Monthly Archives: October 2016

San Mateo County News.com

Recommends Michael Guingona for Supervisor District 5 on November 8, 2016 election.

 

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San Mateo County Correctional Officer Jason Robert Jurow Sentenced to 90 days.

A former San Mateo County Correctional Officer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for bringing drugs into the Maguire Correctional Facility.

September 12, 2016  33-year-old Jason Robert Jurow pleaded no contest to one felony count of possession of drugs in a jail. He was initially charged with three counts, as well as two felony counts of possession of drugs for sale.

Jurow showed up for work on May 20, 2015, under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of Xanax, according to prosecutors. A follow-up investigation revealed that he had been prescribed thousands of pills, including oxycodone and morphine, and had sold drugs to a friend or relative on three occasions.

Judge Elizabeth Lee’s decision to sentence Jurow to 90 days in jail, which he may be able to serve in a residential treatment program, and three years of supervised probation was too lenient, Wagstaffe said.

“I think that (Lee) was working from a position of knowing that he had an addiction,” Wagstaffe said. “That’s what carried the day for her. … If it was me, I would have focused more on the betrayal of his position as a law enforcement officer.

He is currently out of custody on $75,000 bail bond and slated to begin serving his sentence Oct. 29, 2016.

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San Mateo County News.com

Recommends Harold Harrison for Sequoia Healthcare District on November 8, 2016 election.

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San Mateo County News.com

Recommends  Lois Garcia for Sequoia Healthcare District on November 8, 2016 election.

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San Mateo County News.com

Recommends VOTE NO on Measure K  on November 8, 2016 election.

Measure K is a 20 year extension of the 10 year Measure A sales tax. The tax income was expected to be $60,000,000 per year it has exceeded that amount by $20,000,000 each of the 3 years in place. Measure A was a dishonest measure, the Supervisors lied to the public about the County’s financials, they promoted the false story of a Deficit when we had a surplus. The 2012 San Mateo County Grand Jury warned the residents about the dishonest Supervisors.

Inconvenient Truth about SMC’s Structural Deficit, There isn’t one

The easiest way to think about Measure K is that it is brought to you by the same Lying Bastards that brought you Measure A.

Here is a letter to the editor of the SMDJ who declined to publish it.

County Officials would have us believe that somehow the extension of the measure A half cent sales tax passed in 2012 will be used to improve the quality of life in San Mateo County and would be spent on Police, Fire, Emergency Services, and are lately claiming the revenue will be used to help fund our current hot-button issue: Affordable Housing. In keeping with state law, this local sales tax revenue will go to the general fund. Conservatives should reject this out of hand because it’s an additional tax that will hurt local retailers and business owners large and small. Liberals should reject this out of hand because sales tax measures are a disproportionate burden on those least able to afford it. Progressive Voters know that The Measure A deficit was created by the $60 million dollars approval on the new jail, and everybody should reject this out of hand based on the dishonesty. The county budget is over 2 billion and the fact that the poor are being nickel and dimed for problems created by rich, out of town investors and developers is further evidence that we live in an oligarchy rather than a democracy.

Aaron Castle, San Bruno

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San Mateo County News.com

Recommends ED LARENAS for San Mateo County Harbor District on November 8, 2016 election.

 

 

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San Mateo County News.com

Recommends TOM MATTUSCH for San Mateo County Harbor District on the November 8, 2016 election

 

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San Mateo County News.com

Recommends Sabrina Brennan for San Mateo County Harbor District in the November 8, 2016 election.

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Burlingame Homicide at Hyatt Regency Hotel.

This morning 5:45 A.M. Police responded to a call of gun shots and found a man on the ground on the driveway of the Hyatt Regency Hotel he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased has been identified as Dean Mario Trefault 28 of San Francisco

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Christopher G. Salis indicted for Insider Trading & Money Laundering.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Former California-Based Global Vice President of International Technology Company and Two Others Indicted in Scheme to Commit Insider Trading and Money Laundering

A former Palo Alto, California, based global vice president of SAP SE and two other individuals were charged in a federal indictment for their roles in a scheme to commit insider trading and money laundering that allegedly resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Inspector in Charge Regina L. Faulkerson of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s (USPIS) Criminal Investigations Group made the announcement.

Christopher G. Salis, 39, of San Mateo, California, a former SAP global vice president; Douglas M. Miller, 40, of Dyer, Indiana; and Edward M. Miller, 43, of Munster, Indiana, were charged in a 17-count indictment returned yesterday by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of Indiana.

The indictment charges all defendants with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of conspiracy to structure currency transactions involving a financial institution for the purpose of evading the reporting requirements.  In addition, Salis is charged with four counts of wire fraud and five counts of securities fraud; Douglas Miller is charged with six counts of wire fraud, five counts of securities fraud and one count of making false statements; and Edward Miller is charged with one count of wire fraud, one count of securities fraud, one count of witness harassment and one count of obstruction of justice.

According to allegations in the indictment, while Salis was employed as a SAP global vice president, he obtained material, non-public information about SAP’s acquisition of Concur, which he disclosed to Douglas Miller in violation of a duty of confidentiality.  Douglas Miller, Edward Miller and others then allegedly purchased securities in Concur based on this information for the purposes of profiting from these transactions and returning a portion of the profits to Salis.  Following the acquisition, the indictment alleges that Douglas Miller and Edward Miller sold the securities and Douglas Miller made approximately $119,000 and Edward Miller made approximately $149,000.  Other traders who allegedly used the information profited a total of approximately $237,000.  In order to conceal the nature of the proceeds, the Millers allegedly used cash, money orders and checks to transfer some of their trading profits to Salis.  In total, Salis allegedly received nearly $90,000 from his co-conspirators.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

USPIS investigated the case.  Trial Attorneys L. Rush Atkinson, Jennifer G. Ballantyne and Gary A. Winters of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case.  The Securities and Exchange Commission has provided substantial assistance in this matter.

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