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Attorney convicted in drug scheme against PTA volunteer
Attorney convicted in drug scheme against PTA volunteer

An Irvine attorney was convicted Wednesday of having a PTA volunteer falsely imprisoned in a drug bust that was part of a revenge scheme. Kent Easter, 40, was convicted of one felony count of false imprisonment by deceit in a retrial of the case, the Orange County district attorney's office said. A judge declared a mistrial in Easter's first trial in 2013 after jurors reported that they were deadlocked 11 to 1 in favor of convicting. During the previous trial prosecutors argued that Easter and his wife sought revenge because they felt the volunteer did not bring out their son quickly enough when they came to his grade school to pick him up. Jill Bjorkholm Easter pleaded...

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