Two men, including a Highland Park real estate broker, were sentenced today to probation and community service for a plot to keep a sexual assault victim from testifying against the businessman's son.
George Izquierdo, the 64-year-old owner of , was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine.
Co-defendant Camilo Valentin, 36, was sentenced to one year probation and 300 hours of community service and fined $1,000.
The charge against him was reduced to a misdemeanor over the prosecution's objection, according to Deputy District Attorney Frank Tavelman.
Private investigator Bradley Miller, who was charged along with the two, pleaded no contest in October 2009 to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and three counts of offering to bribe a witness. Miller, now 51, is facing up to five years in county jail when he is sentenced June 27.
The three were charged in June 2006 after a woman who had begun testifying against Izquierdo's son, Alex, disappeared during a preliminary hearing in 2005. An investigation by the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation determined that the woman was taken to Las Vegas and given money to stop her from testifying against Alex Izquierdo, who later pleaded guilty to two counts of sodomy and one count of making a criminal threat.
The youmger Izquierdo was sentenced in February 2009 to nearly 22 years in state prison.