HUGE KUDOS TO THE GREAT FOLKS OVER AT www.GreaterLongBeach.com for this HEADLINE of the MONTH AWARD WINNER...and a nice pat on the back for us over here at LCCN....Are you READY for this HEADER:
IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS BEHIND BARS FOR JOHN NOGUEZ
"After nearly a month in the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles—all of it in solitary confinement—LA County Assessor John R. Noguez appeared in Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon to ask a judge for a reduction in his $1.6 million bail.
His request was denied.
Noguez is the central figure in a massive criminal corruption case that has already resulted in the arrest of high-powered tax agent Ramin Salari, Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeill and former Assessor Appraiser Scott Schenter. Salari, McNeill and Schenter have all posted bail.
Noguez’ bail will “remain at $1.6 million,” David Demerjian, Senior District Attorney who oversees the Public Integrity for the County of Los Angeles, confirmed to Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.
Presuming Noguez will remain unable to raise that kind of money, it appears likely that he will spend the holiday season behind bars.
Demerjian told LCCN that Noguez is not scheduled to be back in court until January 22, 2013 for a preliminary hearing.