Angela Maria Diaz, 32, was arrested in January after authorities said she lied to police, staged a crime scene and sent herself hundreds of threatening s — all in an attempt to paint her U. Hadley, now 30, spent 88 days in an Orange County jail last year before she was exonerated.
In her pending civil rights lawsuit against the city of Anaheim, she says police failed to thoroughly investigate her case.
Following a preliminary hearing that lasted more than two months, Diaz on Tuesday pleaded guilty to multiple felonies including kidnapping, false imprisonment, forgery and perjury. The ordeal began last year when Diaz repeatedly called Anaheim police saying that strangers were showing up to her condo to try to rape her.
Diaz told police that a stranger from Craigslist had even tried to attack her in her garage but she escaped. Authorities said Diaz had actually staged the attempted sexual assault on herself and showed police red marks on her neck and breast.
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said authorities arrested Hadley in July out of safety concerns because of the ongoing threats. Hadley, a former Chapman MBA student, was charged with multiple felonies and faced life in prison. But as investigators began digging, the story took a strange twist.
Prosecutors said the investigation was complicated because Diaz allegedly sent the s to herself from eight different s using private networks and third-party servers to disguise her internet-protocol address. Prosecutors said she also faked having cervical cancer, faked being pregnant with twins, forged a check and doctor notes and posed as an attorney.
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