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Medical device CEO gets prison term

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Briant Benson, 59, of El Dorado Hills, to 12 months and one day in prison for tax evasion, U.S. attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. During the years 2004 through 2006, Benson failed to file tax returns or pay any personal income tax to the Internal Revenue […]

No Comment / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH woman headed to prison for tax scheme

SACRAMENTO — U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Barbara Antonucci, an unlicensed tax preparer, to three years and six months in prison and ordered her to pay $1,895,833 in restitution for conspiring to file false claims and filing false claims, United States attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Dec. 2. Antonucci and her co-conspirator, Sherry Taggart, 56, […]

No Comment / December 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Food bank fills holiday tables

Every Christmas season in El Dorado County something special happens: Individuals, families, church groups, service clubs, local businesses, Scouts and many more come together to ease the burden on neighbors who struggle to make ends meet by providing all the fixings for a good Christmas dinner to 1,000 local, at-risk families. The Food Bank of […]

No Comment / December 06, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting loses appeal, drops lawsuit

Former El Dorado County District 2 supervisor Ray Nutting lost an appeal in the Third Appellate District Court Nov. 29. The appeal challenged a 2014 court ruling that, while acquitting him of four felony charges, found Nutting guilty on misdemeanor charges, including receiving money from county employees and a contractor who regularly does business with the county and was […]

No Comment / December 05, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Puppy broker sentenced to jail

Ginger Turk, 46, formerly of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced Nov. 18 in El Dorado County Superior Court by Judge Kenneth Melikian for felony animal cruelty, operating without a license and 11 other counts related to her sale of puppies imported from South Korea. Turk, a puppy broker, imported tiny, underaged, un-weaned, high-priced ($4,000 plus) puppies from […]

1 Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Sex offender found guilty

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of 39-year-old Eric Lee Hatfield. A guilty verdict came back on 11 felony counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years and 12 felony counts of forcible oral copulation of a person younger than 14. One of the counts of forcible penetration of a person younger than 14 years […]

No Comment / November 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Prop. 57’s passage worries local officials

Local officials say the passage of the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act, aka Proposition 57, on the November ballot could potentially cause an upswing in criminal activity. Speaking on behalf of El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini, Sgt. Tasha Thompson called Prop. 57 “deceptive.” “With the passing of Prop. 57 California is going to witness the overturn […]

3 Comments / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »