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Fisher & Phillips LLP appoints L. Brent Garrett Of Counsel at their Irvine office


L. Brent Garrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Christine Welch, Echo Media Group, 714-573-0899 x225, christine@echomediapr.com

FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP APPOINTS L. BRENT GARRETT OF COUNSEL AT IRVINE OFFICE

Seasoned Labor Lawyer Joins One of the Largest National Law Firms Specializing in Labor and Employment Law

IRVINE, Calif. (August 26, 2014) ― Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that attorney L. Brent Garrett has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Irvine office. Fisher & Phillips is one of the nation’s leading law firms in the field of labor and employment law focused on representing employers. Garrett brings more than 12 years of experience in traditional labor law to the firm including defense of union corporate campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, representation disputes, strikes and lockouts, labor litigation, and collective bargaining.
“We are pleased to have Brent join the firm,” said James J. McDonald, managing partner of the Irvine office of Fisher & Phillips. “His broad experience in traditional labor law is rare for a lawyer with his years of practice. It will serve our clients well as we continue to grow our labor law practice in California and throughout the West.” Read more…

 
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Suspect arrested in fatal hit and run traffic collision

Kelly Michelle Wolfe

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Suspect Arrested in Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (August 26, 2014) – On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Bureau investigators arrested Kelly Michelle Wolfe, 46, Capistrano Beach, following an investigation of a fatal traffic collision that occurred on July 4, 2013.

Wolfe was the driver of a vehicle that collided with victim, Marthann Demchuk, 76, Monrovia, and her 13 year old grandson on Camino Capistrano, north of San Clemente. Wolfe struck Demchuk and her grandson as they crossed Camino Capistrano on foot. Demchuk was pronounced deceased at the scene and her grandson was injured and treated at a local hospital. Wolfe fled the scene and was later detained outside her residence in Capistrano Beach. An investigation immediately ensued; however, Wolfe was not arrested the day of the collision. Read more…

 
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Three arrested in DUI sting at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach

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NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Announces Results of DUI Court Sting Operation

SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 26, 2014) – On Monday, August 25, 2014, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department conducted an undercover ‘Court Sting’ operation at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach which targeted suspected drivers whose licenses were suspended or revoked due to a prior DUI. The undercover operation was part of the ‘Avoid the 38’ Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Campaign, which is scheduled to continue through midnight on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014.

Deputies from the DUI Task Force staked out offenders who had been told by a judge not to drive or who had their license suspended. Eight offenders were followed by deputies from courtrooms to their vehicles to ensure that they were not driving. While some offenders complied with the law and had alternate means of transportation, three individuals proceeded to get behind the wheel and drive away from the court house. Read more…

 
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Three charged with pimping and pandering for operating an Irvine brothel

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Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 25, 2014

Case# TBA

THREE TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT PIMPING AND PANDERING BY OPERATING HIGH-END RESIDENTIAL BROTHEL IN IRVINE

SANTA ANA – Two men and one woman will be arraigned today for operating a high-end, residential brothel in Irvine. The two men, Gin Woo Park, 41, Los Angeles, and Heung Soon Kim, 56, Los Angeles, are charged with two felony counts of human trafficking, 13 felony counts of pimping, and 13 felony counts of pandering. Miyoun Kim, 56, Newport Beach, is charged with six felony counts of pimping and six felony counts of pandering. Park and Heung Kim face 40 years and eight months in state prison if convicted. Miyoun Kim faces 12 years and eight months if convicted.

The People will request Park and Heung Kim be held on $1 million bail and Miyoun Kim be held on $250,000 bail at their arraignment today, and they must prove the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. They are scheduled to be arraigned today, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined. Read more…

 
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Additional charges filed against music teacher who targeted young girls

John Mordecai Scott

Orange County District Attorney Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2014

Case# 14HF2171

ADDITIONAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST MUSIC TEACHER WHO COMMITTED LEWD ACTS UPON MULTIPLE FEMALE STUDENTS

*Law enforcement seeks public’s help identifying potential additional victims in this case

NEWPORT BEACH – Additional charges have been filed against a music teacher for committing lewd acts upon multiple female students during music lessons. John Mordecai Scott, 58, Lake Forest, was charged today for crimes against Jane Doe #5 with two felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14 and a sentencing enhancement for committing lewd acts on multiple victims.

