Media contact information for Randy Economy and Brian Hews and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper

Randy Economy and Brian Hews are "two of the best" Investigative Reporters in all of Southern California. They are responsible for uncovering the biggest 'political pay to pay scandal' in the HISTORY of Los Angeles County government, deep inside the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office. Randy and Brian's work has been featured on Fox News, NBC LA, CBS/KCAL, KTLK-AM 1150, The Mark Isler Show, The David Cruz Show, Univision Radio Network, KTLA News, Los Angeles Times, LA Daily News, KFI Talk Radio, KABC Talk Radio, KABC Eyewitness News and dozens of other media outlets across America. He is the On-Line Editor for Hews Media Group who publishes Los Cerritos Community Newspaper and the La Mirada Lamplighter. If you are interested in interviewing Randy and Brian for your news program, radio talk show, etc., drop an email to Randy@CerritosNews.net, or call 562 407-3873 during regular business hours. Thanks for all of your AMAZING SUPPORT and INTEREST! America's community newspapers are the BACK bone of a FREE MEDIA. Los Cerritos Community Newspaper can be found at www.loscerritosnews.net. Investigative Reporting is becoming a "lost art" here in the United States. Randy Economy and Brian Hews are determined to "keep politicians" on their toes and accountable.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Montebello Foreclosure Con Man Raul Altamirano heading to the slammer for 4 years.

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If you're facing foreclosure, be very, very careful who you go to for help and advice. People like Raul Altamirano make 'to good to be true' promises, and guess what? It is too good to be true. In fact, it's a huge lie, and one that will cost you your home, credit rating, and a lot of money.


LOS ANGELES – A convicted con man who operated a Montebello realty company was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Raul Altamirano, 53, pleaded guilty on June 14 to one count of grand theft and admitted an allegation that the taking was more than $150,000.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Bianco ordered Altamirano to pay $301,470.64 in restitution. Judge Bianco dismissed three counts – grand theft, loan application fraud and filing a false document – under the terms of the plea agreement.

Altamirano was charged on May 13, 2010, for defrauding a victim in 2007. The victim sought the defendant’s assistance for the purpose of taking $100,000 out of the equity of her home.Without the victim’s knowledge, Altamirano went on to take out two loans worth $429,000, stripping the home of all its equity. The victim never received any money, prosecutors said.

Deputy District Attorney Hilda Weintraub of the Real Estate Fraud Section prosecuted the case and Investigator Roberto Lim of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation led the investigation. Altamirano, owner of Wings Realty, Inc., was the one-time subject of investigative news reports for allegedly baiting victims through foreclosure and loan-modification seminars.

The defendant began holding seminars shortly after pleading no contest to one count of grand theft and being placed on five years probation in a 2004 real estate fraud case
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This man was more than a conartist he is still doing business even behind bars. His son is now working real estate for him Steven Altamirano.I know for a fact he has many names and has done damage to alot of people all over money. Four years is a slap on the hand!

Anonymous said...

Raul Altamirano is more than a con He is still working even behind bars his son Steven Altamirano is working real estate. Four years is a slap on the hand for him he has taken so much from hard working people all for his own profit. All he cared about is money. He hurt so many people and is still not done his son is just like him. Such an evil man who will one day have to answer to a highter court.

Anonymous said...

I WAS JUST WITH THIS CHARACTER , ANSWER ME AND AND I CAN SAY WHAT HE WAS ABOUT BEHIND BARS , YEA WE WERE AWARE OF HIS BULLSHIT HE STOOD AWAY FROM US ,NO ONE IN PRISON REALLY HAD THE SCOOP ON HIM AND HIS CRIMES , JUST WOULD HEAR HOW HE STOLE MILLIONS FROM A BANK, AND HOW HE IS THE CO FOUNDER TO HIS OWN FEDERATION OF WRESTLING WITH LUCHA LIBRE, AND HIS SON ON THE JOSE LUIS SHOW ,AND ALL HIS FLYERS HE WOULD SHOW OFF TO EVERYONE ON THE YARD HOW FAMOUSE HE WAS ETC. ETC. ETC.

Anonymous said...

What a nut case! It's sad that he's still trying to live in his imaginary world. So he's still in?

Anonymous said...

What a nut case! It's sad that he's still trying to live in his imaginary world. So he's still in?

LISTEN TO RANDY ECONOMY AND BRIAN HEWS ON KFI TALK RADIO

Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

WATCH: LCCN, Randy Economy featured on Fox News

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.

Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams

Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”

Hear Randy Economy and Brian Hews on the David Cruz Show!

Hear Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.

Brian Hews, Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!

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