Trevi Center Owner’s Criminal Trial Delayed Again

A jury trial date has been pushed to October 11 for Lake Elsinore Trevi Center owner Michel Knight.

There’s been another court continuance granted in the case of a Lake Elsinore businessman accused of multiple felonies that include conspiracy, perjury and forgery.

Tuesday morning Riverside Superior Court Judge Helios J. Hernandez granted the request by the defense in the case involving Michel Knight, owner of the ; the continuance was not opposed by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, according to court records.

A jury trial date has been pushed to October 11. In the meantime, Knight remains free on bond.

After his arrest on May 20, 2010, Knight pleaded not guilty to all the felony charges against him, which stem from an alleged underhanded involvement in the effort to recall former Lake Elsinore City Councilman Thomas Buckley. The recall effort failed in February 2010, but Buckley narrowly lost his reelection bid that same year.

Today’s continuance marks one of many by the defense since Knight's arrest; the DA's office has not objected to any of the requests.

Enelida Caron, who was also implicated in the alleged scheme, has pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy. Sentencing in that case is now set for July 19.

Diana July 10, 2012 at 08:37 PM
I heard that Knight is going to close Trevi and move it to Moreno Valley. The way people are leaving Lake Elsinore, we will soon be a ghost town.
Super Woman July 10, 2012 at 10:45 PM
This is not surprising that the DA did not oppose the continuance, Question how much money did Michel Knight give him for his DA campaign????? You better believe come October and the 5th continuance comes forth the District Attorney will drop the charges altogether. Does he think we are stupid as to his protecting Knight. He is wasting the taxpayers money with this postponements of the case. Yes we have heard Trevi is opening a new bowling alley in Moreno Valley and guess who the manager will be rumor has it Daryl Hickman.
Roadeo Driver July 11, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Let him go. I know this is the type of businessman we don't need around here. I would rather be a ghost town.
Diana July 11, 2012 at 01:59 AM
I saw a change of ownership sign for the liquor license in the window of the old Lone Star building, does anyone know what is going in there?
Diana July 11, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I agree he is a real slim ball and we sure don't need the likes of him in Lake Elsinore.
UcantBserious July 11, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Diana rumor has it Lone Star will be reopening it's doors as Lone Star again
Ken Mayes July 11, 2012 at 06:10 AM
The DA did not oppose any continuance by the defense because he does not want to admit he has no case and does not want a loss on his record before the election.
Amber Pafundi July 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Knight is not closing though there is another center in moreno valley... Trevi is not going anywhere. People should just get over the fact about Trevi closing down!!!
Angered employee of trevi August 30, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Fuck trevi. Employees cant even cash their checks on time. We all bust our asses for that place hoping for change. There is no way. Michele knight needs to go to prison
Paul August 30, 2012 at 07:46 PM
When the Trevi first opened I was a proponent of the business. I thought it was a good use of an abandoned property and would bring in much need revenue to the city. Today I can not stand the trash heap that place has become. Last weekend I took the family there to bowl for a few games. Everything was good until about 8 o'clock. Then the hip hop concert was beginning. People were showing up clearly under the influence of something, and the smell of marijuana smoke INSIDE the building was overwhelming! By the time we finished our 2 games I was beginning to feel my family was in an unsafe environment, and whisked everyone out as quickly as I could. I will not be supporting any business that allows, turns a blind eye toward, condones, or otherwise allows for a simmering couldron of crime on their premises.


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