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September 23, 2006 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa named a senior official from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday to serve as his new deputy mayor in charge of counter-terrorism, emergency preparedness and criminal justice matters. Arif Alikhan, who currently oversees a national computer hacking program for the Justice Department, will replace Maurice Suh in overseeing homeland security and public safety issues for Los Angeles. Suh, an attorney, will return to private practice after 15 months at City Hall.
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September 23, 2006 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa named a senior official from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday to serve as his new deputy mayor in charge of counter-terrorism, emergency preparedness and criminal justice matters. Arif Alikhan, who currently oversees a national computer hacking program for the Justice Department, will replace Maurice Suh in overseeing homeland security and public safety issues for Los Angeles. Suh, an attorney, will return to private practice after 15 months at City Hall.
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March 9, 2005 | Lorenza Munoz
U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales is reorganizing the Justice Department's anti-piracy efforts, naming Kyle Sampson as head of its Intellectual Property Task Force. Arif Alikhan, former chief of the cyber and intellectual property crimes section of the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles, was named vice chair and executive director. Alikhan, who will relocate to Washington, will be replaced by Assistant U.S. Atty. Elena Duarte. * Lorenza Munoz
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 20-year-old hacker pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday to tapping into computers at Oregon State University and using stolen credit card numbers on the Internet while he was awaiting sentencing in another computer hacking case. Jason Allen Diekman of Mission Viejo entered guilty pleas to one count of obtaining information from a protected computer and one count of wire fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A 20-year-old hacker pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday to tapping into computers at Oregon State University and using stolen credit card numbers on the Internet while he was awaiting sentencing in another computer hacking case. Jason Allen Diekman of Mission Viejo entered guilty pleas to one count of obtaining information from a protected computer and one count of wire fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2009 | Phil Willon
One of the top law enforcement advisors to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been appointed an assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the third senior member of Villaraigosa's administration to head to Washington since President Obama's election. Arif Alikhan, the city's deputy mayor for homeland security and public safety, will join the federal agency's office of policy development. Alikhan, whom Villaraigosa appointed as a deputy mayor in 2006, previously worked for the U.S. Department of Justice overseeing the national computer hacking and intellectual property program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The mayor's gang reduction plan won support Tuesday from the Los Angeles Police Commission, but members also called for a swift evaluation of city-funded prevention programs to weed out those that are not working. The panel was briefed on the plan, announced last week by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, to flood eight neighborhoods with police officers and workers who would offer social services and jobs as well as gang prevention and intervention help.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old hacker who seized control of sensitive computer programs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and at Stanford University pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday. Jason Allen Diekman of Mission Viejo entered his plea after negotiating a deal with prosecutors that was filed under seal. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson set sentencing for Feb. 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old hacker who pleaded guilty in November to tapping into high-security NASA computers was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trying to transfer money through Western Union using stolen credit card numbers. Jason Allen Diekman of Mission Viejo, who already faced up to 16 years in prison, tried three times in March to make the wire transfers, according to the affidavit filed in support of the case.
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May 3, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang plan contains flaws that may jeopardize its ability to keep young people out of trouble, a consultant hired by the city warned Wednesday. The critical comments were made by Connie Rice, director of Advancement Project Los Angeles. The organization, which was paid $593,000 to study the city's gang prevention and intervention programs, found in a recent report that they were ineffective, lacking focus and badly coordinated.
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August 5, 1998 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three Lancaster men convicted in last year's takeover robbery of an Antelope Valley credit union were sentenced in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday to lengthy prison terms. U.S. District Judge William D. Keller sentenced James Douglas Pridgen, 43, to slightly more than 33 years in prison. David Daniel Thomas Wilkerson, 20, was sentenced to 10 years, 3 months and Darrell Lane McClain, 20, was sentenced to 7 1/2 years, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Arif Alikhan.
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