Month: October 2016

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, 49 Other Attorneys General, Reach $95 Million Settlement with USA Discounters for Targeting Military Servicemembers with Deceptive Marketing and Illegal Debt Collection Practices

SAN DIEGO — Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along with the attorneys general of 49 other states and the District of Columbia, today announced a $95.9 million settlement with USA Discounters over allegations that the company used deceptive marketing and unlawful debt collection practices targeting military servicemembers. Under the settlement, Attorney General Harris secured nearly $7 million in restitution for over 4,100 Californians who were harmed by the company’s fraudulent actions.

Justice Department Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Wells Fargo Dealer Services For Illegally Repossessing Servicemembers’ Cars

LOS ANGELES – The Justice Department announced today that Wells Fargo Bank N.A., doing business as Wells Fargo Dealer Services, has agreed to change its policies and pay over $4.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by repossessing 413 cars owned by protected servicemembers without obtaining a court order.

MAN AND WOMAN FROM SACRAMENTO AREA SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, KIDNAPPING FOR ROBBERY, AND ASSAULTING VICTIM

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man and woman were sentenced to state prison today for human trafficking, kidnapping for robbery, and assaulting a woman. Jarrod Neil Cross, 29, Sacramento, and Saquila Collete Osborne, 33, Rancho Cordova, were each found guilty by a jury on Aug. 4, 2016, of one felony count of human trafficking, one felony count of kidnapping to commit robbery, one felony count of first degree robbery, and one felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury. Osborne was sentenced to seven years to life in state prison.

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