Scott was previously charged for four victims with one felony count of continuous sexual abuse, four felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under 14, two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor, one felony count of using a minor for sex acts, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, four felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child, one misdemeanor count of child annoyance, and a sentencing enhancement for obscene matter used during a sexual offense. Read more…

 
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Three arrested for elaborate fraud scheme

Steven Sears

City of Irvine Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #8-15-2014

Subject: Three Arrested For Elaborate Fraud Scheme

Contact : Dave Klug, Lieutenant, 949-724-7156, dklug@cityofirvine.org

IRVINE, CA (August 15, 2014): Today, Irvine Police detectives arrested three people in connection to an elaborate fraud scheme that victimized at least thirteen people for over $800,000. Detectives believe Steven Sears (59) of Irvine led an elaborate scheme of promising to help victims protect their assets by purchasing corporations, which Sears fraudulently created. Irvine Police detectives began investigating the case in 2012. Sears allegedly started fraudulent corporations in California, Delaware, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming and sold them to his victims to protect their assets. Detectives believe these corporations were also used by Sears to open bank accounts to launder money. Sears appears to have used aliases to hide his identity and told some victims he was an attorney after being disbarred in 2011.

Mikael Sears (56) of Irvine, and Norma Hoskins (57) of Garden Grove were also arrested for assisting Steven Sears with the fraudulent activities. All of the individuals have been booked into the Orange County Jail in lieu of $800,000 bail. Read more…

 
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The Summer/Labor Day DUI campaign has resulted in 483 arrests

OC DUI Task Force

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Summer/Labor Day AVOID DUI Campaign Update

DUI Arrests Up & No DUI Fatalities

SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 25, 2014) – The Summer/Labor Day National Anti-DUI mobilization has resulted in DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special ‘Avoid the 38’ DUI deployments in Orange County.

From 12:01 AM Friday, August 15, 2014 through Midnight Sunday, August 24, 2014 officers and deputies representing 38 Orange County law enforcement agencies have arrested 483 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. In 2013, 374 DUI arrests occurred during the same 10 day time period. There were no DUI related deaths during this time (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**). Read more…

 
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Man who worked at Irvine daycare center suspected of child molestation

Thomas Pulver

City of Irvine Police Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #08/24/2014

Subject: Los Angeles County Man Suspected of Child Molestation

Contact : Julia Engen, Commander 949-724-7112, jengen@cityofirvine.org

IRVINE, CA (August 23, 2014): The Irvine Police Department recently learned a man arrested on charges of child molestation in Los Angeles County, Thomas Pulver (36) of La Mirada worked at a daycare center in Irvine for approximately six months in 2008.

Irvine detectives are working closely with the Kiddie Academy daycare center on Noyes Avenue in Irvine in an attempt to identify families that may have come into contact with Pulver between January and June of 2008 during his brief association with the school. Read more…

 
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Salt Creek Beach lost swimmer search/recovery effort terminated

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Orange County Sheriff

NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACTS: Lifeguard Chief Jason Young, OC Lifeguards at (949) 276-5050 or JYoung@oclg.org; Lieutenant Jeff Hallock, OC Sheriff’s Dept. at (714) 904-7042 or JHallock@ocsd.org

Salt Creek Beach Swimmer Search/Recovery Effort Terminated

DANA POINT, Calif. – (August 24, 2014) – On Saturday, August 23, 2014 at approximately 11:33 a.m. Orange County Lifeguards received a report of a missing swimmer off Salt Creek Beach. The missing swimmer is a 60 year old male who was last seen body surfing in the water, near Tower #2. An intense multi-agency search of the water and shoreline immediately ensued and has continued over the last approximately 30 hours.

Dive Teams from Orange County Lifeguards and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department have methodically searched the water but have been unable to locate any sign of the missing swimmer. Due to the current ocean conditions, visibility is poor and has hampered underwater search efforts. Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol and United States Coast Guard vessels have also searched throughout the day. Read more…

 
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Summer/Labor Day avoid DUI campaign update

OC DUI Task Force

NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.704, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org

Summer/Labor Day AVOID DUI Campaign Update

DUI Arrests Up & No DUI Fatalities

SANTA ANA, Calif. – (August 22, 2014) – The Summer/Labor Day National drunk driving campaign statistics of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special “Avoid the 38” DUI deployments in Orange County have been updated.
From 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 15, 2014 through 11:59 p.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014 officers and deputies representing 38 Orange County law enforcement agencies have arrested 281 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In 2013, 171 DUI arrests occurred during the same seven (7) day period. There were no DUI related deaths during this time (**NOTE: These numbers are only provisional with some agencies yet to report**).

For the second weekend of the campaign, both a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint will be conducted in the city of Stanton (OCSD) and a multi-agency DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint will be conducted tonight in the cities of La Palma, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. Extra DUI saturation patrols will be deployed in the cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach (multi-agency). CSU Fullerton Police and the cities of Garden Grove, Seal Beach and Westminster (multi-agency) will be deploying extra DUI saturation patrols on Saturday night, August 23. All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers/deputies will focus efforts on stopping and arresting impaired drivers during their normal shifts. Read more…

 
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