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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:09 PM

Irvine parents planted drugs on school volunteer, police say

Source: LA times

Irvine parents planted drugs on school volunteer, police say

An Irvine couple who became upset with a parent volunteer at their sonís elementary school have been arrested and charged with conspiring to frame her by planting drugs in her car and calling police.

Kent and Jill Easter, both 38 and both attorneys, are charged with three felonies. If convicted they could face up to three years in state prison.

Orange County prosecutors say the story began in 2010 when Jill Easter was angered by the unnamed school volunteer, whom she accused of not properly supervising their son. In retaliation, the Easters allegedly hatched a plot to have the volunteer arrested.

Kent Easter, authorities say, drove to the volunteerís home shortly after midnight on Feb. 16, 2011, and left a bag of prescription pain medication and marijuana in plain sight in the volunteerís unlocked car.


Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/irvine-parents-school-volunteer-drugs.html

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Reply Irvine parents planted drugs on school volunteer, police say (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 OP
madaboutharry Jun 2012 #1
oberliner Jun 2012 #9
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 #12
obamanut2012 Jun 2012 #26
cstanleytech Jun 2012 #2
Poll_Blind Jun 2012 #3
southernyankeebelle Jun 2012 #7
proud2BlibKansan Jun 2012 #4
HangOnKids Jun 2012 #5
Archae Jun 2012 #6
oberliner Jun 2012 #10
alfredo Jun 2012 #18
ButterflyBlood Jun 2012 #43
alfredo Jun 2012 #48
shanti Jun 2012 #28
AnotherMcIntosh Jun 2012 #8
clang1 Jun 2012 #19
panzerfaust Jun 2012 #35
azurnoir Jun 2012 #11
meeksgeek Jun 2012 #13
tawadi Jun 2012 #37
winstars Jun 2012 #14
freshwest Jun 2012 #15
bluestateguy Jun 2012 #16
McCamy Taylor Jun 2012 #17
bitchkitty Jun 2012 #24
progressivebydesign Jun 2012 #20
Javaman Jun 2012 #21
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #22
KurtNYC Jun 2012 #23
obamanut2012 Jun 2012 #25
L0oniX Jun 2012 #27
Blue_Tires Jun 2012 #29
L0oniX Jun 2012 #31
4th law of robotics Jun 2012 #30
JHB Jun 2012 #32
wordpix Jun 2012 #38
hunter Jun 2012 #33
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jun 2012 #34
IndyJones Jun 2012 #41
tawadi Jun 2012 #36
Quantess Jun 2012 #39
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2012 #42
IndyJones Jun 2012 #40
winstars Jun 2012 #44
IndyJones Jun 2012 #45
winstars Jun 2012 #46
IndyJones Jun 2012 #47

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:12 PM

1. All that time studying for the bar exam...down the drain.

They are going to lose everything. Including their ability to practice law after they are disbarred by the state of California.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:34 PM

9. Not to mention a 15 year career as a lawyer

What a dumb thing to do.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

12. if cops hadn't been suspicious, school volunteer would have lost so much more

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:10 AM

26. This

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:14 PM

2. If convicted on top of that they

should have to also serve the maximum time the victim potentially faced if convicted imo.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:17 PM

3. Stop for a second and think if they'd gotten away with it.



PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:23 PM

7. I was thinking how many innocent people have been accused of something like this especially

 

people in the Law field. Man this couple will loose everything. What was so bad that they had to go so far. After all the child lived.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:18 PM

4. Wow.

I knew a school employee who had something similar happen to him. A kid turned in a bag of marijuana to the office, claiming he had found it in this employee's coat pocket. The principal called the police, they fingerprinted the bag and found only the kid's prints.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:19 PM

5. Holy Shite What Scuz Weasels

"Jill Easter was angered by the unnamed school volunteer, whom she accused of not properly supervising their son." This sounds like a load of pants. My take is the volunteer and Mr Easter might have had a bit of a fling, and Jill told her bunny hopping hubby (Mr Easter) that he better agree to this crazy plan.

YMMV.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:19 PM

6. Any bets as to how these two vote?

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Response to Archae (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:36 PM

10. Lawyers do tend to lean Dem

But they are from Irvine/Newport Beach so that tends to favor the Republican side.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:28 PM

18. Corporate lawyers?

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Response to alfredo (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 01:09 AM

43. Corporate lawyers actually prefer Democrats in office so they get more business

If Republicans de-regulate things their clients get in trouble less and don't have to hire them as much. It's the same way attorneys that specialize in DUIs love it when DUI laws are toughened.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #43)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 06:30 PM

48. True, but well placed bribes, will pay off if and when their man wins.

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Response to Archae (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:26 AM

28. it's the OC

take a wild guess. i'm originally from central OC, but our family was always dem, and not the norm for the area. the further south you go though (and irvine is south county), the more red it gets.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:31 PM

8. With their legal training, didn't they know that only cops can plant drugs?

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:04 AM

19. Loool. Glad that the police were suspicious. Things could have been very bad.

 

n/t

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:54 AM

35. "Is our lawyers learning?" comes to mind??

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:39 PM

11. wow I'd luv to know the back story on this

but I'm glad they got caught yes indeed

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:08 PM

13. The more of these stories I read

The less I find them hard to believe. It's turning me into a very cynical person.

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Response to meeksgeek (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:20 AM

37. The more of these stories I read, the more I believe them. eom

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:12 PM

14. West Coast Zimmerman's??? Just as fucking stupid to me!!! nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:17 PM

15. Attorneys know better than to do this, they should be locked up a long time.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:16 PM

16. DESpicable

and they have exposed themselves to a lawsuit, and will likely be disbarred.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:21 PM

17. Guess they were not criminal attorneys or they would have known that

the police would check the bags for fingerprints and if hers were not on them they would not be able to charge her with possession even if they were in her car.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:38 AM

24. ???

