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June 7, 2013 |
State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) said Friday that he has been served with a subpoena by the U.S. attorney's office to testify before a federal grand jury, just days after the FBI seized records from the office of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello). Capitol sources said federal authorities have contacted multiple state lawmakers and at least one Capitol lobbyist this week with questions about Calderon and his legislative activity. De Leon, who chairs the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, said he will comply with the subpoena, which asks for him to testify before a grand jury in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - A Los Angeles state senator said Friday that the U.S. attorney's office had subpoenaed him to testify before a federal grand jury, just days after the FBI raided the Capitol office of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello). Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement that the testimony will take place in Los Angeles in July. "I've communicated to the U.S. attorney's office my willingness to cooperate fully," the statement said. "The U.S. attorney's office has asked that the details of their inquiry remain confidential.
May 14, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday strongly defended the criminal investigation into the leak of classified details about a successful U.S. undercover operation, calling it "within the top two or three most serious leaks" of government-protected information since he became a federal prosecutor more than 35 years ago. The attorney general said he had recused himself earlier from overseeing the investigation into who told the...
April 5, 2013 |
MADRID -- In a surprise turnaround, a judge Friday suspended a criminal summons of the king of Spain's youngest daughter, citing discrimination against the princess. The 47-year-old royal, known as Infanta Cristina, is accused of having knowledge of or possible involvement in alleged corruption by her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin. He is a former Olympic handball champion being investigated for allegedly embezzling millions of dollars in public funds through sports charities he ran. The stay comes two days after Cristina became the first direct descendant of a Spanish monarch to be summoned in a criminal case.
March 14, 2013 |
Los Angeles retailing giant Forever 21, known for selling trendy apparel to teens at low prices, was ordered by a federal judge to turn over supply chain documentation sought by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency is investigating whether Forever 21 has shipped or sold items produced while violating minimum wage, overtime or child labor standards. Regulators first requested data from the chain in August via a subpoena - which the DOL says Forever 21 ignored. U.S. District Court Judge Margaret Morrow signed an order on March 7 requiring the retailer to comply.
November 15, 2012 |
New York's top prosecutor has subpoenaed two power companies as part of an investigation into whether they adequately prepared for and responded to Superstorm Sandy, which knocked out power to more than 8 million customers at its peak, including more than 2 million in New York. Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman is seeking records concerning how the Long Island Power Authority and Consolidated Edison prepared for the storm, the Associated Press reported. Schneiderman's inquiry is separate from a state commission, initiated Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that is charged with reviewing how utility companies prepare for and respond to storms -- and how to make those efforts better.
November 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Despite last week's election, House Republicans kept up their attack on the Obama administration's 2010 healthcare law Wednesday, as the House Ways and Means Committee subpoenaed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius for information about the administration's efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have complained for years that the administration's multimillion-dollar public relations campaign touting...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2012 |
Eric T. Fresch, the former top Vernon official whose tenure became a lightning rod in last year's effort to disincorporate the small industrial city, was found dead at a state park in the Bay Area, officials said Friday. The body of Fresch, 58, was discovered by rangers Thursday evening at Angel Island State Park, which is located in San Francisco Bay not far from Fresch's home in Tiburon. Tiburon Battalion Chief Ed Lynch said Fresch had been cycling around the island with his wife before they got separated.
April 27, 2012 |
The federal government is investigating the business practices of the NBA players' union. The union confirmed Friday it has received a subpoena for documents from the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan and says it will cooperate with the investigation. The NBPA also said in a statement that it has appointed a special committee to oversee an internal inquiry, including a financial audit. Recent reports have questioned the NBPA's finances and spending practices, largely having to do with the hiring of family members and firms that employ relatives of Executive Director Billy Hunter . Hunter says he will cooperate with the internal inquiry, but will not be in involved in the effort so it remains independent.
April 21, 2012 |
The nation's top consumer watchdog is investigating one of the largest Buy Here Pay Here used car chains, the latest in a rising tide of scrutiny of the little-known industry. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a subpoena seeking information and business documents from DriveTime Automotive Group in Phoenix, according to a regulatory filing this week. DriveTime, with 90 dealerships nationwide, is the first Buy Here Pay Here company to be investigated by the federal agency that was created in 2010 as part of the overhaul of financial regulations.