After a four-day trial, a jury convicted Sacramento resident Mihran Melkonyan of wire and mail fraud involving a scheme in which the conspirators opened phony businesses to process fictitious American Express credit card charges. Also involved, a notorious Russian hacker known as "Non 202." The Sacramento Bee has the details on the case: one defendant convicted at trial, one skipped bail, one is being examined for mental competency, and a fourth pled guilty and testified for the government. No. 2:14-CR-083-GEB. In his closing, AFD Matt Bockman played the Trump card, referring to the federal prosecution being headed by President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Beauregard Sessions. Expecting "alternative facts" arguments in the future.
Officer Paul Beckham said he was shooting to kill John Hesselbein, but the shot from his assault rifle tore through Hesselbein’s left cheek. The injury was not life-threatening.
A second search after the shooting failed to turn up a weapon.