Brown Arrests Former Nursing Home Official Who Kidnapped Alzheimer’s Patient and Stole Social Security Checks

-Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that California Department of Justice agents arrested a former nursing home administrator, Concepcion “Connie” Pinco Giron, 51, of Richmond, who “callously stole” more than $50,000 from six of her elderly patients, one of whom she kidnapped and held for nearly a year in order to take her pension and social security checks.

Final Rule Removing HIV Infection from U.S. Immigration Screening

Effective January 4, 2010, a diagnosis of HIV infection will not render a person traveling into the United States as inadmissible under Section 212(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Thus, HIV-positive travelers seeking entry to the United States no longer need a waiver of inadmissibility to travel to the United States.

This includes travelers who successfully obtained a waiver of inadmissibility for HIV infection in the past and those who were denied admission into the United States based on HIV infection and the lack of a waiver of inadmissibility thereof.

Brown Shuts Down Fraudulent Foreclosure Relief Companies and Recovers Cash for Scammed Homeowners

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today shut down two fraudulent foreclosure-assistance companies and secured a court judgment that prohibits three individuals from working in the real estate industry and provides more than $1 million in restitution for victims left with “false hope” after paying upfront fees for nonexistent loan-modification services.

“George Escalante, Cesar Lopez and Adrian Pomery used their loan-modification companies to sell false hope to hundreds of Californians facing foreclosure,” Brown said. “This judgment shuts their companies down, locks them out of the real estate industry and pays back more than $1 million to the victims.”