Calif man pleads guilty to extorting money from teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old

Prosecutors: CA man admits blackmailing teacher

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Prosecutors say a former Southern California high school student has admitted demanding money and pornographic photos from a teacher accused of having sex with a current student.

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Nov. 9 trial date set for man charged with killing Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and 2 others

Trial date set for man charged in Adenhart killing

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Nov. 9 trial date has been scheduled for a man charged in the drunk-driving crash that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others.

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Calif. financier pleads not guilty to evading reporting requirements to hide $300K from SEC

Calif. financier pleads not guilty to hiding money

SANTA ANA, Calif. — An Irvine financier who is the subject of a fraud investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of evading currency reporting laws.

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Calif. man claims he found a condom in French onion soup he ordered at a restaurant

Man claims he found condom in French onion soup

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man has sued a local Claim Jumper restaurant claiming he ordered French onion soup and bit into a condom instead of melted cheese. Zdenek Philip Hodousek filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court seeking unspecified damages over fears he may have contracted a disease.

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Mistrial in Calif. trial of woman charged with arranging death of cancer-stricken husband

Jury deadlock in California cancer-victim killing

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former Orange County woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband because she thought his cancer treatments would eat up their savings.

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Former University of California football player pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charges

Former Cal player pleads guilty in wire fraud case

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A former University of California lineman who spent time in the Tennessee Titans’ camp in 2001 has pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering.

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First US economic espionage trial against Chinese-born engineer winds down in California

First US economic espionage trial winds down

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Chinese-born, former engineer for Boeing Co. knowingly possessed critical trade secrets on the U.S. space program and intended to pass them to China, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in her closing argument at the first economic espionage case to reach a U.S. courtroom.

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First US economic espionage trial against Chinese-born space engineer winds down in California

Engineer’s space secrets trial winds down in Calif

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Closing arguments have begun in the Southern California trial of a Chinese-born engineer accused of stealing trade secrets critical to the U.S. space program.

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California woman, son accused of having cancer-stricken husband killed to avoid cost

Calif. wife allegedly had sick husband killed

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A woman and her son went on trial Monday on charges they had her cancer-stricken husband killed a decade ago to avoid the cost of his medical treatment.

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Southern California man pleads not guilty in deaths of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, 2 others

Man pleads not guilty in Nick Adenhart’s death

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The man charged with killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken-driving crash pleaded not guilty Monday to three counts of murder as relatives of the victims looked on.

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