Riverside, California - Southern Californians are being urged this summer to help fight a disease that threatens to wipe out the state’s iconic citrus by sharing fruit with friends, family and coworkers only after thoroughly washing it and removing the leaves.

Sacramento, California - On Monday, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury found Saber A. Shehadeh, 75, of Sacramento, guilty of three counts of mail fraud related to an arson fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Shehadeh was remanded into custody following the verdict.

Fresno, California - Elias Muhammad, 21, of Fresno, was arraigned Thursday for a two-count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. A federal grand jury returned the indictment against him on May 24, 2018.

Los Angeles, California - A Los Angeles resident was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for two child exploitation offenses, including engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and traveling in foreign commerce for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in Charge Joseph Macias of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles.

Fresno, California - Jarrod M. Langford, 26, of Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Los Angeles, California - An Avenues gang member who was captured last year after more than a decade on the run was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison on federal hate crime and firearms charges that were filed against him in 2004, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division, United States Attorney Nicola T. Hanna of the Central District of California, and FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul D. Delacourt for the Los Angeles Field Office.