For Immediate Release
May 7th, 2001
Contact: Mike Fell (714) 347-8849
City Council Candidate Indicted for Making False Statement
SANTA ANA – A candidate for the Yorba Linda City Council was indicted on two counts of submitting false nomination papers in his declaration of candidacy.
The Orange County Grand Jury handed down the felony indictment May 2 against John Taylor (DOB 5-27-50) after hearing evidence over two separate days. If convicted of the charge, Taylor faces a maximum of three years and eight months in state prison.
Taylor is scheduled to be arraigned 9 a.m. Tuesday in Dept. 5 of the Central Justice Center. Because the defendant was indicted, prosecutors do not have to put on a preliminary hearing but instead can proceed to trial.
At issue is the city where Taylor lives. In order to run for a seat on the city council of Yorba Linda, Taylor needs to reside within city limits. In his nomination papers for the November 2000 general election, Taylor indicated that he lived in Yorba Linda, but the Brea Police Department later discovered that he lives in an unincorporated area of Orange County.