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DRIVER UNDER INFLUENCE OF HEROIN TO FACE TRIAL FOR KILLING BICYCLIST IN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH IN NEWPORT BEACH

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man who was driving under the influence of heroin is scheduled to face trial Tuesday for killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in Newport Beach. Neil Storm Stephany, 24, Huntington Beach, is charged with one felony count of murder. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in Department C-37, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING AND ASSAULTING TEENAGE WOMAN BY BURNING HER WITH BLOW TORCH IN ATTEMPT TO FORCE HER TO WORK AS PROSTITUTE

WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A man was sentenced to six years in state prison today for trafficking an 18-year-old woman and physically assaulting her, including burning her leg with a blow torch, and attempting to force her to work as a prostitute for his benefit. Richard Jordan Sandoval, 24, Garden Grove, pleaded guilty today, Oct. 8, 2015, to one felony count of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury, one felony count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit, one felony count of human trafficking, and one felony count of criminal threats.

Justice Department Resolves ADA Employment Discrimination Case Against Riverside County, California

Today the Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with Riverside County, California, resolving claims alleging that the county violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The complaint, filed on Sept. 28, 2015, alleges that the county discriminated in its employment practices by failing to hire a probation officer applicant because he has epilepsy. The job applicant was qualified for and could perform the job duties associated with the position, but the county withdrew his offer of employment solely because of his controlled epilepsy.

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