Man accused of illegally growing marijuana at several Southern California homes pleads not guilty

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A San Diego man accused of using more than a dozen homes in Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties exclusively to illegally cultivate marijuana pleaded not guilty today to 70 felony charges. Chiaming Tim Hsu, 41, was arrested last month in Rowland Heights during a multi-warrant sweep targeting each of the homes he leased in Chino, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights, Murrieta, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside and Temecula. The criminal complaint against Hsu includes allegations of conspiracy, identity theft, maintaining a residence for the purpose of illicit activity, theft of utilities and vandalism. The defendant was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Stephen Gallon, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for Jan. 6 at the Southwest J
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