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  • Irvine husband pleads not guilty in slaying of rival; he'd told police he had 'nothing to live for'

    Irvine husband pleads not guilty in slaying of rival; he'd told police he had 'nothing to live for'
    An Irvine engineer who pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering a man who apparently was having an affair with his wife previously told police he had "nothing to live for," according to court documents. Hongli Sun, 38, entered the plea in an Orange County...
  • Rare coin dealer pleads guilty in $15 million fraud

    A Newport Beach man who was a prominent dealer of rare coins and precious metals pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to using an online scheme to defraud more than 400 people out of at least $15 million. Hannes Tulving Jr., 60, faces up to 20 years...
  • Defense questions Tarzan suspect's mental competence for trial in robbery, burglary cases

    Defense questions Tarzan suspect's mental competence for trial in robbery, burglary cases
    A Huntington Beach man who authorities said swung from trees in the Santa Ana Zoo while claiming to be Tarzan may not be mentally fit to stand trial on robbery and burglary charges related to other incidents, according to his attorney. Instead of...
  • Jury acquits Newport man of multiple rape counts

    A Newport Beach man accused of raping or trying to rape seven women he met on the party circuit in the city was acquitted Thursday of most of the charges leveled against him. Orange County Superior Court jurors cleared Adel Regragui, 46, of a dozen...
  • Judge: TV crew doesn't have to hand over jail footage of man accused in 2 Costa Mesa slayings

    A judge Friday blocked a subpoena seeking hundreds of hours of unbroadcast footage that a TV production crew recorded of Orange County Jail inmates, including the defendant in a 2010 Costa Mesa double murder case. Defense attorneys for Daniel Patrick...
  • Woman convicted of pimping from Irvine brothel and O.C. motels

    A Los Angeles woman accused of running a lucrative brothel in Irvine and pimping out women at motels throughout Orange County pleaded guilty Friday to two felonies and was immediately sentenced to three years in prison. Goan Suk Ko, 45, took in...
  • Testimony begins in trial of church volunteer accused of sexually abusing boys

    Testimony begins in trial of church volunteer accused of sexually abusing boys
    An alleged victim of child sexual abuse took the witness stand Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court and testified that a former Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer lured him into posing for nude photos in exchange for $300. The witness, who is now...
  • Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing

    Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing
    An Irvine tutor accused of orchestrating a hacking campaign to change Corona del Mar High School students' grades waived his right to a preliminary hearing, effectively speeding the case toward trial, according to court records. Timothy Lance Lai, 29,...
  • Trial in killings of two OCC students tentatively set for October

    Five years after the killings of two Orange Coast College students, attorneys said Friday that they're on the verge of beginning the trial for the Costa Mesa man accused in the case and set a tentative October start date. But it remains to be seen if...
  • Irvine man pleads guilty after standoff and attempt to strangle police dog

    An Irvine man who tried to strangle a police dog during a standoff with officers after he threatened to kill his estranged wife pleaded guilty Monday to several charges including injuring a police animal, according to court records. An Orange County...
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport. One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...
  • Judge delays rulings on matters in murder trial pending decision on his status

    Judge delays rulings on matters in murder trial pending decision on his status
    An Orange County judge presiding over the case of a Costa Mesa man accused of two killings said Friday that he will not rule on contentious motions leading up to the trial until the state's highest court decides whether he should stay on the case....