Legal Issues

Visalia doctor sentenced in painkiller case

A Visalia doctor was sentenced today for illegally dispensing oxycodone and other painkillers to patients without a legitimate medical need.

Fresno man sues for Ferguson victim's juvenile records

(AP) —€” Lingering questions about Michael Brown could be answered Wednesday when a judge considers two media requests to release any possible juvenile records of the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a Missouri police officer last month.

Yosemite Lodge worker indicted for $87K in theft

A former worker at the Yosemite Lodge in Yosemite National Park was indicted in Fresno Thursday on six charges alleging theft from the hotel.

Champions of Justice to be awarded Oct. 9

Central California Legal Services will present its Champions of Justice Awards Oct. 9 to those who have defended the causes of low-income individuals.

San Francisco water source subject of lawsuit

(AP) — A nonprofit group in Fresno says a massive reservoir that serves over two million people in the San Francisco Bay Area is harming endangered fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Judges dismisses charges against Tulare County

An administrative law judge today dismissed charges claiming that the Tulare County Association of Governments was in the wrong when it refused to allow a board member to represent one of its employees in a disciplinary meeting.

Yosemite nonprofit director charged with embezzlement

A Sonora woman was charged in Fresno this week with embezzling more than $42,000 while serving as director of two Yosemite area child care centers.

Harris Construction gets $7.9M in hospital settlement

An artist’s rendering of Tulare Regional Medical Center’s 5-story tower.Tulare Regional Medical Center will pay Fresno's Harris Construction $7.9 million to settle a lawsuit over the construction of its new 5-story tower.

Fresno man sentenced for pirated media

A Fresno man was sentenced in a Fresno federal court today to three years and four months in prison for manufacturing and trafficking counterfeit CDs and DVDs.

Financier pleads to $1.7M fraud case in Fresno

The former managing member of a financial group pled guilty in a Fresno federal court today of defrauding investors of at least $1.7 million through phony business and real estate projects.