Articles Tagged With ‘John Belsher’




Judge finds SLO County developer incorrigible, bail again denied

By KAREN VELIE For the fourth time, a federal judge denied San Luis Obispo County developer Ryan Wright’s request to get out of jail on bail. Federal agents arrested 37-year-old Wright, formerly known as “Ryan Petetit,” on Oct. 30 on... (Continue reading)

Disgraced San Luis Obispo attorney files for separation: Why?

By KAREN VELIE With a looming $3.6 million judgement for defrauding a friend, Jody Belsher recently filed a petition for legal separation from San Luis Obispo attorney John Belsher. John Belsher is representing his wife in the separation action. Even... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo attorney loses $3.6 million lawsuit, selling assets

By KAREN VELIE Two weeks after losing a $3.6 million lawsuit, San Luis Obispo attorney John Belsher is selling his personal belongings, with plans to sell his home and move out of state. During an estate sale at his home... (Continue reading)

Court finds fraud, orders $3.6 million judgement against San Luis Obispo attorney

By KAREN VELIE In a scheme rife with fraud and deceit, San Luis Obispo attorney John Belsher bilked his clients out of millions of dollars while living a life of luxury. The court ordered Belsher and his partner Ryan Petetit... (Continue reading)

Exposed by a Post-it-note: The fall of Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series about the evolution of notorious developer Ryan Wright, also known as Ryan Petetit, and the legal challenges he is currently facing. Read part one: Evolution of an... (Continue reading)

Federal prosecutor attends SLO County developers’ fraud trial

By KAREN VELIE During the last day of a civil trial in which two San Luis Obispo County developers are fighting allegations of fraud, a federal prosecutor observed the hearing. Both defendants in the case, John Belsher and Ryan Wright,... (Continue reading)

SLO County developer’s partner offers $100,000 for bail

By KAREN VELIE As part of San Luis Obispo County developer Ryan Wright’s third attempt to bail out of jail, his partner, attorney John Belsher, penned a check for $100,000, according to court records. A bail review hearing is set... (Continue reading)

Belsher, Wright’s legal woes reveal justice system theater

By KAREN VELIE The ongoing legal battles of San Luis Obispo County developers John Belsher and Ryan Wright reveal a multitude of ethical lapses, including ordering witnesses not to comply with subpoenas and allegedly suborning perjury. Belsher and his business... (Continue reading)

Ryan Wright, John Belsher trial continues on Monday

By KAREN VELIE Following a three-week pause, San Luis Obispo County developers Ryan Wright and John Belsher are scheduled to attend a civil trial on Monday morning in Paso Robles. The lawsuit, filed by Jeff and Debora Chase in 2018,... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisor solicited bribes, developer arrested

By KAREN VELIE Federal agents arrested a San Luis Obispo developer Monday for allegedly paying nearly $100,000 in bribes and gifts to a SLO County supervisor who advocated for his company’s projects. The developer then allegedly covered up the scheme... (Continue reading)