Scales of Justice

Monday, November 16, 2015 – 08:00 a.m.

Three highly-publicized long-running San Bernardino County criminal prosecutions will see 2016, and likely beyond for that matter.

Superior Court records show the case against Former San Bernardino International Airport Developer Scot Spencer, and alleged accomplice Felice Luciano, the case was last in court on November 10 for a status hearing.

All sides have agreed to continue the case to February 3, 2016, for then again, another status conference.

Spencer and Luciano are charged with allegedly defrauding the airport out of approximately $1.6 million on a phony business contract.

The case was originally charged on March 22, 2013.

A second case involving an alleged $5.6 million fraud related to the defunct California Charter Academy will also see 2016.

The case against Former Hesperia Mayor Tad Honeycutt and Charter School Operator Charles Steven Cox, was last in court on October 9. In that status hearing all parties agreed to continue the matter until January 8, 2016.

Multiple changes in lawyers and judges has plagued the case, with a substitution of attorney for Honeycutt occurring just recently.

The 117-count indictment was filed September 4, 2007. That’s more than eight years ago.

A third high-profile case, will elements extending back to 2009, will also see the new year. To read recent coverage of that case, click here.