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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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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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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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June 9, 2010 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
The cost of obtaining a green card, business visa and other immigration benefits will increase an average 10% under a proposal announced Wednesday by federal immigration officials. But in a move hailed by immigrant advocates, officials decided not to propose fee hikes for citizenship applications, one of the largest and most politically popular categories of immigration benefits. Citizenship fees were increased by nearly 70% to $675 in 2007, which immigrant advocates say contributed to a sharp drop in the number of citizenship applications over the last two years.
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July 13, 2000
We're just not going to take it anymore. That's the message South and Southeast Los Angeles residents in particular and Angelenos overall are sending in the face of the first increase in serious crime here in several years. It's a moving sign of just how far the community has come in battling back from the days of despair. The city's homicide count for the first six months of this year was 230, up 28% over the 1999 number, with most of the increase in South and Southeast.
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April 7, 2000
Here's why the federal indictment Wednesday of former Los Angeles Police Officers Edward Patrick Ruiz and Jon Paul Taylor should ratchet up concern about misconduct within the department. This case does not involve the Rampart Division scandal, in which investigators already have uncovered evidence of LAPD members planting evidence, fabricating documents, perjuring themselves in court, wrongly shooting suspects and more.
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