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July 31, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
The start of Mayor Ronald E. Isles' trial on conflict-of-interest charges was postponed Thursday until Sept. 28. The trial, previously scheduled for Aug. 10, was changed to accommodate attorney schedules, said Orange County Deputy Dist. Atty. James J. Mulgrew. Isles is charged with 21 criminal misdemeanor counts of violating state conflict-of-interest laws and failing to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial interests. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on July 9.
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October 16, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brea Mayor Ronald E. Isles on Thursday declined to withdraw his guilty plea to misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest and failure to fully report financial holdings, setting the stage for his possible removal from office. Isles, 54, pleaded guilty last week to seven misdemeanor counts stemming from his conduct as a council member between 1989 and 1991.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brea Mayor Ronald E. Isles on Thursday declined to withdraw his guilty plea to misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest and failure to fully report financial holdings, setting the stage for his possible removal from office. Isles, 54, pleaded guilty last week to seven misdemeanor counts stemming from his conduct as a council member between 1989 and 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mayor Ronald E. Isles, who faces trial next month on 21 misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest and failing to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial concerns, has announced that he will not seek reelection. Isles, a 54-year-old attorney, said he wanted to spend more time with his family and on private interests. "I've got horses and I've got grandkids, and right now I have time to play with one but not both," Isles said at the City Council meeting Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Brea Mayor Ronald E. Isles pleaded not guilty Thursday to 21 criminal misdemeanor charges that he violated state conflict-of-interest laws and failed to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial interests. Isles' lawyer, Thomas Avdeef, telephoned in the not guilty plea to Municipal Judge John W. McOwen. Isles, a lawyer himself, did not appear in McOwen's courtroom but was in the Fullerton courthouse on an unrelated case.
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May 20, 1992 | MARLA CONE and HELAINE OLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Ronald E. Isles was charged Tuesday with 21 misdemeanor counts alleging that he violated conflict-of-interest laws by casting votes on issues involving a longtime business partner and failed to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial interests. Many of the criminal charges focus on Isles' business ties with Don McBride, owner of McBride Development Co. of Brea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mayor Ronald E. Isles, who faces trial next month on 21 misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest and failing to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial concerns, has announced that he will not seek reelection. Isles, a 54-year-old attorney, said he wanted to spend more time with his family and on private interests. "I've got horses and I've got grandkids, and right now I have time to play with one but not both," Isles said at the City Council meeting Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
In a 15-minute special meeting, the City Council on Tuesday picked Burnie Dunlap as the new mayor. Dunlap was the only nominee for the post vacated by Ronald E. Isles, who resigned last week after pleading guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of conflict of interest and failure to disclose his financial holdings. "I regret that we have to do this under the present circumstances," Dunlap said. "We need a clear line of succession to fulfill our legal responsibilities."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1992
The arraignment of Mayor Ronald E. Isles was postponed Thursday for the second time this month after his attorney told a municipal judge that he needed still more time to complete discovery proceedings in the case. Municipal Judge John W. McOwen rescheduled the arraignment for July 9 after Isles' attorney, Thomas Avdeef, said he had not yet read all 2,600 pages of paperwork provided by the prosecution in the case. Isles was charged on May 19 with 21 criminal misdemeanor counts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1992 | MATT LAIT
Ronald E. Isles, convicted on charges of conflict of interest, has submitted a letter resigning as mayor. The resignation was largely a formality because a Municipal Court judge ruled Wednesday that Isles had given up the seat Oct. 9 when he entered the plea. In a letter submitted to city staff, Isles said he thought it was "in the best interest of the city" for him to step down. The letter was dated Oct. 21, the same day that Municipal Judge Stephen J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN
The start of Mayor Ronald E. Isles' trial on conflict-of-interest charges was postponed Thursday until Sept. 28. The trial, previously scheduled for Aug. 10, was changed to accommodate attorney schedules, said Orange County Deputy Dist. Atty. James J. Mulgrew. Isles is charged with 21 criminal misdemeanor counts of violating state conflict-of-interest laws and failing to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial interests. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on July 9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1992 | HELAINE OLEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Brea Mayor Ronald E. Isles pleaded not guilty Thursday to 21 criminal misdemeanor charges that he violated state conflict-of-interest laws and failed to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial interests. Isles' lawyer, Thomas Avdeef, telephoned in the not guilty plea to Municipal Judge John W. McOwen. Isles, a lawyer himself, did not appear in McOwen's courtroom but was in the Fullerton courthouse on an unrelated case.
NEWS
May 20, 1992 | MARLA CONE and HELAINE OLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Ronald E. Isles was charged Tuesday with 21 misdemeanor counts alleging that he violated conflict-of-interest laws by casting votes on issues involving a longtime business partner and failed to disclose millions of dollars in loans and other financial interests. Many of the criminal charges focus on Isles' business ties with Don McBride, owner of McBride Development Co. of Brea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993
The State Bar of California has reprimanded attorney Ronald E. Isles, the former mayor of Brea who pleaded guilty last October to misdemeanor charges of failing to report a loan on economic disclosure statements and conflict of interest. Bar officials announced Friday that Isles, 55, of Brea was issued a public reprimand, the second lowest form of discipline a lawyer in California can receive for impropriety. Private reprimand is the least serious finding.
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