Tuesday, September 09, 2014

OCDA charges OC Assessor Webster Gilroy with filing false nomination papers

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 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - The Orange County District Attorney has charged Orange County Assessor Webster Guillory with filing false nomination papers in a re-election bid for County Assessor in the March 2014 Orange County primary election. 

Webster James Guillory, 70, Newport Beach, is charged with three felony counts of filing false nomination papers. He is expected to be released on his own recognizance and arraigned Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 

At the time of the incident, Guillory was the four-term elected County Assessor for the Orange County Office of the Assessor. 

Friday, September 05, 2014

Steven Davy, Suspect in Mission Viejo Home-Invasion Robbery Arrested

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – According to Lt. Jeff Hallock, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Steven Tyler Davy, 30, Anaheim, in connection with a robbery that occurred at a residence in the 23300 block of Via Linda, Mission Viejo.

On Friday, August 22, 2014, Davy is accused of forcing open the front door of the residence and confronting the 82 year old female victim while she was lying in bed watching television.  Davy is accused of ransacking several bedrooms in the residence taking several jewelry items and coins.  Based on the investigation it was determined that Davy is the boyfriend of the victim’s daughter.

Davy was arrested and booked into Orange County Jail, currently being held without bail for a probation violation from a 2012 case.  Davy was charged with robbery and burglary by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Kenneth Elliot, Rancho Santa Margarita Man Barred From Promoting Tax Scheme

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  A federal court has permanently barred Kenneth Elliot, Rancho Santa Margarita, from promoting and selling an alleged nationwide tax scheme that involved using welfare benefit plans to unlawfully increase and accelerate tax deductions and avoid income taxes, according to the Justice Department.

Kenneth Elliott consented to a permanent injunction order entered by District Judge Josephine L. Staton of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

According to the complaint, welfare benefit plans permit companies to pool together and make monetary contributions toward the purchase of life insurance for the benefit of each participating company’s employees or principals.  Participants in legitimate welfare benefit plans may be able to deduct their plan contributions as a business expense.

The complaint alleged that Elliott falsely informed his customers that the welfare benefit plans he promoted and operated were legal.  But, according to the complaint, Elliott has been promoting and operating plans that illegally permitted his customers to both claim substantial tax deductions for their plan contributions, then later access the full cash value of their plan contributions by taking out loans against the life insurance policies purchased with plan contributions.  The complaint alleged that Elliott’s promotion and operation of these unlawful welfare benefit plans deprived the U.S. Treasury of significant amounts of tax and subjected his customers to audits and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrutiny.

The injunction order bars Elliott from selling and operating any purported welfare benefit plans.  The court also ordered Elliott to send a copy of the injunction order to his customers.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Against the common core

By Williamson M. Evers

The question I would like to address is: Do the Common Core national curriculum-content standards undermine “competitive federalism,” which is a feature of our Madisonian system of federalism?
First, I want to discuss federalism under our Constitution as designed by James Madison. What is federalism? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in a recent case that the allocation of powers as set forth in the Constitution sets legal “boundaries” between the federal government and the states and provides a way for each of them to maintain their “integrity.” But, just as importantly, having a system of federalism “secures to citizens the liberties that derive from the diffusion of sovereign power.”

Read more:  http://www.hoover.org/research/against-common-core

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

OCSD Arrest Laguna Nigel Man For Possession of Elements of Homemade Explosives

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  – On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at approximately 12:45 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at a residence in the 100 block of Fairlane Drive, Laguna Niguel.

According to OCSD Kt. Jeff Hallock , At approximately 12:30 p.m., Sheriff’s investigators and HDS technicians entered the residence following execution of a search warrant. Orange County Fire Authority Hazardous teams and Orange County Health provided support for the operation and assisted with identification of substances located inside the residence.  Investigators recovered approximately 30-40 rifles, several inert military ordnance and substances determined to be precursors to homemade explosives.  Personnel from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Health remain on scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Juan Jesus Martinez, 56, Laguna Niguel, was arrested on charges of domestic violence and possession of substances with intent to create a destructive/explosive device and booked into Orange County Jail.  Martinez is being held on $500K bail and is expected to appear in court on Thursday, September 4, 2014.  The investigation involving the weapons and military ordinances is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the County Sheriff’s Department at (714) 647-7000.  Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.