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October 29, 2008 |
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.
April 6, 2013 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1989 |
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.
March 28, 2012 |
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.
August 2, 2012 |
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.
June 16, 2012 |
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.