Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez Guilty of Sex Crimes with Girls Ages 9 and 12: Update

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

See the update at the bottom of Page 2 on Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez today being convicted of sexually assaulting young female relatives of two separate live-in girlfriends.

ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 4, 7:09 A.M.: Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez is accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old and 12-year-old girls related to two separate live-in girlfriends, one of whom has been convicted of having encouraged the younger girl to look at porn, watch her and her boyfriend have sex and have sex with the Santa Ana man.

The defense claims both girls lied.

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Captured Gangster Impresses Federal Judge With Sincerity and Wins Punishment Reduction

A steady stream of criminal defendants regularly arrive in U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford's stately, 10th-floor, Santa Ana courtroom for sentencing, insist they'll never offend again and, sometimes while employing tears, seek leniency.

Most of the criminals are probably just telling the judge what they think he wants to hear, but one 26-year-old Orange County defendant landed in Guilford's court this month with undeniable proof he is leaving his gang and wants to turn his life around.

In fact, this defendant left himself no choice. He alerted the FBI to a murder plot involving his criminal street gang. Now, he's a likely retaliation target for assassination.

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Alberto Flores Ramirez Guilty of Rapes That Began with Raw Egg "Spiritual Cleansing" Rubs

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See the update on the rape conviction of "spiritual cleanser" Alberto Flores Ramirez.

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ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 17, 7:03 A.M.: On the opening day of the trial of Alberto Flores Ramirez on Wednesday, jurors were told by attorneys for both sides that the supposed "spiritual cleanser" rubbed raw eggs on desperate women before having sex with them.

The question is was it consensual or rape.

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Orange County Dealer Of Sawed-Off Shotguns, Rifles & Ammo Earns Huge Prison Term

I don't need no stinking gun sales license
On July 10, 2012, notorious Orange County gangster Ralph Castaneda with a fellow hoodlum and a customer conducted an Anaheim alley meeting that resulted in the illegal, $750 sale of a Ruger M77 bolt-action rifle as well as a Duffle bag loaded with ammunition.

Days later Castaneda sold the same buyer three sawed-off shotguns for $1,000.

Because the Eastside Anaheim gangster didn't realize the buyer worked for law enforcement, the process repeated a week later when Castaneda sold a 12-gauge Mossberg pump-action shotgun and a Norinco semi-automatic rifle for $1,200.

Triple oops.

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Shawna Barretto Allegedly Stole $1.4 mil from Law Firms; Fred Correll Took Teamsters' $10k

An Anaheim bookkeeper has been charged with embezzling more than $1.4 million from two law firms and issuing unauthorized checks to her husband.

Meanwhile, the former treasurer of the Fullerton office of a Teamsters union has pleaded
guilty to embezzling $10,000 and faces sentencing Aug. 4.

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Federal Judge Sends Orange County Ecstasy Dealer To Prison

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

Ecstasy, but not for Andrew Quoc Tran
A 2009 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation into massive sales of the party drug Ecstasy (or MDMA) in Costa Mesa near Orange Coast College resulted this month in a prison term of 46 months for one of the drug dealers.

It's not known what arguments Andrew Quoc Tran's defense lawyer and Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Keenan made about punishment because U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney sealed the debate from public view.

Tran, who has been free from custody on $30,000 bail, pleaded guilty in March 2010 to four criminal counts filed in a federal indictment.

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Kirk Michael Galvin Faces 15 Years to Life After Copping to Killing Uncle and Burning His Body

Douglas Brian Galvin, R.I.P.
A La Palma man who copped to murdering his uncle and setting the body on fire is expected to receive a sentence next month of 15 years to life in state prison.

Kirk Michael Galvin, who was originally charged with first-degree murder, pleaded guilty under a deal with the court to second-degree murder, which spared the 25-year-old of a much longer prison term at his scheduled May 23 sentencing.

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Marcos Sariana Gurrola, 'Fascist Island' Class Warfare Shooter, Gets 12 Years in Disputed Deal

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

Remember the out-of-work security guard from Garden Grove who engaged in a little bit of the ol'd class warfare by shooting up Fashion Island with his Glock semiautomatic gun because "that's where the rich people were?"

Marcos "Mark" Sariana Gurrola, 44, pleaded guilty to dozens and dozens of felonies this morning and was immediately sentenced to 12 years in state prison under a plea deal with the court that was opposed by the prosecution.

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Controversial Photos Of Jessica Simpson's Father Prompt Lawsuit Against Gay Website

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A prominent Orange County-based celebrity photography agency is suing a San-Francisco-based, gay website for alleged unauthorized use of six of the company's photographs of singer/actress Jessica Simpson's father.

Mivrix Photographs filed its copyright complaint this week inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana and is seeking at least $1.8 million in damages against GayCities, Inc. and its Internet site.

According to the lawsuit written by plaintiff attorney Peter R. Afrasiabi of Newport Beach, the defendants committed copyright infringement 12 times with six different images of Joe Simpson "with a young male companion."

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Scott Turow, Lawyer-Turned-Bestselling Author, Speaks to UC Irvine Law School Students Today
UC Irvine law school students find out this evening what they should do with their post-lawyering days--you know, when they can really make the big bucks--as lawyer-turned-bestselling novelist Scott Turow (Presumed Innocent, The Burden of Proof) shares his secrets.

Unlike his adaptation fees from Hollywood, the event is free.

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