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La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega Colluded With Vasquez In Frivolous Defamation Lawsuit Against Hews Media Group

La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega. Picture courtesy aschaper1.blogspot.com

 

Sarega is also currently working closely with disgruntled former HMG-CN reporter Randy Economy, who recorded and submitted a defamatory declaration against Hews that was included in the lawsuit.

 

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Last week Judge Rafael Ongkeko ruled in favor of HMG-CN and Publisher Brian Hews in a bogus defamation case filed by Central Basin (CB) Director Leticia Vazquez.

The court found Hews did a thorough investigation and that Vasquez’ lawsuit was frivolous, ordering a hearing for her to pay as much as $60,000 in attorney’s fees.

Many people assisted Vasquez in the lawsuit, a list that shockingly includes La Mirada City Councilman Andrew Sarega.

In direct collusion with Vasquez, Sarega and his dad Ion “served,” (which is another word for delivered) Vasquez’ notice of lawsuit to Hews at his Cerritos offices.

Sarega and his dad came out from behind some bushes, walked up with a box of subpoenas handing them to Hews. People who serve subpoenas are usually paid for their services.

 

Ion Sarega with his son, La Mirada Councilman Andrew Sarega (in the car) after they served the subpoenas on Hews.

 

 

Days later, Sarega himself filed a frivolous lawsuit against the Lamplighter.

Sarega joins a long line of questionable elected officials, officials who took an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution and the 1st Amendment, who have attacked a community newspaper for its investigative reporting.

Sarega also colluded with Randy Economy in the Hews lawsuit; Economy was arrested, charged with 3 drug violations and plead guilty to  methamphetamine possession.

The other two counts, under the influence of a controlled substance,   and possessing of a device used for unlawfully injecting or smoking a controlled substance, were dropped.

 

Economy (left) with his mom Rosemary. Economy was convicted for possession of methamphetamine, a serious crime.

 

The two now work together for a Congressional candidate running against Dana Rohrbacher.

 

 

 

Campaign finance report for Stelian Onfrie who is running for Congress showing Economy and Sarega getting paid by the campaign.

 

Last week HMG-CN reported that the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) confirmed that the campaign finance investigation involving Sarega, Tony Aiello and Residents for a Better La Mirada related to the La Mirada City Council election in March 2017 continues to be active and on going.

The investigation was a result of a series of articles exclusively published by Hews Media Group-Community News, and is why Sarega is suing the La Mirada Lamplighter.

In an email, FPPC spokesperson Jay Wierenga told HMG-CN, “I was forwarded an email from Enforcement regarding your inquiry, I can say the case is open.”

Aiello jumped into the controversy last week, sending a threatening retraction letter to HMG-CN denying involvement, even though he is under investigation by the FPPC.

 

 

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Paul Martin

I have noticed that Randy Economy is Sarega’s Communication Director. One carpet-bagger (Economy fled Cerritos to run for Norwalk council, and had his ass kicked), in the nest with another. I hope Mr Hews can find the time to ask Mr. Economy about not being a resident and what makes him think he is the best candidate for OC in Congress. Hopefully we can get a sober response from the former? meth user. Why do I call Sarega a carpet-bagging douche. La Mirada is not in the Royce’s district, and it’s a different county, very unlike L.A. , and he… Read more »

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Paul Martin

I see today the Jan 10 WDN reports Sarega is interested in running for the Congressional seat Ed Royce will retire from at the end of the year. Realizing that residency in the district is not a requirement to represent it, all La Miradan’s should pray for Sarega to find divine intervention and be instructed to follow the light eastward to that beacon of opportunity, and get the hell out of La Mirada politics that he and Tony Aiello have almost turned into a cesspool with their lies and trickery. Not that he is electable, as, once other candidates do… Read more »

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Randy “The Douche Bag” has resurfaced. What a pathetic waste of life. The best part of him ran done his mom’s leg when he was born. Didn’t he also have a cocaine conviction?

Paul Martin
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Paul Martin

Being that Randy Economy and his buddy Tony Aiello have taken to trying to smear Mr Hews (It didn’t stick with Apodaca) would be justified in posting details of the conviction.

People with skeletons in their closet, should keep their mouth shut.

Who’s to say what Economy is creating with intent, and what comes to mind after having the mind tarnished with white powder.

There is redemption and a future for Mr Economy, just not in the ethically uncompromising position as a journalist. Perhaps he clean toilets at a rehab somewhere and find his way back to the real world.