Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced his nomination of Judge Laurie M. Earl as Associate Justice of the Third District Court of Appeal. The Governor also announced his appointment of 11 Superior Court Judges, which include one in Alameda County; one in Kings County; three in Los Angeles County; one in Merced County; one in Modoc County; one in Nevada County; two in Sacramento County; and one in Tulare County.

Los Angeles, California - A federal court enjoined a California company from distributing adulterated sterile animal drugs in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), the Department of Justice announced.

Pocatello, Idaho - An Idaho man was sentenced to a month in prison, five months’ home confinement, three years’ supervised release, and a $15,000 fine for lying to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and for making an illegal repair to a cargo tanker in violation of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. The crimes came to light through the investigation of an explosion.

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal court in Maryland permanently enjoined a Baltimore-based physician assistant from prescribing opioids and other controlled substances, the Department of Justice announced.

Seattle, Washington - A federal jury convicted a Seattle doctor of fraudulently seeking over $3.5 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds.

San Antonio, Texas -