Kent Wycliffe Easter's Monumental Drug Planting Retrial: Now with More Bombshells!

Courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office
Kent Wycliffe Easter, the cuckold attorney, ruined his wife's Valentine's Day with her lover.

The most monumental case in the history of Orange County--nay, MAN!*--opened Thursday with bombshell details!!! You want for instances, mild-mannered public? Check out these: Drugs were planted in the car of a mom volunteering at an Irvine elementary school because an attorney couple misunderstood her meaning when she referred to their 5-year-old son as being "slow;" the husband allegedly spoke with an Indian accent when he called police on the volunteer and identified himself with the name of an Indian neighbor; and the same hubby royally pissed off his scheming (and since convicted) wife by coming home sick the night of Valentine's Day, when she had planned a romantic night out with her firefighter lover--this revelation coming from the defense!

(* The most monumental case in the history of man is based on the number of emails I receive about the court dates changing amid unfounded fears the district attorney's office is secretly trying to dismiss the most monumental case in the history of man. Pound sand, O.J.!)

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Boozy Behavior of John Wayne and Alexis Bellino Cited in Suit Against Balboa Bay Club

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John Wayne could allegedly count on stiff drinks and no blowback at the Balboa Bay Club.

I suppose what Steve George is trying to say in his lawsuit filed Thursday that alleges his lifetime membership from the Balboa Bay Club was wrongfully revoked is that because John Wayne, Alexis Bellino and other noteworthy folks engaged in boozy behavior that did not get them tossed from the tony private club and condos in Newport Beach, he should not have been disciplined either.

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Jaqwun Turner Gets a Year For Lady Falling to Her Death Out of His Truck; OCDA Protests

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

Courtesy of SAPD
Jaqwun Turner said he was sorry.
Remember Martha Rodezno, the Los Angeles woman who became miffed and left a family party in Mission Viejo on foot in December, only to be found dead along a Santa Ana freeway?

A 33-year-old Hawthorne man has copped to refusing to stop after the 51-year-old hitchhiker fell out of his petroleum tanker truck that horrible night.

Specifically, Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald offered a deal that allowed Jaqwun Laerin Turner to plead guilty this week to felony hit and run with permanent and serious injury in exchange for a year in jail and five years probation.

The deal didn't exactly sit well with prosecutors.

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OC Animal Care Sued for Allegedly Putting Down Too Many Healthy Pets

Categories: Court, Grrranimals

Just to be clear, Bunny is not seeking a fourth leg in the lawsuit.

The county is mum over a Seal Beach animal rescue nonprofit's $2.5 million lawsuit that alleges OC Animal Care euthanizes healthy cats and dogs too quickly.

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Angel Monzon Accused of Collecting $24,000 in Disability While Earning $54,000 at New Job

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Gives new meaning to diamonds on the soles of your feet.

An employee for a building remodeling company was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday for allegedly cashing in $24,000 in disability checks after telling doctors he could not work--and then working somewhere else installing granite and earning $54,000.

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Attorney General Kamala Harris to Fight Orange County Federal Judge's Death Penalty Ruling

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

State of California
"This flawed ruling requires appellate review," Kamala Harris says.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday the state will appeal Santa Ana-based federal Judge Cormac Carney's ruling that found the state's death penalty system is unconstitutional.

See also:
Federal Judge Cormac Carney in Santa Ana Rules Cali Death Penalty is Unconstitutional
Orange County Federal Judge Aided Rapist/Killer's Death Penalty Appeal

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PR Firm's Secrecy Demand For Orange County Great Park Spending Will Go To Court

Beth Krom: Government park spending should be secret because we diverted $7.23 million to our political operatives and my council majority would have continued to waste that money if voters hadn't put local Republicans in power in 2012.
Orange County Great Park contractors who suspiciously received more than $7.23 million in taxpayer funds to perform public relations for a non-existent city park and are arguing their records should be shielded from inspection by residents, learned bad news this afternoon.

The Irvine City Council voted to use the legal system to compel Forde & Mollrich--a well-connected, Newport Beach-based PR firm--to comply with terms of their government contract that requires cooperation with audits.

A prior city council majority--Democrats Larry Agran, Beth Krom and Sukhee Kang--outrageously handed Forde & Mollrich a no-bid, no benchmark PR contract that put more than $100,000 a month into the bank account of political operatives Arnold Forde and Stu Mollrich while claiming the city had no money to build the park.

Forde & Mollrich officials insist that records of whatever they did or didn't do on the controversial government project--at one point California largest public works project--should be private.

Proving again that some folks with higher education degrees are morons, Harvey H. Liss--a Ph.D and an Agran city appointee, claimed at the meeting that taxpayers should feel lucky they only paid Forde & Mollrich $100,000 a month.

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Federal Judge Slaps Gun Dealer For Illegal Weapon Sales

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

I reckon Judge Staton just slapped you...
An Orange County federal judge showed no patience with a dope-loving, convicted felon who sold three firearms to undercover government agents in 2012 and handed him a high-end punishment based on sentencing guidelines.

Brandon Fitzpatrick entered U.S. District Court Judge Josephine L. Staton's courtroom on Aug. 15 with three prior felony convictions and watched federal prosecutor's recommendation of a 33-month sentence turn into a 41-month prison punishment.

In addition to Fitzpatrick's substance abuse--daily marijuana, methamphetamine and alcohol intake, the defendant has a history of violence against his mother, according to federal law enforcement records.

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Gao Yang Zhou Gets Four Years for Running the Best Little Whorehouse in Irvine

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
Gao Yang Zhou actually oversaw three whoring spots.
Gao Yang Zhou, the 35-year-old operator of what was once the best little whorehouse in Irvine, cut a deal with an Orange County Superior Court judge that had him pleading guilty Monday to operating a brothel in exchange for four years in state prison.

The Rowland Heights resident faced a maximum of 11 years and eight months in prison if he was convicted without a guilty plea, the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) said at Zhou's arraignment in December.

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Great Park Public Relations Consultants Get 5 P.M. Deadline to End Odd Contract Secrecy

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Councilman for life, Larry Agran: Irvine's most secretive, professional politician since the 1970s
The auditor working to uncover explanations for wild, dubious spending of Orange County Great Park funds by a prior Irvine City Council majority of Larry Agran, Beth Krom and Sukhee Kang has given that trio's favored political consultants a 5 p.m. deadline to disclose key expense records.

In an Aug. 15 letter to lawyers representing Forde & Mollrich of Newport Beach, Anthony R. Taylor--Irvine's independent audit counsel--outlined repeated, unsuccessful demands that the firm surrender documents supporting the more than $7.23 million Agran, Krom and Kang diverted from public park construction funds from July 2005 to January 2013.

Though Taylor reminded Stu Mollrich during a July deposition that Forde & Mollrich's no-bid, no-benchmark contract required the firm to cooperate with all audits of how government funds were spent in a sweetheart, Agran-inspired, $100,000-plus-per-month deal, the consultant's lawyer--David Elson of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips--interrupted related questions 22 times in moves designed to stonewall public knowledge.

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