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

Fresno, California - Two Soledad men were sentenced this week for conspiracy to rob the Chase Bank in Modesto, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Robert Zavala, 24, was sentenced today to five years in prison, and Moises Misael Garcia DeLeon, 27, was sentenced to on Monday to four years and nine months in prison.

Santa Ana, California - An Orange County man was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.8 million from his employer, a commercial real estate management company and developer.

San Francisco, California - Charges were unsealed Wednesday alleging that Walter Wing Lok Wong conspired for over 15 years to defraud the public of their right to the honest services of San Francisco city officials, including Mohammed Nuru, the former head of the San Francisco Department of Public Works, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, John F. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Kareem Carter, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge.

Los Angeles, California - On June 2, 2020, the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) directed the LAPD’s Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) and Commercial Crimes Division (CCD) to establish a task force called SAFE LA in order to investigate significant crimes that occurred at or near locations where legitimate protests and demonstrations took place in Los Angeles beginning on May 29, 2020. The criminal activity under investigation includes looting, burglary, robbery, vandalism, arson, and assault.

Fresno, California - On March 12, a federal grand jury brought a five-count indictment against an assistant manager of a Fresno-area Walmart store, charging her with bank fraud and use of unauthorized credit cards, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.