Fifteen individuals including ones in California were arrested for what was called an alleged financial fraud scheme over the internet. Besides involving a number of states, the purported ring also involved individuals from Canada and South Africa. It is claimed that a West African organized crime network was at the center of this scheme.
Much has been written about the arrest that was made of California Senator Leland Yee for alleged bribery and gun charges. The arrest took place on March 26 and came about following an FBI sting that was aimed at supposed organized crime and political corruption taking place in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Of six San Francisco police officers charged concerning crimes alleging theft of drugs, money and electronics, four of those officers have pleaded not-guilty. The officers were indicted by federal grand juries concerning items the police officers supposedly had taken during a 2009 arrest. The six officers have had their guns taken away from them and been suspended without pay.
“Truly innovative business models don’t need to resort to old-fashioned law-breaking,” Manhattan’s U.S. Attorney said in a statement. That’s precisely the point that storied investor-twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were expected to make at hearings last week before banks and regulators.
"It's really damaging ... putting handcuffs on a child at 12, 13 or 14 years old," the head of a gang diversion program told reporters. "Even for something like jumping a turnstile, those acts have ripple effects that can be catastrophic."
This week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is holding a rare re-hearing on the constitutionality of collecting the DNA profiles of arrestees into databases intended to solve future crimes. The appellate court has heard the case before but decided to rehear it in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a similar Maryland law this June.
A 29-year-old San Francisco resident was taken into custody on Tuesday in the science fiction section of the Glen Park Branch Library. Federal prosecutors accuse the man of masterminding an online drug marketplace called “Silk Road,” where buyers and sellers of illegal drugs could make their exchanges in an atmosphere much like that of eBay.
According to the latest data collected through the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program, or UCR, the nationwide downward trend in both violent and property crimes continued last year. The UCR collects information on crimes and arrests from 18,290 municipal, state, federal, tribal and college and university law enforcement agencies, so it gives us an accurate look at the true level of crime in the U.S.