Paralegal Allegedly Used Forged $285K Law Firm Check to Take Private Jet to NYC for Spending Spree

A paralegal at a Newport Beach, Calif., law firm allegedly stole a check for $19,500 to her employer, had the amount altered to over $285,000 and the check made payable to her roommate.

After the check was deposited into a joint account for paralegal Alexa Johzen Polar, 34, and elementary school teacher Robin Antonella Pabello, 33, authorities say, the two friends flew to New York City with friends in a chartered jet and went on a spending spree, according to the Los Angeles Times and the Murrieta Patch.

However, it wasn’t all about bling: In addition to shopping at Montblanc and Tiffany & Co., the two also allegedly used two fraudulently obtained cashier’s checks to make a a $233,000 deposit toward purchasing a $3.7-million, 11,000-square-foot home in Murrieta, Calif.

It isn’t clear how they might have expected to qualify for a mortgage or make payments, but Detective Greg Faessel of the Cypress, Calif., police, whose department investigated the case, said the women simply wanted a luxurious home in which to spend the holidays and hoped to rent it prior to closing.

The party ended when the bank on which the $19,500 check was drawn rejected it for payment, authorities said. The two women had to return to California on an ordinary coach flight and are now being held in the Orange County case in lieu of $285,000 bail each.

If they make bail, they must prove the source of the funds.

The articles don’t include any comment from the women or their attorneys. The defendants are charged with forgery, grand theft and grand theft by embezzlement.

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CHP investigates fatal crash in Westwood near 405

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that occurred Monday night on Wilshire Boulevard near the northbound 405 Freeway.

The accident occurred at 11:15 p.m., said Officer Patrick Kimball.

One person was killed and another was arrested at the scene and booked for drunk driving, according to a CHP report. Neither person was immediately identified, and no further details were available early Tuesday.

The accident wreckage has been cleared and will not affect the morning commute, officials said.

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LA County: Father of three fatally shot during home invasion

Father of three fatally shot during home invasion
Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the slaying of a father of three by a home invasion robber who locked the man’s family in a bedroom of their home near Arcadia.

The man, his wife and three children, ages 3, 5, and 6, were returning home to the 11000 block of Kristi Court about 8 p.m. Monday when they were confronted by an armed man who demanded cash, according to an L.A. County Sheriff’s Department report.

The father, whose name was not released, handed over the family’s rent money, which was all the money he possessed. The gunman demanded more, according to the report.

He took the family at gunpoint inside the home and shut the mother and three children inside a bedroom.  A short while later, they heard gunshots and ran out to find the father dead on the floor.The intruder had already left the scene, according to the report. Officials did not have a good description of the man.

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Sandusky waives hearing; Penn State sex-abuse case heads to trial

Jerry Sandusky waived a preliminary hearing in his Penn State sexual-abuse case
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who had been expected to face some of his accusers in court today in his sexual-abuse case, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and now appears headed for trial on charges that toppled the university’s president and its revered head football coach, Joe Paterno.

Hundreds of reporters and spectators lined up before sunrise in the small Pennsylvania town of Bellefonte, in Centre County, in hopes of getting a seat in court for what had been expected to be a dramatic encounter. It would have been the first time that Sandusky, who faces charges he used his position as assistant football coach to rape and molest young boys, had faced his now-adult accusers since the case exploded last month.

Sandusky, 67, has denied doing anything wrong, but prosecutors and a 23-page grand jury report portrayed him as a predator who lured young boys with tickets to big games, cash and other gifts. the report said he found his alleged victims through a charity he founded that helped underprivileged youth.

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Since the initial grand jury report citing eight victims was unsealed, two more men have come forward alleging Sandusky abused them. He now faces more than 50 charges involving at least 10 boys who say the rapes and molestations occurred on the Penn State campus, in Sandusky’s home and elsewhere.

Penn State’s president, Graham Spanier, and Paterno were fired amid allegations that university officials mishandled concerns about Sandusky’s behavior for years and failed to alert either campus police or other law enforcement authorities.

The case has also prompted alleged victims of abuse at Syracuse University to come forward. That school’s assistant basketball coach, Bernie Fine, was fired after two men accused him of molesting them in the 1980s. Fine says he’s not guilty of the accusations.

Sandusky remains confined to his home wearing an electronic monitoring device.

— Tina Susman in New York

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Santa Ana teen critical after stabbing

 

SANTA ANA – A Santa Ana teen is in critical condition after he was stabbed multiple times by suspected gang members, police said.

The man, 19, was walking to a party in the 900 block of West Russell Street about midnight Friday, when he was confronted by three suspected gang members, said Cmdr. Steve Colon with the Santa Ana Police Department. They argued about gang affiliation. Then one of the gang members stabbed the man multiple times in the chest.

A friend drove the man to a hospital, where he was in critical condition but expected to survive, Colon said.

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Ex-boyfriend arrested in Anaheim stabbing

By THERESA WALKER and HANG NGUYEN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

ANAHEIM – A Fullerton man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of his former girlfriend at an Anaheim apartment early Saturday morning, police said.

Cameron Ansel, 27, was found by police on the west end of Anaheim with a self-inflicted stab wound in his upper body. He was taken to a trauma center, where he was in surgery, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said.

Ansel was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Dunn said.

The woman, in her 20s, was in critical condition, after she was stabbed multiple times, police said. She was attacked inside and outside an apartment in the 3500 block of West Sweetbay Court at 1:40 a.m., police said.

The woman’s name was not released.

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Repeat DUI offender almost got off easy

Dennis Malavasi almost could have walked away from his 13th conviction because California law limits how long prior DUI cases count toward tougher mandatory sentences

By DOUG IRVING / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Police found Dennis Malavasi slumped behind the wheel of an idling pickup, a half-empty bottle of King Cobra malt liquor by his side. They woke him up, cuffed his hands and charged him with drunken driving.

