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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Former Placentia official given deadline to repay salary

    Former Placentia official given deadline to repay salary
    A Placentia public works director who earned a second salary working for the city as a highly paid consultant on an ambitious rail project could be ordered to prison if he fails to pay back a large share of his earnings to the north Orange County town...
  • Judge vows to send ex-O.C. official to prison if he doesn't pay up

    Judge vows to send ex-O.C. official to prison if he doesn't pay up
    Six years after an ambitious rail project left a small Orange County city on the edge of bankruptcy, the transportation chief who oversaw the $650-million plan was told he’ll be sent to prison if he fails to quickly pay back a large share of his...
  • Commentary: Close the book on `Book of Mormon'

    OK, I'm open to a good dirty joke at the right time, and I certainly do not oppose the use of profanity in the theater. However, simply stated, I don't find a story promoting laughs about things like the exploitation of babies and young girls to be funny....
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • Let It Roll owner jailed for tax evasion

    A Costa Mesa man who sells beach cruiser bikes for a living was sentenced to 27 months in jail Friday for bilking the government out of $550,000 of sales taxes, according to an announcement from the state Board of Equalization. Douglas Payson Lachman,...
  • Judge seals records in CdM cheating suit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this week sealed all records related to the lawsuit that a Corona del Mar family brought against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The family of a student expelled from Corona del Mar High School in the...
  • Search for victims of accused O.C. serial killers called off

    Search for victims of accused O.C. serial killers called off
    Police have ended their search for the bodies of three women who prosecutors say were killed by a pair of registered sex offenders in Orange County.   The victims, four in all, went missing starting last the fall from Santa Ana and Anaheim but the...
  • DUI defendant alleges excessive force

    An accused drunk driver alleges in a legal claim that the Costa Mesa police officer who pulled him over shoved him to the ground, breaking one of his fingers and injuring his arthritic knees. Carl Helber, a 69-year-old former Costa Mesa resident who has...
  • Sober-living home provider loses CEO

    Morningside Recovery's chief executive, who represented the sober-living home provider in court through years of legal battles with Newport Beach, has resigned. Mary Helen Beatificato, who served as Morningside's legal counsel for the past five years,...
  • DA rests in Kelly Thomas beating case trial; observers surprised

    The prosecution in the trial of two Fullerton police officers charged with beating a mentally ill homeless man to death rested its case Wednesday, one and a half weeks after the trial began. Former officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli are on trial...
  • Trial on hold until competency determination

    Trial on hold until competency determination
    The murder trial of a transient man suspected of bludgeoning his victim to death in a Costa Mesa driveway is on hold while the court determines whether he's mentally competent. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when Costa...