Legal Issues

Fresno County judge charged with misconduct

Judge James Petrucelli. Photo via PRWeb.comThe state Commission on Judicial Performance has charged a Fresno County judge with willful misconduct over the handling of a felony domestic violence case involving a local restaurateur.

IRS employee indicted on false tax return charges

Kimberly Brown-English of Fresno was arrested today after a grand jury indicted her last week on charges of filing false tax returns while an employee with the Internal Revenue Service.

Court hearing expected in case of massive wildfire

(AP) — A hearing is scheduled in the case of a Northern California man accused of starting one of the largest wildfires in the state's recorded history.

Jury delivers $3.5M verdict against Fresno firm

Fresno trucking company GMG Trucking was ordered to pay $3.5 million today in a wrongful death case involving one of its trucks catching fire and killing the driver.

Local teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

(AP) — Deputies have arrested four people — one adult and three juveniles — who are suspected of breaking into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club.

920 chickens killed with golf club in Caruthers

(AP) — Local authorities are searching for those who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and used a golf club to kill more than 900 birds.

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.