Rebecca Lee McLaughlin Pleads Guilty to Trying to Run Over Cop on Bike at John Wayne Airport

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Rebecca Lee McLaughlin is due back in court Sept. 12 for sentencing.

Remember Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, who tried to run over a sheriff's special officer on bike patrol in the John Wayne Airport parking garage last year? The 49-year-old Newport Beach resident, who was originally charged with attempted murder and a sentencing
enhancement for attempted premeditated murder, copped to assault with a deadly weapon or force likely to produce great bodily injury on Tuesday.

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Nam Hoag Nguyen, Schizophrenic Assisted Care Patient, Held in Assaults on Two Police Officers

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Courtesy of Garden Grove Police Department
Nam Hoag Nguyen faces felony assault on a police officer with great bodily injury.

A schizophrenic patient went from an assisted-living home to a hospital to jail after an altercation Tuesday night escalated into assaults on two police officers in Garden Grove, according to authorities.

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Daniel Gilbert Becerril II Gets 15 Years for Defrauding 2 Clients and Slaying One of Them

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Daniel Gilbert Becerril II defrauded two of his AP Financial clients and slayed one of them.

An Orange County financial consultant--who had been held for the murder of an artist/Russian immigrant/Los Angeles school teacher as part of a complex theft and money laundering scheme--pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and other counts last week and was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in state prison.

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Raul Jose Alcala's Murderer Still Sought a Year After He was Stabbed to Death at House Party

Police say they have exhausted all leads in the search for Raul Jose Alcala's killer.

The Garden Grove Police Department is reaching out to the public in hopes of finding the killer or killers of a 20-year-old Orange man who was stabbed to death last year.

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Federal Consumer Agency Seeks Permanent Injunction Against SoCal Lawyer

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Siringoringo Law Firm facing unhappy feds
A California lawyer listed at a Garden Grove address already had a "Consumer Alert" warning placed on his State Bar of California entry as the agency probes at least 15 instances of alleged unprofessional conduct related to mortgage loan modifications.

Yesterday, Stephen Lyster Siringoringo learned the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an independent federal agency based in Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit to win a permanent injunction against him and related businesses: Siringoringo Law Firm as well as Clausen & Cobb Management Company, Inc.

CFPB officials claim Siringoringo--a Whittier College School of Law graduate admitted to practice in 2009--used heavy marketing in English and Spanish to lure customers into paying initial, pre-contract fees between $1,995 and $3,500 and then $495 a month to negotiate with lenders, but wouldn't deliver on promised services.

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Ladera Ranch AM/PM Armed Robbery Monday Night Produces Two Videos of Suspects

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The Orange County Sheriff's Department has released video they hope will lead to the arrest of two men involved in the armed robbery of an Arco AM/PM gas station in Ladera Ranch late Monday night.

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Meet Orange County's Real Burglars of Genius

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How did Daniel Lee Warn make the list? Read on ...
Hey, no one said there would be an intelligence test for would-be burglars. Which may explain why so-so-so many are so-so-so dumb. After the jump, we present a collection of Orange County's Real Burglars of Genius.

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David Rose Cops to Stinging Doctors for $2.3 Million in Phony Medical Tech Investments

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This Sea Ray boat worth $80,000 was among David Rose's luxuries seized by the feds.

An investment professional who stung physicians, dentists and orthodontists for more than $2 million--and spent the money he received on a Cota de Caza home, college tuition, luxury cars, shares in the Green Bay Packers and the $80,000 boat shown above, cut a plea deal with federal prosecutors this week.

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Peter David Nitschke, Suspended Attorney Who Ripped Off Clients, Has Hissy Fit in Court

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Peter D. Nitschke can get much less than 12 years in prison if he ponies up $1.2 million by Aug. 8.

The restitution hearing for Peter David Nitschke sounds like it was wild. The 47-year-old suspended Newport Beach attorney and former church president--who stole more than $780,000 from nine victims, with $720,000 of that coming from two elderly sisters he met at church--reportedly lashed out at the prosecutor, his defense attorney and the judge.

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Robert Howard Claudio Gets 15 Years to Life for Luring Boy into Restoom and Sodomizing Him

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Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney's office
"May God forgive you because we will never forgive you," the boy's mother told Robert Howard Claudio.

An Anaheim Hills man who lured a boy into a Tustin library restroom, had sex with the 13-year-old and then claimed it was all the kid's idea was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

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