Articles Tagged With ‘Lawyers’




Attorney John Belsher accused of theft of rent payments

By KAREN VELIE Attorney John Belsher and his partner in several developments, Ryan Petetit, are accused of fraudulently leasing out a building in San Luis Obispo and then collecting more than $250,000 in rent. [Cal Coast Times] The lawsuit, filed... (Continue reading)

Judge finds victim in contempt of court in attempted murder trial

An attempted murder trial that could result in a San Miguel man going to prison for life began Wednesday, even though the key witness in the case, the alleged victim and girlfriend of the defendant, is refusing to cooperate and... (Continue reading)

SLO attorney convicted of bank fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Ronca pled guilty and was convicted of one count of bank fraud in June. Ronca is facing up to 30 years in prison. [Cal Coast Times] Last year, FBI agents arrested Ronca... (Continue reading)

Erik Howell ordered to pay $959,307 for court costs, attorney fees

By KAREN VELIE A judge ordered Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell and four other members of the California Coastal Commission to pay $959,307 in attorney’s fees and court costs to attorney Cory Briggs and the nonprofit Spotlight on Coastal Corruption... (Continue reading)

Gloria Allred files suit accusing Nipomo wrestling coach of sexual abuse

Renowned feminist lawyer Gloria Allred has filed suit on behalf of a Nipomo High School student who was allegedly abused  by one of the school’s former wrestling coaches. [Cal Coast Times] The suit alleges Justin Magdaleno sexually molested the girl... (Continue reading)

DA notifies SLO County lawyers of employee’s false testimony

Defense attorneys around San Luis Obispo County have now received notification that a longtime district attorney’s office staffer who previously testified in court as an expert witness with a college degree, never graduated. [Cal Coast Times] Tracy Nix, an 18-year... (Continue reading)

Worrell on leave, IWMA fraud investigation continues

By Cal Coast Times staff The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to place the agency’s manager on paid administrative leave because of criminal allegations of misuse of public funds. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Investigator uncovers false testimony in CalCoastNews libel case

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a multi-part series of articles about San Luis Obispo County’s waste disposal agency. The first reported on the agency’s free-spending use of a public credit card and the lack of credit card documentation... (Continue reading)

California senator likely sexually harassed subordinates

State Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) engaged in “unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior” toward six women, four of whom were his subordinates, according to the findings of an outside investigation. [Cal Coast Times] During the investigation, the law firms Gibson... (Continue reading)

Nipomo CSD cuts ties with Michael Seitz

The Nipomo Community Services District has cut ties with its longtime legal counsel Shipsey & Seitz and has hired a new firm to provide legal services. Shipley and Seitz provided legal counsel services to the Nipomo CSD for more than... (Continue reading)