State Department in federal court, claiming that American embassy officials in Yemen illegally revoked his passport and…

Court Upholds $2.8M Compensation but Strikes Down Punitive Award for Woman Molested by Jehovah’s Witnesses
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Court Upholds $2.8M Compensation but Strikes Down Punitive Award for Woman Molested by Jehovah’s Witnesses

A state appeals court in San Francisco today upheld a $2.8 million compensatory damage award for a woman who was molested as a child by…

Sprint Agrees to Pay $15.5M in Federal Surveillance Lawsuit
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Sprint Agrees to Pay $15.5M in Federal Surveillance Lawsuit

The office of U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Thursday that Sprint Communications, Inc., has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle allegations that it overcharged…

Jury Convicts Man Who Struck Firefighter With Car, Seriously Injuring Him in 2011
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Jury Convicts Man Who Struck Firefighter With Car, Seriously Injuring Him in 2011

A San Francisco jury convicted a man Wednesday of intentionally striking a Cal Fire firefighter with a car in San Francisco’s Richmond District in 2011…

CPUC Imposes Record $1.6B Penalty on PG&E, President Says CPUC Failed to be Vigilant
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CPUC Imposes Record $1.6B Penalty on PG&E, President Says CPUC Failed to be Vigilant

The California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco today imposed a record $1.6 billion penalty on PG&E Co. for a fatal pipeline explosion in San…

Contractor Pleads Guilty to 118 Counts of Bribery Involving Former SFSU Official
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Contractor Pleads Guilty to 118 Counts of Bribery Involving Former SFSU Official

The owner of an environmental waste disposal firm that contracted with San Francisco State University pleaded guilty to more than 100 counts of bribing a…

CPUC to Decide Thursday on PG&E Penalty of up to $1.6B for San Bruno Explosion
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CPUC to Decide Thursday on PG&E Penalty of up to $1.6B for San Bruno Explosion

Four and one-half years after a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno, the California Public Utilities Commission is set to decide in San Francisco Thursday…

Former Art.com Exec Charged with Price Fixing in Online Poster Sales
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Former Art.com Exec Charged with Price Fixing in Online Poster Sales

A former e-commerce executive has agreed to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to colluding with competitors to fix the prices of…

Man Convicted of Using Forged Credit Card at SFO
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Man Convicted of Using Forged Credit Card at SFO

A San Francisco man was convicted in San Mateo County Superior Court on Friday of trying to rent a car at San Francisco International Airport…

Man Suspected of Pushing Victim in Path of Muni Train During Fight Charged with Attempted Murder
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Man Suspected of Pushing Victim in Path of Muni Train During Fight Charged with Attempted Murder

A man accused of pushing another man in front of a San Francisco Municipal Railway light rail train at the Civic Center station last month…

Crocker Amazon Playground Double Homicide Suspects Face Gang-Related Murder Charges
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Crocker Amazon Playground Double Homicide Suspects Face Gang-Related Murder Charges

Family members of the teenage victims of a double homicide and the suspects arrested in connection with the fatal shootings at Crocker Amazon Playground in…

Jury Rules Man Stabbed Roommate to Death in 2011 in Self-Defense
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Jury Rules Man Stabbed Roommate to Death in 2011 in Self-Defense

Jurors acquitted a 28-year-old San Francisco man on Wednesday after he testified that his 67-year-old roommate had raped him and that he acted in self-defense…

City Attorney Files Lawsuit, Alleges Port Commissioner Flouted Numerous Laws
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City Attorney Files Lawsuit, Alleges Port Commissioner Flouted Numerous Laws

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit Wednesday against San Francisco Port commissioner Mel Murphy after an investigation spurred by the collapse of…

Former GSA Administrator Pleads Guilty to False Claim, Admits Abusing Trust
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Former GSA Administrator Pleads Guilty to False Claim, Admits Abusing Trust

A former U.S. General Services Administration executive who organized a notoriously lavish conference in Las Vegas in 2010 has pleaded guilty in federal court in…

Former CEO of Startup Sentenced to Two Years for Defrauding Investors of More Than $500,000
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Former CEO of Startup Sentenced to Two Years for Defrauding Investors of More Than $500,000

The founder and former chief executive of a San Francisco startup has been sentenced in federal court to two years in prison for fraud in…

San Bruno Leaders Support $1.6B Penalty for PG&E in Explosion and Records Case
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San Bruno Leaders Support $1.6B Penalty for PG&E in Explosion and Records Case

San Bruno officials announced today they support a proposed increased $1.6 billion penalty and fine for PG&E Co. for a fatal 2010 pipeline explosion in…

‘Silk Road’ Investigators Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering
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‘Silk Road’ Investigators Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering

Two federal investigators have been charged in U.S. District Court in San Francisco with fraudulently obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin during the…

Family of Man Killed in Police Shooting Files Claim Against SFPD
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Family of Man Killed in Police Shooting Files Claim Against SFPD

