LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a settlement with Houzz Inc., an online platform for home remodeling and design, to resolve allegations that the company violated California privacy laws by recording incoming and outgoing telephone calls without notifying all parties on the call that they were being recorded.
A California man was indicted today for his role in a mass mailing scam targeting holders of U.S. trademarks.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man who was driving under the influence of heroin is scheduled to face trial Tuesday for killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in Newport Beach. Neil Storm Stephany, 24, Huntington Beach, is charged with one felony count of murder. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Department C-37, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A man was sentenced to six years in state prison today for trafficking an 18-year-old woman and physically assaulting her, including burning her leg with a blow torch, and attempting to force her to work as a prostitute for his benefit. Richard Jordan Sandoval, 24, Garden Grove, pleaded guilty today, Oct. 8, 2015, to one felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury, one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit, one felony count of human trafficking, and one felony count of criminal threats.
Two Orange County men who were indicted in June 2015 for conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been indicted for additional charges involving bank fraud and financial aid fraud.
Today the Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with Riverside County, California, resolving claims alleging that the county violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The complaint, filed on Sept. 28, 2015, alleges that the county discriminated in its employment practices by failing to hire a probation officer applicant because he has epilepsy. The job applicant was qualified for and could perform the job duties associated with the position, but the county withdrew his offer of employment solely because of his controlled epilepsy.