Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Justice’

California’s plan to reverse old marijuana convictions

The California Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that could greatly expand the number of convictions of marijuana-related offenses that are expunged or reduced. [Cal Coast Times] When California voters passed Proposition 64, in addition to legalizing marijuana, they also approved... (Continue reading)

Five people arrested in public corruption scheme

After discovering the Panoche Water District was illegally disposing of hazardous waste, a state audit was mounted that found widespread corruption and misuse of public funds. [Cal Coast Times] The California Attorney Generals Office announced Thursday that five current and... (Continue reading)

California deems a brothel, arrests the CEO is the world’s top online brothel, and its CEO, Carl Ferrer, is a pimp, according to the California Attorney General’s Office. Authorities have arrested Ferrer on felony charges of pimping, pimping a minor and conspiracy to commit pimping. Backpage... (Continue reading)

A.J. Santana found not guilty of perjury

After less than one hour of of deliberations, a jury found former San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office Investigator A.J. Santana not guilty of perjury. Santana was on trial for allegedly lying to a judge to obtain a search... (Continue reading)

DOJ investigators raid the Manse on Marsh

By KAREN VELIE Investigators from the California Department of Justice continue their work reviewing computer records following a March 24 raid on the Manse on Marsh, an independent living facility in San Luis Obispo. More than a dozen investigators from... (Continue reading)

Doobie Dozen case back in court

By CCN Staff A recent state appellate court ruling is sending the so-called “Doobie Dozen” case back to a San Luis Obispo courtroom Tuesday, when district attorney deputies will decide if they want to continue already-lengthy proceedings. When the case... (Continue reading)

Was murder suspect defending his mother?

A 23-year-old suspected of killing a Paso Robles man on Friday says he was protecting his mother from her boyfriend. [Tribune] San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested John Danner for allegedly shooting and killing Billy Law, 47. Law lived... (Continue reading)

Wisto feared Myers would expose meth trade

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE County prosecutors continued Wednesday to cultivate the concept of culpability of a mother-son “criminal enterprise” in the violent slaying of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers, weaving a sordid story of life inside a drug dealing family.... (Continue reading)

Five of SLO County’s “Doobie Dozen” sue the state

Five of the 12 medical marijuana collective operators arrested in a controversial December 2010 sweep have filed suit against the California Department of Justice. [New Times] Valerie and David Hosking, Steven Gordon and Rachel and Chip Tamagni allege that the... (Continue reading)