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March 28, 1996 | MARK PLATTE and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh was far more successful among absentee voters who mailed their ballots to the registrar's office by Friday--before news of his indictment became public--than he was among walk-in voters Tuesday. Actual vote totals in parentheses: Absentees Scott Baugh: 68.8% (5,899) Barbara A. Coe: 20.0% (1,714) Cecilia L. Age: 11.2% (961) **** Tuesday voting Scott Baugh: 44.4% (14,572) Barbara A. Coe: 29.3% (9,626) Cecilia L. Age: 26.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000
State Assemblyman Scott Baugh was treated at UC Davis Medical Center on Friday night after the car he was riding in crashed into steel barricades designed to keep intruders out of the Capitol basement garage. The Huntington Beach legislator had been out to dinner with state Sen. Jim Brulte of Rancho Cucamonga. Baugh and his aide, who were in the lead car, had just passed the raised arm at the kiosk in front of the garage when Brulte drove through.
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NEWS
January 27, 1998 | From a Times staff writer
A Superior Court judge Monday tentatively set a June 8 trial date for Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh (R-Huntington Beach), who faces charges he falsified campaign reports during his first campaign for office. Baugh pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday morning to two felony perjury counts and 10 misdemeanor violations of the Campaign Reform Act stemming from the 1995 special election, which gave Republicans control of the state Assembly for the first time in 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Targets of grand jury investigations would be allowed to have their attorneys with them during testimony under a bill passed by the state Senate Wednesday. The measure (AB 527), sponsored by Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach), was prompted by his own experience of being indicted by an Orange County grand jury on campaign reporting violations in 1996 after winning his first political race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1997 | MARTIN MILLER
A motion to disqualify Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi from prosecuting the campaign-fraud case against Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) was continued until Monday. Defense attorneys and prosecutors spent more than three hours Friday in closed chambers with Municipal Judge William L. Evans discussing the case. Evans must decide whether Capizzi's office should remain on the case or whether it should be forwarded to the state attorney general.
NEWS
April 23, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh and two GOP aides pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from Baugh's successful campaign last year to succeed former Assemblywoman Doris Allen. Baugh (R-Huntington Beach), who is charged with four felonies and 18 misdemeanors, was silent during and after the brief proceeding, remaining seated in the courtroom while his attorneys entered his plea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
SCOTT R. BAUGH Baugh forged a solid reputation on both sides of the aisle despite a looming felony trial on campaign wrongdoing charges. * Party: Republican * Age: 36 * Residence: Huntington Beach * Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, Liberty University, 1984; law degree, McGeorge College of Law, 1987. * Career highlights: Former railroad industry lawyer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1996 | LEN HALL and JEFF KASS
Indicted Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) has amassed more than $78,000 in contributions to his reelection campaign since March, according to financial records filed this week with the county registrar of voters. The reports indicate that the Baugh for Assembly campaign has collected nearly $12,000, while the Friends of Scott Baugh committee collected more than $66,000 in contributions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997 | MARTIN MILLER
Prosecutors and defense attorneys heatedly attacked each other Monday during arguments for a motion to disqualify Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi from prosecuting Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh (R-Huntington Beach). Defense attorneys claimed the campaign fraud case against Baugh is built upon the perjured testimony of a key prosecution witness and driven by Capizzi's political ambition. "They've lost their collective judgment," said Ronald G.
NEWS
November 26, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Municipal Judge William Evans is expected to rule today on whether Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) must stand trial on charges that he intentionally falsified campaign and financial disclosure documents in a key election for control of the California Assembly. The ruling will come almost two years to the day after voters recalled Republican Doris Allen and replaced her with Baugh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Republican leader Scott Baugh agreed Tuesday to pay a civil fine of $47,900 for nine violations of the state Political Reform Act, ending a political misconduct case that began with Baugh's election in 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A major reform that would change the way grand juries do business in California by letting defense attorneys into the proceedings is expected to pass the state Legislature this year over the objections of county prosecutors. The reform was sparked by the traumatic personal experience of Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach), who was indicted for alleged criminal campaign finance reporting violations in 1996. Baugh said he wanted to tell his story to the grand jury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overcoming enormous odds, Assemblyman Scott Baugh of Huntington Beach transformed himself from pariah to pooh-bah in three years at the state Capital. His comeback, capped last week when he was elected Republican leader of the Assembly, was all the more remarkable because his political career seemed doomed even before it got underway. Baugh, though, never saw it that way.
NEWS
April 7, 1999 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than two weeks after being cleared of election misconduct charges, Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) on Tuesday unseated Rod Pacheco of Riverside as leader of the house's Republicans. Reflecting turmoil over which way the party is headed, Baugh, an affable conservative lawyer, becomes the fourth leader of Assembly Republicans in less than two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Scott Baugh, officially cleared of criminal campaign misconduct charges Friday, strutted triumphantly out of a Santa Ana courtroom relieved but wary of a justice system that dogged him for three years. Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno dismissed the charges upon the request of state Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer. Lockyer said last Saturday that the case, which he inherited from the Orange County district attorney's office, was not strong enough to prosecute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The criminal campaign misconduct case against Assemblyman Scott Baugh began three years ago with a roar of prosecutorial indignation, its targets accused of a twisted conspiracy to flout state laws, defraud voters and manipulate the democratic process. Now that state Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN
A former top aide to Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh repeatedly took the 5th Amendment on Monday at the legislator's preliminary hearing in Santa Ana, refusing to testify about her part in preparing two allegedly falsified campaign documents. Maureen Werft, who served as Baugh's chief of staff and campaign treasurer, also declined to answer about half a dozen questions relating to a Baugh campaign disclosure form and his economic interest statement, which she completed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a surprise move, Assemblyman Scott R. Baugh showed up in Superior Court on Friday to see if he could be arraigned three days earlier than scheduled on charges he broke criminal laws and repeatedly violated the Political Reform Act during and after his campaign last fall. Superior Court Judge David O. Carter refused the request from Baugh's attorney, Allan H. Stokke. Stokke said later he explained to the judge that Baugh wanted to avoid being delayed in Orange County by his scheduled 9 a.m.
NEWS
March 21, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer said Saturday he will ask an Orange County judge on Monday to dismiss criminal charges against Assemblyman Scott Baugh for alleged campaign misconduct stemming from his 1995 election. Lockyer also said he will refer the 3-year-old case to the state Fair Political Practices Commission, which levies civil fines for violations of California's campaign reporting laws. The move frees Baugh from the threat of felony convictions and removal from the Legislature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County lawmaker Scott Baugh has rejoined the Assembly GOP leadership after a 4 1/2-hour caucus session that defused a potential challenge to Republican Assembly leader Rod Pacheco. After the lengthy meeting Tuesday, Baugh and Pacheco said differences between the two factions of the caucus have been resolved. "We're unified, and that's the story," Pacheco said.
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