Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hipsher v. LA County Employees Retirement Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - June 19, 2018)

This is unusual.  Someone convicted of "directing an offshore gambling operation" under 18 USC 1955.  Don't see that very often.

But it gets weirder.  The perpetrator:  An L.A. County firefighter, Tod Hipsher.  Who apparently used a room in the fire station to conduct his offshore gambling operation.

When there was a problem with collecting unpaid gambling debts of the bettors, who did he use?  Employees of the Department of Homeland Security and the Orange County District Attorney's Office.  Stranger still!

And this lawsuit?  His challenge to the reduction in his pension that was applied due to the misuse of his office.

Weird stuff all around.