The court dismisses the judicial intervention of Malaga

first_img“Regarding the legal proceedings related to the APA complaint against the Al Thani family, we communicate the following:Today the court informs us that it continues with the investigation proceedings on the defendants, but dismisses the adoption of the precautionary measures requested, both the establishment of bail by the defendants for the amount of 8,676,849.26 euros , as the judicial administration requested.The judge understands that the investigation procedures initiated must be continued, especially in relation to the data related to the directive, economic, patrimonial and financial management of Málaga club de Futbol SAD, but by means of a decision issued for that purpose, determines that the precautionary measures requested by the APA are not adequate for now, because they are considered disproportionate, since the restriction of the rights of the defendants is an exceptional measure and it is not clear from the documentation provided by the APA in their complaint the need for them, since there is no evidence, in the judgment of the judge, that the Deficit economic situation of the club is clear of the commission of a crime, which is obviously what the criminal jurisdiction must prove. Bad news for the small shareholders of Malaga. The judge of the Court of Instruction number 14 of Malaga has rejected the request of the Association of Small Shareholders (APA) of the Málaga Club de Fútbol and has not decreed the precautionary measures against the property of the club. The judge determines “that the precautionary measures requested by the APA are not adequate for now, because they are considered disproportionate,” the APA reported this morning in a statement in which it announced that it will file an appeal against this order.Minority shareholders requested in the criminal complaint filed against club property for the alleged crimes of unfair administration and misappropriation withdraw control and management of the club to the Al Thani family, the establishment of a bond by the defendants and the judicial intervention of the club and appointment of an administrator. The complaint was admitted for processing and the investigation continues, although precautionary measures, for the time being, must wait.The full statement of the Association of Small Shareholders is as follows: It should be noted that the APA provided the documentation at its disposal, and that the rest of the documentation that may be necessary has been required of the defendants by the court, who have not provided it.However, with the documentation provided by the APA, the judge admits that it can be verified that, “effectively, the Sports Society would be in a delicate and weak solvency situation, a situation that according to the annual accounts presented by the complainants and those contributed to requirement of the court by the Professional Football League, is rolled back, at least, to the year 2006, when the company declared itself in a situation of voluntary competition and its judicial administration was agreed.The court admits that the annual accounts closed as of June 30, 2019 have been presented to the LFP (although they have not yet been approved by the Shareholders’ Meeting) and that the 5 loans granted to members of the Board of Directors are reflected in said accounts , as well as the lines of credit contracted with the entity Nass Football SLU. Likewise, it is admitted that in the aforementioned accounts the serious solvency situation in which the entity is located stands out, and the situation of indebtedness that is permanently, and to a greater or lesser degree, is reflected back at the time of the declaration of the bankruptcy It has been maintaining the Sports Public Limited Company, and what has logically influenced the decline in the category of the team, which leads to the argument that this has also led to a significant decrease in the income of the company.For all these reasons, the judge concludes that there is no evidence that “for now” proves that the deficit situation responds to the commission of the reported crimes, without prejudice to what they subsequently reveal the progress of the investigation., so that, where appropriate, and according to its result, the circumstances that today have been taken into account to dismiss the measures requested by the APA could be modified.From the APA and said with all due respect to the judicial decision, the appropriate recourse will be presented against the order issued, attaching the new documentation that works in our possession, and in order to try to ensure that the instructor has more probative elements with in order to revoke your current decision. ”last_img read more

Dortmund ties Bellingham, the pearl of Birmingham

first_imgBundesliga* Data updated as of March 5, 2020 If Borussia Dortmund has something, it is an enviable ability to rebuild again and again. It has always been a leading team in Germany but almost every year he loses some of his stars. But that has never destabilized the club, which has always managed to get ahead and stay in the elite thanks to good investments in young and talented soccer players. Just have a look at the current template, in which they are Sancho, Haaland, Achraf (assigned), Akanji, Queen or Zagadou, to realize that in the German club they have an eye to find footballers with a lot of potential.And now they have proposed to sign the pearl of Birmingham, Jude Bellingham, for which they would have already reached an agreement to be incorporated in the summer. According Bild, They would pay up to 35 million euros for the 16-year-old young Englishman. The midfielder (sometimes acts as an interior), which plays in the U23 England since the age of 15, he has four goals and three assists in 31 games. It is not known if the player will become a world-class soccer player, but that would be the most expensive signing in the history of Borussia Dortmund if the deal is finally closed with those figures.last_img read more

AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-set

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her The Thais are now at 2-0 while the Chinese at 0-2.Skipper Pleumjit Thinkaow had the fitting final hit to finish off China as her squad takes an early head start for a top four rank come the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Hattaya Bamrungsuk had 19 points to lead Thailand but had plenty of help as Ajcharaporn Kongyot and Chatchu-on Moksri had 18 points apiece.Thinkaow produced 12 points to aid her team’s efforts with Wilavan Apinyapong adding 10. LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Japan, Kazakhstan take wins in AVC classification Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jin Ye had 19 points to lead China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite BIÑAN, Laguna—Thailand staked its undefeated record and broke through China in five grueling sets, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-12, in the classification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Magic’s Gordon headlines All-Star Slam Dunk field

first_imgMOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year His challengers include first-time All-Star Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, Larry Nance Jr. of the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks.All four have had their fair share of highlight-reel dunks the first half of the season and should put on a show on the Saturday night before the All-Star Game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe three-point contest features last year’s winner, Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, and 2016 winner Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.Thompson is one of four 2018 All-Stars in the field along with the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George and the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The rest of the field is composed of the Suns’ Devin Booker, Heat’s Wayne Ellington, and Clippers’ Tobias Harris.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) goes up for a breakaway dunk in front of Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon headlines the field announced Thursday for the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest on February 17 in Los Angeles.Gordon, the 2016 runner-up, will be taking part for the third straight year.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases James Harden leads Rockets past Spurslast_img read more

Westbrook unleashes 45 as Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

first_img“It was win or go home,” Westbrook said. “Regardless of what is going on in the game, you have to give yourself a chance to win, and I thought our guys did a good job of that tonight. They did an amazing job of sticking together.”Westbrook got sidetracked during Monday’s Game 4 by a one-on-one matchup with Ricky Rubio. He was in foul trouble for much of Oklahoma City’s loss and was later fined $10,000 and assessed a technical for an altercation late in that game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWith Oklahoma City trailing 3-1 in the series, he focused up in Game 5 and helped keep the season alive. He made 5 of 16 shots in the first half, then 12 of 23 in the second.Westbrook also had 15 rebounds and seven assists. Paul George added 34 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who forced a Game 6 in Salt Lake City on Friday. LATEST STORIES “We stopped playing defense,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said. “We stopped getting back. Our offense got stagnant. They made adjustments and we didn’t make the right adjustments back. We will watch the film and figure out what went wrong, but from my analysis right after the game, we just stopped getting back in transition and they just fed off of that.”Jae Crowder scored a career playoff-high 27 points, Mitchell had 23 and Joe Ingles added 16 for the Jazz, who still have a 3-2 lead in the series.They realize it probably should already be over.“We need to do a better job,” Rubio said. “Of course, you have to give them credit. They made a lot of shots. They took their pride and forced a Game 6. But we are going home and we’ve got to be strong and be confident.”Oklahoma City took advantage after Utah’s post players, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors, got into foul trouble. Both finished with five fouls, and Oklahoma City was able to get to the basket consistently for the first time in the series.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LeBron blocks shot, hits winning 3-pointer at buzzer as Cavs take 3-2 lead Gobert’s absence, in particular, caused problems.“It’s a different feeling when you don’t have big fella back there,” Mitchell said. “It’s hard that we put all the pressure on him. We have had success but eventually it’s not going to work and we have to play better defense as guards ourselves.”Utah opened the second half on an 8-1 run to go up 64-42, and Crowder’s 3-pointer made it 71-46 with 8:34 left in the third quarter.Westbrook made back-to-back 3-pointers, then after a 3-point play by George, Westbrook made a jumper and a layup to cut Utah’s lead to 73-60 and bring energy back into the arena.Gobert picked up his fifth foul with 3:46 left in the third quarter. Westbrook’s 3-pointer tied the game at 78 heading into the fourth quarter. He scored 20 points in the third.Westbrook scored immediately at the start of the fourth to finally put the Thunder in front. Back-to-back 3s by Westbrook and Alex Abrines put Oklahoma City up 96-91, and a jumper by Westbrook with 1:24 left put Oklahoma City up 107-99.“We just never quit,” George said. “We never quit. I can’t pinpoint one thing we did wrong. We just never got down on ourselves, regardless of the lead they built and the shots they were making. We could surge back and we did.”TIP-INSJazz: Shot 57 percent in the first quarter to take a 34-29 lead. … Crowder scored 15 points in the first quarter. … Mitchell was fouled on a 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds left in the first half. Before Mitchell shot his free throws, Thunder coach Billy Donovan was called for a technical. Mitchell made all four free throws, and Utah led 56-41 at the break. … Rubio finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.Thunder: Former Thunder forward Enes Kanter, who was sent to New York in the deal that brought Anthony to Oklahoma City, attended the game. Kanter played for Utah before playing for the Thunder. … George made a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook unleashed the same fury he had in Game 4, just a little more efficiently this time.Westbrook was controlled, and he was too much for Utah. Silent and serious, the reigning league MVP scored 33 of his 45 points in the second half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 25 points down to fight off elimination and beat the Jazz 107-99 in Game 5 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ STAT LINESWestbrook had only scored 36 points in the second half of the first four games combined before unleashing 33 in Game 5.“Just staying aggressive,” Westbrook said. “Just trying to pick my spots, the same shots I’ve been getting. I’ve just got to concentrate on making them.”MISSING IN ACTIONCarmelo Anthony scored just seven points on 2-for-6 shooting and played just 26 minutes. When he subbed out in the third quarter, the Thunder trailed 71-53. By the time he subbed back in, Oklahoma City led 88-87.QUOTABLEGeorge on not resting in the second half: “What were we going to rest for? We wanted this game tonight. We needed this game tonight. We were just going to give it everything we had.”UP NEXTGame 6 is Friday in Salt Lake City. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Boxing chief ‘understands IOC concerns’ over troubled AIBA

