Probation Ordered For Woman Involved In Buckley Recall Effort

Enelida Caron was sentenced to three years probation.

On the heels of a a woman who turned state's evidence against the now-convicted Lake Elsinore Trevi Center owner was sentenced this week.

Enelida Caron received three years probation for her role in criminal activity linked to the failed recall effort of former Lake Elsinore City Councilman Thomas Buckley.

Caron's presence was waived for her sentencing hearing.

She was also given one day credit for time served and will spend no time behind bars, according to court records.

As part of Caron's plea agreement, two charges each of felony forgery and perjury were dropped. The court also dismissed two counts of misdemeanor contributing funds under an illegal name.

A single charge of criminal conspiracy remained in place.

Caron's presence was waived for her sentencing hearing.

She was also given one day credit for time served and will spend no time behind bars, according to court records.

Knight -- also known as Elsayed Assameth -- hid his involvement in the failed recall effort against Buckley in early 2010.

He pleaded guilty last week to a single charge each of misdemeanor criminal conspiracy and contributing funds under an illegal name.

Knight was facing more serious charges before his agreement was reached, including two felony counts each of perjury, suborning perjury and forgery.

To read more about the case, click here.

As part of the conditions of her probation, Caron is prohibited from contact with either Buckley or Knight (called Michael in the court records).

As was the case with Knight, Caron was admonished against holding public office, contributing to campaigns or participating in any campaigns or political committees during her probation term, court records state.

Elsinore 33 October 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM
I hope this is the last we'll hear of Buckley, Knight and all the other nonsense that went on with regard to the recall. These people need to retire from Lake Elsinore politics and let the city get on with fixing the streets and everything ealse that needs fixin. I always felt Knight was being treated unfairly by the city, he fought back the only way he could against the person he felt was bullying him the most. The Bowling alley is alive and well, and a politician retires to lick his wounds. Both parties were hurt by this whole process, some who should have been hurt came out unscathed....for now. I wonder who what what documents on whom? Please bring them to light soon if you have them, otherwise let this whole thing die a natural death.
julie dawson October 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM
That is what happens when people with big egos challenge each other, and who has a bigger ego than a politician, no one.
Diana October 20, 2012 at 12:24 AM
The way I see it, it is typical LE. Someone brings a business into town, takes an abandoned building throws thousands of dollars at it to make it unique and an asset to the community and then the games begin with code enforcement, the police and the City for money. I agree let this die a final death, it is such bad publicity for LE.
Richard October 21, 2012 at 05:47 PM
The games began with the Planning Commission right Mike (Elsinore 33)
Look4Truth October 27, 2012 at 01:12 AM
If you want to continue to find people involved with the fraudulent recall effort I would look into Steve Manos. I understand that he returned home early from a "business trip" the day that Knight's home was searched by the authorities. You should look into Manos financial history. He seems to have built up dealt and walked away from it more than once, while keeping his "toys". Has he committed fraud on a previous home sale that he claims to have been for his parents or in-laws when in reality it was for him, all the while collecting the commission. Kept a car he didn't pay for and continue to drive it while not being registered or insured? Makes me wonder if he has been paying all his taxes.


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