Former supervisor pleads guilty, admits won $400,000 gambling with campaign money

SAN JOSE (Bay City News Service) — Former Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa pleaded guilty March 18 to a dozen criminal charges for filing false campaign and expense reports and revealed to prosecutors he won $400,000 gambling with the campaign donations. Shirakawa, appearing in Superior Court dressed in a dark pinstripe suit, replied “Guilty, […]

San Francisco Murder of Five Spotlights Asian Gambling Addiction

What drove Binh Thai Luc, 35, to be charged on March 27 with slaying five people in a San Francisco home on March 23? The grisly murders have rocked the city and left investigators and the public searching for a motive. “We’re not discussing any potential motive for these killings,” stated Omid Talai, spokesman for […]