Thursday, January 04, 2007

Former Houston Talker's Bail Revocation Hearing Rescheduled

Another Right-Wing Talker Sexual Pervert

The hearing on whether bail should be revoked for former KSEV-A/HOUSTON talk show host JON MATTHEWS has been rescheduled for FEBRUARY 9. The HOUSTON CHRONICLE reports that MATTHEWS appeared WEDNESDAY in a FORT BEND COUNTY court for the originally scheduled hearing, but his attorney got the court to move the hearing back a month to allow him preparation time.

MATTHEWS is out of prison on bail after being accused of violating his probation for exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl. The violations include a positive test for alcohol, alleged Internet sex fantasy activity, and being terminated from a counseling program.

Houston Chronicle, January 4, 2007
L.A.’s Top Hispanic DJ Accused of Domestic Violence

KFI’s bloviating talk duo – John and Ken – are having a lot of fun with this story

NORTHRIDGE – Police expect popular morning radio disc jockey Renán Almendárez Coello – known as El Cucuy – to surrender for questioning today in a New Year’s Day incident involving his son.

Officers with the Los Angeles police Devonshire Division responded to a domestic violence call at Almendárez Coello’s Northridge home around 7 a.m. Monday, Lt. John McMahon said. The popular and influential DJ was not at home when they arrived.

"We’re asking him to turn himself in so he can present his side of the story," McMahon said. . .

KFI January 4, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Radio talk show host pleads guilty to money laundering

"... my whole defense will be based on the truth ... every good story sounds true until the other side is told."

Walter "Eddie" Floyd, a Reno businessman and radio talk show host, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to charges related to his involvement in a cross-country marijuana trafficking and money laundering operation.

In U.S. District Court, Floyd, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering and aiding and abetting. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. A March 30 sentencing hearing has been scheduled. He remains free on $100,000 bail.

Floyd initially pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of drug trafficking and money laundering following a February indictment. On Friday, he admitted to laundering $175,000 through his local businesses. The money came from a Northern California marijuana operation, he admitted.
In September, Floyd had claimed his severe depression was in such a "precarious state" that his psychiatrist guessed he would suffer a nervous breakdown and become incompetent to stand trial, according to court documents.

Floyd's attorney, Scott Edwards, could not be reached for comment on Friday.
During a February interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, Eddie Floyd insisted he was innocent and said "... my whole defense will be based on the truth ... every good story sounds true until the other side is told."

Floyd had been host of "Nevada Matters" a Monday through Saturday radio talk show on KBDB 1400 AM. At the time the indictment was handed down, he owned U.S. Realty, Combined Associates Development Co. Inc. and was trying to start a retail Web site.

Reno Gazette, December 30, 2006