Jury Hits Slemons, Others for $18M; Heere's Johnny!

OC INSIDER by Rick Reiff

Bad news for the ex-Mercedes Man: After five months of sometimes heated proceedings laced with allegations of money-laundering, loan-sharking and double-crossing, a Santa Ana jury 10 days ago found that former OC Mercedes dealer Jim Slemons had conspired with Newport Beach real estate financier Chuck Horning, Horning's Newport Federal Financial, son Chad Horning, and Costa Mesa lawyer Francis K...

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