Nov 16, 2018

Michael Avenatti loses his appeal; Judge Moss orders he has to vacate his Newport Beach office by Monday

Michael Avenatti lost his appeal to block the eviction of his law practice from its Newport Beach offices.

After a brief hearing today, Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, Judge Robert J. Moss affirmed his Oct. 22nd order. Avenatti and his staff have to vacate their Newport Beach office by Monday.

Remember Michele Banda who absconded before her jury trial, she pleaded guilty today

Today, Michele Kay Banda (age 32), pled guilty to felony possession of drugs in a correctional facility and misdemeanor child abuse.

Post election update numbers are out, same candidates still in the lead

Post election update:

“We welcome the President’s visit to California and are grateful for the quick response to our aid requests"

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom will join President Donald J. Trump during his visit to California tomorrow, Saturday, November 17, 2018, alongside top officials from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, CAL FIRE, California Highway Patrol and California National Guard as well as local and federal emergency managers.

Chris David Dickens convicted of felony animal cruelty

On November 15, a Humboldt County jury convicted 68-year-old Chris David Dickens of Trinidad of felony animal cruelty.

What will CONREP recommend for Ewa Misztal?

Judge Reinholtsen issued a ruling on November 7 regarding Ewa Misztal. Today, there was a status conference. CONREP treatment recommendations are scheduled for December 21.

Carpathian enters no contest plea and accepts DA's offer of 16 years in prison

As previously reported on the first day of jury selection, the District Attorney had made an offer of 16 years in prison. The offer was made on Tuesday. Beideman finally decided to accept the DA's offer today. As previously reported, had he been convicted of any of the 8 charges dismissed today, it would have been life in prison.

Court clerk John Beideman just entered a no contest plea to an added Count 9 of PC 288. 5 (a), continuous sexual abuse of a minor. The prison sentence is  a stipulated term of 16 years. The no contest plea was over objection of Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads. Beideman will have to register as a sex offender.

Sentencing is on December 14.

The victim in the molestation case was Beideman's former stepdaughter.

White House has to immediately return CNN's Jim Acosta's press credentials

U.S. Judge Timothy Kelly granted a  court order that the White House must immediately and return the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta. T

This is a temporary order for 14 days until Judge Kelly rules on CNN's lawsuit.