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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1989
A federal judge has dismissed for the second time in two years a lawsuit filed by an Inglewood police lieutenant who charged that he was denied promotion to captain because he is Latino. U.S. District Judge A. Andrew Hauk said Monday that Lt. David Garza Jr. did not offer enough evidence to prove that the Police Department acted unjustly in denying him promotion five times since 1973.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1987
A San Fernando Valley investment banker and church leader suspected of defrauding investors out of $3 million must remain in federal prison while he awaits trial, a federal judge ruled Monday. During a brief bail hearing in U.S. District Court downtown, Judge A. Andrew Hauk said 74-year-old O. Monroe Marlowe--extradited from West Germany on Nov. 20--posed a flight risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1989
A businessman has been convicted in federal court in Los Angeles of laundering $24 million through Santa Barbara-area banks for an organization prosecutors contended was run by a reputed Orange County drug kingpin. U.S. District Judge A. Andrew Hauk said he found Stefan von Metzger's explanation for the source of the money "poppycock" after the 65-year-old Santa Barbara businessman was found guilty on 36 counts. The defense had contended the money in question came from a plastics-manufacturing business owned by von Metzger's brother-in-law in Venezuela and brought into the United States legally to purchase supplies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
The former Honduran consul general in Los Angeles and a countryman Monday were sentenced to federal prison for trying to smuggle about $10 million worth of cocaine into the United States. U.S. Senior District Judge A. Andrew Hauk sentenced the former diplomat, Oscar Judas Oqueli-Hernandez, 39, to 5 1/2 years in prison and fined him $10,000. Gustavo Alvarado, 34, now living in Glendale, received three years in prison and was fined $5,000.
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October 7, 1992 | JOSH MEYER
The trial of a New York man charged with mailing threatening letters to pop superstar Janet Jackson was postponed Tuesday so a judge can determine if he is mentally competent to face the charges. Frank Paul Jones, 33, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sending threats through the mail, a federal offense punishable by a maximum five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. His trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1989
A Hong Kong man was convicted Tuesday on two narcotics counts in connection with the confiscation of heroin valued at $72 million. Authorities said the Southeast Asian heroin seized last June 16 at Los Angeles International Airport was the most ever intercepted in Southern California. Chi Wai Wong, 45, was convicted by a Los Angeles federal jury of one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute 66 pounds of heroin and possession with intent to distribute 1,400 grams of heroin.
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