Legal Issues

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.

Former candidate for governor arrested in shooting

(AP) — A man who ran an unlikely campaign for governor of California earlier this year has been arrested on suspicion of shooting his neighbor in the stomach and killing a horse, officials said Friday.

Man charged with starting massive Yosemite blaze

(AP) — A Tuolumne County man was charged Thursday with starting the state's third-largest wildfire, a 2013 blaze that charred hundreds of square miles of land in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest.

California tuberculosis patient found, arrested 

(AP) — A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Former IRS worker charged in $1.2M fraud case

A former IRS employee was arrested Tuesday morning in Parlier for allegedly stealing personal information from coworkers in an attempt to make $1.2 million in fraudulent credit card charges.

Korean living in Fresno sentenced in $2M scheme

A Korean national living in Fresno was sentenced to three years in prison this week for bilking investors out of more than $2 million.

Valley attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers

Dozens of attorneys throughout the Central Valley were named Super Lawers, an honor enjoyed by just five percent of lawyers in Northern California.