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  • Judge orders P.I. to stay away from councilmen Righeimer, Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered a private investigator to stay away from two Costa Mesa councilmen he allegedly helped surveil in the run-up to local 2012 elections. Scott Alan Impola appeared in court to face felony conspiracy...
  • Woman gets prison term for embezzling $1.24 million from Newport company

    A woman accused of embezzling from a Newport Beach-based property management company was recently sentenced in federal court to 35 months in prison. Prosecutors alleged that Susan Lynne Chapman, 53, stole more than $1.24 million from Trinity Property...
  • Tribute to the courtroom sketch artist

    The moment, in Bill Robles' recollection, came in a flash. Charles Manson grew agitated during his 1970 murder trial and lunged at the judge, a uniformed official tackling him around the waist and averting further mayhem in the courtroom. Within an hour,...
  • Sexual harassment claims against Newport police chief dismissed

    Sexual harassment claims against Newport police chief dismissed
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Monday afternoon dismissed allegations of sexual harassment against Newport Beach Police Chief Jay Johnson following a request by the accuser's attorneys, although she continues to allege in a lawsuit that the...
  • Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student

    Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student
    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School servers to boost student grades discussed the alleged scheme with an involved student during a phone call recorded by police, according to school documents reviewed by the Daily Pilot....
  • City asks court to dismiss sober-living lawsuit

    Costa Mesa's attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a new city ordinance discriminates against recovering drug addicts and alcoholics. The lawsuit, filed in November by Solid Landings Behavioral Health, which runs...
  • Claims of porn, sexism spice court arguments in lawsuit by fired Newport police dispatcher

    Profanity-laced emails, searches of pornographic Internet sites, public arguments and allegations of sexism were on display for an Orange County jury Tuesday when lawyers presented opening statements in a trial resulting from a lawsuit brought by a former...
  • Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case

    Attorney general wants licenses suspended for PIs in Costa Mesa surveillance case
    Two private investigators accused of conducting surveillance on and trying to embarrass two Costa Mesa City Council members in the run-up to the 2012 local election may be barred from working in their field while they await trial, if the California...
  • Reel Critics: The verdict? 'The Judge' is worth seeing

    "The Judge" is a classic character study of two complex men forced to return to their family roots. Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. create a memorable look at a father-and-son crisis situation. Duvall plays a small-town Indiana judge known to...
  • Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex

    Balboa Bay Club asks judge to dismiss lawsuit that alleges bias, public sex
    Lawyers for the Balboa Bay Club have asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit that alleges it ignored rampant debauchery from some members but unfairly kicked out one man after he mixed painkillers and alcohol. Newport Beach businessman Steve George sued...
  • Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer

    Irvine lawyer gets jail sentence in drug-planting scheme against PTA volunteer
    An Irvine lawyer was sentenced to six months in jail Friday for his part in a revenge scheme that involved planting drugs in a school volunteer's car. An Orange County Superior Court judge also ordered Kent Easter, 40, to serve three years of informal...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...