|Busted deceitful OC businessmen get punished|
A successful Orange County certified public accountant and property owner indicted for his role in a brazen con game got a break this week inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse
in Santa Ana.
Facing a potential prison trip, Michael Alan Taylor
of Seal Beach argued that while he worked closely with San Juan Capistrano-based swindler Carl Larue Godfrey
on a series of fraud schemes that duped investors out of more than $1 million he'd been a relatively ignorant, minor player.
The U.S. Department of Justice
(or, perhaps just Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Waier
, who habitually files documents shrouded in Top Secret, James Bond
-fashion) doesn't want the public to know it's stance on Taylor's punishment. More »