Tipton sentencing delayed to early December
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
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Frayba and William Tipton are arraigned on the insurance fraud and arson charge at a September 2009 court hearing.  Press file photo
Frayba and William Tipton are arraigned on the insurance fraud and arson charge at a September 2009 court hearing. Press file photo
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A Tracy couple guilty of embezzlement retained a new lawyer after firing their attorney last week, delaying their sentencing in San Joaquin County Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 25.

William Tipton was convicted by a jury on Aug. 8 of three counts of grand theft embezzlement and one count of perjury. Frayba Tipton, his wife, was convicted of two counts of grant theft embezzlement and two counts of perjury.

During a brief hearing Monday in the Stockton courthouse, Judge Lauren Thomasson granted the Tiptons’ new attorney, David Wellenbrock, a week’s continuation before she pronounces their sentencing, according to case prosecutor C.J. Weydert.

The sentencing was rescheduled to 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Department 14.

The couple’s former attorney, Russell Humphrey, said Friday, Nov. 22, that he received an email from the Tiptons the day before their Nov. 21 sentencing hearing. He said they informed him that they were going to hire a new lawyer for the sentencing portion of their case.

According to Weydert, the couple has also filed a motion for a new trial on the embezzlement charges of which a jury found them guilty Aug. 8.

The Tiptons could be sentenced to two to four years in jail for each count of perjury and 16 months in jail for each count of embezzlement.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com. 

 

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landingapproach
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November 26, 2013
Krauthammer - what kind of language are you speaking? Koran??? When I think of the koran I think of women who have to by law cover their faces, who are not allowed to vote or drive a car. How sad. Why would I want to hear anything about the Koran when it violates all women rights, human rights which they all deserve.
Krauthammer
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November 26, 2013
You are correct. I have seen many muslim women in your town of Tracy covered and also in the black burkah's with the little slits for the eyes. It's sad. Speaking of violating women I just read about Kaddafi's constant raping of young under age girls and the ones kept as slaves. Saddam Hussien and sons did the same thing. I can't believe how horribly the stone age butchers treat their women in the mid east. Enough said.
newsofSJ
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November 26, 2013
Krauthammer-

I would like to see you comment on

the 59-year-old fourth-grade teacher who is accused of 21 counts of lewd acts upon a child, 11 counts of molesting a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child.

Any concerns for the kids of your community or anywhere around the world??? Or are you just worried about someone's religion?????

newsofSJ
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November 26, 2013
Krauthammer-

Unfortunately...followers of all faiths sin and sin often. This is human condition. Quoting the Quran out of context is a dis-service to your seeking of justice. As a practicing Muslim, I can assure you the religion of Islam forbids lying and promotes honesty in all business transactions. Islam... like many other religions, make specific exceptions to protect ones physical life and practice of ones religion... they are all scenarios of self defense...of both person and liberties. Islam also promotes the same for Jews and Christians and anyone that submits their life to God. It does not however promote lying to protect or steal any type of monetary wealth for personal gain. I invite you to read the Quran and it's translation to understand its context and message. regardless, if you are a seeker of truth, or a fact, of both. I wish you the best and hope this provides a valuable start to a wider dialogue.
Krauthammer
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November 26, 2013
Her clan lives in my area and have let 3 big homes foreclose all within 2 1/2 blocks of each other. They just screw everyone's equity and of course the banks.
Krauthammer
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November 26, 2013
Don't forget that it says in koran that it's ok to lie to the infidel (us). She is a practicing muslim. I hope they get what they deserve.
landingapproach
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November 25, 2013
Aug 4th - this year. That is when they were determined guilty.
craigs
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November 25, 2013
How does this work?? They were found guilty over 4 1/2 years ago and instead of being in jail it keeps getting postponed and postponed. The more guilty you are the longer you can stay out of jail. Only in AMERIKAH.
superfly
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November 25, 2013
I agree that cases get extended too frequently, but the article here states they were convicted Aug. 8. It doesn't state Aug. of 2009 or earlier, so where does the 4 1/2 years ago statement come from? I'm not that interested in the case, so maybe you are more familiar with the time frame.

The American Justice System is certainly not efficient, I'll give you that.
rdjette
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November 26, 2013
they burned their house down 4.5 years ago... yes finally convicted of the other things aug. I know for first hand they need to go to jail. had me do a set of house plans for them. over 15,000sf. with over 5,00sf covered deck. this was before they burned down their house. never paid me all that was due on the signed contract. yes they signed a contract paid partial and made excuses why they were late on the balance of the payments. owe me over $15,000. Took to court several times and kept hiding from the court system. so they need to go to jail for a long time. I know Iam not the only person they stole from...all these people saying "our prays are with you" do not really know what thieves these people really are.


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