He Cant Help Himself… Already in Jail, Michael Lyon faces new eavesdropping charges

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By CityFella

Membership in the millionaires club has its privileges, walk tall and stay out of trouble and you’ll spend little time in the big house.

But there are some who cant seem to get out of their own way.

Former, prominent millionaire Philanthropist  Michael Lyon was once a staple in Sacramento’s social scene.      Of course this was before he discovered electronics.   His electronic of choice was cameras and listening devises, where he could film guest in his home.

This obsession goes back to 2008 or 09 leading to his initial arrest in 2010.  Many of his guest/friends have sued him, others have settled out of court.    With his attorney Bill Portanova by his side, he could have served his time out of his lux Arden Park home.

Last October, he missed his appointment ( Really?-he doesn’t work) with his probation officer which led to a search of his home. The probation department found drugs in his home and seized his computers.    Sporting the new black (an Orange jumpsuit) the I Street Jail is his current home.

Not sure why it took them so long.  (everyone must be over 30)  But the county found evidence that ole Mike was back to his old habits of secretly recording sexual encounters with escorts and he is now facing 16 new felony counts of electronic eavesdropping.

He now faces more time on I street, not sure if escorts are allowed , but I’m sure he could assist with the electronics.


Michael Lyon Legal story (the Juice) from the Beginning





Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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