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Source: Akhavi Embezzlement Victim Looking To Sue Lynn Schott To Recover Stolen Monies

Source: Akhavi Embezzlement Victim Looking To Sue Lynn Schott To Recover Stolen Monies

BREAKING NEWS: A source has informed Schott in the Dark that a victim of the Frances Akhavi embezzlement scheme is working with an attorney on the finishing touches of a lawsuit against Lynn Schott. The victim seeks to recover some of the money stolen by Akhavi, alleging those monies were funneled to Schott through various methods.  You can read about the Schott/Akhavi relationship here, here and here. In February, Akhavi pleaded guilty to bank fraud, tax evasion, wire fraud and…

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Recapping The Misadventures of Lynn Schott

Recapping The Misadventures of Lynn Schott

Summer is here, the days are longer and Schott In The Dark is here to shine the spotlight on the misadventures of Irvine Councilmember Lynn Schott. Before moving forward, let’s re-cap some highlights from 2017: Schott cast the lone “no” vote on the police contract. Non-essential city staff get paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, but police do not (for obvious reasons). The contract balanced that by putting 1.25% of police officers’ pay into retirement health savings…

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Lynn Schott Named One of “OC’s Scariest People” By OC Weekly

Lynn Schott Named One of “OC’s Scariest People” By OC Weekly

Happy Halloween! And to mark the occasion, we’d like the share Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott’s selection by the OC Weekly as one of OC’s Scariest People for 2017: LYNN SCHOTT We’re accustomed to encountering delusional politicians in Orange County, but the first-term Irvine City Councilwoman is a rare cat. Schott lost her credibility this year in hopes of protecting Frances Akhavi, a local political activist who moved to the Phoenix area and found herself under FBI arrest for money…

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(Cuckoo) Birds Of A Feather

(Cuckoo) Birds Of A Feather

They say “birds of a feather, flock together.” That’s bad news when we’re talking about cuckoo birds who have their hands on the levers of local government power. Schott in the Dark has already documented Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott’s disturbing, alarming devotion to convicted fraudster Farzeneh Akhavi aka Frances Akhavi aka Frances Meshkin, who is currently being prosecuted under a multi-count federal indictment and faces imprisonment for the rest of her life. Irvine isn’t the only city where Akhavi…

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Lynn Schott’s Defense Of Federally-Indicted Con Artist In The News Again

Lynn Schott’s Defense Of Federally-Indicted Con Artist In The News Again

We reported earlier this month on Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lynn Schott’s weird, unsettling loyalty to convicted criminal Farzeneh Akhavi aka Frances Akhavi aka Frances Meshkin, who is under a multi-count federal indictment for defrauding investors of $1.6 million. Akhavi could face life in prison. Schott even skipped an important Great Park Board of Directors meeting to fly to Phoenix as a character witness for the fraudster. OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley has picked up the story in a newly published…

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