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Sentence Imposed in Posting of Signs

The 28-year-old operator of a Tustin-based company was sentenced to a Caltrans work crew after pleading no contest to illegally posting signs in the San Fernando Valley advertising a computer show, authorities said Thursday.

Darin Lloyd Slack of Super Show Productions Inc. was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days by Van Nuys Municipal Judge Karen Nudell after he pleaded to one count of illegally posting signs on public property.

Slack also received two years’ probation, said Mike Qualls, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

This week’s conviction was the second for Slack, who last year was ordered to pay $1,100 in restitution and fines to the city of Fountain Valley after pleading guilty in a case there, authorities said.

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In the most recent case against Slack, an inspector for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety saw a man hired by Slack posting 2- by 4-foot, neon pink signs advertising a “Computer Super Show” on private property at Sherman Way and Haskell Avenue in Van Nuys, authorities said.

Other signs were found on the Golden State Freeway onramp at Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima and in the 8200 block of Lankershim Boulevard in Sun Valley, said Don Cocek, the deputy city attorney who handled the case.

Slack was ordered to report immediately to California Highway Patrol officials for assignment to Caltrans work in Orange County, said Ted Goldstein, another spokesman for the city attorney’s office.


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