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Matthew "Beau" La Madrid and his brother, Lance La Madrid, will go on trial Feb. 8 before U.S. District Court Judge William Q. Hayes. An indictment by the U.S. Attorney's office charges the brothers, who operated out of El Cajon, with wire fraud, mail fraud, and bank fraud. Beau La Madrid is additionally charged with money laundering and witness tampering in the Plus Money Premium Return Funds and related real estate investment schemes. According to the indictment, investors were falsely told that their funds were making money in stock market options, but the funds had been lost or dissipated.

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 6, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m.

I had a case in front of Judge Hayes, and I have to say he is one of the best judges in this district, which is saying A LOT given how many idiots we have sitting on the San Diego bench (Marilyn Louise Huff at the top of the list).

Hayes is very even handed and will NOT show favortism to the government/prosecution.


Don Bauder Dec. 7, 2010 @ 7:23 a.m.

There is a lot of evidence in the La Madrid case. I did a column on it June 3 of last year. It don't know who the lawyers are for the La Madrids. Best, Don Bauder


historymatters Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m.

Hey Don, I saw Jerry Brown is going after the Bell City officials to get their excessive salaries and pensions back. Do you think we could get the atty general to go after our city officials? like the head of economic development dept making almost $400,000?

That case is interesting precedent.


Don Bauder Dec. 7, 2010 @ 7:25 a.m.

Bell is a most egregious case. Any precedents therefrom won't be used against San Diego officials. Best, Don Bauder


SurfPuppy619 Dec. 7, 2010 @ 12:38 a.m.

Do you think we could get the atty general to go after our city officials?

Brown/AG's civil case is facing an uphill battle, but with enough felony charges on the criminal side to put those clowns away for life he will be able to FORCE them to give up their ill gotten booty.


Don Bauder Dec. 7, 2010 @ 7:26 a.m.

The Bell officials will probably argue that the citizenry didn't complain. Best, Don Bauder


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