A California bond underwriter charged with plying school officials in San Diego County with meals and sports tickets worth thousands of dollars to steer business to his employers pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, pleaded guilty to charges that he forced himself on women at political events in a deal with prosecutors that spares him prison time.
Toyota Motor Corp. and lawyers suing the company were given more time to win final approval of a $1.1 billion settlement of claims that recalls related to unintended acceleration hurt the value of U.S. customers’ vehicles.
Toyota Motor Corp. won final approval of a settlement, valued at as much as $1.63 billion by plaintiff lawyers, with U.S. consumers who claimed that recalls related to sudden, unintended acceleration caused their vehicles to lose value.
Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor was spared prison in a plea deal after taking almost $2.1 million from a charity started by her late husband, Jack in the Box Inc.’s founder, to finance a gambling spree in which she made and then lost more than $1 billion.