Sacramento, California - Leonard E. Williams, 52, of Sacramento, was sentenced today to over seven years and three months in prison for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and two counts of money laundering, in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Williams was found guilty on July 24, 2014, by a federal jury after a six–day trial.

Los Angeles, California - A Lakewood woman who pleaded guilty to a protracted embezzlement scheme that resulted in the failure of a credit union was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison.

San Diego, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting security operations at California's ports of entry with Mexico performed more than 68 million inspections of travelers, seized more than 76 tons of illegal narcotics and apprehended more than 33,000 immigration violators during federal fiscal year 2014.

Sacramento, California - Veterinarians team with sheriff’s deputies to rescue cow stuck in mineshaft:

Sacramento, California - Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) introduced his first bills today.  Topping his initial bill introduction list are two measures, AB 184 and AB 185, which enhance small business development and entrepreneurship.

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