October 19, 2009
The Sage Hill School boys’ and girls’ athletic programs have been placed on probation for two years after the CIF Southern Section discovered a lack of administrative oversight last spring involving the boys’ volleyball team. Boys’ Athletic Director J.R. Tolver said the boys’ volleyball program’s decision to withdraw from the CIF Southern California Division III Regional Championship opening-round match on June 2 at Francis Parker of San Diego forced the section to put Sage Hill on probation.
September 28, 2009
A Norco man who tried to hide a biker buddy’s knife after a Newport Beach brawl last year can avoid four months of jail if he doesn’t violate probation in the next three years. Glenn Arthur Schoeman, 57, was sentenced to three years’ formal probation and had a 120-day jail sentence stayed after pleading guilty Friday to helping members of the Set Free Soldiers after a brawl with the Hells Angels last summer in Newport Beach. Schoeman pleaded guilty to helping Jose Enrique Quinones, 43, hide a bloody knife in Schoeman’s car after Quinones stabbed two Hells Angels members with it July 27, 2008, inside of Blackie’s By The Sea bar. On Sept.
September 25, 2009
Local billionaire and Broadcom Corp. founder Henry Samueli next year will be at the mercy of a federal judge, who’ll sentence him to prison for pleading guilty to lying to government investigators about his role in a fraud. On Thursday, Samueli lost an appeal in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was appealing Judge Cormac Carney’s decision to not accept a plea bargain that he and prosecutors had agreed to last year. Samueli pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his company’s alleged stock-option back-dating scheme for Broadcom employees.
July 10, 2009
The former Harbor Master from the Orange County Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence. Lt. Erin Guidice, 48, was sentenced to three years’ informal probation, fines, fees and ordered to attend a class on alcohol abuse and pay restitution. About 9 p.m. April 14, Guidice was driving an unmarked Orange County Sheriff’s Department vehicle northbound on Jamboree Road in Irvine when she rear-ended another car stopped at a red light.
June 23, 2009
Stephen Leece, son of Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Leece, is on three years informal probation and must participate in a domestic violence program after being convicted of violence against his girlfriend. Leece, 28, pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor corporal injury to his girlfriend following his arrest June 3 on suspicion he had beat her and her 9-year-old son during an argument at the girlfriend’s home. Prosecutors dropped child abuse and vandalism charges against Leece “in the interest of justice,” said Orange County District Attorney spokeswoman Farrah Emami.
June 10, 2009
A Newport Beach man faces additional time in federal prison for his persistence in tricking people into believing he’s a lawyer, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Harold Goldstein, 64, was released from federal prison May 1 after serving a portion of his seven-year sentence and put on supervised probation. Goldstein had been convicted of mail fraud and making false declarations under oath that he was a lawyer, at one point stealing the identity of a Northern California attorney.
April 9, 2009
A homeless man from Costa Mesa is scheduled to be in court today after police arrested him for allegedly hitting another transient with a 2-by-4 during a fight over a sleeping spot earlier this week. Police said Lawrence Alexander Rugley, 29, confronted a 45-year-old homeless man atop the roof of the Costa Mesa pool hall and arcade, Games Plus, 518 W. 19th St. Rugley told the man that was his sleeping spot, and during the argument Rugley grabbed the thick piece of wood and clubbed the man several times in the back and legs, police said.
March 19, 2009
A Corona del Mar man will have to serve 90 days in jail if he violates probation in the next five years after assaulting a woman in his home, prosecutors said. Corey Katir, 48, pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery after he was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman half his age when she went to his house to respond to a Craigslist ad he had for a room to rent. Katir was sentenced to five years’ formal probation and 90 days in jail.
February 20, 2009
A tentative trial date has been set for a Newport Beach man accused of killing a local liquor store owner after he was confronted for allegedly stealing a magazine. Weston Kruger, 30, is charged with murder during a robbery after prosecutors say he threw Sportsman Liquor Store owner Hao “Tony” Quang Huynh to the ground, killing him in July 2007. Kruger was on probation pending domestic violence charges he has yet to stand trial for. Kruger’s murder trial is scheduled for April 6 in Santa Ana’s Central Justice Center.