BELOW ARE A FEW OF OUR MORE INTERESTING AND NOTABLE CASES.
State v. Robinson - [case info] Defendant Chad Robinson was charged with possession and manufacturing child pornography. By using investigative techniques along with computer forensics we were able to prove that the images were in fact placed on the laptop by another party. Defendant was found not guilty on all 43 counts.
People v Edward Chapin - [case info] We were retained by Orange County Bail Bonds to locate and return to the custody of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Mr. Edward Chapin who had skipped out on a $100,000 bond. During the investigation, we were contacted by an FBI Agent who was also attempting to locate Mr. Chapin. The agent requested our assistance in locating Mr. Chapin as we had already determined he was in Siniloa Mexico in the compound of Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera the Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel. We used informants and a pretext to get him to the US border where he was coaxed across and arrested by US Marshalls and FBI.
A jury convicted defendant Edward Dwight Chapin of manufacturing a controlled substance (Health and Saf. Code, 11379.6), possession of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine (Health and Saf. Code 11383, subd. (c)(1)), and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sales (Health and Saf. Code, 11378). Defendant admitted his prior convictions, and the court sentenced him to 20 years in state prison.
People v Hulsey - [case info] A former worker at the San Diego County Fair has been ordered to stand trial on charges in the molestation of a 14-year-old girl. Kent Hulsey, 20, of Sacramento, is charged with felony sexual battery and forced penetration with a foreign object. We were retained by his attorney as criminal defense investigators and were able to find the evidence that showed he did not do what he was accused of.
People v Fitzsimmons - [case info] Christopher Fitzsimons was accused of the molestation of the 4-year-old daughter of a female family friend. We were hired by the defense to investigate the case. Within a few weeks, we had uncovered information that proved Christopher Fitzsimmons could not have committed the crime. The crime was in fact committed by the females boyfriend who had since moved to Seattle Washington. Our evidence secured the release of Mr. Fitzsimons who had already served 18 months while awaiting trial, and the dropping of all charges against him by the prosecution.
People v. Hambarian - [case info] This case, one of the lengthiest and most complex prosecutions in Orange County history, involved a multi-million dollar government fraud scheme perpetrated by Jeffrey Hambarian, whose family owned a company that provided garbage collection services in the City of Orange. Hambarian was convicted of 47 felonies and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
People v Peterson - [case info] Scott Lee Peterson is currently on death row in California convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son in Modesto, California in 2002. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2004 and sentenced to death by lethal injection the following year. He remains on death row in San Quentin State Prison while his case is on appeal to the Supreme Court of California. He maintains his innocence.
People v Ostell Miles Former NFL football player Ostell Miles had been bonded out of Los Angeles County jail by Glenda's Bail Bonds in Fullerton California. Miles failed to appear in court at which time Glenda Stroobant of Glenda's Bail Bonds retained Rick crouch to locate Miles and return him to County Jail. Miles was tracked from California to Denver Colorado and back to Orange County where he was arrested by Fullerton Police Department with the assistance of Rick Crouch.
People v Paek - [case info] We were retained by a local bail bond company after Mr. Chin Paek, who was out on a $100,000.00 bail bond for assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer failed to appear in court. We tracked to South Korea and back. After locating his hideout in Los Angeles we informed the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department task team who then made the arrest.
People v Zeve - [case info] We were retained by Glenda's Bail Bonds in Fullerton California to locate and return to the custody of the Orange County Sheriff's Department Mr. Michael Zeve who had skipped out on a $100,000 bond. Mr. Zeve, a hockey coach, had been arrested for molesting his young male students at both a local motel and his father's house. We tracked Mr. Zeve to Israel where he was apprehended and returned to Orange County.
A judge denied bail Monday for a man who fled the country on the eve of his trial but was arrested in Israel and returned to Orange County, a court clerk said. Michael Leon Zeve, 31, who is accused of sexual encounters with children under the age of 14 in Irvine from 1996 to 2000, made his initial court appearance after his return.
Robyn Astaire v Best Film & Video Corp - [case info] Fred Astaire's widow lost a Supreme Court appeal Monday, killing her lawsuit over what she claims was the unauthorized use of her famous husband's image in a dance-instruction videotape.
Robynair v Cutter Aviation - [case info] In June 2001, respondents took their Aerostar airplane to appellant for an annual inspection and other maintenance work. According to respondents, the plane was in very good condition when it was delivered to appellant. Respondents had made significant improvements to the plane in the eight years that they had owned it, and meticulously maintained it. According to Astaires testimony, the airplane had been voted by fellow Aerostar owners as the best Aerostar plane. Astaire also testified that the airplane had much sentimental value to her, as she and her late husband had discussed and planned its purchase.
People v Michael Jackson - [case info] A 13-year-old boy that Jackson had befriended named Gavin Arvizo accused him of sexual abuse. Jackson was indicted for four counts of molesting a minor, four counts of intoxicating a minor in order to molest him, one count of attempted child molestation, and one count of conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive at his 2,700-acre (11 SQ km) Neverland Ranch, as well as conspiring to commit extortion and child abduction. He denied all counts. On June 13, 2005, the jury found Jackson not guilty on all fourteen charges, which included all of the above plus four lesser-included misdemeanor counts.
People v Winona Ryder - [case info] On December 12, 2001, Ryder was arrested on shoplifting charges in Beverly Hills, California. She was accused of stealing $5,500 worth of designer clothes and accessories at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store