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December 16, 2013 |
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeants accused of lying to federal investigators secretly recorded a confrontation with an FBI agent outside the agent's home, a federal prosecutor said in court Monday. Assistant U.S. Atty. Brandon Fox said Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Craig also left a voicemail for the agent's supervisor, saying the agent was named in a criminal complaint. Craig and Sgt. Maricella Long later went to the agent's home and told her she was going to be arrested as a result of the complaint, Fox said.
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December 12, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- A senior Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent will plead guilty in a bribery scandal involving lucrative contracts to service ships in the Asia-Pacific region, his attorney said Thursday. Attorney Jan Ronis told reporters that John Bertrand Beliveau II, 44, will plead guilty next week in federal court. Beliveau is charged with leaking confidential documents to Leonard Glenn Francis, a Singapore-based businessman, about an investigation involving Francis that began in 2010, and then tutoring him on how to avoid giving incriminating statements.
December 11, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Perhaps the trade rumors will resurface in spring training or at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. But for now, the Dodgers' plan is to hold on to Matt Kemp. That's what Kemp's agent said he was told by General Manager Ned Colletti at baseball's winter meetings on Wednesday. "He said that they're not going to move him," said Dave Stewart, the former All-Star pitcher who represents Kemp. Before the winter meetings, Stewart told The Times he would be surprised if his client wasn't traded this winter because of the unusual amount of media speculation about Kemp's future.
December 11, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Angels would be pleased to sign Matt Garza and Raul Ibanez and call it a winter. Garza would join Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson atop the starting rotation, followed by youngsters Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs . Ibanez would replace the departed Mark Trumbo at designated hitter. By Wednesday, the day after they traded Trumbo, the Angels had discussed the parameters of a deal with Ibanez. The Angels are uncertain whether they can afford Garza.
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December 9, 2013 |
As he watched a video of a homeless man being beaten by Fullerton police, a former FBI agent and use-of-force expert testified Monday that the officers' actions were excessive and that blows to the head constituted deadly force. John A. Wilson provided commentary to surveillance footage that is considered key to the prosecution's case against the two former officers charged in the beating death of Kelly Thomas. "That would not be good proper police procedure," Wilson, a 26-year FBI veteran, said when asked hypothetically about a suspect being hit on the head.
December 8, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Matt Kemp doesn't want to go anywhere, but his agent is convinced the Dodgers will trade him this off-season. "I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen," said Dave Stewart, the former major league pitcher who represents Kemp. Stewart noted that Kemp's possible departure has been rumored for more than a month. "I haven't heard a player's name floated around like that and something not happen," Stewart said. So, for the first time in his decade as an agent, Stewart will attend baseball's winter meetings, which start Monday.
December 6, 2013 |
Raising concerns about consumer privacy, California's health exchange has given insurance agents the names and contact information for tens of thousands of people who went online to check out coverage but didn't ask to be contacted. The Covered California exchange said it started handing out this consumer information this week as part of a pilot program to help people enroll ahead of a Dec. 23 deadline to have health insurance in place by Jan. 1. State officials said they are only trying to help potential customers find insurance and sign up in time.
December 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is outfitting a 647-foot cargo ship with high-tech equipment in an effort to safely destroy hundreds of tons of lethal chemical weapons agents that were collected in Syria after a deadly gas attack this summer sparked an international outcry. Two specially developed hydrolysis machines, which use water or bleach to neutralize the chemicals that produce nerve gases, have been installed aboard the Cape Ray at the U.S. naval base in Norfolk, Va., officials said Thursday.
December 3, 2013 |
Free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Ellsbury is the second major free-agent addition in the Yankees' off-season rebuilding. He was to take a physical in New York on Wednesday, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Earlier Tuesday, New York finalized an $85-million, five-year contract with All-Star catcher Brian McCann.
November 30, 2013 |
Leigh Steinberg was once known for his boyish good looks and an elite clientele that included Troy Aikman, Warren Moon and a multitude of other famous names. Until it all fell apart. Sipping from a bottle of water, he talks about it in the third person. "Here's the thing about drunks," Steinberg says. "They're good at it. "Here's the thing about really smart drunks. "They're very good at it. " Now Steinberg is starting over. No clients yet. He has a handful of employees, though.