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April 9, 1991 |
A detective who has been testifying in the Dalton Avenue police vandalism case for three days has refused to answer any more questions because he is now under investigation for possible perjury. By exercising his 5th Amendment right not to incriminate himself, Detective Robert Clark opens himself up to possible discipline and firing by Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, according to the city attorney's office.
June 14, 2002 |
The brother of former ImClone Systems Inc. Chief Executive Samuel D. Waksal testified Thursday that he phoned Waksal with bad news about the firm's flagship product the day before family members began dumping shares in allegedly illegal insider trading. Harlan W. Waksal, who replaced his older brother as ImClone's CEO last month, told a House subcommittee he informed Samuel Waksal on Dec.
November 21, 1989 |
Former Lincoln Savings & Loan owner Charles H. Keating Jr., citing the Fifth Amendment, will refuse to testify today when he is called before a House committee to answer allegations that his fraudulent business practices caused the $2.5-billion collapse of the Irvine thrift, according to his lawyer. Attorney John J.
September 7, 1995 |
A somber, stony-faced Detective Mark Fuhrman asserted his 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination three times Wednesday, refusing to answer questions posed by defense lawyers who charge that he framed O.J. Simpson. "Was the testimony that you gave at the preliminary hearing in this case completely truthful?" defense attorney Gerald F. Uelmen asked in a quick, pointed confrontation with Fuhrman, who has told jurors he found a bloody glove at Simpson's estate.
September 20, 1995 |
Likening himself to a tuna thrown into the sea to satisfy "hungry sharks," the ranking FBI official at the 1992 Ruby Ridge, Ida., siege said Tuesday that the bureau engaged in "damage control" when questions were raised about the killing of an unarmed woman by an FBI sniper. Testifying publicly for the first time since his May 3 letter to a Justice Department internal watchdog complaining of a cover-up and of being made a scapegoat, Eugene F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2005 |
Marlon Brando's son Christian took the 5th Amendment at Robert Blake's civil trial Tuesday, refusing to answer nearly two dozen questions about the murder of the actor's wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. With his lawyer, Bruce M. Margolin, at his side, an uneasy Brando confirmed his voice on a tape of a conversation, in which he could be heard telling Bakley: "You're lucky somebody ain't out there to [put] a bullet in your head."
September 20, 2011 |
Solyndra's chief executive and chief financial officer will invoke their 5th Amendment rights and not answer questions during a Friday hearing before a House investigative committee, their attorneys said. Attorneys for CEO Brian Harrison and CFO W.G. "Bill" Stover sent letters to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's investigative subcommittee Tuesday saying they would not answer any questions during the hearing. The committee is looking into the Fremont, Calif., solar power company's $535-million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1997 |
In a move that surprised the election fraud trial of GOP aide Rhonda Carmony, decoy Democrat Laurie Campbell told the court Tuesday that she is balking at testifying because she fears telling the truth will lead to her prosecution.
March 12, 1992 |
Charles H. Keating Jr. will be the first witness called to the stand early next week as testimony gets underway in the trial of the securities fraud lawsuits brought by investors who lost more than $250 million after the 1989 collapse of his company and its Lincoln Savings & Loan subsidiary. But it is unlikely that the former Arizona developer will say anything. Instead, he is expected to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against testifying to avoid incriminating himself.