Remember the creepy and kooky case against Larry Thomas Dominguez, who was charged with fraudulently collecting his father's Social Security and pension benefits after dad's bones were discovered in Lyin' Larry's former backyard in Santa Ana? The 66-year-old, who apparently believed he'd get away w ... More >>
The man wearing hooded Hurley garb who robbed an Irvine Bank of the West in July 2011 is in custody and facing federal bank robbery charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. A federal grand jury issued an indictment against 35-year-old Jesse Ryan Albano in April, but agents did not take ... More >>
In July 2008, a disheveled, shirtless Peter Corlette Keesal** partied by himself in bushes near Aliso Viejo Town Center until an Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy found him. Keesal, then 43 years old and unemployed, had $24.25 in a sock, (incredibly) $12,315 stuffed in one pants pocket ... More >>
Two Newport Beach-area sisters will soon be reunited with their mother--in the state penal system anyway. Suniti Shah, 51, of Newport Coast, and Supriti Soni, 52, of Corona del Mar, pleaded guilty to their roles in a $16 million real estate scam that has already sent their 74-year-old mother, Susham ... More >>
It's Pot Day and Hitler's Birthday but definitely not Mother's Day, especially not for moms Sushama Devi Lohia, 74, of Newport Beach and 67-year-old Aida Agusti Castro of Cardiff. Lohia was sentenced today to eight years in prison for conspiring with her two daughters and a son-in-law to commit more ... More >>
We've done so many posts on crooked mortgage brokers ripping off unsuspecting customers you might assume Orange County is the capital of slimy lending schemes.So, it's only fair that we draw attention to a Newport Beach mortgage broker who found himself burned by an alleged fraudster.
Zombies! Are wrinkly and stiff clothing keeping you up at night? Well, fear no more! Announcing Woolite as the official fabric softener for the sensitive skinned zombie! No, but seriously, the horror movie and metal mastermind himself, Rob Zombie, recently directed the latest commercial for Wooli ... More >>
Tawny Kitaen in Bachelor PartyYears ago, Tawny Kitaen was in the movie Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks. Years later, she owned the ultimate bachelor pad: an Irvine penthouse apartment with 2-story-high windows, Viking appliances, Kohler fixtures, marble counters and a private balcony, within a con ... More >>
The reckless greed of Wall Street banks such as Chase and Bank of America has wrecked the American economy and kill American jobs, claims the Orange County Labor Federation, which leads noontime rallies today in front of branches of both banks in Santa Ana.
A Newport Beach woman from India and her daughter were in court today to face charges that they and the woman's other daughter and son-in-law conspired to commit more than $16 million in real estate fraud.Meanwhile, the Korean-American chairman of an Irvine investment firm and his South Korean gi ... More >>
Top left: FBI; bottom left: LABankRobbers.org"Red Sharpie Bandit" (above) and "Blue Note Bandit" terrorize local banks.It's a good thing the FBI believes it has captured the so-called "Red Sharpie Bandit."Who knows what kind of evil would have been wrought had he joined forces with a fellow bank ... More >>
Not the home in question but an amazing facsimile.A married couple from Fountain Valley and a Newport Coast mortgage broker are scheduled to be arraigned in a Santa Ana courthouse this morning for their alleged roles in a $3.6 million fraud scheme that involved several mortgages being taken out o ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more ho' attackers, hammer heads, short robbers, skateboarding nazis, bloody bandagers, bushmen packing heat, baseball bat-wielding robbers, monkeys that are not for sale and Ryan Seacrest.Center photo by Melinda Nagy/Dreamstime.comBE ... More >>
From the House of Tiki to Joe MacAsland
Now 25 percent more terrifying!
And some we regret
Eddie and Jo Ellen Allen have their very own housing crisis
Is Joshua Moore serving a 12-year sentence because of his taste in music?