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California brokerage navigates scandal under new leadership

Former Lyon Real Estate CEO pleads guilty to secret videotapings
Published on Mar 18, 2011

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One of California's largest real estate brokerages, Sacramento-based Lyon Real Estate, is moving forward under new leadership after its former CEO pleaded guilty to charges related to video recordings he made of encounters with four prostitutes without the women's consent.

Michael Patrick Lyon, who stepped down as CEO of Lyon Real Estate in September, was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to four felony counts of electronic eavesdropping. The sentence was suspended and he could serve a one-year jail term under house arrest or at the county jail, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Lyon, 55,