San Francisco, California - A former Bay Area resident was arrested Wednesday in Barnstable, Massachusetts on charges related to a long-running investment fraud scheme.  John Bryan Murphy was charged on November 30, 2017, by a federal grand jury in San Francisco with wire fraud and money laundering announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  The indictment was unsealed late yesterday following Murphy’s arrest.

San Francisco, California - Liang Chen, Donald Olgado, Wei-Yung Hsu, and Robert Ewald were charged for their respective roles in an alleged scheme to steal trade secrets from a Bay Area semiconductor chip equipment manufacturer, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett.  

Sacramento, California - Jason Sebastian Sparks, 29, of Oroville, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to 14 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Fresno, California - Marci Jessie Ramirez, 46, of Fresno, pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Washington, DC - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that the White House has approved California’s request for direct federal assistance to support the response to wildfires burning in Southern California.