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November 5, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Lawyer Joseph Cavallo, accused of operating a scheme involving bail bonds and jail inmates, pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Cavallo was named in a felony indictment last month alleging that he and two bail bonds employees conspired to steer inmates and others to his law firm. The trial is set for Dec. 2.
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October 13, 2007 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Prominent Orange County criminal-defense attorney Joseph G. Cavallo pleaded guilty Friday to three felonies stemming from a kickback scheme in which bail agents steered business his way. Cavallo faces up to three years and eight months in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 14 on criminal counts of so-called attorney capping and paying bail bondsmen to refer clients to his law firm. A somber Cavallo, once politically connected to county Sheriff Michael S.
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July 13, 2002 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors on Friday charged three teenagers--including the son of a top Orange County sheriff's official--with dozens of counts of rape and sexual assault, concluding that the crime was so heinous that the defendants will be tried as adults. The teens are accused of drugging and gang-raping a 16-year-old girl during a July 5 party at the Newport Beach home of Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl. They allegedly videotaped the attack, providing the central evidence in the case.
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August 2, 2006 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
A bail bondsman accused of conspiring with a prominent Orange County defense attorney to steer jail inmates and others to his law firm was arrested Tuesday in Miami, prosecutors said. Alejandro de Jesus Cruz, 33, is the last of three suspects to be arrested in an alleged kickback scheme in which clients were illegally referred to defense attorney Joseph G. Cavallo.
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January 22, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
A judge is expected to decide today whether three friends, including the son of an Orange County assistant sheriff, should stand trial for allegedly raping a teenage girl in a case in which two dramatically different scenarios about the fateful night have emerged. Prosecutors allege that Gregory Haidl and two friends videotaped themselves raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl July 6 at the Corona del Mar home of Orange County Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl, the suspect's father.
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May 21, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Continuing their attack on the credibility of the alleged victim in a gang-rape trial, defense attorneys on Thursday hammered at inconsistencies in her version of events in the Corona del Mar home of a top Orange County sheriff's official. Keith James Spann and Kyle Joseph Nachreiner, both 19, and Gregory Scott Haidl, 18, are accused of committing rape July 6, 2002, in the home of Orange County Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl, Gregory Haidl's father.
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July 1, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Citing mistreatment by prosecutors and the press, the lead attorney for an Orange County assistant sheriff's son accused in the alleged videotaped rape of a teenage girl said Wednesday that he has left the case to spend more time with his children. "They've gone through a lot," Joseph Cavallo said of his children, who, he added, were "really upset" by some media coverage of the case.
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August 2, 2006 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
A bail bondsman accused of conspiring with a prominent Orange County defense attorney to steer jail inmates and others to his law firm was arrested Tuesday in Miami, prosecutors said. Alejandro de Jesus Cruz, 33, is the last of three suspects to be arrested in an alleged kickback scheme in which clients were illegally referred to defense attorney Joseph G. Cavallo.
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October 8, 2005 | H.G. Reza and Claire Luna, Times Staff Writers
Prominent Orange County defense attorney Joseph G. Cavallo was arrested and booked Friday after being named in a felony indictment alleging that he and two bail bonds employees conspired to steer jail inmates and others to his law firm. Cavallo, whose aggressive defense of an assistant sheriff official's son in a gang rape case added to his contentious reputation, was uncharacteristically subdued Friday when he appeared in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana. But his attorney, John D.
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October 7, 2005 | Christine Hanley and H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writers
A prominent attorney known for his aggressive defense of a former Orange County sheriff official's son in a gang rape trial has been indicted in an alleged bail bonds scheme. Joseph G. Cavallo was indicted by a county grand jury along with George Castro of Xtreme Bail Bonds in Santa Ana, according to their attorneys. The indictment, handed up Wednesday, will be unsealed this morning.
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June 30, 2006 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A prominent defense attorney has filed a legal claim against the Orange County district attorney's office, alleging that he is being selectively, wrongfully and vindictively prosecuted in a bail bonds kickback case. Joseph G. Cavallo, a tough-talking attorney known for his aggressive tactics, was indicted by a grand jury last year on felony charges of conspiring with two bail bondsmen to steer jail inmates and others to his law firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Lawyer Joseph Cavallo, accused of operating a scheme involving bail bonds and jail inmates, pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Cavallo was named in a felony indictment last month alleging that he and two bail bonds employees conspired to steer inmates and others to his law firm. The trial is set for Dec. 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2005 | H.G. Reza and Claire Luna, Times Staff Writers
Prominent Orange County defense attorney Joseph G. Cavallo was arrested and booked Friday after being named in a felony indictment alleging that he and two bail bonds employees conspired to steer jail inmates and others to his law firm. Cavallo, whose aggressive defense of an assistant sheriff official's son in a gang rape case added to his contentious reputation, was uncharacteristically subdued Friday when he appeared in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana. But his attorney, John D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2005 | Christine Hanley and H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writers
A prominent attorney known for his aggressive defense of a former Orange County sheriff official's son in a gang rape trial has been indicted in an alleged bail bonds scheme. Joseph G. Cavallo was indicted by a county grand jury along with George Castro of Xtreme Bail Bonds in Santa Ana, according to their attorneys. The indictment, handed up Wednesday, will be unsealed this morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Citing mistreatment by prosecutors and the press, the lead attorney for an Orange County assistant sheriff's son accused in the alleged videotaped rape of a teenage girl said Wednesday that he has left the case to spend more time with his children. "They've gone through a lot," Joseph Cavallo said of his children, who, he added, were "really upset" by some media coverage of the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Continuing their attack on the credibility of the alleged victim in a gang-rape trial, defense attorneys on Thursday hammered at inconsistencies in her version of events in the Corona del Mar home of a top Orange County sheriff's official. Keith James Spann and Kyle Joseph Nachreiner, both 19, and Gregory Scott Haidl, 18, are accused of committing rape July 6, 2002, in the home of Orange County Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl, Gregory Haidl's father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2006 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A prominent defense attorney has filed a legal claim against the Orange County district attorney's office, alleging that he is being selectively, wrongfully and vindictively prosecuted in a bail bonds kickback case. Joseph G. Cavallo, a tough-talking attorney known for his aggressive tactics, was indicted by a grand jury last year on felony charges of conspiring with two bail bondsmen to steer jail inmates and others to his law firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2007 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Prominent Orange County criminal-defense attorney Joseph G. Cavallo pleaded guilty Friday to three felonies stemming from a kickback scheme in which bail agents steered business his way. Cavallo faces up to three years and eight months in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 14 on criminal counts of so-called attorney capping and paying bail bondsmen to refer clients to his law firm. A somber Cavallo, once politically connected to county Sheriff Michael S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2003 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
A judge is expected to decide today whether three friends, including the son of an Orange County assistant sheriff, should stand trial for allegedly raping a teenage girl in a case in which two dramatically different scenarios about the fateful night have emerged. Prosecutors allege that Gregory Haidl and two friends videotaped themselves raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl July 6 at the Corona del Mar home of Orange County Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl, the suspect's father.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2002 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors on Friday charged three teenagers--including the son of a top Orange County sheriff's official--with dozens of counts of rape and sexual assault, concluding that the crime was so heinous that the defendants will be tried as adults. The teens are accused of drugging and gang-raping a 16-year-old girl during a July 5 party at the Newport Beach home of Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl. They allegedly videotaped the attack, providing the central evidence in the case.
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