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Former Temecula attorney sentenced for embezzling funds from clients and Southwest Riverside County Bar Association

Former Temecula attorney sentenced for embezzling funds from clients and Southwest Riverside County Bar Association

The former attorney agreed to pay restitution – plus interest -- to the victims. At the time of the plea, he paid a total of $562,854 in victim restitution.

 

The charges stem from his work as a trusts and estates attorney and from his time as treasurer of the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association.


DA Mike Hestrin announces 2021 PRIDE Award recipients

DA Mike Hestrin announces 2021 PRIDE Award recipients

PRIDE, the Program Rewarding Incentive of District attorney Employees, honors attorney and non-attorney staff for demonstrating extraordinary responsibility, professional development, productivity, dedication, initiative, a positive attitude, quality of work, dependability, cooperation, attendance, and public demeanor.


DA's Office Announces Nearly $69 Million Civil Settlement Between Frontier Communications and Federal Trade Commission

DA's Office Announces Nearly $69 Million Civil Settlement Between Frontier Communications and Federal Trade Commission


Monthlong operation by Riverside County Child Exploitation Team results in 26 arrests

Monthlong operation by Riverside County Child Exploitation Team results in 26 arrests

During an operation conducted throughout April, the Riverside County Child Exploitation Team (RCCET), a multiagency team led by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation, arrested 26 people for crimes relating to the possession of child sexual abuse material, attempt lewd acts with a child, and various parole violations.


Two men, including an attorney, charged with filing fraudulent American with Disabilities Act lawsuits

Two men, including an attorney, charged with filing fraudulent American with Disabilities Act lawsuits

The defendants have filed more than 60 lawsuits against individuals and small businesses in Riverside County since 2019 alleging they were violating the ADA. The investigation showed that the defendants had specifically targeted the small businesses they sued as well as making misrepresentations in the legal documents they filed.


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