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Cannabis grower pleads guilty to bribing SLO County supervisor

By   /  Thursday, July 29th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Law & Goverment, middle, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cannabis grower pleads guilty to bribing SLO County supervisor

A San Luis Obispo County cannabis grower and dispensary owner bribed the late County Supervisor Adam Hill and attempted to bribe the mayor of Grover Beach, and will plead guilty to federal bribery and tax crimes. Helios Dayspring, who also goes by “Bobby,” agreed to a plea deal that was filed July 28 in federal Read More →

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Santa Barbara property manager charged with embezzlement

By   /  Thursday, July 15th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara property manager charged with embezzlement

A property manager in Santa Barbara has been charged with felony embezzlement of his clients, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office announced July 15. Adam Michael Pirozzi, 40, faces charges of embezzlement, elder abuse and money laundering, as well as a white collar crime enhancement because he is accused of taking more than $500,000. Read More →

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Westlake Village card processing company agrees to $2 million-plus settlement with DA’s office

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village card processing company agrees to $2 million-plus settlement with DA’s office

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced July 9 that it has settled a civil law enforcement action against Westlake Village-based Leaders Merchant Services. The complaint alleged that Leaders violated California laws against unfair competition and misleading advertising when Leaders’ sales personnel didn’t fully disclose the company’s fees while signing customers up for payment card Read More →

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Our View: Water wars continue to shake Ventura County

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: Water wars continue to shake Ventura County

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Opinion: 4 questions answered about the Supreme Court striking down California’s nonprofit donor disclosure requirements

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: 4 questions answered about the Supreme Court striking down California’s nonprofit donor disclosure requirements

By Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School The Supreme Court tossed out a California law requiring nonprofits to report their major donors to state officials. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said the law, intended to fight fraud, subjected donors to potential harassment and violated their First Amendment rights. Dana Brakman Reiser, a legal scholar Read More →

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Growers sue over Ventura County groundwater

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Water agencies file suit against Santa Barbara County

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