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  • Co-owner of Irvine real estate investment firm pleads guilty to fraud

    One owner of an Irvine-based real estate investment company pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations that his firm essentially turned into a Ponzi scheme after the housing market crashed, according to authorities. John Packard, 64, of Long Beach was...
  • Jail inmate sues Costa Mesa police

    An Orange County Jail inmate has filed a civil-rights complaint in federal court alleging that Costa Mesa police officers beat him during an arrest and then left his unlocked truck on the side of the road, where it was later stolen. Joseph Barrack, 40,...
  • 3 accused of pimping plead not guilty to torture, kidnapping

    Three suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in a Costa Mesa motel room pleaded not guilty Monday to human trafficking and other felonies. Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas, 33, and Cierra Rose Thompson, 27, were...
  • Commentary: The top 10 ways to a gratifying life

    What is the most important thing in life? Obviously there could be many answers to that question. But to me, the best thing in life is gratification. Many other things, such as love, power, wealth, prestige and appreciation, can lead to that feeling of...
  • Contractor convicted of stealing workers' wages during Costa Mesa project

    A general contractor was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $80,000 in wages from employees who were working for him on a state construction project in Costa Mesa. Sourin Babayan, 65, of Glendale pleaded guilty to 23 felony counts related to...
  • Newport Beach businessman jailed for dodging taxes

    A well-known Newport Beach philanthropist who ran a power plant refurbishing business was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for dodging taxes on more than $180 million of unreported income. Prosecutors say Richard Engel, 70, and his ex-...
  • Former Newport man pleads guilty in mail fraud case

    A former Newport Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of mail fraud for his role in running a fraudulent Internet company that raised nearly $13 million from investors in the late 1990s. James S. Eberhart, 73, has been in...
  • Man pleads not guilty in 'white power' assault case

    A Costa Mesa man denied charges that he attacked a group of men outside a pool hall in what police say was a racially motivated crime. Claude Wyman, 36, pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court to attempted murder, assault with a deadly...
  • Newport man pays SEC after admitting insider trading

    A Newport Beach man paid the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about $6,000 this summer after he admitted taking part in an insider-trading scheme that allegedly netted more than $200,000 and led to criminal charges for two others involved....
  • Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

    Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family
    In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son. As of Aug. 29 — four years, three months and eight days after Sam Herr's death — there have been 40 in the case against Daniel Patrick...
  • Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

    Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping motion alleging misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement. Judge James Stotler gave public defender Scott...
  • Brain-injured woman sues school district, claims faulty education

    A former student has sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators cheated her out of an education by waiving requirements for graduation after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in her senior year. Instead of crafting a...