FRESNO - Leslie Michelle Hays, 49, of Fresno pleaded guilty today to one count of wire fraud for embezzling funds from her employer, Borges USA, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. According to the plea agreement, Hays was the director of human resources from 2005 through 2014 at Borges USA, a food distribution company based in Spain with regional headquarters in Fresno.
Hays embezzled funds from Borges USA by misreporting her salary, expenses, and vacation time. Based on the false payroll information, the company’s payroll processor made wire transmissions via direct deposit into Hays’ bank account. In total, Hays stole more than $800,000 in inflated salary payments and $400,000 in false expenses reimbursements and vacation pay.
LAS VEGAS - CES 2018 opened its doors today unveiling the next-generation of technology designed to improve our lives and address global challenges across a record-breaking show floor that spans more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space and features more than 3,900 exhibitors, including some 900 startups. More than 20,000 products will launch at CES 2018 this week. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, CES 2018 runs through Friday, January 12, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The future of innovation is on display this week at CES, with technology that will empower consumers and change our world for the better,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “Every major industry is represented here at CES 2018, with global brands and a record-number of startups unveiling products that will revolutionize how we live, work and play. From the latest in self-driving vehicles, smart cities, AI, sports tech, robotics, health and fitness tech and more, the innovation at CES 2018 will further global business and spur new jobs and new markets around the world.”
FRESNO - On December 28, 2017, Officers Robert Saenz and Eric Hull, who are assigned to the Fresno Police Downtown Policing Unit, were working proactively in the area of Belmont and Broadway in Southwest Fresno. The officers conducted a traffic stop when they observed a small pickup truck fail to fully stop at a stop sign.
As the officers were pulling over the vehicle they could see that there were two people inside the small pickup cab. They watched the driver appear to place an object into a bag in-between the two occupants. The officers approached the vehicle during the stop and identified the driver as 27 year old Fresno resident, Tyrone Williams. Williams was found to be on AB109 Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) for assault on a public officer.
SACRAMENTO – What better way to start off the new year than with $812 million up for grabs across three draw games! That includes a $361 million Mega Millions® draw tonight!
The Mega Millions jackpot, which has not been hit since October 13th, was revised this morning from an estimated $343 million to an estimated $361 million! Tonight’s jackpot is now the eighth-largest in the game’s history. Here’s one more fun fact: during the last draw, on December 29th, there were nearly 1.7 million winning tickets!
JERUSALEM - Happy New Year Jerusalem - A 4 story digital billboard in Jerusalem at the Friends of Zion Heritage Center says it all. "Thank you President Trump you're making Israel Greater". No president in history has ever built such an alliance for the State of Israel and the Jewish people, and no president has courageously stood up for the State of Israel on the global stage as President Trump.
For over 700 million evangelical bible believers globally Trump is an answer to a prayer. In December President Donald Trump received the Friends of Zion Award from Dr. Mike Evans in the oval office at an event attended by Vice President Pence, Senior Advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump and faith leaders representing over 150 million Christians globally.
SACRAMENTO - A federal complaint was unsealed today, charging Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Jameson had several online interactions with a confidential source in which he expressed support for the Oct. 31, 2017, terrorist attack in New York City and offered his services for “the cause.”
In subsequent communications with an undercover agent, Jameson referred to his training in the U.S. military and noted he had been trained for combat and war. Jameson later met with another undercover agent whom he believed to be associated with the senior leadership of the foreign terrorist organization, ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIL). During his interactions with this undercover agent, Jameson offered to carry out violent acts and to provide financial support for the terrorist organization.