Fallen Financier/Bikini-Party Host Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge

Former mortgage broker apprehended at his king-sized mansion in Livermore.

A Livermore car salesman, once a high-rolling mortgage broker and bodybuilding champ known for his Playboy Mansion-ish pool parties, was arrested at his home Tuesday night on an attempted murder charge.

William Richard Hogarty, 48, was arrested by Alameda County Sheriff's deputies at 10:48 p.m. at his residence on the 7000 block of Morgan Territory Road in unincorporated Livermore on an attempted murder charge, according to court records.

He is being held without bail at the in Dublin, pending an arraignment at 11 a.m. Friday in the in Pleasanton, records state.

Hogarty, once head of Pleasanton-based mortgage and real estate outfits Olympia Funding Inc., OF Lending Group Inc. and Gold Star Realty and Investment Inc., reportedly was stripped by state officials in 2011 of his real estate affiliations, according to news articles.

Sources familiar with the July 3 arrest but who declined to be named, said Hogarty, holder of a "Mr. California 2004" bodybuilder title, is accused of attacking a male friend at his Morgan Territory estate.

Sheriff's officials were unavailable to comment or to confirm details.

Hogarty is a principal in his family-run Hogarty Auto Sales and Service, formerly Integrity 1 Auto Sales, on First Street in Livermore, according to an April .   

But aside from his automotive and defunct financial operations, Hogarty's most recent reputation stems from his frequent, lavishly themed Vegas-style pool parties, complete with entertainment, dancing, liquor sponsors, VIP cabanas and entrance fees.

At his 92-acre hilltop home, dubbed "The Mansion" in promotional ads, Hogarty reportedly attracted massive crowds to such bashes as his October 2011 "Fallen Angels Lingerie and Pajama Affair," his July 2009 "Mansion Pool Party," and the recent "White Party" held in April. 

Apparently still on the calendar and being promoted online: a July 14 "Moulin Rouge: Burlesque and Lingerie Affair," and a July 28 "Spoil Me Rotten Breast Cancer Awareness Pool Party.

A Tri-Valley taxi driver, who shuttled many fares to the mansion events, recalled being overwhelmed at the number of partygoers. The parking area, said the cabbie, "looked like a mall."

Hogarty's court appearance Friday is in Dept. 701.

