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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for San Francisco.

Thursday
Aug212014

Man Injured in Mission District Robbery 

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital after an alleged attack by a group of men in the Mission District Thursday morning.

The victim, 35, told police he was standing in the 3000 block of 16th Street around 1:30 a.m. when he was approached and attacked by six men who kicked and punched him.

The man was allegedly kicked and punched to the point of losing consciousness. When he woke up, his cell phone had been stolen.
 
Police say the victim suffered a broken tooth.


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Thursday
Aug212014

Cupertino Businessman Sentenced for Employment Visa Fraud Scheme

(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A Cupertino businessman received a 10-month sentence for his involvement in an employment visa fraud scheme, officials announced Tuesday.

Balakrishnan Patwardhan, 54, pleaded guilty to 19 counts of visa fraud, admitting that he submitted false immigration forms to U.S. services to obtain H-1B visas for 19 applicants.

Patwardhan claimed the applicants had "high technology job offers" with Gilead Science in Foster City, while in reality, he knew they had no such employment prospects, according to officials.

The defendant also said he altered contracts and provided false statements of work.

Patwardhan faces five months in prison and five months of home confinement with electronic monitoring, and is also ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution for funds he received from the plot.


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Thursday
Aug212014

Bank of America Settlement Benefits California Pension Funds

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Bank of America has reached a nearly $17 billion agreement to settle an investigation into allegations that the bank misled purchasers of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis.

The deal will see Bank of America paying $9.65 billion in cash, and providing consumer relief valued at $7 billion.

According to the state's attorney general's office, California will recover $300 million in damages, which will go towards reimbursing the state’s pension funds -- CalPERS and CalSTRS -- for losses on investments in mortgage-backed securities from the bank. California and is also guaranteed at least $500 million in consumer relief credits.


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Wednesday
Aug202014

Woman Robbed on Muni Bus

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man and a woman remain at-large after a robbery with a knife in the Central District on Monday.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, the victim was walking on the Muni bus when a man and a woman grabbed her hair and stole her cell phone. When both suspects got off the bus, the victim chased them. One of the suspects then allegedly revealed a knife and told the victim "to back off," police say.

According to police, the suspects are described as a black woman and a black man, both about 18 years old. No arrests have been made.


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Wednesday
Aug202014

Man Arrested in Stabbing Case in Tenderloin District

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A man was taken into custody after a stabbing Monday morning in the Tenderloin District.

The San Francisco Police Department reports that the suspect was on the 300 block of Ellis Street when he stabbed the victim with a knife.

The victim was not seriously injured.

The suspect, a 34-year-old man, was arrested.


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