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October 29, 2008 | Jack Leonard, Leonard is a Times staff writer.
Los Angeles County prosecutors announced Tuesday that they would not retry the case of a 29-year-old man who has long insisted he was wrongfully convicted of a 1996 murder in Highland Park. The decision marks the end of a 12-year legal odyssey for Mario Rocha and his supporters, who include a Catholic nun and a team of high-powered attorneys from a downtown law firm who worked on the case for free. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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March 29, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
LAS VEGAS - Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific spender Sheldon Adelson and other members of the Republican Jewish Coalition. During speeches Saturday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie all addressed the key concerns of Adelson and many group members - the threat of a nuclear Iran, their desire to strengthen U.S. ties with Israel, and what they view as the waning prestige of the U.S. abroad.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual move, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday sentenced a Santa Monica chiropractor to life in prison for strangling his wife and throwing her overboard on the last night of their honeymoon cruise to Mexico. "This is one of the cruelest murders I've ever seen," said U.S. District Judge James A.
WORLD
May 28, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Casino billionaire and Israel supporter Sheldon Adelson said Tuesday that U.S. efforts to restart Mideast peace talks are doomed until Palestinians accept Israel as a Jewish state. Speaking during a break at the Jerusalem International Tourism Summit, Adelson, 80, also said he would not be investing any of his fortune in Secretary of State John F. Kerry's new $4-billion private investment plan to develop the West Bank and Gaza Strip. What do you think about what Secretary Kerry is doing?
WORLD
May 28, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Casino billionaire and Israel supporter Sheldon Adelson said Tuesday that U.S. efforts to restart Mideast peace talks are doomed until Palestinians accept Israel as a Jewish state. Speaking during a break at the Jerusalem International Tourism Summit, Adelson, 80, also said he would not be investing any of his fortune in Secretary of State John F. Kerry's new $4-billion private investment plan to develop the West Bank and Gaza Strip. What do you think about what Secretary Kerry is doing?
NEWS
March 28, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Casino titan Sheldon Adelson, who has almost single-handedly bankrolled a “super PAC” backing Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, now believes Gingrich is “at the end of his line.” Speaking to a group outside his Las Vegas hotel and casino the Venetian, Adelson  this week criticized GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, but acknowledged that his preferred candidate had little hope of becoming the nominee. “It appears as though he's at the end of his - at the end of his line,” Adelson said in comments Monday that were reported by JewishJournal.com . “'Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can't get anywhere near the numbers, and there's not - unlikely there'll be a brokered convention.” Adelson, along with his wife and children, has donated $16.5 million to Winning Our Future, a super PAC that was instrumental in paying for advertising to boost Gingrich's cash-strapped campaign.
NATIONAL
May 14, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, This post has been corrected and updated, as indicated below
LAS VEGAS - A Hong Kong businessman hit a $70-million court-awarded jackpot Tuesday when a jury agreed that he had helped the casino empire run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson get a gambling foothold in China. This is the second time in five years that jurors have awarded consultant Richard Suen a sizable sum in the bitter dispute. A jury's 2008 finding for Suen was thrown out on appeal. Adelson's lawyers vowed Tuesday to appeal the latest verdict. Suen claimed he was owed $328 million for lobbying mainland Chinese officials to grant the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
NEWS
August 2, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Apparently hoping to stave off a lawsuit, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a sweeping apology Thursday to billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson -- perhaps the last man to whom Democrats want to utter the words, "We're sorry. "   The DCCC said it was retracting statements "that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party. " Those statements accused Adelson of personally approving of prostitution at his company's casinos in Macau, China, according to his lawyers and published reports.
NATIONAL
June 16, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
It is only fitting that the Right Online conference, a project of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, should hold its conference for political bloggers in the Sands Expo, a huge meeting and convention facility next to The Venetian hotel casino here on The Strip. After all, the corporation that owns both entities, Las Vegas Sands, is owned by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a Republican who has turned the 2012 presidential campaign into something of a personal sandbox. “I know the left hates guys like Sheldon Adelson and David Koch,” Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said as he welcomed the bloggers Friday to their two-day conference, which he said was designed as a counterpoint to the left's Netroots Nation gatherings.
