“A Danger To The Community”: Son Of Former SF School Board President Denied Bail In Murder-For-Hire Case

“A Danger To The Community”: Son Of Former SF School Board President Denied Bail In Murder-For-Hire Case

Although his father is free on bond while facing similar and heavier charges, the son of former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson was…

San Bruno Blast: PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To 12 Criminal Charges

San Bruno Blast: PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To 12 Criminal Charges

PG&E Co. pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to 12 criminal charges stemming from the fatal explosion of a natural gas…

There Might Be Even More Charges For Defendants In The Leland Yee/Shrimp Boy Case

There Might Be Even More Charges For Defendants In The Leland Yee/Shrimp Boy Case

The chief prosecutor in a 29-defendant corruption and organized crime case told a federal judge in San Francisco today that a majority of the defendants…

Many Separate Trials Expected In Criminal Case That Resulted In Arrest Of Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy, And 27 Others

Many Separate Trials Expected In Criminal Case That Resulted In Arrest Of Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy, And 27 Others

The trial judge presiding over the criminal case of suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and 28 other defendants said at the first full-scale hearing on…

Judge Orders NSA To Preserve Cellphone Records That Might Have Been Illegally Obtained

Judge Orders NSA To Preserve Cellphone Records That Might Have Been Illegally Obtained

Attorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation found themselves in an ironic position in federal court in San Francisco today, arguing that domestic cellphone records collected…

Court In SF Convicts Man In Plot To Sell Trade Secrets To China

Court In SF Convicts Man In Plot To Sell Trade Secrets To China

A Walnut Creek man and a company he founded were convicted by a federal jury in San Francisco of economic espionage and other charges in…

Sprint Sued In SF By US Government, Overcharges For Wiretapping Alleged

Sprint Sued In SF By US Government, Overcharges For Wiretapping Alleged

The U.S. government sued Sprint Communications Inc. in federal court in San Francisco today for allegedly overcharging federal law enforcement agencies $21 million between 2007…

SFPD Chief Addresses Indictments Of Six Officers: “I don’t know that it gets any worse than this”

SFPD Chief Addresses Indictments Of Six Officers: “I don’t know that it gets any worse than this”

A former San Francisco police officer who has been indicted along with five current officers pleaded not guilty in federal court today to conspiring to…

Five Active SFPD Officers Federally Indicted For Civil Rights Violations

Five Active SFPD Officers Federally Indicted For Civil Rights Violations

Five San Francisco police officers and one former officer have been indicted on charges of civil rights violations related to alleged illegal searches and theft…

Court In SF Convicts Man In In Armored Car Heist

Court In SF Convicts Man In In Armored Car Heist

A Santa Rosa man was convicted in federal court in San Francisco today of robbing an armored car warehouse in Santa Rosa in 2011 and…

Court In SF Fast Tracks Suit Over Oakland A’s Move To San Jose

Court In SF Fast Tracks Suit Over Oakland A’s Move To San Jose

The city of San Jose won its request to a federal appeals court in San Francisco today for a fast-track handling of its lawsuit against…

Federal Judge Refuses To Block SF’s Ban On High Capacity Gun Magazines

Federal Judge Refuses To Block SF’s Ban On High Capacity Gun Magazines

A federal judge in San Francisco today refused to block a new city law that bans possession of high-capacity gun magazines that hold more than…

Judge In SF Fires Oakland Police Compliance Director

Judge In SF Fires Oakland Police Compliance Director

A federal judge has terminated the contract of a compliance director appointed by the court to oversee reforms in the Oakland Police Department. U.S. District…

Nominees For Federal Judgeships Get Nod From Senate Judiciary Committee

Nominees For Federal Judgeships Get Nod From Senate Judiciary Committee

Three nominees for federal judgeships in San Francisco and San Jose moved a step closer to taking the bench when they won approval from U.S….

Alleged Members Of “Central Divisadero Playas” Face Murder, Racketeering, And Drug Trafficking Charges

Alleged Members Of “Central Divisadero Playas” Face Murder, Racketeering, And Drug Trafficking Charges

A federal grand jury today issued a 17-count indictment accusing 10 alleged members and associates of a San Francisco gang of murder, racketeering, drug trafficking…

Former Wells Fargo Staffer Gets One Year, Eight Month Sentence After Stealing $1.8 Million From Elderly Client

Former Wells Fargo Staffer Gets One Year, Eight Month Sentence After Stealing $1.8 Million From Elderly Client

A former financial advisor who admitted forging an elderly client’s name on $1.8 million worth of checks has been sentenced in federal court in San…

Four Face Federal Indictment After Alleged Pimp’s Slaying

Four Face Federal Indictment After Alleged Pimp’s Slaying

The killing of an alleged pimp in San Francisco last year has prompted a federal indictment for four people accused of murder and racketeering charges….

Man Who Sold Baby Sharks From SF Bay Sentenced To Home Detention

Man Who Sold Baby Sharks From SF Bay Sentenced To Home Detention

A Milpitas man who ran a wholesale fish business has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to five months of home detention for…

Homeless People File Suit Over Eviction From Bayside Landfill

Homeless People File Suit Over Eviction From Bayside Landfill

Ten homeless people and a nonprofit group sued the city of Albany in federal court today in a bid to block the city’s plan to…

Deputy SF City Attorney Might Be First Judge Of South Asian Descent On NorCal Federal Court

Deputy SF City Attorney Might Be First Judge Of South Asian Descent On NorCal Federal Court

A deputy San Francisco city attorney who defended city laws in several high-profile cases has been nominated by President Obama for a judgeship on the…

SF Lawyer Follows Father’s Footsteps Into Federal Judgeship

SF Lawyer Follows Father’s Footsteps Into Federal Judgeship

A San Francisco lawyer and former U.S. Justice Department official was confirmed to a judgeship on the U.S. District Court in San Francisco by the…