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Counter-offer pending in Boulaalam case

Attorney Allen Berrey, who represents a man who was stopped and searched by Mono Sheriff’s officers last year, tried to explain that case to the Mono Supervisors this week in public comment. A closed session on the case was scheduled for the Board and their lawyers. Attorney Berrey now awaits word on the Board’s decision […]

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MCSO candidates talk issues

Mono County Sheriff Ralph Obenberger presented himself as community and people friendly. His opponent, Ingrid Braun, said the Sheriff has failed at his community relations. The two candidates for Sheriff answered an hour’s worth of questions at the recent Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Club Candidates Forum in Mammoth Lakes. Coming into the forum, Sheriff Obenberger had […]

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Motion to suppress evidence granted

In a lengthy hearing in Mammoth Court earlier this week, attorney Doug Buchanan won a motion to suppress evidence seized in a traffic stop by Mono County Sheriff’s Officers. The District Attorney’s Office will consider whether or not to appeal. This is the case of Youssef Boulaalam. Details of this case went public when Attorney […]

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Crowley woman pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges

Debra Ray of Crowley Lake appeared for an arraignment in Mono Superior Court on Monday.  District Attorney Tim Kendall had filed a 22 count complaint against Ray alleging the theft of public funds.  The complain claims Ray embezzled approximately $29,000 in funds from the Crowley Lake Mutual Water Company.  Ray pled not guilty and a […]

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End of an era: Kenney Lee Scruggs

Kenney Scruggs, the Bishop attorney and civic activist who became a voice in court for children trapped in their parents’ custody battles, has died after a struggle with cancer. She was 62. Scruggs worked tirelessly on criminal and domestic cases, and often took on unpopular clients and cases without concern for the personal consequences. Her […]

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