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


Picture:Sacramento Bee 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 socialContinue reading “He Cant Help Himself… Already in Jail, Michael Lyon faces new eavesdropping charges”

The Videotaping Millionaire is heading for the Big House


Sacramento’s once popular real estate mogul philanthropist millionaire Michael Lyon  is going to jail next week He is to report to Rio Consumes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, by 2 p.m. on May 9 to begin serving his time. Lyon pleaded guilty to electronic eavesdropping, charges that stemmed from his secret videotaping of interactions he had with four prostitutes he hiredContinue reading “The Videotaping Millionaire is heading for the Big House”

Michael Lyon Pleads GUILTY: Prominent Millionaire-Denials and Whispers comes to an end


After months of Denials and Whispers, Millionaire philanthropist Michael Lyon, well known in Sacramento social circles pleaded guilty yesterday to four counts of electronic eavesdropping charging that he secretly taped interactions with prostitutes. In November, Lyon’s attorny William Portanova insisted his client never secretly taped anyone. The initial criminal investigation was triggered by a stash of materialContinue reading “Michael Lyon Pleads GUILTY: Prominent Millionaire-Denials and Whispers comes to an end”

Millionaire leaves Real Estate Firm Bearing his name over criminal probe


The head of Lyon Real Estate, under criminal investigation for allegedly making secret videotapes of people in his homes, is severing his ties to the Sacramento company his father founded 64 years ago. Michael Lyon, 54, is being replaced immediately as chief executive officer by industry veteran Larry Knapp, who led Coldwell Banker real estateContinue reading “Millionaire leaves Real Estate Firm Bearing his name over criminal probe”

Sacramento Probe Continues” Millionaire Tapings may go back years…..


“He was not sure what had happened to the surveillance equipment, he told agents, and did not know what recordings were made using it.” For nearly 18 months, Sacramento businessman Michael Lyon has faced the twin crises of a bitter divorce and a criminal probe. The fallout escalates as the 54-year-old executive, who has stepped asideContinue reading “Sacramento Probe Continues” Millionaire Tapings may go back years…..”

Prominent Millionaire Suspected of Video Taping Guest


Host said to Video Taping Guest in Bathroom and Bedrooms The federal probe, which began in April 2009, was initiated amid acrimonious divorce proceedings between Lyon and his second wife, Kimarie, 54. The couple married in 1985 and have two sons, 15 and 22. The initial criminal investigation was triggered by a stash of materialContinue reading “Prominent Millionaire Suspected of Video Taping Guest”