Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, May 31, 1973

Oxnard police were searching for an Oxnard man this morning who allegedly tricked a former cellmate out of $50 while pretending to help him get out of jail, authorities reported today.Pete Zuniga. 31, of Oxnard, according to police, allegedly took $1,500 from his former cellmate’s wife. Mrs. Guadalupe V. Arzabal, 27, 711 Cooper Road, Oxnard, and paid only $1,000 to an Oxnard attorney for legal fees, police said.According to police reports, attorney Roger Burrell, 300 W. Third St., was paid the $1,000to try to get Mrs. Arzabal’s husband out of county jail.While in jail Zuniga allegedly told his cellmate he knew of a good lawyer who could help him get out of jail. The cellmate told Zuniga to talk to his wife when he got out and hire the attorney, according to police.When Zuniga got out of jail he took Mrs. Arzabal to Burrell's office. Police said Mrs. Arzabal allegedly gave Zuniga $1,500 to pay the attorney’s retainer fee which Borrell said was only $1,000.According to police. Mrs. Arzabal could speak no English and was relying on Zuniga to explain the transaction.Zuniga reportedly paid the attorney’s secretary only the $1,000 and gave Mrs. Arzabal a receipt for $1,500. police said. Borrell reported the incident to police.