Blog Posts in June, 2011

  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that in the next two years, California must remove tens of thousands of inmates from its prison rolls. The court gave the state two years to shrink the number of prisoners by more than 33,000 and two weeks to submit a schedule for achieving that goal. California now has 143,335 inmates. In presenting the decision, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, a Sacramento native, spoke ...
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  • Sex Offenders Banned From Match.com

    || 27-Jun-2011

    Match.com, a popular singles website, will soon begin screening its users against the national sex offender registry after being sued by a California woman who says that she was assaulted by someone she met through the site's service. The suit said the attack could have been prevented with a proper background check and demanded that Match.com start screening for sexual predators. The company ...
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  • Orange County Man Facing 85 Years to Life on Child-Molestation Charges

    || 26-Jun-2011

    Mandak Griffin, an Orange County bicycle motocross coach, is facing multiple felony child molestation charges, including sodomy on a child younger than 10 and using a minor for the production of obscene material. In addition to exchanging thousands of child pornography images over the internet, Griffin molested three boys, ages 7 to 9, after luring them to his home repeatedly with swimming parties ...
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  • Trevor Harwell, a technician for Rezitech Inc. who provided home computer services to users with Macintosh computers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, has been charged with a dozen counts of illegal computer access and fraud. Harwell used his position as a computer repairman to gain physical access to unsuspecting clients' computers and would install a program called Camcapture on the ...
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  • Homeless Man of Costa Mesa Charged for Attacking 3-Year-Old

    || 24-Jun-2011

    Costa Mesa police recently arrested a homeless man for allegedly throwing an object at a 3-year-old in Lions Park. He was charged with felony child abuse, assault and battery, assault of an officer, felony vandalism to a police unit and obstruction of justice. Police received a call in the afternoon regarding a man hitting a young child and making the child cry. When officers responded, they saw a ...
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  • Former Marina del Rey man sentenced in home equity scheme

    || 23-Jun-2011

    A former Marina del Rey man was recently sentenced for defrauding banks by seeking home equity lines of credit simultaneously from four different federally insured financial institutions. Larry P. Corbi Jr. bought a $620,000 home in Granada Hills in November 2007. In March 2008, he applied for four home equity lines of credit in amounts ranging from $122,000 to $191,000 from Washington Mutual ...
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  • Former ESPN Personality Charged With New Domestic Violence Felonies While On Probation

    || 22-Jun-2011

    Jay Mariotti, former ESPN sports personality, was already on probation in connection with a misdemeanor domestic-violence case from August 2010, when he was recently charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney with three domestic violence related felonies including; stalking, domestic violence and assault. In the former case, he pled no contest and avoided time in the Los Angeles County Jail. He ...
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