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Man convicted of Hollywood murder of woman from Morro Bay

Carrie Jean Melvin

A Los Angels jury convicted a marijuana dispensary security guard and small business owner for the murder of Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, who grew up in Morro Bay. Ezeoma Obioha, 32, is now facing the... (Continue reading)

California senator sentenced to 42 months in prison for bribery

Ron Calderon

Former California State Senator Ronald Calderon, who accepted bribes to push legislation,  was sentenced Friday to three and a half years in federal prison. Ron Calderon, 59, of Montebello, pleaded guilty in June to one count... (Continue reading)

Police detective sentenced to 5 years in prison

Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for bribery, drug trafficking, and filing a false income tax return, said acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria foster father sentenced to 125 years

Norbert Cruz

A 55-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to 125 years in prison on Wednesday for repeatedly raping a foster child in his care. The sexual assaults began when the child was 8 years old and... (Continue reading)

California mayor admits to taking bribes

Luis Aguinaga

The mayor of South El Monte plead guilty Thursday to taking bribes amounting to $45,000 from a contractor doing business with the city, as well as accepting a bribe during an FBI undercover operation. Luis... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria church leader sentenced for child sex abuse

Daniel James Moreno

A 26-year-old Santa Maria man has received an eight-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a child. The man recently served as a local church leader for youth and worked as a youth sports coach. [KSBY]... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield police officer facing life in prison for drug trafficking

Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department pleaded guilty today to trafficking methamphetamine, acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Patrick Mara, 36, faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a... (Continue reading)

Former State Senator Ronald Calderon admits to taking bribes

Ron Calderon

Former Democratic California State Senator Ronald S. Calderon agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge and admits in a plea agreement filed today that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes... (Continue reading)

Former CalPERS CEO gets prison time for bribery

CalPERS

The former CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has received a 4.5-year prison sentence. Federico Buenrostro accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and tried to direct investments to an associate, who later... (Continue reading)

Two LA County Sheriff’s deputies sentenced to prison

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Two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies who were found guilty after a two-week trial earlier this year of falsifying reports with the intent to obstruct justice related to their assault of a waist-chained inmate were sentenced... (Continue reading)



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