San Francisco, California - Behnam Halali, Ernesto Magat, Kraig Jilge, Karen Gagarin, and Alomkone Soundara, a/k/a Alex Soundara, were charged in an indictment unsealed yesterday in federal court in connection with a scheme involving fraudulent life insurance policies while each was employed at the American Income Life Insurance Company (AIL), announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agent in Charge Andrew Toth, and Commissioner Dave Jones of the California Department of Insurance.

San Jose, California - Lena “Mickey” Jacobs Coombs pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon on wire fraud charges alleging she embezzled money from her former employer, Symantec, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.


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

Sacramento, California - A portion of Los Angeles County has been placed under quarantine for the oriental fruit fly (OFF) following the detection of nine adult OFF in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near the City of Inglewood.  The quarantine zone in Los Angeles County measures 81 square miles, bordered on the north by Avalon Boulevard; on the south by E Victoria Street; on the west by S La Cienga Boulevard; and on the east by California Avenue. 

Sacramento, California - Following the inauguration of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., he will swear in Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Leondra R. Kruger to the California Supreme Court in Sacramento on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Marin, Mendocino, San Mateo and Ventura counties due to the effects of severe winter storms that caused damage to roads and highways throughout the state as a result of mudflows, debris, flooding and erosion. Today's proclamation directs Caltrans to formally request immediate assistance through the Federal Highway Administration's Emergency Relief Program.