Fresno, California - A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today against Julio Perez, 32; Rafael Legorreta, 34, both of Bakersfield; and Francisco Rivera, 29 of Palmdale, charging them with conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

Fresno, California - Juan Ramon Curiel, 36, of Visalia, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud in connection with a foreclosure rescue scheme he orchestrated, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Curiel’s co-defendant and business partner, Santiago Palacios-Hernandez, 45, of Salinas, pleaded guilty to the same conspiracy charge last week.

Santa Ana, California - An attorney who engaged in a conspiracy that allowed the owner of a chain of marijuana stores to hide some of his income has pleaded guilty to federal financial offenses.

Escondido, California - Sumatran tigers Majel and Conrad received special enrichment items today at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, including replicas of the U.S. Postal Service’s Save Vanishing Species semipostal tiger stamps that were smeared with bone marrow for the tigers to enjoy.

Sacramento, California - A northern California man was sentenced Thursday to 101 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and the Manteca Police Department.

Washington, DC - Katadyn North American Foods, LLC, a Rocklin, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,719 pounds of spicy sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.