Legal Issues

AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license

(AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

Fresno's PRK Arms challenges handgun ad rule

PRK Arms of Fresno is one of four California gun dealers challenging a rule barring the use of handgun advertising displays visible from outside their stores.PRK Arms of Fresno joined with three other California gun dealers to file a lawsuit Monday against Attorney General Kamala Harris over a law restricting the advertising of handguns outside their stores.

Former Fresno executive charged with $300K embezzlement

A former Fresno business executive has been charged with embezzling nearly $300K from a local business.

15 charged in Central California casino dispute

(AP) — Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 15 people in connection with the armed takeover of a Central California Native American casino.

Judge dismisses challenge to Fulton Mall street project

A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to the City of Fresno's Fulton Mall street restoration project.The City of Fresno announced today that a judge has dismissed a challenge to the environmental report on the Fulton Mall street project.

New scholarship named for Fresno County's first black judge

The San Joaquin College of Law and the Hugh Goodwin Bar Association are offering a $9,000 scholarship to an aspiring law student. The scholarship is intended to make legal education more affordable for individuals from underrepresented groups in the profession. 

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.