The mother of 26-year-old Oakland resident O’Shaine Evans, who was shot and killed by undercover San Francisco police officers near AT&T Park last October, filed…

Jury Shoots Down Ellen Pao’s Sex Discrimination Claims Against Silicon Valley VC Firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers
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Jury Shoots Down Ellen Pao’s Sex Discrimination Claims Against Silicon Valley VC Firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers

A San Francisco jury this afternoon found that sex discrimination allegations lodged against Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in a…

CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders
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CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is taking steps to carry out a state Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory residency restrictions for…

Inmates Allege Sheriff’s Deputies Made Them Fight Gladiator-Style While Betting on Outcomes
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Inmates Allege Sheriff’s Deputies Made Them Fight Gladiator-Style While Betting on Outcomes

Jail inmates held in San Francisco’s Hall of Justice allege sheriff’s deputies have forced them to fight “gladiator-style” while deputies placed bets on the outcomes,…

Judge Partially Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Voter Approval of Waterfront Development
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Judge Partially Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Voter Approval of Waterfront Development

A San Francisco Superior Court judge is allowing a lawsuit to proceed that could invalidate a 2014 voter-approved ballot measure, known as Proposition B, which…

State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative
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State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to stop a campaign to make homosexuality punishable by death before it starts. Harris filed today for a…

Citizen Complaint Filed Alleging SFPD Work With FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Violated City Law
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Citizen Complaint Filed Alleging SFPD Work With FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Violated City Law

Two national civil rights organizations filed a citizen complaint against the city of San Francisco today alleging that San Francisco police could be violating city…

Judge Throws Out Charges in Ex-Firefighter DUI Case, Civil Case Still Pending
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Judge Throws Out Charges in Ex-Firefighter DUI Case, Civil Case Still Pending

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has thrown out criminal charges against a former San Francisco firefighter who struck a motorcyclist while driving a fire…

Man Mistakenly Arrested for Dealing Drugs Found Not Guilty
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Man Mistakenly Arrested for Dealing Drugs Found Not Guilty

A 28-year-old man who was arrested at a Burger King restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District last year after being mistaken for a drug dealer…

Jurors Acquit Man Accused of Fatally Injuring 77 Year Old Newspaper Vendor
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Jurors Acquit Man Accused of Fatally Injuring 77 Year Old Newspaper Vendor

A jury acquitted a man on Monday accused of fatally injuring a 77-year-old newspaper vendor outside a San Francisco BART station in 2013, according to…

19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber in Federal Court for Alleged False Advertising
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19 Taxi Companies Sue Uber in Federal Court for Alleged False Advertising

Nineteen taxi companies sued Uber Technologies Inc. in federal court in San Francisco today, accusing the transportation network company of false advertising when it claims…

Racist, Homophobic SFPD Text Messages Could Lead to Criminal Case Being Thrown Out
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Racist, Homophobic SFPD Text Messages Could Lead to Criminal Case Being Thrown Out

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent…

CPUC Proposes Larger $1.6B Fine for PG&E in San Bruno Pipeline Case
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CPUC Proposes Larger $1.6B Fine for PG&E in San Bruno Pipeline Case

California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker today proposed increasing to $1.6 billion a penalty imposed on PG&E for safety violations related to a fatal…

Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Tax Fraud
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Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Tax Fraud

A Los Angeles man was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for tax evasion, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Michael Ryan Trythall, 37,…

Housing Industry Organizations File Lawsuit Against Buyout Agreement Ordinance
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Housing Industry Organizations File Lawsuit Against Buyout Agreement Ordinance

Individuals and housing industry organizations that challenge the constitutionality of a buyout Agreement Ordinance, passed by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and set to take…

Man Convicted of Rape, Pimping in Case with Teen Victim
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Man Convicted of Rape, Pimping in Case with Teen Victim

A San Francisco man was found guilty Wednesday of several felony charges including rape, unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, pimping and pandering, according to…

Appeals Court Declines to Block Sunnyvale Ban on High-Capacity Ammunition Reloading Magazines
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Appeals Court Declines to Block Sunnyvale Ban on High-Capacity Ammunition Reloading Magazines

A ban by the city of Sunnyvale on high-capacity ammunition-loading gun magazines was left in place, at least for the time being, by a federal…

Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud
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Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud

A Santa Rosa man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for filing false tax returns and failing to report his financial interest in…

Settlement Announced For 72 Passengers in Asiana Airlines Crash at SFO
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Settlement Announced For 72 Passengers in Asiana Airlines Crash at SFO

A group of 72 passengers on the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport in 2013 have settled personal injury claims filed…

North Coast Grower Convicted of Murdering Worker and Producing Marijuana
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North Coast Grower Convicted of Murdering Worker and Producing Marijuana

A Humboldt County marijuana grower will be sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on June 3 for the shooting murder of one of his…