Police said their investigation revealed that Cesar Eduardo Castro Moreno had sexually assaulted the victim during a massage appointment. Palo Alto police said they are not aware of any additional victims.
Prosecutors said the suspect misappropriated and diverted more than $7.3 million of investor funds for his own personal benefit, which included paying credit card debts; making cash withdrawals; paying for travel, luxury automobile and jewelry purchases; and paying utilities bills.
The bribes included $55,000 in payments for holiday parties a San Francisco public works manager hosted for friends, political supporters and select public works employees, from October 2017 through January 2020.
California cities of every size lack shelter beds for the state’s growing homeless population. A new bill would force local governments to do more, and punish cities that don’t plan housing for unhoused residents.
As part of its deal, all 84 First Republic branches in eight states – including seven in Santa Clara County, 15 in San Francisco, six in San Mateo County, eight in the East Bay and 17 in Southern California – will reopen this morning as JPMorgan branches.