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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What’s latest in case of former real estate executive Michael Lyon?

Q: What’s happened to the case of Michael Lyon?

Millee, Fair Oaks

A: Michael Lyon, former chief executive officer of Lyon Real Estate, is awaiting trial on 16 counts of electronic eavesdropping for allegedly making secret recordings of eight unnamed victims from January to September 2014.

He also faces drug charges stemming from a raid by Sacramento probation officers on his Arden-area home in October 2014 after he missed a scheduled probation meeting.

According to Sacramento Superior Court records available online, a trial readiness conference is scheduled for June 24 and the trial for both cases is set for July 12.

Lyon pleaded guilty in March 2011 to charges that he secretly recorded his interactions with prostitutes in his home. He served time in county jail in that case.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Lyon in October 2012 agreed to settle a civil lawsuit for $2.5 million over his illicit recordings of friends and houseguests. The plaintiffs – including nannies, baby sitters and family friends – said Lyon had secretly recorded them in bathrooms, bedrooms and showers in various stages of undress.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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