Legal Issues

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.

Visalia doctor pleads guilty in oxycodone case

A Visalia doctor pleaded guilty last week to prescribing large quantities of oxycodone and hydrocodone without medical necessity and hiding proceeds to avoid financial reporting requirements.