Legal Issues

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.

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.