Real Estate Executive Under Investigation: Report

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010  |  Updated 7:46 AM PDT
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Real Estate Executive Under Investigation: Report

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The man behind Lyon Real Estate, one of the state's top real estate agencies, is being investigated by Sacramento County law enforcement in connection with allegations the business executive made secret video recordings of houseguests and others in bedrooms and bathrooms, according to a published report.

The Sacramento Bee reports Michael Lyon, 54, chief executive officer of Lyon Real Estate , was investigated by the FBI until last week when the agency closed the investigation without pressing federal charges. Sacramento officials decided to move forward with their own investigation, officials from the District Attorney's office and the Sheriff's Department told the Bee.

Allegations of inappropriate behavior surfaced during the bitter divorce between Lyon and his wife of 23 years, Kimarie Lyon, according to a television report.

The NBC station in Sacramento, KCRA, reports family court records mention prostitution, marijuana and filming minor children in varying states of nudity.

“He has denied these (allegations)," Lyon's attorney Tattershall told KCRA. "He will continue to deny the allegations that are in there. I can say unambiguously Mr. Lyon has never filmed a minor child in any inappropriate way."

Bill Portanova, Lyon’s criminal attorney, told the Bee, “These are definitely false allegations.”

Read more in the full article.
 

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