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Former El Dorado Hills man indicted for fraud

By Cole Mayer Staff writer A former El Dorado Hills man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 18 counts of wire fraud. Daniel Chartraw, 39, was charged with a “series of schemes to defraud numerous individuals,” a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagoner stated. Between Jan. 1, 2007 and Nov. […]

No Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Betchley battle goes back and forth

By Cole Mayer Staff writer Until a week before his first sentence modification hearing, Rick Betchley had been collecting volumes of data to prove his innocence. Testimonies, e-mails, IRS and FTB data and more comprised the stack of papers based on a case that started in 2006. It started when Betchley asked a social group […]

1 Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Con or corruption? Betchley tries to modify sentence

By Cole Mayer Staff writer A man who pleaded no contest to charges of embezzlement, securities fraud and tax evasion tried to get his sentence modified on May 4, to no avail. But while deputy district attorney James Clinchard and 13 victims say Rick Betchley is a con man, Betchley claimed perjury and corruption in […]

No Comment / May 21, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

McClintock’s campaign sticks with familiar message

Tom McClintock

Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is seeking his third two-year term as U.S. Representative in California’s 4th Congressional District. His low-key campaign emphasizes the anti-regulation, anti-tax, pro-business and pro-competition themes that have been the hallmark of a career in California politics that dates back to 1979. El Dorado and Placer counties make up 70 percent of […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch May 10-16

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Illegal shoppers May 10: A 50-year-old woman reported a vehicle burglary on Post Street. Her credit cards were later used by the suspect(s). Another smasher May 10: A second vehicle was burglarized nearby on Town Center Boulevard. Too much May 11: A 37-year-old woman […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Crime Watch | Read More »

Public invited to Zoning Ordinance meetings

El Dorado County has scheduled a series of meetings to collect public comment on the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. The environmental scoping meetings were announced following the Board of Supervisors approval of the Notice of Preparation for the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance update on May 15. The Notice […]

No Comment / May 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Tennis group remembers lost friend

A rock memorial celebrates Les Henry, a member of the tennis group that plays at Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills. Henry died last year. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Friends and tennis buddies paid tribute to teammate and worthy opponent Les Henry Wednesday morning, honoring the man they called a “gentle giant” and “the best guy I’ve ever known” with a rock memorial in front of the tennis courts at Stephen Harris Park in El Dorado Hills. “In memory of Les Henry. A treasure […]

2 Comments / May 16, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »