San Jose School Board Trustee Charged with Stealing Campaign Funds Raised from Developers

John Lindner, a Franklin-McKinley School District trustee, has been charged with grand theft, perjury and violating state election law.

Milpitas City Manager Charged Personal Legal Fees to Taxpayers

According to records obtained by San Jose Inside, Milpitas City Manager Tom Williams tried to charge taxpayers for his personal legal expenses.

DA’s Office Flip-Flops on Charges for Jail Guard Assault 3 Years Ago

A former Santa Clara County jail guard was arrested on suspicion of beating an inmate years ago, raising concerns about what took so long.

2 Jail Guards Charged with Beating Shackled Inmate

Two Santa Clara County jail guards have been charged with beating a shackled inmate, the District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Former Staffer of SJ Councilman Manh Nguyen Accuses Office of Breaking Law, Dirty Campaigning

One of San Jose Councilman Manh Nguyen’s ex-staffers made some bold allegations last week, accusing the District 4 rep of pulling a Mike Honda.

DA Confirms Investigation into Water District Deal with RMC

The District Attorney’s office confirmed Friday it has launched an investigation into conflicts of interest and allegations of fraudulent billing involving the Santa Clara Valley Water District and consultant RMC Water and Environment.

Bizarre Courtroom Spectacle Plays Out as George Shirakawa Gets 45 Days Community Service

George Shirakawa Jr. stole an election with a fraudulent mailer, and Judge Ron Del Pozzo called his sentence of 45 days community service “a win-win-win-win situation.” That was far from the consensus.

Judge Omits Disclosure of Close Ties to Shirakawa, Campos

If George Shirakawa Jr. receives community service instead of jail time as punishment for his felony mail fraud, he can thank a judge with whom he’s shared a political relationship for more than a decade.

DA: Shirakawa Demanded Favors from Jail, Kept Maps to Political Opponents’ Homes

Ex-county supervisor George Shirakawa Jr. attempted to pull strings from jail last year, according to new court filings from his political mail fraud trial. And in what could become a showdown over the use of the Fifth Amendment, the District Attorney’s office plans to offer former San Jose Councilman Xavier Campos immunity in exchange for his testimony.

Weed for Votes Legal?

With the primary election just four days away, a unique rock-the-vote effort is taking place in San Jose. Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC) announced Friday that certain medical marijuana collectives in town will offer free and reduced-priced pot for proof of voting. So, quick question: Is this legal?