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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A woman linked to the investigation of Municipal Judge Calvin P. Schmidt has been arrested on suspicion of selling a kilo of cocaine to an undercover police officer, the Costa Mesa Police Department said Tuesday. Sgt. Tom Boylan said Terri Ann McMullen, 28, was arrested at her apartment on 16th Street in Newport Beach at 5:40 p.m. Monday. Boylan said narcotics officers also arrested two men who were in her apartment at the time, Pedro Diaz Chavez, 22, and Paul Padilla, 27, both of Anaheim.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities are searching for Richard J. McLane, a convicted child molester who failed to turn himself in to begin a prison term. McLane's 1987 case drew attention when he became a key figure in a corruption investigation of two Municipal Court judges. McLane, 58, was supposed to report to Superior Court in January to begin serving a five-year sentence for his 1987 conviction on two counts of child molestation, four counts of furnishing cocaine to minors and another drug count.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
A star of X-rated films was ordered Friday to serve 45 days in jail for a 1987 prostitution conviction stemming from her participation in a fake bachelor party staged by Newport Beach police. Pamela G. Weston, 27, of Huntington Beach--who is a central figure in a state judicial commission investigation involving at least five judges in Harbor Municipal Court--was sentenced in Municipal Court in Fullerton after losing an appeal of her conviction. Municipal Judge Margaret E.
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Municipal Judge Calvin P. Schmidt of Newport Beach was publicly scolded by state judicial authorities Thursday for giving preferential treatment to a friend's stepdaughter and making improper campaign contributions. But he was cleared of doing legal favors for a prostitute. In a sharply worded decision, the San Francisco-based judicial watchdog agency announced that Schmidt, 59, had "undermined public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary."
NEWS
January 17, 1989 | JERRY HICKS and BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writers
Orange County Municipal Judge Brian R. Carter, who faces formal hearings by the state Commission on Judicial Review on allegations that he improperly used his seat on the bench to help friends and gain favors with prostitutes, will resign next month, it was learned Monday. Carter's intention to resign was announced by Harbor Judicial District Municipal Judge Russell A. Bostrom, who until two weeks ago was the presiding judge of the Newport Beach-based court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Municipal Judge Calvin P. Schmidt, the controversial jurist who served a record 25 years on the bench in Newport Beach, died in his sleep Wednesday night. He was 61. Friends said his death came as a shock because the judge was vivacious, animated and appeared in good health. "It was like a bolt of lighting," said Selim S. Franklin, presiding judge of the Harbor Municipal Court. "It was such a surprise. Many of us talked to him at great length just yesterday. They were great conversations."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER and GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writers
A disciplinary hearing into allegations against veteran Municipal Judge Calvin P. Schmidt began in secrecy Thursday after the California Supreme Court rejected a plea to make public the investigation of charges that the judge gave preferential courtroom treatment to his friends. The state Commission on Judicial Performance, which is meeting in Santa Ana on the Schmidt affair, had sought to open its proceedings under a state constitutional amendment approved by the voters last fall.
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The public upbraiding of Harbor Municipal Court Judge Calvin P. Schmidt on Thursday ends a wide-ranging state investigation into a sex and influence scandal that entangled six judges at the Newport Beach courthouse. In one of its largest investigations ever conducted, the Commission on Judicial Performance for almost two years looked into a host of misconduct allegations against Judges Schmidt, Russell A. Bostrom, Brian R. Carter, Selim (Bud) Franklin, Christopher Strople and Susanne Shaw.
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calvin P. Schmidt, Orange County's longest-sitting judge, was publicly scolded by state judicial authorities Thursday for giving preferential treatment to a wealthy friend's stepdaughter and making improper campaign contributions. But he was cleared of doing legal favors for a prostitute.
NEWS
October 11, 1988 | TERRY PRISTIN and MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writers
Two Orange County municipal judges are being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for allegedly offering lenient treatment to prostitutes in exchange for sex and showing favoritism toward other women with whom they had personal relationships.
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