It was a charge that Malavasi knew all too well. He had been convicted a dozen times before of driving under the influence, court records show – a number that even veteran police and prosecutors had to recheck to believe.

Article Tab: In this 1996 photo, Dennis Malavasi, son of former Rams football coach Ray Malavasi, is arraigned on misdemeanor charges of child neglect, public intoxication and parole violation in West O.C. Municipal Court in Westminster.
In this 1996 photo, Dennis Malavasi, son of former Rams football coach Ray Malavasi, is arraigned on misdemeanor charges of child neglect, public intoxication and parole violation in West O.C. Municipal Court in Westminster.

Dennis Malavasi’s DUI record:

Dennis Malavasi was convicted of driving-under-the-influence offenses in 1976, 1979, 1986, 1987, twice in 1989, twice in 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2011. He was also convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 2005 and 2009 and driving with a suspended license in 2009.

Source: Orange County District Attorney’s Office; Superior Court records; California Department of Corrections

Yet California law almost let Malavasi off with nothing more than a misdemeanor for DUI number 13. If he had stayed out of trouble for just a year longer, all of his prior DUI arrests would have been too old to count against him under state mandatory-sentencing laws. He would have faced some time in the county jail, at most.

“It is extremely fortunate,” the prosecutor in his latest case wrote in a court memo, “that Defendant has not killed or seriously injured someone as a result of his behavior.”

Malavasi was months away from benefitting from a provision in California law that counts prior DUI convictions for only 10 years when it comes to calculating mandatory sentences. Most other states have similar time limits, meant to give offenders a chance to change their ways, but there’s a move now in California to entirely remove such look-back limits for DUIs.

The state senator leading that push points to people like Malavasi, described by one prosecutor as a one-in-a-million repeat offender.

Malavasi, 55, comes from Orange County sports royalty. His father, the late coach Ray Malavasi, led the then-Los Angeles Rams in Anaheim to their first Super Bowl in 1980. Years later, the younger Malavasi would write a jailhouse letter to a judge, pleading for leniency and a treatment for his addictions, on the back of an old printed profile of his father.

It was pain, Dennis Malavasi told judge after judge, that drove him to drink and drugs. He had compressed vertebrae in his back, a herniated disc, he explained in his handwritten letters from jail. He sought relief in a bottle, and paid the consequences his entire adult life.

Police, prosecutors, judges and juries all tried to stop him, records show. His drunken driving and addictions landed him in prison so often that hardly a year went by when he didn’t spend some time behind bars. A judge even ordered him to install a breathalyzing ignition-interlock device on his car, a punishment handed down to just 6 percent of convicted drunken drivers in Orange County. He got out of it with a sworn declaration to the court: He didn’t own a car.

Malavasi did not respond to requests for comment through his family and an attorney. His defense attorney declined to comment.

Records show that it was parole violations and a possession charge that cycled Malavasi back through the state prison system in recent years. He hadn’t had a drunken-driving conviction since late 2001 – until police found him nodding off behind the wheel of a pickup last summer 2010.

A neighbor had called police to a leafy neighborhood in Huntington Beach, complaining that the truck had made a dangerous, screeching U-turn. Malavasi later claimed he was moving into a new house, hadn’t been drunk when he drove, and had left the truck on so he could listen to the radio. He couldn’t stand straight by the time officers arrived. His blood-alcohol level was 0.24 percent, court records show – three times the legal limit to drive.

Repeat drunken drivers are supposed to face progressively harsher sentences for every new conviction – jail time, then prison time, then even more prison time. But California law bases those mandatory sentences only on prior convictions from the past 10 years.

Malavasi was about a year shy of hitting that mark when police picked him up for what would become his 13th conviction. If he had made it, nothing in the law would have required that he be treated any differently than a first-time offender at his sentencing. He would have faced little more than a fine, a suspended license and some time in jail, not several years in state prison.

“If that (prior) case would have dropped off, we would have been filing a misdemeanor,” Senior Assistant District Attorney Joe D’Agostino said. “This would have been the highest-grade misdemeanor we have,” he added – but Malavasi would not have faced anything more than a year in jail.

Most other states also set a limit on how long a drunken-driving conviction can be used against a repeat offender in calculating mandatory sentences. Ten years is a common window, said Frank Harris, state legislative affairs manager for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Defense attorneys argue that those laws recognize that a person caught driving drunk as a teenager, and then again in middle age, doesn’t have the same kind of problem as someone who blows 0.20 percent every other year.

“I don’t believe that we should give up on people,” said Joshua Dale, the executive director of the California DUI Lawyers Association.

But a bill introduced by state Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Hemet, would entirely remove such time limits on prior DUIs. It would mean that people convicted once of drunken driving would forever face tougher sentences if they get picked up for driving drunk again.

The Legislature has considered such a move before, according to a legislative analysis, but decided the 10-year window would take care of most habitual drunken drivers. Emmerson’s bill was held up without discussion this year because it almost certainly would exacerbate the state’s prison crowding.

Emmerson said he plans to try again next year, in part because of people like Malavasi. “This is exactly why I introduced this bill,” he said. “Those records do get wiped out after 10 years. People get by on much lesser counts.”

Malavasi, though, came up short. He still had his 2001 conviction, a felony, lingering on his record when a prosecutor rose and told the court after his latest arrest that he was a danger to society. The jury found him guilty; the judge gave him six years in prison but put that sentence on hold and ordered Malavasi to check into a voluntary treatment program.

He did – and then checked himself out a few months later, citing his health problems. His attorney was left to tell the judge earlier this month that even he wasn’t sure where Malavasi had gone. The judge signed a warrant for his arrest.

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