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January 18, 1989 | JIM CARLTON and GEORGE FRANK and JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writers and
It was the biggest drug bust in the history of Newport Beach. On Jan. 21, 1985, police spotted the Sea Dolphin, a 45-foot sailboat, docked in violation of a 20-minute mooring limit at the city's M Street dock. They went aboard to issue a citation, and crew members could not produce registration papers. When the police thought they smelled marijuana, the boat was searched and nearly 6 tons of the stuff were confiscated. Six months later, Harbor Municipal Judge Russell A.
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January 18, 1989 | JIM CARLTON and GEORGE FRANK and JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writers and
It was the biggest drug bust in the history of Newport Beach. On Jan. 21, 1985, police spotted the Sea Dolphin, a 45-foot sailboat, docked in violation of a 20-minute mooring limit at the city's M Street dock. They went aboard to issue a citation, and crew members could not produce registration papers. When the police thought they smelled marijuana, the boat was searched and nearly 6 tons of the stuff were confiscated. Six months later, Harbor Municipal Judge Russell A.
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November 12, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Councilman Richards L. Norton, whose lawsuit against the city for shutting down his weekend swap meet was thrown out by a judge last month, was ordered to pay more than $30,000 in back fees plus interest to the city. The ruling by Selim S. Franklin, assigned judge of the Superior Court, stems from Norton's lawsuit filed in 1987, before he won election to the City Council. At the time, Norton was swap meet operator for weekend swap meets at Santa Ana Stadium.
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July 28, 1987
Albert Carroll Morgan of Santa Ana pleaded innocent Monday to the July 18 freeway shooting of a 28-year-old man near the Orange County fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Morgan, a 32-year-old roofer, was arraigned before Judge Selim S. Franklin in Harbor Municipal Court on charges of attempted murder, assault with a firearm and shooting at a motor vehicle with people in it.
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February 1, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
A Riverside County pilot who flew over former President Reagan's Bel-Air Estates home last month and who says he was "tortured" by an Orange County sheriff's deputy after landing was arraigned Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. Doug Davis, 43, of Rubidoux appeared briefly before Harbor Municipal Judge Selim S. Franklin, who ordered him to return to court March 2 for a pretrial conference. Scott D.
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June 3, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Municipal Judge James M. Brooks was scoring an impressive reelection win Tuesday, while in early results two other Orange County Municipal Court races appeared headed for November runoffs. In Municipal Court in Newport Beach, Judge Margaret R. Anderson, 59, of Municipal Court in Fullerton appeared likely to face private attorney Debra Allen, 44, of Corona del Mar in a runoff. Trailing the two were deputy district attorneys Mike Jacobs and Vickie L. Hix, and attorney Cameron J. Quinn.
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June 2, 1989 | GEORGE FRANK, Times Staff Writer
Municipal Judge Susanne Shaw was cleared of any wrongdoing or misconduct Thursday by the California Commission on Judicial Performance, which has been investigating several judges in Harbor Municipal Court. In a two paragraph statement, the San Francisco-based commission, which investigates allegations of misconduct against state judges, said its investigation of allegations leveled against Shaw is over and there is no need for further action. "Recent publicity concerning the Harbor Judicial District of the Orange County Municipal Court contained allegations about Judge Susanne Shaw and listed her among the judges under investigation by the Commission on Judicial Performance.
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September 22, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge declared a mistrial on Monday in Councilman Richards L. Norton's $1.8-million suit against the city, which alleged that Santa Ana officials improperly shut down his open-air swap meet in 1987. After hearing arguments in his chambers that he had allowed the jury to hear inadmissible evidence, Judge Selim S. Franklin announced that, "by necessity, I'm going to have to declare a mistrial." He then dismissed the jury on the fourth day of the trial.
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January 20, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
An El Toro precious metals investment company suspected of bilking investors out of an estimated $10 million has been raided by local and federal investigators. Raids by the Newport Beach Police Department's Economic Crime Unit, the Orange County district attorney's office and U.S. postal inspectors were prompted by numerous customer complaints, the agencies said. Thursday's raids took place at the El Toro and Newport Beach offices of Capital Coin and Bullion.
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October 14, 1988 | ANTHONY PERRY
The hot news in Orange County is that four judges in the Harbor Municipal Court in Newport Beach are being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial Performance in a case involving X-rated plea bargaining. Two judges allegedly sought to swap sex for leniency in prostitution cases, and two others allegedly pressured Newport Beach officials to stop police from investigating their two colleagues. The latter charge involves an allegation that Judge Selim S.
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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."
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