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Governor Brown Appoints Elizabeth M. Hill to San Mateo County Superior Court

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Elizabeth M. Hill to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

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Former California Real Estate Broker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison in Mortgage Fraud Scam

Modesto, California - James Lee Lankford, 74, formerly a Modesto-based real estate broker, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to 10 years in prison for orchestrating an 11-year mortgage fraud scam that looted elderly homeowners and lending institutions of close to $10 million dollars, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

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Man Sentenced for Aiming Laser at Sheriff Helicopter

Fresno, California - Charles Conrad Mahaffey, 23, of Clovis, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for aiming a laser pointer at a Fresno County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

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Nuestra Familia Leader and Three Associates Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

Fresno, California - Shawn Cameron, 36; his wife Vanessa Mojarro Cameron, 26; and Jonathan Mojarro, 24, all of Hanford, and Carlos Enriquez, 34, of Lemoore, pled guilty today to drug trafficking offenses, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

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Former fire captain pleads guilty to running illegal bookmaking scheme

Santa Ana, California - A recently retired captain for the Los Angeles County Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court Monday, admitting he ran an illegal gambling business for more than a decade that facilitated bets on sporting events through an off-shore bookmaking organization.

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

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Final State Water Action Plan Released: Outlines California’s Near- and Long-Term Water Priorities

Sacramento, California - As California experiences one of the driest winters on record, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture released the final California Water Action Plan, laying out goals and vision for the next five years.

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