Anti-death penalty drive has $5.4 million

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- More than $5.4 million, mostly from wealthy donors, has been collected to support a ballot measure to abolish California's death penalty, a research group said.
Garrido accused of several assaults

Garrido accused of several assaults

ANTIOCH, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Police said more allegations of rape and kidnapping against Phillip Garrido, accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard 18 years ago in California, have surfaced.

Medical marijuana dealers found guilty

MODESTO, Calif., May 17 (UPI) -- Two California men could spend 20 years behind bars after a federal jury found them guilty of operating an illegal medical marijuana business, officials said.

U.S. charges 4 in 'ecoterror' arson attack

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor in California has charged four people with arson and explosives offences dating back to 2001, accusing them of being an eco-terrorist cell.

Nine charged in Red Cross Katrina fraud

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Justice Department announced charges Tuesday against nine people accused to trying to defraud the Red Cross by claiming hurricane relief assistance.

Nine charged with defrauding Red Cross

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors have charged four employees of a Red Cross call center in California with fraudulently obtaining money mean for hurricane victims.
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