Carmel waste broker accused of bribery

For almost a decade, police say, James Lucero of Carmel turned tons of construction trash headed for San Jose's Kirby Canyon landfill into his own private treasure. Full Story
misrepresentatio n

United States

#1 Dec 25, 2008
Why doesn't the photograph on the headline article show the main culprit rather than the underlings?
Take out the trash

AOL

#2 Dec 25, 2008
You have to click through the photos, and #5, the bald guy is Lucero its says below it.
MrAmerican

Monterey, CA

#3 Dec 26, 2008
Can you say M-A-F-I-A? This is the local chapter of the Mafia in Monterey. It will be interesting to see who else shakes out in this. Hummmmm!
CarmelPoint

Salinas, CA

#4 Dec 30, 2008
I was shocked to see that Jim Lucero had been arrested. I know Jim and Shelley. And admired how they enjoyed his success. They are terrific people. It is unfortunately that greed overtook his good judgement. The article talks about a lavish lifestyle. But they lived on par with the golden rectangle set. Expensive cars, jewelry, and a carmel cottage are commonplace. It is a shame that he has put his family in this position. Are tens of millions really necessary?
brandi

Pacific Grove, CA

#6 Mar 14, 2009
Hey Carmel Point- You ADMIRED how they enjoyed success? What a stupid, shallow thing to say. They were not terrific. They stole millions and flaunted it to compensate for their low self-esteems.You need to get your "character meter" adjusted. Living in the golden rectangle doesn't make one a terrific person.It takes an intimate relationship with another to see just how terrific they are.
CarmelPoint

United States

#7 Oct 21, 2010
Brandi-you have misplaced anger. You need to seek professional help. . .rather than spewing your frustrations out on those who give their personal perspective on an issue. I stand by what I said about the Lucero's-they were a lovely couple. And they had a great time spending money-exotic trips, luxury cars, horses, and the like. They are less lovely now, that it has been discovered that Jim cheated people to earn his money. That is not right, good, or fair. And the justice system will take care of him for his crime. My previous post did not in anyway agree with or defend Jim's criminal activities. I was commenting on the Lucero's that I knew socially.
Truth

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jul 9, 2012
Shelly was a clerk at kaiser before James - with a useless degree - now she's nothing again.
Jr_L

Santa Cruz, CA

#9 Feb 26, 2013
Truth wrote:
Shelly was a clerk at kaiser before James - with a useless degree - now she's nothing again.
Hey everyone that commented knows nothing about this case. the case has gone through 2 D.A's and is about to get dopped, due to no conclusive evidence . Funny look up the Ceo's of waste mng. have all served time due to insider trading. So F*CK ALL YOU.
gotti jr

Menlo Park, CA

#10 Thursday Sep 11
i agree jim has never been found guilty its a shame that people are so shallow and have to talk shit about someone try saying it to his face and for the two that said oh we liked jim its to bad that he had to make millions well you to enjoy your worthless non paying job Jim keep up the good work its the American way.
Shelly

Pacific Grove, CA

#11 Tuesday Sep 23
brandi wrote:
Hey Carmel Point- You ADMIRED how they enjoyed success? What a stupid, shallow thing to say. They were not terrific. They stole millions and flaunted it to compensate for their low self-esteems.You need to get your "character meter" adjusted. Living in the golden rectangle doesn't make one a terrific person.It takes an intimate relationship with another to see just how terrific they are.
Reading your ignorant reply to an ignorant post 6 years later. If anyone knew Jim and Shelly they would know that what was written by the media was not accurate or truthful. I challenge each of you to look in the mirror before you judge anyone ACCUSED of anything before you draw your non-informed opinion and convict someone. Shame on you and shame on our system. It's disgusting to watch those that are less than hope for the fall of those that are successful. Wanting someone to fall and making up a story to try to achieve it in your little mind is a sad representation of humanity.
" IF YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT WITH YOUR OWN EARS OR SEE IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES…DON'T INVENT IT WITH YOUR SMALL MIND AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR BIG MOUTH"
Shelly

Pacific Grove, CA

#12 Tuesday Sep 23
CarmelPoint wrote:
I was shocked to see that Jim Lucero had been arrested. I know Jim and Shelley. And admired how they enjoyed his success. They are terrific people. It is unfortunately that greed overtook his good judgement. The article talks about a lavish lifestyle. But they lived on par with the golden rectangle set. Expensive cars, jewelry, and a carmel cottage are commonplace. It is a shame that he has put his family in this position. Are tens of millions really necessary?
You obviously didn't know Jim and Shelly - you wouldn't have written this uninformed, misguided post. So many hateful people that hope for others demise. So sad - but better you than me.

"Tens of millions …" So ridiculous - just plain lies, gossip and bullish*t.

"IF YOU CAN'T CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN - TEAR IT DOWN". Six years later lets hope this anonymous "poster" has spent more time on getting his own life together than judging everyone else's.

BTW… do any of you understand the word "ACCUSED"? You just better hope it never happens to you b/c the reality of our legal system is a fright.
Shelly

Pacific Grove, CA

#13 Tuesday Sep 23
Truth wrote:
Shelly was a clerk at kaiser before James - with a useless degree - now she's nothing again.
This is hysterical! Shelly has an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Int'l Policy Studies -
when she worked at Kaiser she was 18 and going to college! Who would write something so loathing?

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