CM July 09, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Eric: I spoke to the chapter head of PEAK PERFORMERS BUSINESS NETWORK that I had thought about joining to tell him I would never join because of your actions and the way you are minimizing the previous illegal acts of Mr Hogarty and he was quite shocked that on behalf of Peak Perfomers that you were taking such a stand. Why don't you post the date, time and location of your next meeting so my wife and others that have been manipulated and have been victims of this man can speak and say what you want to just ignore calling it "gossip". Do an online search of Wiliam Richard Hogarty and you can see the actions of the department of real estate and what they accussed him of which is why he gave up his license. Do you really think he would have done that if he weren't forced? You've got this all wrong Eric and I hope you lose your Peak Performers chapter as a result of your undying support for this man and for speaking as you have to those that combined are out milliions of dollars. This is a man you want to promote while senior citizens and families are struggling financially and losing their homes based on empty and very expensive promises from Bill. I hope you will post location infomration for your meeting so others can says what you won't. I bet you'd feel very different if he had scammed you/your parents/grandparents out of everything they had. I'm sure you wouldn't call that "gossip" and would be thankful some care enough to come forward to maybe stop him.
Eric Muetterties July 09, 2012 at 06:38 PM
You obviously did not read what I have written. I am not defending Bill in any way. I simply stated my experience with him. Of course, I will be looking into what has been said here!
CM July 09, 2012 at 06:49 PM
You are backing down now only because you are being held responsible for what you are saying. You have called what others have been brave enough to say "gossip". You have said this is not the place for people to air their feelings and experience, yet you seem perfectly find with airing your views of him since you've known him for a year and all. If you can air what you think in favor of him, then others should be able to air what they think if it's against him. You don't know him at all. Have you even bothered to check if he has proper licensing for the factory authorized or approved repairs you have promoted that he offers? Have you googled his name to see the department of real estate actions? have you gone to the courthouse and looked up all the lawsuits against him? I know the person you say caused all of this but that's becuase you are listening to his garbage instead of doing due diligence and checking him out. It's good you've done this so we all know what Peak Performers is about. You think you are important enough to say what you think in support of the guy, but none of the rest of us matter because you don't like what is being said, most of which we all know is true. I'm sure many are holding back for specific reasons and you are going to have egg on your face when you finally do the research you should have done a year ago. Those of us that are owed money by him will look forward to your public apology. When and where is you next meeting?
CM July 09, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Peak Performer Business Network, the way Eric Mueterrties knows Bill Hogarty and the reason he is defending him and saying the rest of us telling the truth are just gossiping, holds their meetings each Wed from 7:00AM to 8:30AM and Village Green Shopping Center at Studio 52 at 7063 Village Parkway, Dublin. I have asked my wife NOT to go because he's now proven to everyone that he is dangerous as most of us already knew. However, if someone else wants to go in the next few weeks to be sure Eric properly represents who Bill is and what he has done, I think this would be a positive move. I travel most weeks so it's not likely I can get there myself, so I'm hoping others can make it. I did talk to a former colleague from Olympia and he is filing a complaint with this networking group over Eric's actions and his refusal to listen to anyone that has anything negative to say about Mr. Hogarty althoug he apparently thinks he should be allowed to say what he wants. This is particularly bothersome given court and other government records that spell it all out. If I were to join a business networking group that I was expected to refer business to other members, I'd want to know that the chapter management has checked out the other members. I'd feel horrible if I later learned I sent a client of mine to someone on bail after an attempted murder charge and with his past. This apparently is not part of the PEAK PERFORMANCE BUSINES NETWORK process.
bellaseanna July 09, 2012 at 08:08 PM
enough already CM
CM July 09, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Did you mean to tell "Eric" enough for supporting this man that has hurt so many people? I never would have posted has he not been so arrogant quoting the law when he's not a lawyer and trying to intimidate people into not telling the truth to protect his friend. This story has been quiet long enough. I'm one of many people he owes money too. If Eric wants to support him and tell the rest of us we shouldn't post what we know on here and then give his opinion of what a great guy he is, then it's fair game. This Eric person does not know him at all and did not research him before welcoming him into his group. So many of us have patiently waited for this to be resolved and havent' been paid or have been given bounced checks by Bill Hogarty that you can bet we might have something to say. If you don't like it, don't read it. Or show up at the next networking meeting and profess your support for this scum bag. The rest of us are letting the legal process happen and being very patient. Mark my words, this is far from the last story you'll see about this man. You should be thankful people are coming forward if you live in this community since he's clearly dangerous. Again, don't like it, don't read it.
redacted July 09, 2012 at 09:55 PM
This is a very bad and dishonorable man. These people promised to fix my loan and made me pay alsmot $10,000 thousand dollars. It did not work and I went and demanded a refund many times. He gave me a check for my money that he dated for 45 days in the future and when I put it in my bank account it was bounced. Mr. William would not call me back so I never got my money. He is not a man of honor and he also took money from my friend who I sent to him. It makes me upset that people say I have no class for saying these things when Mr. william is the one with no class and no honor for taking money and lying and then writing bounced checks.
BDewey July 09, 2012 at 10:18 PM
And, I commend this reporter for getting the facts straight, and letting the community know who is living in their midst. Thank you.
redacted July 09, 2012 at 10:31 PM
i just read that the bankruptcy maybe not finished. He put me in his banruptcy and my lawyer said it was so he didn't have to pay me but that was wrong because it was a fraud on me. Does anyone know what happened with this bankruptcy court case? Is there still maybe a chance I can get my money back? My realtor also tell me that his house was not in foreclosure for a very long time and they filed a foreclosure filing for default last month. Why did he promise to save my home and charge me so much valuable money if he does a foreclosure on his own house? If someone wants to say I am not classy then I would ask him if this is classy for Mr. William to promise to fix my loan and charge me 10,000 thousand dollars and tell me to make my payment and Mr. William did not make his payment. He's a bad man.
