Listen: KFBKs Legal Analyst Bill Portanova says as homeless related fires increase, law enforcement appear to not take action and looks to the Sacramento City Council for answers.
Before entering private practice, Bill Portanova served for many years as an Assistant United States Attorney, federally prosecuting complex cases in the areas of organized crime, narcotics, computer crime and all manner of white collar crime. Prior to that, he served for several years as a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County, prosecuting all types of crimes from misdemeanors to murders.
From 1991 to 1997, he directed the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force and helped form one of the first state and federal High Tech Crimes Task Forces in California. For his accomplishments, Portanova received the U.S. Department of Justice Director’s Award in 1993.
Shifting from public prosecutor to private defender in 1997, he has since devoted his expertise to tough advocacy on behalf of clients accused of white collar crime.