Discrimination Lawsuit Highlights Orange County's Ongoing Struggle With Racism

[Moxley Confidential] Plus, there's murder on the menu, housing contractors violating bookmaking laws and lawmakers booking speeches

While Chou studied her cell phone, Cristobal huddled with her advisers. Intense discussions ensued, and 21 minutes later, the exasperated defendant, who'd unwittingly hired a wire-wearing, undercover federal agent as the would-be hit man with a $500 down payment, conceded. Staton, who recently dropped her previous last name of Tucker, returned to the courtroom, asked her questions, got answers and ordered a Jan. 24 sentencing.

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FIFTY BUCKS ON THE CHARGERS
Pat Fondarella probably won't be taking bets on upcoming sporting contests after federal prosecutors in Orange County filed charges this month claiming the Foothill Ranch resident spent at least the past four years violating anti-bookmaking laws for Coast2Coast Sports, a Costa Rica outfit.

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According to the government, Fondarella managed a multiperson phone and website operation that earned at least $60,000 monthly from bets.

The case is on a speed track. On the same day the charges were announced, the 55-year-old housing contractor with ties to Nevada signed a guilty plea. Fondarella faces a maximum punishment of three years in prison and a fine double of the ill-gotten gains at a yet-to-be scheduled sentencing hearing.

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CASTRO IS COMING!
U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio), of the identical-twin political duo from Texas, is scheduled to present the keynote speech at Saturday's 19th Annual Harry S Truman awards dinner, the local Democratic Party soiree. Castro's brother, Julian, is the San Antonio mayor who gave a popular performance at the Democrat's last presidential convention. Go and ask Joaquin why he, a Harvard-trained lawyer born five weeks after President Richard M. Nixon resigned following the Watergate scandal, signed off on allowing the National Security Agency unprecedented snooping rights against innocent American citizens. Past keynote speakers include John Kerry, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi. Tickets for the event, held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Magic Kingdom Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, cost $150—or $125, if you're a Young Democrat. For more information, visit www.OCDems.net.

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FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

In the 90's when, my parents still got the LA Times, columnist Sandy Banks wrote an article about her own personal experience with racial discrimination in the housing market. More than once she and her husband were told over the phone a house was available for rent only to have the owner pretend not to be home or say the house was no longer available when they showed up to look. Banks is African-American. Coincidence? I think not. Apparently not much has changed except now bigots can hide behind the excuse that it was your credit score that kept you from buying/renting the house you wanted house not the color of your skin.

fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

Orange County is so friendly and welcoming, especially the festival they held across from an Islamic event a couple yrs ago... oh wait... nope, that was a Hate Fest with local elected officials proudly displaying their gutter roots.

angrysexmachine69
angrysexmachine69

I am Middle Eastern and Asian, and have been discriminated against by a Hispanic landlord...Will Uncle Sugar help me? Probably not...I have a job, and education and pay taxes. I am not "Mexican" enough. :(

Henchy
Henchy

always with the racism...like Tyler said - check the credit and history references. It's not always about race.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

you know the government punishes companies that run criminal background checks if blacks are are on the list


IN fact right here in CA they either have passed the same law or its going through the process


that will only build more distrust and have people finding new ways to protect themselves ( what you call racism) from those that have built their rep in a negative way


its unfair to the individual but the government is forcing it


If you want equality YOU will have to acknowledge the negatives of your group


BUT THEN THAT WOULD STOP THE PAYDAYS 

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

Lots of legit resentment occurs when a person or group is given favorable status in society over others who have never hurt that person or group


Lots of legit fears are present when people or a group have made it clear that they will sue you or attack you if not spoken to in the exact manner in that they demand


Lots of inner hatred is present in those that "take up the cause" of those that they secretly harbor hate and resent towards. but want to appear to be friendly towards to offset their own shortcomings etc



TylerDurden
TylerDurden

The best thing to do is just check their credit score.  If they have a good credit score, they'll be good renters, regardless of race. 

macdoodle
macdoodle

@angrysexmachine69  Disability issues are hard to prove and win but, never heard of any race case not being looked at, unless its too late.  If you stay mad and don't try  -you will just stay mad. Perhaps, though considering your moniker, that is your goal?

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@angrysexmachine69 Hehehe! U soo funny! One reason Uncle Sugar doesn't come to your rescue is because it's not illegal to discriminate against obnoxious, self-imporatnt assholes. I suggest you launch a campaign to amend the law to protect members of your class. Assholes should be constitutional protected, no? 

macdoodle
macdoodle

@Henchy  LOL It was clear via  professional testers. A black person showed up no opening. Minutes later white one did,   BOOM. Open again. Testers won't have the bad credit you seem to assume people of color might.

kbear09090
kbear09090

@Henchy The testers are familiar with how to set things up so the only variable was race.

macdoodle
macdoodle

@sweetliberty17761776  Hahahahahahaha.  Who told you this whopper?  You got any proof of this unsubstantiated conspiracy theory?  Where is this legislation or proposed law?

kbear09090
kbear09090

@sweetliberty17761776"YOU will have to acknowledge the negatives of your group" Ok, I acknowledge that Libertardians are the dumbest, most racist people on the planet. Ignorant conspiracy theory mongering fools. I saved you the effort.

clickproductions.con
clickproductions.con

But that's profiling according to Harvard sociologists, meaning blacks are exempt from any and all rules because they are American blacks.

angrysexmachine69
angrysexmachine69

@macdoodle @angrysexmachine69 Wrong. One must be a member of a defined "protected class" to really nag the interest of Fair Housing and Employment. Middle Eastern people for example are defined as "white" by the U.S government. Hence, an American born person of Egyptian descent suing a "white" landlord or employer over racial discrimination has no real recourse in suing on a cause of racially motivated bias, due to those federal guidelines. I've personally see n this issue over the last twenty years of my career, and I firmly blame liberals for it.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@macdoodle @sweetliberty17761776 



1) so u r saying if true you will rail against the obam admin at the fed level and brown at the state level


2) all u have to do is look it up


u fear the truth and what it does to your "principles"  !!!???!?! :)


go ahead look it up



rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@angrysexmachine69 @rscottmoxley I appreciate your acknowledgement of my amazing legal gifts and so, in return, I'll freely advise you in a non-lawyer capacity that you should continue to hide behind a fake identity so that your boyfriend/family/friends/co-workers/neighbors don't discover your rantings.

rscottmoxley
rscottmoxley topcommenter

@bphood @rscottmoxley @angrysexmachine69  I am going to leave that question to the expert: Mike Carona. Mike? 

 
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