Toni Romano rose from her chair, taking the hand of her granddaughter Tahila, to accept a rose from a Clark County victim advocate during this year’s Day of Remembrance ceremony for local homicide victims.
SAN DIEGO -- Former Living Hope Church pastor John Bishop sat shocked at the defendant’s table as a judge late Friday afternoon ordered that his bail bond be revoked in his drug smuggling case and he be taken into federal custody. After spending the weekend in jail, he is now to learn his fate Monday morning.
The newsroom phone rang Thursday, Sept. 13 just before noon. It was Andrea Madison, a former Living Hope Church congregant and a friend of former pastor John Bishop. After catching wind of The Columbian’s impending series of articles on Bishop and the church, Madison, 61, wanted the opportunity to tell Bishop’s side of the story.
The former chief financial officer of Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services was indicted Wednesday and accused of misrepresenting millions of dollars in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, then personally profiting from those misstatements.
At 5:25 a.m. Dec. 11, John Bishop drove a gray Volkswagen Jetta, bearing California license plates, into commuter lane No. 6 at the international port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif. He told a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer he was headed to Chula Vista, Calif., with nothing to declare from Mexico.