California Attorney General Updates

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June 22, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement on the death of former Los Angeles police commissioner and civic leader John Mack, who was an instrumental leader in Los Angeles police reform: “John Mack was a rock for decency, opportunity and equality. His hands touched the lives of so many. John's impact will ripple for generations.” [...]
Fri, Jun 22, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 22, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement on the death of Los Angeles police commissioner and civic leader John Mack, who was an instrumental leader in Los Angeles police reform: “John Mack was a rock for decency, opportunity and equality. His hands touched the lives of so many. John's impact will ripple for generations.” [...]
Fri, Jun 22, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 22, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of Richard Fazlollahi, a District Manager with the California Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA), on bribery charges. Fazlollahi is alleged to have requested, and agreed to receive, a bribe from a construction company in exchange for reducing penalties the company was facing for workplace safety violations. “Individuals abusing their positions in government for personal gain violate the trust of the people of California,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Accepting bribes is illegal and corrupt. The Department of Justice [...]
Fri, Jun 22, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 22, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia in leading a multistate amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in Centro Presente et al., v. Trump et al. In this case, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, plaintiffs challenged the United States Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) recent action relating to Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This humanitarian program provides legal status and work authorization to people whose countries of origin are unsafe and cannot handle their return. “Many TPS holders are our neighbors [...]
Fri, Jun 22, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 21, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that he will join a coalition of 10 states led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over the cruel and unlawful policy of forcibly separating children from their parents without any legitimate justification. “Children belong with their families, not alone and fearful in metal cages. We are filing this lawsuit because ripping children from their parents is unlawful, wrong and heartless,” said Attorney General Becerra. “President Trump yesterday signed an empty and meaningless order that claims to take back [...]
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 19, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAttorneys general send letter to US Department of Justice strongly opposing its “zero tolerance” policy of forcibly separating families at the border, including those seeking asylum SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector H. Balderas and 19 attorneys general in demanding the U.S. Department of Justice immediately end its new “zero tolerance” immigration policy which separates children from their parents. In their letter, the attorneys general explain how these compulsory separations create serious concerns regarding the violation of children's rights, constitutional principles of due process and equal protection, as [...]
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 18, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO — Today, the California Department of Justice issued a reminder that all bullet button assault weapons must be registered by 11:59:59 P.M. on June 30, 2018. Any applications submitted after this due date will not be accepted (see Penal Code section 30900(b)(1) and California Code of Regulations, title 11, division 5, chapter 39, section 5469). Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880, effective January 1, 2017, any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, including those weapons with [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 18, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest and arraignment of David William Reimers, 52, of El Dorado Hills in El Dorado County, on 126 felony charges involving financial fraud against numerous elderly victims. The Attorney General's complaint alleges that David Reimers solicited more than $2 million from elderly investors under false premises through his financial advising company, Reimers Financial. The defendant allegedly promised investors a guaranteed return, but instead of investing their money, he diverted the funds for personal gain. The defendant was arraigned today in El Dorado County Superior Court. [...]
Mon, Jun 18, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 15, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Becerra today issued the following statement in response to the Fourth District Appellate Court's ruling in the End of Life Option Act litigation: “Today the Fourth District Appellate Court granted our request for immediate stay in People ex rel. Xavier Becerra v. Ahn, reinstating California's End of Life Option Act while litigation is ongoing. This ruling provides some relief to California patients, their families, and doctors who have been living in uncertainty while facing difficult health decisions. Today's court ruling is an important step to protect and defend the End of [...]
Sat, Jun 16, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 15, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govThe Jacobs family was found dead in their Land Park home nearly three decades ago SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn today announced a new $50,000 reward in the brutal 1991 murders of California Department of Justice employee Marcy Jacobs, her husband Michael, and their nine-year-old daughter Jenny. The officials are seeking information from the public leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for this horrific crime. “On January 14, 1991, we learned that the Jacobs family had their lives stolen from them. The California Department of [...]
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 15, 2018Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – Joining a coalition of 42 Attorneys General, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $100 million multistate settlement against Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). LIBOR is the rate at which banks lend money to one another and is a key financial tool that determines interest rates for many financing products, including government and corporate bonds. During the financial crisis, large international banks manipulated LIBOR to enhance their financial health, avoid negative publicity, and minimize harm to their reputations. Instead of submitting rates that reflected [...]
Fri, Jun 15, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY