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Former Atascadero lender sentenced to 7 years

Kelly Gearhart

By KAREN VELIE Former Hurst Financial principal James Miller was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on Monday for misappropriating millions of dollars that victims invested in Central Coast real estate projects and for helping developer Kelly Gearhart defraud... (Continue reading)

Gearhart sentenced, cuffed, headed to prison

Kelly Gearhart

Updated at 6 p.m. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Notorious North County developer Kelly Gearhart was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Thursday morning by U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright II in Los Angeles. Gearhart, 54, was... (Continue reading)

Probation department seeking low sentence for Gearhart

Kelly Gearhart

By KAREN VELIE With just two weeks until Kelly Gearhart’s sentencing hearing, his probation officer and federal prosecutors are disagreeing over the number of the defendant’s victims, a fact that partially determines sentencing guidelines. While both sides agree on most... (Continue reading)

Six Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies sentenced to federal prison

Six sworn deputies who were working in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department each were sentenced today to federal prison terms for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation into misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail. The six defendants received prison... (Continue reading)

California pot entrepreneur sentenced to five years in prison

A Central Valley medical marijuana entrepreneur, who once applied to set up a dispensary in San Luis Obispo, has received a five-year-federal prison sentence. [Modesto Bee] Stockton businessman Matthew Davies, an MBA graduate, restaurateur and owner of a property management... (Continue reading)