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “AIBA members and boxers from around the world should be proud of this,” he added, declaring that the organization “is healthy now and in better shape than ever before”.He urged the IOC to end the uncertainty over boxing’s presence in Tokyo.“Our boxers are waiting, they need to know when, where or how to qualify for the Olympic Games next year. They must be the priority of everybody!”Relations between the IOC and AIBA were hit hard at the 2016 Rio Olympics when 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout fixing.Rakhimov’s election in November also caused friction as the US Treasury Department has linked him to “transnational criminal organizations”, a charge he vehemently denies, calling his presence on the list “a mistake”.ADVERTISEMENT Hotshooting Cignal-Ateneo dumps Go for Gold-CSB in PBA D-League opener Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “The former leadership of AIBA left our organization in a complete mess, not only financially but also in terms of governance, anti-doping and refereeing,” he claimed.Boxing’s Tokyo fate depends on the outcome of an investigation into the AIBA by the International Olympic Committee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe IOC has presented the body with a list of 41 questions via audit firm Deloitte, who will then report back to the IOC.Rakhimov boasted that under his leadership the AIBA has “improved dramatically on all fronts”. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Xiaoli Yang of China (in red) reacts after her win during the +81kg category final fight at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on November 24, 2018. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)Boxing chief Gafur Rakhimov says he “understands” IOC concerns over the troubled AIBA which has led to a freeze on the sport’s preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.The Uzbek businessman laid the blame for “an extremely serious” situation squarely at the door of previous president Wu Ching-Kuo.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Canadian Motorcycle Racing Association returns to Fort St. John after five year absence

first_imgPatrick Lambie is the Media and Public Relations coordinator for the CMDRA. He says that there will be a number of different bikes on the track throughout the weekend, ranging from everyday motorcycles you see on the streets, to high performance machines.“There will be pretty much every kind of bike, starting with basic street bikes; we have a street class,” he explains. “We also have two Harley Davidson classes. We also have super street, like Suzukis, Kawasakis. Then we have our pro classes which includes pro mods. Len Darnell, who is the raining champion in that class, he’s been running in times that likely if he has a good day he’ll break the track record.”At the top end of the spectrum, racers will have the potential to blaze across the strip in under seven seconds, while reaching speeds of over 200 miles per hour.- Advertisement -Local motorcycle enthusiasts who have a need for speed are also in luck this weekend. The CMDRA will be offering drag racing instruction for those want to learn the tricks of the trade. “One thing that is very unique to the CMDRA, and we’re expecting a big turnout for it, is at 9:00 we do a free racing school,” Lambie says. “So anybody in attendance, it doesn’t matter what kind of bike it is, there is no restriction, and long time pro drag racers teach the school, and gives people a chance to see what the quarter mile is all about. If you decide you like it and decide you want to race, racing is free your first time.”After the racing school, tune up runs will begin, and that’s followed by qualifying runs that begin at 12:30 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

IBF U-18 three-on-3 set to bounce off from October 19

first_imgGuyana will be hosting the International Basketball Federation’s (IBF’s) Antilles 3-on-3 Finals for U-18 Men and Women, bouncing off from October 19-21 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).Players from across 8 countries have announced their participation in the tournament, and more than 70 athletes along with officials will be attending.Countries listed to participate in the Men’s category of this competition include Aruba, Barbados, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique and St Lucia.Teams set to play in the ladies’ category include Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique and St Lucia.The Guyana U-18 three-on-3 Male team will comprise Akeem Crandon, Andrew Johnson, Nigel Bowen and Shamar France, with the Coordinator being Mark Agard. The Female team will comprise Annalisa Barclay, Saffiya Greene, Lydia Roberts and Roschelle Campbell, with Troy Greene as Coordinator.The visiting teams will arrive in Guyana on October 18th and depart on October 22nd.The IBF Antilles 3×3 Finals for U-18 Men’s and Women’s teams are primarily funded by the IBF and managed by the national federation of the host country.last_img read more

