Attorney guilty of stalking

A defense attorney was convicted this week of stalking a former girlfriend and faces up to four years in prison. David Scharf, 46, was found guilty of a felony count of stalking and misdemeanor counts of sending harassing e-mails and violating a restraining order.

Scharf, a Corona del Mar resident, met the woman online in 2004, and she broke off the relationship four months later. Prosecutors said he continued to pursue her, sending harassing and threatening e-mails, which violated a restraining order not to contact her.

He will be sentenced June 13.

-- H.G. Reza

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