Department 8 in Stanislaus County Superior Court was abuzz with action as a capacity crowd was on hand to witness the arraignment of five defendants newly charged with the murder of 26-year-old Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, but all went silent when the first sound of shackles echoed out through the doorway.
When Korey Kauffman disappeared in 2012 there was little attention devoted to the case of the missing 26-year-old Turlock man who made his living by stealing and scrapping metal. But the arrest of his suspected killers on Friday morning has sent shockwaves through the legal and law enforcement community that will likely reverberate for years, as investigators unraveled a conspiracy that involved a prominent defense attorney, three California Highway Patrol officers, and two well known business owners.
Defense attorney and one-time Stanislaus County district attorney candidate Frank Carson has been arrested for the murder of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating 26-year old Clarence Moore, who has been identified by detectives as a suspect in the homicide of 49-year old Louis Ramos of Modesto.
The Turlock owner of a local trucking school has admitted to taking part in a scheme to obtain Class A commercial driver's licenses by bribing Department of Motor Vehicle employees to fraudulently enter false test results.