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Ex-Marine receives 210-year federal prison term for drugging and raping girls in Cambodia

Los Angeles, California - A retired Marine Corps captain who was convicted of drugging and sexually abusing girls in Cambodia was sentenced Friday to 210 years in federal prison.

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Brothers indicted for manufacturing, selling illegal firearms

Sacramento, California - Two Sacramento brothers were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of illegally manufacturing and selling firearms following a multiagency probe.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

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February 2014 Drought Update

Sacramento, California - California State Senator Ben Hueso: "With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency directing state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages.

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Congressman Vargas Protects School-Based Health Centers

Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) is a proud cosponsor of H.R. 2632, the “School-based Health Centers Program Reauthorization Act of 2013” introduced by Congressman Lois Capps (CA-24). The bill reauthorizes operational grants under the school-based health centers program for 5 years.

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Governor Brown Releases 2013 Judicial Appointment Data

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released annual applicant and appointee data for the administration’s judicial appointments.

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Seven Indicted in False Tax Refund Scheme Run in a Prison

Sacramento, California - An indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrest of three of seven defendants charged in a conspiracy that used the identification of prison inmates to make fraudulent tax refund claims, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

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California Man Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Report Foreign Bank Accounts Held at UBS

San Francisco, California - Christopher B. Berg of Portola Valley, California, was sentenced yesterday to one year and one day in prison to be followed by three years supervised release, announced Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division Kathryn Keneally and U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag for the Northern District of California. 

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