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

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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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Lawsuit: Pro-Asian Nepotism Taints Homeland Security Hiring Practices In Orange County

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A veteran Department of Homeland Security officer with the agency's Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unit claims that nepotism and illegal, pro-Asian hiring practices at the agency's Laguna Niguel operation cheated her out of promotions.

Foothill Ranch resident Tatiana Abdel-Jabbar filed an Oct. 23 federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson for allegedly allowing less qualified candidates to take jobs over more capable African Americans and Caucasians.

"The first job candidates to be hired are from Asian decent [sic], regardless of their education, experience, knowledge, and lack of spoken or written English," Abdel-Jabbar wrote in the complaint filed inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse. "USCIS has a long tradition of nepotism and favoritism."

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Is OCDA The True Public Enemy Number One?

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Jason Fenstermacher: Drug addict turned Hitler-loving white supremacist turned volunteer assassin turned snitch turned free man now walking OC streets thanks to OCDA

Orange County prosecutors quietly handed white supremacist thug and pre-trial inmate Jason Fenstermacher a spectacular, sweetheart deal in August. It was an unexpected coda to a career in lowbrow crime that began around 2002, when the heroin-addled car thief and burglar needed to toughen his image as a scared, 21-year-old newbie in a California prison.

Back then, Fenstermacher--a San Clemente High School product--burned plastic, trapped the soot, mixed in mouthwash and, using the battery-fueled motor from a dismantled tape player, converted the shaft of a pen into a sharpened tool that ejected ink for a conspicuous neck tattoo: "OCS."

Wearing the Orange County Skins tattoo was reward for Fenstermacher committing assaults and stabbings for the gang, and over the years, he inked his body with other symbols, including a pro-Adolf Hitler swastika and the words Driven by Hate, another less-than-subtle hint about his contempt for non-whites.


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Octomom Nadya Suleman's Masturbation Video Proceeds Peak the ... uh ... Interest of IRS

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Turns out Octomom Nadya Suleman's legal troubles may not have been over with her no contest plea to welfare fraud in July.

Orange's single, seldom-employed mother of 14 received two years probation and a small fine for receiving public assistance in 2012 from Los Angeles County despite having earned $144,000, including more than $100,000 from her masturbation video.

But Octo-cheater may not be done paying up. The Internal Revenue Service is reportedly investigating her for possibly failing to report at least some of her income.

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Larry Agran Spent $200 Million At Great Park, But His Adviser Scores New York Times Story

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Agran became an Irvine career politician 36 years ago

We once could have imagined The New York Times sending a future reporter to a completed Orange County Great Park in Irvine for an awe-inspiring article in the paper's "Great Homes & Destinations" section. Don't laugh. There's no shame in being fooled a decade ago. That's when Irvine political boss Larry Agran promised OC that the decommissioned El Toro Marine Air Corps Station wouldn't just be filled with new houses.

The failed, 1992 Democratic presidential candidate said the development plan included man-made canyons, waterfalls and wildlife corridors; an architecturally impressive sports stadium and amphitheater; breathtaking university buildings; botanical gardens and a conservatory; and Smithsonian-caliber museums. Agran even guaranteed the Great Park would be bigger and more impressive than Manhattan's Central Park and San Diego's Balboa Park. All Irvine voters had to do to reap that historic milestone was to keep him and his political machine in control of the city.

This month, a Times reporter with "Great Homes & Destinations" did focus on Orange County, though the story wasn't about the Great Park--at least directly. That's no surprise. During Agran's 12-year reign, not a single major proposed feature was built even though $200 million evaporated from the park construction kitty.

Where did all that taxpayer money go?

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Court: ICE Prosecutor Cheated Drug-Dealing Mexican Caught In USA Fourth Time

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District has rebuked a federal judge and a Department of Homeland Security lawyer with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for abusing the rights of a drug dealer with a history of illegally entering the United States from Mexico.

The appeals court claims Southern California ICE attorney Nathaniel B. Walker won a fast track, guilty plea from Paul Gabriel Morales Heredia by promising a sentence of six months, but violated the deal by making "inflammatory" remarks about the defendant's criminal history to Judge Stephen V. Wilson, who reacted by increasing punishment to 21 months in prison.

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Larry Agran Pledges Building Moratorium But Secretly Assures Developers Otherwise

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Gaido, Agran and Fox: Are they smiling because they think Irvine voters are fools?
Newly obtained evidence reveals Larry Agran--the Irvine political boss who wrecked the Great Park plan by diverting millions of dollars to his pals in no bid contracts and lost control of the city in the 2012 elections--is hoping his November campaign slate with Melissa Fox and Mary Ann Gaido will retake power based on a lie.

In recent weeks, the Agran-Fox-Gaido team published at least six fake newspapers as well as continuous campaign mail urging Irvine voters to support them because they will impose "a moratorium" on construction projects.

"Gaido, Agran and Fox have the courage, skills and determination to restore Irvine's Master Plan and put an Irvine Growth Control Ordinance in place," Agran published about himself and his slate in the Sept. 16 edition of his campaign ad masquerading as a legitimate newspaper to dupe voters. "According to mayoral candidate Mary Ann Gaido, this would begin with a council-ordered moratorium--a 'time out'--on major new housing tracts and apartment complexes."

Concerned Irvine residents who want the best for Irvine have several reasons to be skeptical about the Agran-Gaido-Fox campaign promise.

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Rich Congressman, Poor Congressman: Issa and Rohrabacher at Opposite Ends of Roll Call List

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Dana Rohrabacher should hold out his hat and collect charity, based on a new D.C. wealth report.

Dana Rohrabacher? More like Poorbacher, according to a new D.C. insider list of the wealth of members of Congress. But the Huntington Beach Republican is not the only Orange County congressman to get listicled. Can you guess who was named the "richest" congressman?

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Police Shot Woman Holding Cell Phone And Federal Judge Blocks Her Civil Rights Lawsuit

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An Orange County woman shot as many as six times in June 2012 by police, who claimed they thought the cell phone she held was a handgun, has lost her civil rights lawsuit inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.

U.S. District Court Judge Josephine L. Staton this week formally granted the pre-trial, summary judgment request by lawyers representing the City of Orange, Orange Police Department as well as officers Brian Chambers, Charles Lange and Trent Hardeman.

In the wee hours of June 23, 2012, Olivia Ann Reil--distraught from a argument with her boyfriend who hadn't told her he loved her during the year they'd dated--was collecting personal items from inside a parked Toyota pickup truck near the intersection of Sycamore and Spruce when she noticed bright lights behind her vehicle.

People she could not see because of the lights demanded that she drop her weapon--commands she didn't understand because she held a cell phone.

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Prosecutors Drop Felony Charges In Wake Of OC Weekly Report

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Hours after OC Weekly revealed ethical problems concerning Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) use of questionable informants in a solicitation-of-murder case against former gangster Joseph Govey, prosecutors this morning dropped all charges.

On Tuesday, Beth Costello, Govey's prosecutor, told the Weekly she'd dismissed three of the most serious charges against Govey on Sept. 22 because she wanted to hide records from Renee Garcia, the defendant's defense lawyer, in hopes of protecting the safety of the informants.

The assertion was odd for several reasons including that the informant identities have been well known: criminals Alexander Frosio, Carl Johnson Jr., Arthur Palacios and, Huntington Beach Police Department's prize, veteran snitch, Marcel Irazarry.

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