Uncovered SLO

Court conducts audit in aftermath of clerk’s arrest

By KAREN VELIE In response to the arrest of a court clerk for allegedly selling information on pending warrants, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court officials have begun a review of policies and an audit of court records to determine how... (Continue reading)

Former sheriff deputy injured in prison

By KAREN VELIE Bryan Goossens, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy arrested last year on charges of child pornography, was hospitalized following an injury he incurred at the Federal Detention Center in Los Angeles, said Steve Gagliardy, the prison’s public... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Courts asking for portion of casino profits

By KAREN VELIE Federal bankruptcy court attorneys plan to ask for a portion of proceeds of a proposed Indian casino to be available to reimburse creditors of bankrupt North County developer Kelly Gearhart. In June, Ohio Federal Bankruptcy Trustee Harold A. Corzin... (Continue reading)

Police chief faces possible criminal action

By KAREN VELIE In addition to questions about how Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon left her loaded gun last year in an unlocked police car, Solomon faces possible criminal actions due to her failure to properly register her handgun, according... (Continue reading)

Court clerk arrested for selling information

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court clerk was arrested on charges he was selling information to criminal defendants over a three-month period this year. Sheriff’s detectives arrested Juvenal Marin, 24, of Santa Maria after an undercover narcotics officer... (Continue reading)

Police chief loses loaded gun

By KAREN VELIE The emerging and evolving story of how Paso Robles Police Chief Lisa Solomon had her loaded semi-automatic gun stolen from her car that she left unlocked in front of her home has left her red-faced about how it... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman indicted for $35 million fraud scheme

By KAREN VELIE A Federal Grand Jury has indicted a Paso Robles woman on charges she submitting a forged application in an attempt to obtain $35 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Education, according to the U.S. Attorney’s... (Continue reading)

Under investigation, county employee resigns

By KAREN VELIE Public Works Manager Randy Ghezzi resigned Friday amidst allegations of theft of public resources, sources said. At a road crew safety meeting earlier today, it was announced that Ghezzi had resigned and also that the county was “negotiating with... (Continue reading)

Local attorney accused of fraud

By KAREN VELIE Federal bankruptcy court attorneys filed a fraud complaint against attorney Robert “Grigger” Jones, as well as Chris Molina, Daniel Phillips, and the group’s Pejihota LLC for allegedly hiding assets of bankrupt North County developer Kelly Gearhart. Gearhart linked up... (Continue reading)

Investor funds diverted to build go-cart track

By KAREN VELIE A North County developer financed a go-cart track at his Templeton home by having the asphalt contractor change the work address so it would be covered by a group of Real Property Lenders’ (RPL) project investors, according to... (Continue reading)