redacted July 09, 2012 at 10:49 PM
My attorney wants me to ask if anyone on here knows the address site for Mr. William's car sales place. If you know the site address, can you please post it? This will be very helpful for me. Thank you very much.
John Harrington July 10, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Do ya think we can put this story to rest and move on to the next plot in the Livermore soap opera.
BDewey July 10, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Hogarty's next court appearance will be tomorrow, Tuesday July 10, at 2 pm, for any of his victims that would like to show up for the proceedings. Pleasanton Courthouse on Stoneridge Drive, Department 701.
bellaseanna July 10, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Ryan Sherman July 10, 2012 at 06:11 AM
This isn't beating a dead horse. His buddies like Eric seem to be his sycophants and you all have stoked some really strong feelings from his victims. So rather than come in here to defend this scumbag, maybe you should just sit back and close your pie hole and have some sympathy for those who have suffered. I will be in court tomorrow and thanks for letting us know the date and time.
Final Retribution July 10, 2012 at 07:21 AM
Dear Redacted, HERE is the website for William Hogarty's auto sale scam http://hogartyautosales.com/ Good luck getting your money back, I hope you do. He deserves to lose everything he owns and should have to pay you double for what he has done. You are classy and dont let anyone tell you otherwise! Go get'em!!!!!!!
redacted July 10, 2012 at 01:52 PM
My attorney tell me that mr William has a very expensive attorney named Michael Cardozo. He tell me he has no money and no money for his children. How he can pay this attorney? Does he hiding money? I'm very sorry for his family and will not hurt them by doing what my attorney say about car sales place. Thanks you for letting me know. Enough peoples have been hurt by this dishonorable man and I do not wish to add more pain. Is he still going to be in that business group with his friend Eric? He's the man who said those of us hurting have no class and that we gossiping. He is very wrong and I think mr William might pay him to say such bad things.
redacted July 11, 2012 at 04:59 AM
I go to court hearing today for Mr. William and he did not have a lawyer. He said he could not get a public defender because they turned him down. Does this mean he has too much money? maybe we can sue him again if he has money. Does someone know about these items and what this means? I work very hard for my family and this money for my kids college and I want it back. Maybe I should give up but then I'm not teaching my kids a good lesson. He got to leave today and has to come back in three weeks. I don't know when the next court hearing is. I am sorry I missed that. I didn't want him to see me because he might remember me when he gave me a bounced check.
Troy July 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM
What is the computer for, it not scrutinizing other people.... Everyone may sin, but this is above and beyond a mere sin! I've know him a very long time... and such as life -- things catch up with those to continue to sin... and I think most of us just call it Karma!!! Have a great day!
Troy July 11, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Guess what??? If you sin long enough it will catch up with you, and that's what most of us call Karma.... and I what is the computer for, if not scrutinizing other people? Have a great day!
CDR July 20, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Mansion LOL! I know that pool, been there, but wouldn't call that one "another mansion in Livermore" Private remote property, great backyard and pool, but a pretty modest house, not a mansion.
Duhhhh July 23, 2012 at 06:17 AM
hidden monies: cayman islands in-house safe dad's first and last name are the same IMO: Go ahead and protest at the "family" auto sales location, as Daddy William and Brother Brad SHOULD know what he is all about. He will end up bringing them all down with him. They should know sooner, rather than later, as otherwise it will be too late.
Duhhhh July 23, 2012 at 06:21 AM
thenextsecretmillionaire----Christy Deselms Hogarty
SD26 October 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Honestly, I see all this and its SO sad. Late I know, but really? The fact that you all have the time and energy to bash him openly on a website.... pathetic. Despite what he has done or is doing, its none of your business. If it is, take him to court. Dont publicly bash him like you are a damn paparazzi gossip writer. Get over it and move on with your life. Your insults and stories only hurt the rest of his family, who in my experience, are great people. Get off your high horses and stop acting like you are perfect. I grew up knowing Bill. Again, despite things that may have happened behind the scenes, he was a very big part of encoraging me and teaching me to become my own woman. Where there is bad, there is always good. Sad thing is, I am half of all of your age and seem to have a better grasp on whats really important and whats not. Learn from it. Go home, hug your wife/husband/kids/dog/cat what have you. Live and let live for goodness sakes.
William Hogarty October 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Justin This is William Hogarty I have driven North Livermore for 9 years the sppd limit is 50mph an dI have NEVER got a ticket. You are confused. As to your wifes firm, please advise who they are as i dont own any law firm any money. If it is the one I am thinking of I paid them over 175k prior to a trial and that is high way robbery.
William Hogarty October 26, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Marcus What scam? Please get your facts straight prior to slandering me or any one. I have helped over 100,000 people and 22 people are upset, none of which worked with me directly. Most people who hare on me have never met me. What is important is my ability as a husband, son, and father. Please dont judge others without the facts
William Hogarty October 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Hello AW This is William Hogarty Your comments are very bold Scams for years, ect. What gives you the right to judge me. I have had an amazing life and career and a VERY lucky person All the haters like you will never change that.
William Hogarty October 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Michelle Each of our parties had over 1,000 people who had ALOT of fun. Yes I made money. What is embarrassing about that?
William Hogarty October 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM
DR I have never swindled any one or anthing. The internet is far from the truth I helped over 100,000 people with their mortgage needs. What did you do. I accept 22 people are upset, none of which worked directly with me. Whats gives you the right to judge me?
William Hogarty October 26, 2012 at 11:18 PM
DR Who do I own money to. Dont hide behind "DR"? I have paid everyone that I have owed money to. Also my liceanse was not revolked, I surrendered it. If you going to judge get your facts right. My desk, one time, never a hole in a wall. What have you accomplished in your life?
William Hogarty October 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Bellaseanna: My children and I have a very close and loving relationship. I am often the only father at their games ect. I am more than willing to meet any time with my wife and girls, if you care to see for your self.


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