Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno has been charged with one misdemeanor count each of loitering and conspiracy to for his part in an illegal union demonstration action that shut down the busy Harbor and Katella intersection during the Anaheim Convention Center’s biggest trade show this January.

The arraignment is scheduled for April 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-8, North Justice Center, Fullerton.

You can read more about the incident here and here.

“As the District Attorney, I respect the right to protest, but all of us are required to do it in a lawful manner,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. “The right to protest is afforded to everyone; exercising that right does not allow anyone to break the law and bring traffic to a complete standstill.”

In a statement, the District Attorney’s office said the “intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue is one of the busiest intersections in the Anaheim Resort District with nearly 40,000 vehicles traveling through the intersection daily.”

According to the OCDA, the following defendants each face one misdemeanor count of unlawful loitering upon public passageway so as to obstruct free passage (Anaheim Municipal Code section 7.28.010), and one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to violate that code section:

  • Irene Elizabeth Arellano, 29, Anaheim
  • Matthew Ross Bell, 43, Garden Grove
  • Ada Francis Briceno, 46, Stanton
  • Lori Anne Elizabeth Condinus, 54, Hawthorne
  • Abigail Espinosa, 26, Anaheim
  • Jaime Gomez, 29, Costa Mesa
  • Andrew R Hausermann, 31, Long Beach
  • Margarita Hernandez Hernandez, 47, Anaheim
  • Emma Rebekah Jensen, 37, San Clemente
  • Jeffrey Brian Letourneau, 62, Brea
  • Martin Gerardo Lopez, 53, Anaheim
  • Jesus Herera Manjarrez, 66, Anaheim
  • Joseph Savoy McLaughlin, 55, Irvine
  • Susan Michi Minato, 57, Los Angeles
  • Jose Frank Moreno, 49, Anaheim
  • Caroline Phuong Bich Nguyen, 28, Fullerton
  • Manuel Otilio Ortiz, 59, Garden Grove
  • Maria Guadalupe Ortiz, 58, Garden Grove
  • Kurt Patrick Petersen, 53, Los Angeles
  • Tim Phan, 29, Whittier
  • Ana Maria Rodriguez, 47, Buena Park

Ada Briceno is the head of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County.