On the eve of Valentine’s Day, the FBI warned that scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners on dating websites, apps, or social media by obtaining access to their financial or personal identifying information.
Srinivasa Kakkera of Pleasanton was sentenced to 18 months in prison for insider trading, and ordered to pay $2.4 million and Abbas Saeedi of Fremont was sentenced to five months in prison for insider trading and ordered to pay $691,000.
While the crime spike resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has receded in most parts of the country, California stands out as a stark aberration, with persistently high rates of violent crime and a spike in property offenses.
New analysis of DNA from the crime scene identified Sam Silva of Colorado as the man who fatally stabbed Elena ‘Estella’ Mena during a rape attempt at her place of work in Sunnyvale in 1979. Silva died in 2008 in a Colorado prison.
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.
In the 24 months since Jan. 6, 2021, more than 950 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 284 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement.