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Federal authorities arrested five people Wednesday who were allegedly involved in an Orange County-based "builder bailout" mortgage fraud scheme, including one defendant from Huntington Beach, according to a press release by the Department of Justice....
A Fountain Valley man who was a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was convicted Tuesday and sentenced to six years in state prison for raping two women, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. Miguel Lerma Jr., 33...
A Huntington Beach planning commissioner and council candidate last week pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. An attorney for Tim Ryan entered the plea in Orange County Superior Court on his client's...
Six people, including a Laguna Beach woman and men from Huntington Beach and Irvine, have been charged by federal prosecutors with participating in a fraudulent real estate scheme. The defendants are accused of selling bank-owned properties for as much...
A Huntington Beach man was sentenced Monday to six years in state prison for his role in the beating death of an inmate at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange in 2006. Eric Charles Miller, 26, was the ninth and final inmate to be sentenced in the killing of...
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A new mayor. A new Assembly representative. For that matter, a new queen. Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley have plenty of things to anticipate in 2012 —and leadership is only part of the picture. Here are stories to watch for in the coming...
A preliminary hearing for two former teachers charged with having sexual relations with a 17-year-old boy has been scheduled for March 8. Former Westminster High School teacher Daniel Shepard and his wife, former Mesa View Middle School teacher Gay...
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The teenager charged with fatally stabbing a 19-year-old man at a Huntington Beach park pleaded not guilty last week. Jesse Shockey, 16, of Garden Grove is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 2 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. He is...
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A white homeless Huntington Beach man was convicted Thursday of committing a hate crime against a Hispanic woman and sentenced to three years of formal probation and 180 days in county jail, according to the Orange County district attorney's office....
SANTA ANA — The Huntington Beach man accused of walking into a Seal Beach salon and killing eight people pleaded not guilty Tuesday in front of a courtroom packed with emotional family members and friends of the victims. A preliminary hearing was...
Tags: Justice System, Crime, Law and Justice, Trials, Lawyers, Crimes
SANTA ANA — The Orange County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Scott Evans Dekraai for allegedly murdering eight people and attempting to murder a ninth in what is now known as the county's worst mass murder. The Huntington Beach resident faces eight...
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for two former Hurricanes Bar & Grill bouncers accused of assaulting a patron. Ivan Alvarez, 23, of Garden Grove and Jakob Taylor, 22, of Costa Mesa are charged with aggravated assault. Both defendants pleaded not...
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