As described in this week's feature, "Hiding in Plain Sight," Bay Area MS-13 member Elgado Medrano's 2009 arrest for a car theft in South Carolina first hinted that Wilfredo Reyes had hidden away in that state.If Medrano, along with a couple of other guys, hadn't stolen a car, it's possibl ... More >>
It looks like the perjury charge against Mayor Ed Lee will soon fade into insignificance. District Attorney George Gascón this week maintained his position that that there isn't enough evidence to pursue an investigation. Meanwhile, the Ethics Commission has ruled that it will not issue subpoenas f ... More >>
When we think of Hells Angels-like crimes, we tend to go straight to murders, drugs, and all things anarchy. But it seems the Angels have expanded their criminal portfolio. Josh Leo Johnson, vice president of the Sonoma chapter of the Hells Angels, will have to trade in his outlaw vest for a prison ... More >>
Playing hardball Barry Bonds is making an appearance in San Francisco court today to request that if prosecutors plan to retry him, they do it quickly.The former Giants superstar was found guilty of obstruction of justice in April, yet the jury was deadlocked on three perjury counts, which led Ju ... More >>
Alex Tourk, in the forefront, has a lot of 'splaining to do...When you lobby for a living, it appears you may forget when you're doing it -- or even filling out paperwork claiming that's what you've been doing. Or maybe that's just Alex Tourk. The proprietor of Ground Floor Public Affairs appears ... More >>
The legal community and chattering classes still have Barry Bonds' testicles to kick around. The slugger -- whose genitalia and its purported reaction to performance-enhancing drugs was on display in court -- was found guilty of obstruction of justice. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on th ... More >>
Will this photo find its way into evidence as well? Four years ago, just one of Barry Bonds' balls sold for $752,467. Well that was then and this is now. These days, the focus is on both of Bonds' balls -- and their diminished state. Exhibits Nos. 1 and 2 at the Bonds perjury trial will be the sl ... More >>
Lawyers at the San Francisco Public Defender's Office today accused multiple police officers of committing perjury by falsely describing drug busts they conducted in written police reports.At a press conference, deputy public defenders Tal Klement and Anne Irwin showed video taken by surveillance ca ... More >>
Back in 2008, professional cyclist Tammy Thomas was found guilty of perjury for lying to a grand jury about using steroids. Today, San Francisco's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling. Although Thomas has long denied that she used steroids -- urine samples beg to differ. In 2003, T ... More >>
Uh, guess what?Everyone knows about the notorious Nigerian Internet scam. Lesser known is the old Nigerian wedding scam. Well, actually it was just one guy (from Nigeria) named Emmanuel Ejike Anyanwu who claimed he was married to a U.S. citizen who was none-the-wiser in order to get a green card. ... More >>
misono/FlickrWaters is accusing protest organizers of making false statements.Alice Waters has a statement to organizers of today's planned protest in front of Chez Panisse in Berkeley: Have you no shame?
Yesterday we reported on the Organic Consumers Association's plans to highlight the San ... More >>
He had no license to practice medicine in California or the United States, and no affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco, as he claimed. But 66-year-old Timothy Andersson (who also went by Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Syed) saw scores of patients in ... More >>
Funneling vast sums of money from the government into the hands of miserable bastards has, in effect become federal policy. So has wasting vast sums of money in futile legal pursuit of miserable bastards -- and folks are starting to get mad.After expending somewhere in the ballpark of $60 million in ... More >>
The snitches mumbled, stumbled, equivocated, and perjured themselves
The jury found Bernard Temple -- the man prosecutors believed to be a bloodthirsty assassin for drug dealers -- not guilty of murder.