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October 14 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, October 14, 2016
Updated: Monday, October 17, 2016

Plaintiffs lawyer who created fake companies, stole $605K is disbarred

The California Supreme Court has disbarred a Walnut Creek attorney for stealing more than $600,000 from his firm in a scheme involving fake companies and phony invoices. Kenneth Gerald Jones, a former partner at plaintiffs firm Bowles & Verna, will lose his law license on Oct. 19 under terms of a stipulation with the state bar that the Supreme Court approvedon WednesdayBy Cheryl Miller — The Recorder



ICE says new state law could keep dangerous immigrants in US

A new California law requiring detained immigrants to be notified of their rights before questioning by federal agents violates U.S. law and could interfere with deportation of dangerous people, a federal agency saidThursday. The state legislation, AB2792 by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, is “in conflict with federal law,” U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. By Bob Egelko — San Francisco Chronicle


New, state-of-the-art federal courthouse officially opens in downtown L.A.

After nearly two decades of delays, the scales of justice are moving down the street in Los Angeles. Thursday marked the opening of a new federal courthouse on 1st Street, in the city’s downtown civic center. By Joel Rubin — Los Angeles Times


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