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February 20, 1999
A Van Nuys singer and actor featured in a 1992 ABC miniseries has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison for passing a counterfeit check purportedly issued by CBS, U.S. Atty. Alejandro N. Mayorkas said Friday. Grady "Baby" Harrell Jr., 42, was convicted in September of bank fraud after depositing a phony $150,000 check at a Studio City bank in 1996. The bank accepted the check, and within four days Harrell had drained the entire sum from his account.
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May 12, 2000
When DEA Agent John Prangenberg saw fellow agent Shane Murray pinned beneath the wheels of a drug dealer's car and the driver ready to hit the gas, he opened fire--killing the suspect and probably saving Murray's life. Two other agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration also fired before the suspect could drive over Murray's chest as he lay on the ground.
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October 30, 1999
The president of an engineering firm that performed work for Allstate Insurance Co. after the 1994 Northridge earthquake has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles, officials said Friday. LeAndre Drake Davis, 36, of San Jose, was named Thursday in a 21-count indictment that accuses him on five counts of money laundering, six counts of mail fraud and 10 counts of misappropriating insurance funds, U.S. Atty. Alejandro N. Mayorkas said.
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May 11, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
A Palmdale woman pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges of filing false tax returns while working as a tax preparer, the U.S. attorney's office said. Shela Gilford, 39, was indicted last month on eight felony counts, including preparing false tax returns in the names of clients and preparing false tax returns under aliases, according to U.S. Atty. Alejandro N. Mayorkas. Freed after posting $50,000 bail, Gilford faces up to 24 years in federal prison and fines up to $800,000 if convicted.
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October 23, 1999 | SUE FOX
A sheriff's deputy was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury for allegedly using the Internet to solicit sex from a teenage girl, U.S. Atty. Alejandro N. Mayorkas said in a statement. Steven Eugene Brown, a patrol deputy with the Palmdale station of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, allegedly sent sexually explicit messages over the Internet to an undercover FBI agent who was posing as a 13-year-old girl. Brown, 41, was arrested Oct.
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April 20, 2001 | JOSH MEYER and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Career prosecutor John S. Gordon was named interim U.S. attorney Thursday, replacing Alejandro Mayorkas as the top federal law enforcement authority in Southern California. Gordon, chief of the criminal division at the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles, is known as an aggressive prosecutor who has been successful at going after high-ranking drug dealers, violent felons and white-collar criminals. The paperwork finalizing Gordon's appointment was signed by Atty. Gen.
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April 26, 2000
Mary Corson, distraught that no charges were filed against the boy who killed her son in a Palmdale school fight, urged the district attorney's office Tuesday to reconsider its decision and asked federal authorities to investigate the incident. Corson insisted that a teacher had already broken up the fight and that the other boy was the aggressor when he felled her 13-year-old son, Stephan, with a fatal blow to the chin. Corson's lawyer, Melanie Lomax, sent a letter to Los Angeles Dist. Atty.
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December 16, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of Homeland Security on Monday, capping a smooth approval process for the high-profile post. The former Pentagon general counsel will take office this week after a 78-16 vote, succeeding Janet Napolitano, who left in September to become president of the University of California system. An array of former officials from Democratic and Republican administrations, including all three former department secretaries, endorsed Johnson.
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May 20, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of federal agents and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies fanned out over three states Friday to drop an investigative net over the Mongols motorcycle club, arresting at least 42 people in Southern California and seizing dozens of illegal guns, cocaine and stolen motorcycles, they said. The crackdown was the culmination of a perilous, 2 1/2-year investigation in which an undercover federal agent joined the club and rose into its executive ranks, officials of the U.S.
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March 2, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Internal Revenue Service agent died Wednesday after suffering a gunshot to the head while on the eighth floor of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Santa Ana, officials said. Police said they were investigating the shooting as a suicide or accident. IRS officials declined to comment or to identify the agent, citing the investigation. Santa Ana Police Sgt. Raul Luna said witnesses saw the agent enter a supply and copying room, measuring roughly 20 by 25 feet, about 11 a.
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