NEWS
February 22, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gail Adelson, popular Hollywood hostess and interior decorator who advocated rebuilding classic homes, has died. Her age was unknown. The native Angeleno died Feb. 15 in her West Hollywood home. Although not employed by the motion picture industry (except for a brief clerical stint at 20th Century Fox), Adelson lived her life in the heart of Hollywood. She was the adopted daughter of silent film star Billie Dove, who died last year at the age of 97.
NATIONAL
May 14, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, This post has been corrected and updated, as indicated below
LAS VEGAS - A Hong Kong businessman hit a $70-million court-awarded jackpot Tuesday when a jury agreed that he had helped the casino empire run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson get a gambling foothold in China. This is the second time in five years that jurors have awarded consultant Richard Suen a sizable sum in the bitter dispute. A jury's 2008 finding for Suen was thrown out on appeal. Adelson's lawyers vowed Tuesday to appeal the latest verdict. Suen claimed he was owed $328 million for lobbying mainland Chinese officials to grant the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson looked relaxed. His arm was slung over the back of the courtroom witness chair with the cozy demeanor of a guest on an afternoon talk show. He was dressed impeccably in a gray business suit, blue shirt and red-and-white tie, but the look on his face was purely personal, a grandfather telling a story. He talked about his impoverished Boston childhood, his parents fresh off the latest immigrant boat. “I could have been a rags to riches story,” he said, smiling, congenially facing the jury.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
LAS VEGAS - For years, he's been the Wizard of the Strip, an Oz-like character whose wealth and power have never been in doubt but who has stayed behind a curtain, away from public exposure. Sheldon Adelson, 79, who rose from impoverished roots in Boston to become one of the planet's richest men and chief executive of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. international gaming empire, has long kept his counsel exclusively to lawyers and other insiders, a trusted few. But on Thursday, the curtain parted.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
The Las Vegas casino company headed by high-profile Republican donor and billionaire Sheldon Adelson said it probably violated a federal law that prohibits the bribery of foreign government officials. Las Vegas Sands Corp. said its auditors found that "there were likely violations" of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars Americans from bribing foreign officials to secure an advantage. The disclosure was made in a filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
NEWS
December 6, 2012 | By James Rainey
Casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson laid out a litany of policy positions - pro-choice on abortion, in favor of eventual citizenship for undocumented immigrants, supportive of “socialized” healthcare - that make him sound like America's most committed liberal. Adelson's remarks to the Wall Street Journal may have taken some by surprise Wednesday, given that he dumped somewhere between $70 million and $150 million into (mostly losing) conservative candidates in the November election.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By Melanie Mason and Matea Gold
WASHINGTON - Pro-Romney “super PAC” Restore Our Future raised $20 million in just 17 days, according to finance reports filed Thursday, with half of its take coming from casino magnate and prolific Republican donor Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam. The haul points to an amped-up fundraising pace by the group early this month in order to fund its final advertising blitz. The $20.1 million netted between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17 is more than what the group had raised in any full month this election cycle, save for last July when it brought in $20.7 million.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson looked relaxed. His arm was slung over the back of the courtroom witness chair with the cozy demeanor of a guest on an afternoon talk show. He was dressed impeccably in a gray business suit, blue shirt and red-and-white tie, but the look on his face was purely personal, a grandfather telling a story. He talked about his impoverished Boston childhood, his parents fresh off the latest immigrant boat. “I could have been a rags to riches story,” he said, smiling, congenially facing the jury.
NEWS
August 2, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Apparently hoping to stave off a lawsuit, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a sweeping apology Thursday to billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson -- perhaps the last man to whom Democrats want to utter the words, "We're sorry. "   The DCCC said it was retracting statements "that attacked Sheldon Adelson, a supporter of the opposing party. " Those statements accused Adelson of personally approving of prostitution at his company's casinos in Macau, China, according to his lawyers and published reports.
WORLD
June 22, 2012 | By Lauren Frayer, Los Angeles Times
ALCORCON, Spain - On a dusty plateau dotted with half-built condos, unemployed Spaniards hope a proposed development will amount to more than a mirage in the desert: a glittering gambling city to rival Las Vegas, and the quarter-million jobs it's expected to bring. American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, owner ofLas Vegas Sands Corp., wants to build a casino complex dubbed EuroVegas, complete with 36,000 hotel rooms, 18,000 slot machines and three golf courses, and this Madrid suburb is vying for the jackpot.
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