Articles Tagged With ‘sentencing’




Kelly Gearhart blames lenders, claims he is a victim

By KAREN VELIE Former North County developer Kelly Gearhart contends that employees of Heritage Oaks Bank and Hurst Financial were primarily responsible for defrauding more than 1,200 investors out of more than $100 million. The prosecution argues that Gearhart lulled... (Continue reading)

Feces-eating bank robber sentenced to seven years

A 40-year-old man who said the Virgin Mary ordered him to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and eat his own feces has received a seven-year prison sentence. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo Judge Donald Umhofer said during Monday’s sentencing hearing... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teacher gets year in jail for sex with student

A Santa Maria judge sentenced a former high school teacher and coach to one year in jail for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. [KEYT] Brian Hook, 54, taught social science and coached varsity girls’ basketball at Santa... (Continue reading)

Trice sentences Central Coast Bandit

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice doled out a 16-year prison sentence on Thursday to Cristina Fernandez Padilla, a Watsonville woman better known as the Central Coast Bandit. Padilla robbed six banks in three counties over an eight-month... (Continue reading)

Former SLO County cop evades jail in grand theft case

A former officer with the Grover Beach and Atascadero police departments admitted that he used his security position to steal from residents of a Thousand Oaks retirement community, but the former policeman will not do any jail time as punishment... (Continue reading)

Jealous Oceano man gets 16 years for murder

An Oceano man convicted of killing a 25-year-old Nipomo resident during a 2013 fight received a 16-year prison sentence on Wednesday. [KSBY] Joseph Munoz, 37, stabbed to death Joseph Padilla in front of an Oceano home, allegedly due to jealousy... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman sentenced to 21 years to life

A Paso Robles woman convicted in a murder for hire case received a 21 years to life prison sentence on Thursday. [Tribune] Last month, a San Luis Obispo jury convicted Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo of second-degree murder in the... (Continue reading)

Central Coast bandit gets 20 years in prison

A 50-year-old Watsonville woman who garnered the title of the Central Coast Bandit will receive a 20-year prison sentence, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Cristina Fernandez Padila robbed six banks in three counties over an... (Continue reading)

Al Moriarty sentenced to 5 years

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced Grover Beach financier Al Moriarty to a five-year county jail sentence Thursday, but the convicted felon will likely have to remain behind bars for just a little more than a year. [KSBY] Last month,... (Continue reading)

Man gets 15 years to life for causing fatal crash near Paso Robles

A Bakersfield man received a prison sentence of 15 years to life for causing a fatal accident at a North County construction site while under the influence of prescription drugs. [Tribune] On Nov. 7, 2012, Jerad Cross, 32, was driving... (Continue reading)