SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Real estate mogul Michael Lyon pleaded guilty Monday to four charges of secretly taping sexual encounters with women without their consent, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney.

The 55-year-old former CEO of Lyon Real Estate was arrested in November 2010 on four counts surreptitiously taping confidential communications. The original complaint detailed charges relating to three incidents in 2008 and 2009, but Monday’s plea deal added a fourth charge for an incident that took place on September 13, 2010.

CBS13 first detailed the allegations against Lyon in late August 2010.

Read: Lyon Arrest Warrant Affidavit

District Attorney Jan Scully announced that Lyon pleaded guilty to the charges in exchange for a suspended state prison sentence of two years plus probation under a number of conditions, including a term of one year in county jail.

Sacramento County authorities began investigating Lyon in late August.   In September, Lyon resigned as CEO of his real estate company.

Surveillance video obtained by CBS13 shows a man, who is said to be Lyon, lying on a bed smiling while a naked woman, who sources say is a prostitute, is standing in front of him.

Comments (16)
  1. Zzzzz says:

    Any surprises here? I’m going back to bed.

    1. ikeepsitreal says:

      W-T-F. this is news, you got Bank of America caught committing loan fraud thru email. fail.

  2. Vladimir says:

    The only way I am going to believe this is if you show the video. Please show the video!

  3. SacTown says:

    He is a pig and deserves real jail time, not a year locked in his million dollar mansion. I would be so ashamed to have a Lyon Real Estate sign in my front yard!

    1. bob says:

      Come on now. The real estate AGENTS that work for Lyon should not be “punished” because there is Lyon sign in the yard. Mr. Lyon did this, not all of the real estate agents that work there.

  4. Sac995 says:

    While his may be a pig- why would you be ashamed to have the number #1 Real Estate Company’s sign in your yard- so…you would judge all the great agents that work there, because this man has obvious issues? Hope you don’t live in a glass house!

  5. FTW 22 says:

    I say if he can get away with it then good for him just dont get caught again cover your tracks better next time

  6. bob541 says:

    @sac995 ~ Ummm…. Lyon Real Estate is NOT number 1. The numbers just came in last week. Keller Williams is by FAR the number one brokerage in this area. All of Lyon’s and Coldwell Banker’s sales combined do not add up to Keller Wiallams’ numbers. Just an FYI for ya

  7. GRAPEVINE says:

    so what with a prostitute who was paid to do this, what about the prostitute, does she get charged for sex for money how come they get away with it, because they have no money

  8. sac995 says:

    Umm..numbers I see are still with Lyon way over CB and Kw for this area…unless you are pulling from another area. 🙂

  9. sac995 says:

    And I think the point is- it is the Realtors that are making Lyon a great company #1 or not- and whom the public deals with, not the Mike Lyon, who is no longer associated with the company at alll anyway.
    I think that was the point.

  10. SacTown says:

    As I’ve heard the saying, sh#t flows downhill, so I would judge the excellent Realtors that continue to work at Lyon with so many other quality companies available in Sacramento.

  11. John Munyer says:

    Sounds like a guy that ‘s GOT IT ALL !!

    1. Tiger Blood says:

      Yeah, a winner with Tiger Blood

  12. JJJJJJJ says:

    Whoopie !! I’m thinking money is going to be falling for Mike Lyons when he
    takes a commission on home sales…He’ll be working for peanuts…I’m going to hire him to sell my next home…He’s still one of the best realtors in Sacto.

  13. onewhoknows says:

    What about all of the real estate fraud Lyon’s realty has committed, the Fed’s just seem to look the other way when it comes to Mike Lyon. Thank God DA Jan Scully had the guts to go after him, now they need to look into the fraud that his Agents committed in 2006, the Fed’s had in in their hands and then looked the other way.

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