I don't know where you got that information, but that's simply not true. They don't have to find fingerprints to charge someone with a crime.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:55 AM

20. Wow, extreme helicopter parents. n/t

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:45 AM

21. Well there's a couple of morons who cooked up a "genius" idea.

I wonder how long until the are disbarred, aside from serving time?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:03 AM

22. Petty, illegal and unethical behavior from attorneys?

Stop the presses!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:31 AM

23. They wanted "proper supervision" and now they're going to get it.

Personally.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:47 AM

25. State prison and disbarred, and I hope the victim sues

I hope she sues and gets everything they own.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:22 AM

27. I'm sure they'd be welcome in the police force.

...and they could have just put some soap in the car.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014147356

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:14 PM

29. I don't think this kind of stunt is new to them, either

I'm curious to know if they've employed other "gray area" solutions to get favorable judgments in cases...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #29)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:35 PM

31. They nailed a group of cops here for planting drugs and thieft.

http://www.sptimes.com/News/061800/State/Crime__in_the_name_of.shtml

Delta officers conducted an illegal search of a Bradenton motel room and stole $9,000 from a man, who filed a complaint with the Sheriff's Office. Later, deputies planted crack cocaine in the man's car as retaliation for the complaint.

Delta agents routinely obtained search warrants based on lies: If drugs had been bought outside a house, Delta officers would say the buy had taken place inside the home and get a search warrant for the house.

The officers brought crack with them on busts. If they didn't find any in the homes or pockets of the people they were trying to arrest, they would plant it. Fabricating cases wasn't the only aim. The agents wanted to use seizure laws to take cars and other property from their victims.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:18 PM

30. Sociopaths

 

Very lucky for the volunteer that they were caught. Very lucky.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:59 PM

32. I'm kind of curious about the nature of the alleged "improper supervision" of the kid...

I mean, what exactly was the alleged issue that they thought this was the way to resolve it?

Is it something I can wrap my head around if I squint real hard and wave my arms around to get the best reception on an old rabbit-ear TV antenna?

Or just appalling, jaw-dropping hubris?

My bet's on the latter.

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Response to JHB (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 01:57 PM

38. me, too

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:39 PM

33. Dirt here:

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/06/a-law-firm-partner-and-his-boalt-hall-wife-stand-accused-of-planting-drugs-on-an-elementary-school-volunteer

Other web links have been scrubbed, but abovethelaw posts Easter's Linkedin profile, which is still up:

Kent's most recent successes for his clients have included:

Winning the complete dismissal of a multimillion dollar M&A lawsuit on summary judgment, which was upheld by the California Court of Appeal

Successfully representing a publicly traded defense contractor in favorably resolving three Department of Justice investigations, without any actions or charges being brought.

Defeating attempts to preliminarily enjoin the sale of an Orange County public company to a private equity buyer, permitting the sale to close as scheduled

Winning the complete dismissal with prejudice of federal Fair Credit Act claims in a class action against an Orange County mortgage lender

Successfully representing several Orange County and Bay Area companies in SEC investigations which concluded without any enforcement action

Winning at trial on behalf of a Southern California company in a dissenting shareholder appraisal action
Specialties

Business Litigation
Securities Litigation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Governance
Intellectual Property



Some unsavory business there... and his wife's email address is "licensetojill"

Poor kid.

It's terrifying imaging what might have happened to the classroom volunteer if these two loons had got away with this. I taught for a short time, and aside from the underfunding and lack of resources, it was the parents, not their kids who made the job miserable.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:41 AM

34. The problem I have with the story

is there is no depth to it. The parents were upset at the volunteer. What did the volunteer do to make them think this was a good idea? I guess it proves no matter how educated a person can get, some are still DUMB!

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Response to Dyedinthewoolliberal (Reply #34)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:36 PM

41. Here is a copy of the complaint they filed when they tried to sue the volunteer in March 2010.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 10:19 AM

36. Hope they take their ability to practice law away, at the very least. eom

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 02:06 PM

39. Mom had some cosmetic procedures

Looks to me like an eye lift and lip collagen.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #39)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 08:15 PM

42. she sure did!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:34 PM

40. IT GETS BETTER: Jill Easter is an author. Check out her book on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Holding-House-Ava-Bjork/dp/0983555907/ref=la_B004OM0EGU_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340229016&sr=1-1

Her pen name is Ava Bjork.

Ever dream about the perfect crime? Sean Howser and his friends have discovered it. Sean is a rising mixed-martial arts star with a troubled past and a major gambling problem. When his debts and his life spin out of control, two of his college friends offer him a solution: act as the muscle in a foolproof international kidnapping. The crime is shockingly simple and one hundred percent possible-no one will get hurt, and there's no way they can get caught. Sean and his friends can't wait to start living the good life. But, when unforeseen events cause their dream crime to unravel into a nightmare, the friends soon become the subjects of an international manhunt.

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Response to IndyJones (Reply #40)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 02:35 AM

44. Phony positive reviews for the book and 1 new funny review given the authors...

new circumstances...

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Response to winstars (Reply #44)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 02:46 AM

45. I was going to post her mug shot in the "customer pictures" but since it's not my photo to

distribute, didn't think I could. But dang, that couple really deserves what they get now. You have to be pretty evil to do what they did. They are a couple of bullies who felt entitled to always get their way. I feel for their kids.

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Response to IndyJones (Reply #45)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 02:57 AM

46. Did you leave a "review" of her book on Amazon??? nt

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Response to winstars (Reply #46)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 03:04 AM

47. No. I only review items I've purchased. I'm not dishonest like she is. And I'm not going

to ever purchase her book.

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