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Supervisor Ray Nutting trial begins

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, left, and wife Jennifer enter the courthouse for the first day of his trial Tuesday morning April 22. Nutting faces felony charges from alleged misuse of state grant money. Nutting is also accused of violation of conflict-of-interest laws after failing to recuse himself while voting on county contracts involved with state funds distribution for fire prevention. Krysten Kellum/Village Life

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting says one thing to the public while doing another in private. That was the opening statement of the Nutting trial, which began Tuesday, presented by Pete Williams of the state Attorney General’s Office and half of the prosecution. Nutting, Williams alleges, takes state tax money to improve his own […]

1 Comment / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Past due state taxes bring arrest

Guy Archbold

An El Dorado Hills Man was arrested on April 15 on charges of tax evasion. A Franchise Tax Board press release stated that Guy Archbold, 62, a CEO for a software company, was charged with alleged tax evasion for failing to file state income tax for 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012. He also allegedly failed […]

Comments Off / April 17, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Robbery suspect sought

Detectives are looking for this man suspected in two armed robberies. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in two armed robberies. An unidentified man armed with a handgun entered a convenience store in the 3400 block of Coach Lane in Cameron Park between 1 and 2 a.m. on March 15, according to a sheriff’s press release. […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EDH man indicted for attempted tax evasion

A federal grand jury indicted an El Dorado Hills man on three counts of attempted tax evasion. The sealed Feb. 27 indictment of Kamyar Soltani, 45, was unsealed March 4, revealing three charges of attempted tax evasion, a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner stated. Soltani was arrested on March 3. He was […]

Comments Off / March 10, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting’s trial to begin in April

Ray Nutting, right, sits with his attorney, David Weiner, in court on Feb. 21. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The trial of El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting was confirmed during a Feb. 21 hearing. El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney James Clinchard, noting that co-prosecutor Deputy Attorney General Peter Wellings was unable to attend the hearing, confirmed the April 8 trial. Clinchard outlined the trial — potential jurors coming in on […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Rollover causes injuries to alleged drunk driver

A vehicle rolled over Monday morning in El Dorado Hills, causing an allegedly drunk driver to sustain major injuries. Christina Fifer was driving her 1990 Dodge Durango westbound on Highway 50 just west of Bass Lake Road at 7:15 a.m., according to CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. She was allegedly under the influence and allowed her […]

Comments Off / February 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Overnight standoff ends with arrest

An overnight standoff ended with a parolee’s arrest in El Dorado Hills Friday morning. On Feb. 13, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a subject wanted for alleged parole violation was living in El Dorado Hills, according to a sheriff’s press release. Deputies also received information that the suspect might have had […]

Comments Off / February 16, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »