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April 21, 1989
"We've gone from three misdemeanor counts to 165. We're dealing with 162 years. There may not even be rock 'n' roll in 162 years." --Anthony Brooklier, attorney for independent record promoter Ralph Tashjian, who was charged with 162 additional "payola" counts for allegedly giving cash and cocaine to record station managers to play his records.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier will represent national Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. against charges of running a criminal gang that stole drugs from an Air Force clinic and peddled them to high school students. In the same case, Hells Angel William "Gunner" Wolf, 30, was freed Wednesday on $1-million bail after his Ventura parents emptied a savings account and agreed to pay $1,000 a month for more than four years to cover a $100,000 bond fee.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997
Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss, who is scheduled to be sentenced today on federal charges of tax evasion and money laundering, told the judge in a letter that she was "young and stupid and . . . wrong" when she launched her high-priced call girl ring, adding that "I will be paying for the crimes I have committed for the rest of my life."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier was sentenced Wednesday to spend eight months in a community correctional facility and undergo five years of supervised probation for failing to file federal income tax returns for 1993 and 1994. Brooklier, whose clients have ranged from his late father, Dominic, a reputed Mafioso, to Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, could have been sent to federal prison for up to two years. But U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier, whose clients have ranged from Heidi Fleiss to his own father, a reputed mobster, was charged Tuesday with failing to file federal income tax returns for 1993 and 1994. He is expected to plead guilty rather than stand trial. "A negotiated disposition has been reached with the government," said Brooklier's lawyer, Donald Re.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1998
High-profile criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier has admitted that he willfully failed to pay federal income taxes for 10 years. The delinquency is much longer than was indicated when the Beverly Hills attorney's tax problems surfaced last month. Rather than stand trial, he agreed at that time to plead guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from his failure to pay taxes for 1993 and 1994. Federal prosecutors on Monday released a copy of the plea agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier was sentenced Wednesday to spend eight months in a community correctional facility and undergo five years of supervised probation for failing to file federal income tax returns for 1993 and 1994. Brooklier, whose clients have ranged from his late father, Dominic, a reputed Mafioso, to Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, could have been sent to federal prison for up to two years. But U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier will represent national Hells Angels leader George Christie Jr. against charges of running a criminal gang that stole drugs from an Air Force clinic and peddled them to high school students. In the same case, Hells Angel William "Gunner" Wolf, 30, was freed Wednesday on $1-million bail after his Ventura parents emptied a savings account and agreed to pay $1,000 a month for more than four years to cover a $100,000 bond fee.
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March 6, 2005 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
In the annals of Hollywood movie piracy, Russell Sprague won't go down as the biggest offender. But he may be remembered as the most slippery. Federal authorities say he started copying movies illegally in the fledgling days of the home videocassette recorder, driving around Southern California in his 1975 Ford to deliver tapes of "Star Wars," "The Godfather" and James Bond movies.
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March 1, 2005 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
A man awaiting sentencing in Los Angeles in the biggest federal Internet movie piracy case to date was found dead in his jail cell Monday morning, the U. S. Marshals Service said. Russell William Sprague, 52, may have died of a heart attack, authorities said. An autopsy was scheduled for today. "The whole matter is under investigation," said Brian Hoyt, associate warden of the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles. "But all indications are that it was a normal passing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1998
High-profile criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier has admitted that he willfully failed to pay federal income taxes for 10 years. The delinquency is much longer than was indicated when the Beverly Hills attorney's tax problems surfaced last month. Rather than stand trial, he agreed at that time to plead guilty to two misdemeanors stemming from his failure to pay taxes for 1993 and 1994. Federal prosecutors on Monday released a copy of the plea agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Anthony Brooklier, whose clients have ranged from Heidi Fleiss to his own father, a reputed mobster, was charged Tuesday with failing to file federal income tax returns for 1993 and 1994. He is expected to plead guilty rather than stand trial. "A negotiated disposition has been reached with the government," said Brooklier's lawyer, Donald Re.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1997
Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss, who is scheduled to be sentenced today on federal charges of tax evasion and money laundering, told the judge in a letter that she was "young and stupid and . . . wrong" when she launched her high-priced call girl ring, adding that "I will be paying for the crimes I have committed for the rest of my life."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1989
"We've gone from three misdemeanor counts to 165. We're dealing with 162 years. There may not even be rock 'n' roll in 162 years." --Anthony Brooklier, attorney for independent record promoter Ralph Tashjian, who was charged with 162 additional "payola" counts for allegedly giving cash and cocaine to record station managers to play his records.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1989
How offensive! Featuring Anthony Brooklier on the cover, and with the sentimental mush in the article about what an upstanding citizen he is! He couldn't help being born into that "family"--and growing up with organized crime--but he could have used his education to defend victims of their drug-running, murderous "business." M. CAMPBELL Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1994
The attorney for Heidi Fleiss, the convicted Hollywood madam, said Tuesday he expects to file a motion today requesting a new trial. Anthony Brooklier had announced Monday that he intended to file a motion after receiving sworn statements from five jurors saying they had improperly discussed the case outside court before reaching verdicts. That schedule was revised Tuesday afternoon, however.
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