Weekender Updater: John Wayne Airport Hood Ornament; Cartel Guns; Pot Attorney Guilty

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Courtesy of John Wayne Airport
Cops on bikes beware!
Read on for the sentence in the case where a Newport Beach woman tried to run over a John Wayne Airport bicycle officer, the planned destination for a couple pulled over in Newps with a cache of weapons and ammo, and the plea of the lawyer for a pot dispensary kingpin who had shops in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

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Mario Alberto Hernandez Lucio Drowned in Garden Grove Flood Control Channel: Update

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From 1-3 inches of rain will fall on coastal Southern California, according to forecasters.
UPDATE NO. 3, DEC. 16, 4:46 P.M.: Mario Alberto Hernandez Lucio died from drowning and no foul play is suspected, according to a Garden Grove Police Department statement that also slightly alters the name of the deceased.

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Cal State Long Beach Rattled by Knife Attack on Female Student Walking to Her Car

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University Police
Officers are dealing with a knife attack on a female student in a CSULB parking structure.
A man with a knife attacked a female student in a Cal State Long Beach parking structure before she drove herself to a hospital for treatment, according to university officials.

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Michael Drobot of Pacific Hospital Workers Comp Scheme Fame is Sued by Two Patients

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Pacific Hospital
Michael D. Drobot
Starting from our earliest headline up through to the most recent before today gives you the best back story on Corona del Mar's Michael D. Drobot:

* Michael D. Drobot-Owned Pacific Hospital and Pharmacy Raided by Feds Suspecting Fraud
* Ron Calderon, State Senator, Had His Offices Raided After the FBI Searched Newport Beach and Long Beach Properties of Campaign Donor
* Michael D. Drobot Signs Plea Deal to Testify Against Slimed Legislator Ron Calderon
* Michael D. Drobot of Pacific Hospital Fame Files $50 mil Defamation Suit Against Lawyers

Now the latest from the massive legal fees generator: Two patients are suing Drobot, his son Michael Drobot Jr., Drs. Simon Lavi and Edward Kolpin, then-Drobot-owned Pacific Hospital Long Beach and Drobot owned International Implants LLC for allegedly being "subjected to ineffective and painful spinal fusion surgeries performed by doctors using defective implant hardware supplied by International Implants at grossly inflated prices."


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California Drought Solutions Explored at Aquarium of the Pacific Gathering TODAY

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Cover design by Dustin Ames/OC Weekly
Got water?
Experts (including the subject of a recent Weekly cover story) gather at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach this afternoon to look at the California drought and possible ways to reduce water demand in our thirsty state.

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Monday Pervy Monday: Ex-Teacher's Aide, Butt Slapping, TBN, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses

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Carra Crouch with her sister Brittany Crouch (left photo) and father Paul Crouch Jr.
Monday Pervy Monday includes an accused butt slapper, an ex-teacher's aide facing charges of sex with a teen and, for our religious readers, molestation allegations against a South County Jehovah's Witness leader and a Long Beach Mormon church member and the alleged rape of the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network's co-founders.

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Monday Pervy Monday: Dance Academy Emcee Paul Michael Barbour's Child Porn Scores an 8

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One of Paul Michael Barbour's porn images depicted an 8- to 10-year-old girl with an adult male.

The Long Beach man who emceed children's dance contests out of a Cypress academy before he was busted for secretly recording girls changing was sentenced today to eight years in federal prison for also having possessed 600 images and videos of child pornography.

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New PBS Show Explores Why Cambodians in Long Beach Don't Graduate from High School

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PBS SoCaL
"Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town" premieres Monday at 7 p.m. online and 7:30 p.m. on PBS SoCaL.

A program premiering on PBS SoCaL Monday night took its cameras to Long Beach to find out why Cambodians in the U.S. have low high school graduation rates and what is being done to reverse that in the American city with the highest Cambodian population.

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Michael D. Drobot of Pacific Hospital Fame Files $50 mil Defamation Suit Against Lawyers

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Pacific Health Corp.
Michael D. Drobot, plaintiff
Obviously tired of being the target of state and federal investigations and defendant in various legal matters involving his Pacific Health Corp.Healthsmart Pacific, Michael D. Drobot is now suing some opposing lawyers for $50 million for alleged defamation, his lawyers announced Thursday.

The lawsuit alleges attorneys Brian Kabatek and Robert Hutchinson and the law firms of Kabateck Brown Kellner, Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy and Knox Ricksen falsely claimed in broadcast news reports that then CEO Drobot and his Pacific Hospital of Long Beach directed surgeons to install "counterfeit" screws in "thousands" of spinal-surgery patients.

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Akinola Afolabi Gets 30 Months for Billing Medicare $2.6 mil for Unneeded Equipment

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Photo by flickr user Louish Pixel
Big money flowed from the government.
A Long Beach man who used to own a medical equipment supply company--and pleaded guilty in August 2013 to a $2.6 million Medicare fraud scheme involving unnecessary power wheelchairs--was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution. Akinola Afolabi, the ex-owner and president of Emmanuel Medical Supply, paid "marketers" to obtain Medicare beneficiary information that he used on the false medical documents, prescriptions for the chairs and claims for benefits. Some beneficiaries did not even receive the equipment or any medical supplies that were on the bills Afolabi submitted to Medicare--to the tune of about $2.6 million.

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