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Portrait of a Sexual Predator: Bustamante’s preliminary hearing begins

Carlos Bustamante Mug Shot (Photo: Courtesy O.C. District Attorney)

Yesterday the preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for former OC Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante began in the courtroom of OC Superior Court Judge Kazuharu Makino. The former rising star in the Orange County Republican party and former Santa Ana City Councilman is charged with 12 felony and four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, false imprisonment, stalking, and grand theft.

Next Time, Nick Should Just Slug Him

Nick Berardino, Calling it like it is. - (Photo: OCEA)

The County of Orange has filed an assault complaint against the OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino. The complaint alleges that at a negotiations session on Wednesday Berardino allegedly “verbally abused and physically threatened with violence” county negotiators.