Al Stokke

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    May 7, 2013

    Attorney Unveils Suit Alleging Cover-up of Disgusting Child Abuse by DA, County Agency

    A lead attorney in the Miramonte Elementary School child abuse case that broke in Los Angeles last year has turned his attention to the Orange County Social Services Agency. Brian Claypool accuses the agency's Child Protective Services (CPS) workers of "aiding and abetting the commission of child ab ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    DA Adviser Mike Schroeder Pleads Guilty To Halloween DUI & Issues Apology

    Michael J. Schroeder--former chairman of the California Republican Party, a close adviser to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and the co-owner of a chiropractic insurance company--pleaded guilty today to DUI, according to Al Stokke, Schroeder's attorney.A California Highway Patrol off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    CHP Cited Orange County DA's Top Adviser For DUI After Halloween Festivities

    The California Highway Patrol cited Mike Schroeder--the top personal adviser to Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackaukas and a former chairman of the California Republican Party--for allegedly driving under the influence after this year's Halloween festivities, the Weekly has learned.Al Stokke ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    [UPDATED with Defense Move to Dismiss Criminal Case:] Christopher Ryan Smith's Family Sues Alleged Killer, His Accomplice, Employees and Family

    See the update at the end of this post about the accused killer's defense filing a writ in the Court of Appeals to dismiss the criminal case.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 17, 3:29 P.M.: The family of the late Christopher Ryan Smith, whose body has never been found, is suing his accused murderer and business p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Judge in Jailhouse Murder Case Failed to Disclose Conflict; DA Should Drop Case, Motions Claim

    Jared Petrovich​The case of the brutal Oct. 5, 2006 murder of John Derek Chamberlain, an inmate at Theo Lacy Men's Jail who died at the hands of inmates who believed he was a child molester, is already sensational enough. Although only nine inmates have been charged in his death, both the suspects ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    November 8, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Carona Camp Says FBI Case "Trash"

    Hookers take cash too, Mikey: Dana Parsons writes today that “the good news for [indicted OC Sheriff Mike] Carona is that the government doesn’t always win.” But Parsons says the “bad news” for Calamity Mike is that the feds take their “sweet time putting public corruption cases together ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007

    Totally Stokked

    Beautiful Orange County high school student athlete gets inappropriate attention from voyeuristic losers all over the Internet. Beautiful Orange County high school student athlete's father is understandably upset about it. Beautiful Orange County high school student athlete's father makes his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Stall in Montessori Killer/Rapist Sentencing

    Superior Court Judge William Froeberg had intended to announce punishment this morning for convicted Montessori killer/rapist Jonathan Phong Khanh Tran, 22. But Tran's mother switched defense lawyers and, through new counsel Al Stokke, asked for a five-month delay. Froeberg granted the request. The ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    Illegally Park-ed

    An Irvine cop ejaculates on a motorist but escapes criminal liability

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    June 7, 2006

    Dem Bones

    First there was yesterday's Election Day lunch--the GOP-heavy shindig where Weekly editor Will Swaim only got halfway through the hilarious speech I wrote for him because he was shuffling back and forth between pages and so lost my text and thus never got to the payoff, "Thank you, ladies and gentle ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Bad Dads

    The Haidl Gang-Rape case couldve ended years ago with better parenting

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    March 12, 2006

    Complete Haidl 3 Verdict Coverage

    Below is R. Scott Moxley's reporting on the verdict in the Haidl 3 rape case, as it appeared on The Blotter, with the most recent posts on top. For complete coverage of all aspects of the case, see the Weekly's Haidl Gang Rape Archive. March 19, 2006 LA Times v the Weekly on Haidl Rape ... More >>

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    March 11, 2006

    Haidl 3 Get 6 Years: The recap

    [Editor's note: This is a compilation of Moxley's Friday dispatches from the courthouse. For additional reader comments, please see his original posts.] The naive thought this morning's Haidl 3 sentencing would last maybe 20 minutes. Around 11:30 a.m., Judge Francisco Briseno decided it was time fo ... More >>

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    March 10, 2006

    Haidl 3 Get 6 Years

    At 4:07, Briseno finally put an end to the long-running saga of the Haidl 3, sentencing Greg Haidl, Kyle Nachreiner and Keith Spann to six years in state prison. The defendants seemed to have expected nothing less; their supporters wept. The judge's decision put a cap on an afternoon that saw the de ... More >>

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    March 10, 2006

    Haidl 6-6-6: Defense still victimizing the victim

    Briseno called it: the defendants' claims of remorse were indeed insincere. In the morning we heard the defendants and their supporters apologize to Jane Doe and her family. They offered help. They promised to change. They took responsibility. A few hours later, before sentencing the Haidl 3, Judge ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    'People Would Go Crazy'

    Jury foreman says if you saw the rape tape, youd want the Haidl Three behind bars

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    January 12, 2006

    Hot for Teacher

    The conviction of Sarah Bench-Salorio raises questions wed rather not think about. And so we havent. Not much, anyhow. Maybe just a little

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    October 27, 2005

    Slammer Time

    No More Juvy Dreams for the Haidl 3

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    September 22, 2005

    NOW Hes Sorry!

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Gang-rapist Greg Haidl suddenly remorseful as sentencing judge considers such expressions a reason for leniency

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    July 28, 2005

    The Motion for a Mistrial is Denied

    UPDATED: Judge upholds Haidl gang-rape convictions, denies new trial; Cavallo fired

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    July 21, 2005

    The Motion for a Mistrial is Denied

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Judge upholds Haidl gang-rape convictions, denies new trial; Cavallo fired

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    April 29, 2004


    Haidl team hits TV and newspapers to blame alcohol, porn, society, police and victim in alleged gang rape

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    January 8, 2004

    Teen Sex, Cash and Videotape

    All of millionaire Don Haidls fortune cant buy his kid a dollars worth of sense

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    November 28, 2002

    Bada Bing!

    Attorney General auditing Orange County DAs questionable use of witness-protection funds

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    May 2, 2002
  • Columns

    February 14, 2002
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    December 6, 2001
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    November 15, 2001

    Court Date

    DA readies grand jury case against Garofalo