In name only

first_imgBut if the fair isn’t going to be held in the San Fernando Valley, it shouldn’t call itself the San Fernando Valley Fair. If we’re going to have a fair in name only, we don’t want one at all. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOR the second time in recent history, the 60-year-old San Fernando Valley Fair has pulled out of the San Fernando Valley. Squabbling between the fair’s board and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department prompted a vote Friday to move the event out of the Valley and into the Santa Clarita Valley. It was only two years ago that the Valley welcomed the prodigal fair back home and to Hansen Dam after it had relocated to Castaic Lake for several years. But politics and NIMBYism over where in the Valley it should be held this year doomed its local future. Maybe this is a sign that the historic agricultural event no longer fits into the Valley’s image of itself. That’s too bad. last_img read more

Indoor pot farms sprout in suburbs

first_imgThe house is rewired to steal electricity. Instead of furniture, clothing or even residents, the home is packed with lights, pumps, filters and timers. The windows are often covered and blinds drawn. While people are seen coming and going, they never seem to stay. Law enforcement say these are just a few signs that a house is being used as an indoor pot farm. Around the country, investigators are increasingly seeing suburban homes in middle-class and well-to-do neighborhoods turned into indoor marijuana farms. Typically investigators find an empty home, save a mattress, a couple of chairs, some snacks in the fridge and an elaborate setup of soil-free growing trays. Within the past week, detectives found marijuana plants being grown in houses in Diamond Bar and Chino Hills. The Diamond Bar busts turned up large-scale indoor pot farms. The houses contained equipment to grow marijuana and were re-wired to steal electricity. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s narcotics detectives on Wednesday found 1,868 marijuana plants in a house on Crooked Arrow Drive that could have yielded a crop worth $10 million on the street. Neighbors heard construction work at the house shortly after it was sold but they saw no one move in furniture. Detectives confiscated more than 2,000 marijuana plants from a two-story house on Eldertree Drive on March 21. On Wednesday, a task force seized 254 marijuana plants and growing materials valued at about $2 million from a house on Country Club Drive in Chino Hills. Grow houses have been a problem for years in California and Canada, but investigators are now seeing scores of them in the South and New England. In the past six weeks alone, more than 70 have been uncovered in northern Georgia – nearly 10 times last year’s total for the entire state. Only one was busted in 2005. Indoor pot farms also have been discovered in recent months in residential areas of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and Florida. “They can go in and basically fly under the radar,” said Ruth Porter-Whipple, spokeswoman for the Atlanta field division of the Drug Enforcement Agency. “These aren’t neighborhoods where they would stand out.” In Georgia, the latest busts averaged about 200 plants per house. With each plant yielding $4,000 on average per harvest, that works out to about $3.2 million per year, considering the plants can be harvested every three months. The DEA said more than 400,000 plants with a potential annual value of $6.4 billion were seized from grow houses in the United States last year – up from about 270,000 the year before. That is less than 10 percent of the marijuana plant seizures in the U.S.; most pot is grown outdoors on farms and in ditches, back yards and gardens. Grow houses typically grow marijuana hydroponically – that is, using a nutrient solution instead of soil. They also use 24-hour-a-day lighting to produce plants more rapidly. The marijuana is usually cut, dried and packaged on the premises. Typically, the windows are covered up, and the electrical system is rigged to hide how much juice is being used. Nearly all of the grow houses busted in Georgia were connected, police say. Investigators employed tips, surveillance and information from the power company on electricity usage to find the indoor marijuana farm houses and other operations. It was a string of electrical fires that led New Hampshire authorities to more than dozen grow houses in December. In another elaborate scheme, more than 50 houses with thousands of plants recently found in Florida were traced to marijuana financiers in New Jersey who offered “relocation packages,” with 100 percent financing for the homes. Buyers would agree to operate a grow house for two years, after which they could sell the house and split the profits with their backers, or keep growing pot. The big advantage of such operations is the privacy that comes with being in a community full of people so busy working and raising their families that they don’t know the neighbors well and pay little attention to what is going on next door. Authorities said Diamond Bar residents reported an unusual lack of activity at the house since it was sold in October. Neighbors reported hearing construction work at the house after it was purchased, but no one ever moved any furniture or clothing inside. Los Angeles County sheriff’s narcotics Lt. James Whitten said he is not aware of a connection between the recent busts in the area. He did say, however, that similar grow houses are becoming a trend. In the past, authorities would find indoor marijuana farms with only one or two rooms in a house being used for growth. But now, they are finding whole houses dedicated to the operation, Whitten said. Staff Writer Ruby Gonzales contributed to this Associated Press story.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more