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Private eyes accused of tailing O.C. councilmen plead not guilty
Private eyes accused of tailing O.C. councilmen plead not guilty

Two private eyes accused of conducting illegal surveillance on a pair of Costa Mesa city councilmen during the 2012 election season have pleaded not guilty and will be allowed to keep their state-issued licenses to carry firearms as they await trial. Christopher Lanzillo and Scott Impola – both former Riverside police detectives -- are both charged with conspiracy and false imprisonment. Both are accused of putting a GPS tracking device on one councilman’s car and calling in a false drunken driving report against a second councilman. The two private investigators, who entered their pleas Friday, were working for a law firm in 2012 that had been retained by the Costa Mesa...

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