ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 10ZF0084
Date: December 1, 2014
*Co-defendant pled guilty before trial
SANTA ANA – An attorney was convicted on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, for conspiring to extort $350,000 from his client’s former employer by threatening to publicly defame her with false claims and lies. James Toledano, 70, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime and one felony count of attempted extortion by threat. He faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison at his sentencing Jan. 30, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-30, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Co-defendant Michael Earl Roberts, 40, pled guilty on Oct. 27, 2014, to one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime, one felony count of attempted extortion by threat, two misdemeanor counts of harassing phone calls, and two misdemeanor counts of annoying phone calls. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail, 3 years of formal probation, and ordered to have no contact with the victims. (Priscilla “Bo” Marconi and her husband, Dick Marconi). Continue reading