The Life of an Alleged Female Enforcer


On June 24, 2008, Miller heard his doorbell ring and when he opened it found Park standing there, having somehow entered his gated community without alerting security. He eventually agreed the following day to pay the demands, but when he failed to send the money, he was again, two months later, "startled by loud knocking at his front door," the court document said.

He didn't open the door, and prosecutors wrote, "The above incident establishes the defendant's profession as Dr. Uwaydah's debt collector or 'muscle.'"

In 2010, Uwaydah allegedly tangled with the manager of a bank he was trying to gain control of as well as a state bank regulator who questioned the deal, according to the prosecutor.

Uwaydah was using straw purchasers to buy up stock certificates to obtain a controlling interest in the Ventura County Business Bank, bank manager Jerry Lukiewski told prosecutors. The deal was being reviewed by David Spainhour of the California Department of Financial Institutions.

Park offered to accompany Lukiewski to a meeting with Spainhour, saying "she could tag along .. as Mr. Lukiewski's 'bodyguard' because she has a 'black belt,'" the prosecutor's motion states.

When Lukiewski replies that he would have brought Park along to "'soften up' Spainhour with a few shots to the head!!!," Park asked in another email if she could go "kick Painhour's [sic] butt," the motion records.

Lukiewski eventually tried to back out of the deal himself, and Uwaydah allegedly sent Park and Case to threaten him, the document states.

At the time Park was arrested for Redding's death, "the defendant and Mr. Case were on their way to intimidate Mr. Lukiewski," prosecutors claim.

Case was originally arrested for Redding's death, but was released without any charges.

While on bail, Park became engaged to Tom Chronister, a 28-year veteran of the Oxnard, Calif., Police Department, who retired in July but is now under investigation for a possible violation of department policies related to his romance with Park.

"We found out about four or five days before his pre-set retirement date," Oxnard police Cmdr. Scott Hebert told of Chronister's relationship with Park. "He was placed on administrative leave at that time and we opened an administrative investigation to look into potential department policy violations."

Hebert said the investigation is still ongoing but declined to specify the policy violations or possible disciplinary action citing department policy.

Neither Park nor Chronister could be reached for comment.

Park's attorney George W. Buehler told the newly submitted evidence implying that Park was Uwaydah's "muscle" are inaccurate and are not connected to Redding's murder.

"Factually I don't think their assertions are true," Buehler said. "What they described having happened in those cases is not, in my understanding, accurate. Those two instances are not similar enough to anything in this case to make them admissible."

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