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Montecito Motors Meltdown

Judge Orders Montecito Motors Owners to Prison and to Pay Millions

Adam and Chet Taylor hear from one of their victims who has harsh words for the father and son. Read story.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Montecito Motors Father and Son Headed to Prison

13-year and 11-year sentences planned for Chet and Adam Taylor, respectively. Read story.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tentative Plea Deal for Montecito Motors Owners

A tentative plea deal for Chet and Adam Taylor, former owners of Montecito Motors, has been reached, attorneys told Judge Clifford Anderson last week. Read story.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Taylors Near to Posting Bail

A bondsman cuts them a deal, and friends give them the money. Read story.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bail Reduced for Montecito Motors Duo

Judge drops the amount from $1 million to $100,000 apiece. Read story.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Montecito Motors Owners Appear in Court

With some of their alleged victims present in the courtroom Thursday morning, all four members of the Taylor family pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from their activities as the owners and operators of Montecito Motors. Read story.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Montecito Motors Owners Arrested

Son Adam and father Chet Taylor charged with 59 counts for alleged crimes occurring from March 2004 to October 2010. Read story.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Axles to Grind

Montecito Motors victims speak out; DA mulls criminal charges. Read story.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Montecito Motors Meltdown

Customers file police reports alleging failed payment after their cars were sold on consignment. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., September 4, 2010
Updated 12:00 a.m., September 8, 2010
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