Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging a Turlock man with being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Sacramento, California - Scott Stephen Howard, 36, of Yuba City, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Sacramento, California - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $10 million settlement against Medical Device Business Services, Inc. (MDBS), a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and a $1.5 million settlement against global private equity firm The Gores Group (Gores). The settlements resolve allegations that each company engaged in improper marketing tactics and submitted false claims to state Medicaid programs, including California’s Medi-Cal program. It is alleged that both companies improperly marketed prescription medical device systems developed by Therakos Inc. (Therakos), a company which MDBS and Gores each owned at separate times. 

Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment Thursday against Oscar Armando Orellana Guevara, 23, of Mendota, charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Sacramento, California - A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment Thursday against Guy Joseph Bass, 29, of Vacaville, charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday announced the following appointments: