Three to face Pomona judge in Claremont home-theft case

A self- ordained Los Angeles church bishop and two others are set to be arraigned Monday in Pomona after an 87-year-old Claremont woman signed away her $800,000 home to them. Full Story
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Brian

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#1 Jun 7, 2008
Don't forget to charge these people with elder abuse on top of everything else. Time served on level-four yard would be appropriate... and perhaps a 25 year sentence would be in order at the Salinas Valley facility. They should also be forced to sacrifice all of their own holdings for restitution. Better yet... just gas them in order to save the tax-payers the expense of feeding them.
Hmm

Santa Monica, CA

#2 Jun 7, 2008
I wonder if this Mr. Trevino worked in education?
Vern

Adelanto, CA

#3 Jun 8, 2008
Ruin someones life and only receive 10 years in prison. Where is the money????? Where is the outrage among the lending community??? There appears to be a lot of internal head turning on this one. Shame. SHame. SHAme. SHAMe. SHAME on Dowd, Trevino, Moore, the escrow company, the title company and Glendale MortgageQwest.
Mark

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jun 9, 2008
Steal a home from an 87 year-old lady.
Man, is that low. I'd love to be on the jury that convicts them.
truthnjustis

Hesperia, CA

#5 Jun 9, 2008
You never know, it is possible that the lady allowed the Bishop to do what he did. Maybe here family was fighting her and she did what she did to protect herself. Before people jump to conclusions-be well aware of the circumstances and know all the facts. The bishop is m ore than likely a good man and who are we to judge anyone-show me one person that has not at one time or another have told a fib or taken something (whether is was a piece of bulk candy at the store or a grape out of the produce section). The best thing to do is to pray for the truth and God's justice.
JABA

Oxnard, CA

#6 Jun 9, 2008
They should be locked up for longer than 10 years.
v jones

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#7 Jun 10, 2008
Geez, what's up with church leaders lately? First it's the Mayor of Ontario and now this?

Leroy Dowd is a crook and deserves to rot in hell.
How can a so-called religious man of God, cheat an elderly woman out of her home?

God help us.
SAW

Yorba Linda, CA

#8 Jun 10, 2008
truthnjustis wrote:
You never know, it is possible that the lady allowed the Bishop to do what he did. Maybe here family was fighting her and she did what she did to protect herself. Before people jump to conclusions-be well aware of the circumstances and know all the facts. The bishop is m ore than likely a good man and who are we to judge anyone-show me one person that has not at one time or another have told a fib or taken something (whether is was a piece of bulk candy at the store or a grape out of the produce section). The best thing to do is to pray for the truth and God's justice.
"More than likely a good man"??? What on earth could bring you to this conclusion? Any "good man" knows that elders do not need anyone to help them get Medicare and Widow's Social Security Benefits. All that has to be done is to contact the Social Security Administration directly and,if she qualifys for the benefits, they will take it from there. Any "good man" would have known this and assisted the woman--not stolen her home! There is no such thing as "little" thefts. They only lead to bigger ones.
jumpman

United States

#9 Jun 12, 2008
More than likely the mortgage co. knew nothing about mr. trevinos side deals. they should all do time. its just unfortunate and hopefully more people werent involved in more scams
insider

Alhambra, CA

#10 Jun 18, 2008
Facts-

Alleged victim knew Dowd for 20+ years. She is also a "Pastor".

She had a conversation with Dowd about needing extra income and not being able to secure Social Security and Medi-cal benefits.

She signed over the deed to Dowd who then secured a loan with Moore through Trevino. She continued to live in the home and would give the mortgage coupon every month to Dowd.

Those are some of the facts. I am not saying anyone here is innocent, but there sure is a lot of funny stuff going on.

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Wrightstown, NJ

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Bishop Leroy Dowd

AOL

#12 Jun 21, 2008
I don't believe that Bishop Leroy Dowd has committed the crimes he's being accused of and should be release immediately! This elderly woman probably was being denied benefits and her immediate family was alreadyt tricking her into getting loans on the property she owned. So who else could she depend on but her pastor, which I believe was going to help her to receive her benefit. Come on, people help people in these type of situation all the time, so let's stop judging this man and calling him a self ordained minister. Search the record I'm sure you will find that he is an ordained Bishop maybe not a Catholic Bishop, never the less he's an ordained.
Outsider but not stupid

AOL

#13 Jun 28, 2008
If you know that Dowd has known the victom for 20+ years, then you must know him personally! Which means, you probably know about some of the other people that he has scammed! So save this drama OK. Cut it out! It's time for his secrets to be unvailed! You must think the readers are stupid. Ray Charles can see that you are a friend of Dowd's! Question is, "Are you an accomplice?"
insider wrote:
Facts-
Alleged victim knew Dowd for 20+ years. She is also a "Pastor".
She had a conversation with Dowd about needing extra income and not being able to secure Social Security and Medi-cal benefits.
She signed over the deed to Dowd who then secured a loan with Moore through Trevino. She continued to live in the home and would give the mortgage coupon every month to Dowd.
Those are some of the facts. I am not saying anyone here is innocent, but there sure is a lot of funny stuff going on.
CPTN

San Diego, CA

#15 Jul 1, 2008
This man is a scam artist if you look up all the houses he owns in Los Angeles you will find out that most of them are from people he scammed he is also a known Homosexual.
Now look into how he got his funeral home it was somebody else home he scammed them and their family was to scared to speak up ok.
Now I know what i am talking about there are more victims out there thay are just scared because this Homo knows really bad people and their were threats on their lives.
How do I know so much you may ask well I will keep it like this I know people who knew him.
He used to hang out at the caper room in inglewood a gay bar.
he is where he belongs.
htcathedral

Hazel Crest, IL

#16 Jul 7, 2008
Great comment, I've known Bishop for more than 40 years, and this seems totally out of his character. Anything is possible, but prayer is the anwer for him and those involved.
truthnjustis wrote:
You never know, it is possible that the lady allowed the Bishop to do what he did. Maybe here family was fighting her and she did what she did to protect herself. Before people jump to conclusions-be well aware of the circumstances and know all the facts. The bishop is m ore than likely a good man and who are we to judge anyone-show me one person that has not at one time or another have told a fib or taken something (whether is was a piece of bulk candy at the store or a grape out of the produce section). The best thing to do is to pray for the truth and God's justice.
Bishop Lorenze Long

AOL

#17 Jul 8, 2008
I have known Bishop Dowd for a number of years now and i will continue to stand behind him. he is not a crook and never has been a crook. but he does have a history of helping people.and providing for people, so with that said i trust in God and i know that the truth shall be revealed in the end and the Bishop will be vendicated.
truth and holliness

AOL

#18 Jul 8, 2008
i know both Bishop Long and Bishop Dowd. i know that the Bishop is innocent. and if my pastor Bishop Lorenze Long Stands by him so will i.
SAW

Ontario, CA

#19 Jul 8, 2008
CPTN wrote:
This man is a scam artist if you look up all the houses he owns in Los Angeles you will find out that most of them are from people he scammed he is also a known Homosexual.
Now look into how he got his funeral home it was somebody else home he scammed them and their family was to scared to speak up ok.
Now I know what i am talking about there are more victims out there thay are just scared because this Homo knows really bad people and their were threats on their lives.
How do I know so much you may ask well I will keep it like this I know people who knew him.
He used to hang out at the caper room in inglewood a gay bar.
he is where he belongs.
What does being a "known homosexual" have to do with scamming someone?
truth and holliness

AOL

#20 Jul 9, 2008
truth and holliness wrote:
i know both Bishop Long and Bishop Dowd. i know that the Bishop is innocent. and if my pastor Bishop Lorenze Long Stands by him so will i.
This is Bishop Lorenze Long And i Appriciate your support.but justice will prevail
Not in the dark anymore

AOL

#21 Jul 10, 2008
Bishop Long, with all due respect, I used to feel the same way that you do. However, Bishop Dowd has done a lot of wrongful things to a LOT of people. Maybe you are not aware of all of the stuff that he has done, but some of us are. Maybe if you knew some of the facts you wouldn't feel the way that you do. Maybe you should get to know some of the facts before you speak on this one!
Bishop Lorenze Long wrote:
I have known Bishop Dowd for a number of years now and i will continue to stand behind him. he is not a crook and never has been a crook. but he does have a history of helping people.and providing for people, so with that said i trust in God and i know that the truth shall be revealed in the end and the Bishop will be vendicated.

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