Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Sacramento, California - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Gavin Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom honor Air Force Captain Kelliann Leli, who bravely gave her life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Partner extend their deepest condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced that California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The temporary tax relief entails an automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax, extends the availability of existing interest and penalty-free payment agreements to companies with up to $5 million in taxable sales and provides expanded interest free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions. The total tax relief, if fully utilized, is estimated to have billions in impact.

Charlotte, North Carolina - A North Carolina resident and his sport supplement company pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge relating to the introduction of unapproved new drugs into interstate commerce, the Department of Justice announced.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is requiring Intuit Inc. and Credit Karma Inc. (Credit Karma) to divest Credit Karma’s tax business, Credit Karma Tax, to Square Inc. in order for Intuit, the creator of TurboTax, to proceed with its $7.1 billion acquisition of Credit Karma.  The department said that without this divestiture, the proposed transaction would substantially lessen competition for digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation products, which are software programs used by American taxpayers to prepare and file their federal and state returns.

Newark, New Jersey - Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma LP (Purdue) pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Newark, New Jersey, to conspiracies to defraud the United States and violate the anti-kickback statute.