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July 6, 1989
The reputed No. 3 man in Colombia's Cali drug cartel was arraigned in a Miami prison under tight security for fear fellow cocaine traffickers might try to free him, federal officials said. The Cali cartel--a rival to the better-known Medellin cocaine cartel--operates out of the city of Cali and has grabbed a growing share of Colombia's drug trade, Drug Enforcement Administration officials said. Luis Santacruz Echeverri, 35, was arraigned by U.S.
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May 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A newlywed couple pleaded not guilty to drug charges in front of the same judge who pronounced them husband and wife the day before their arrest. David Navarro, 19, and Tiffany Castro, 18, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine after officers stopped them for a traffic violation and found about an ounce of drugs, scales and $3,300 in their car and home, police said.
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December 14, 1996 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A teenager was arraigned Friday in Compton Juvenile Court on charges that he shot and killed a Laguna Hills man during a carjacking attempt last month in Carson, officials said. The 16-year-old from Los Angeles is suspected of shooting Alan Peterson on Nov. 14 for refusing to hand over the keys to his Lexus outside of a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant. Two other suspects have not been caught.
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May 25, 1993 | JULIE FIELDS
Two officers of a defunct Thousand Oaks bank were arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in connection with a 1989 scheme to keep their failing bank open so they would not lose millions of dollars they had invested. Phillip L. Chase, 51, of Westlake and Olen B. Phillips, 53, of Oak View pleaded not guilty to charges they made false statements to influence the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., misused bank funds and made false entries on bank records.
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June 16, 1999
The man accused of gunning down an Orange County sheriff's deputy over the weekend made his first court appearance Tuesday. A tired-looking Maurice Gerald Steskal, 39, appeared before Superior Court Judge Carl Biggs, who appointed Assistant Public Defender David Dworakowski to represent Steskal. Dworakowski asked for a postponement for the arraignment. A new date has been set for July 2 in Biggs' courtroom at the South Justice Center in Laguna Niguel.
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October 27, 1992
A Norwalk man suspected of murdering a man found dumped alongside Carbon Canyon Road on Oct. 15 is scheduled to be arraigned today in Municipal Court in Fulllerton, police said. Alfonso Martinez Perez, 24, was arrested at his home about 9 a.m. Friday after police conducted a search of the house, said Sgt. Ed McDonald of the Brea Police Department. No weapons were recovered, McDonald said.
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March 3, 2001 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arraignment was postponed Friday for two gang members who allegedly killed a bystander and injured a rival during a gang battle in Garden Grove four years ago. Quang Tran, 25, and Huan Nguyen, 26, of Lawndale were being held on $500,000 bail on suspicion of murder, said Garden Grove Police Capt. David Abrecht. Arraignment was postponed until March 16, a court clerk said.
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August 20, 1996
A San Marino chiropractor and his wife were arraigned Monday on charges that they hid $1.6 million from the IRS and paid kickbacks to personal injury attorneys who sent them patients. Chongsu Kim, 45, and his wife, Yongai, 40, have signed a plea agreement and are expected to plead guilty Aug. 26, Assistant U.S. Atty. Alka Sager said.
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October 19, 1994 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge lineman Jonathan Beauregard is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. today in San Bernardino Municipal Court on two counts of attempted murder. The 22-year-old senior was arrested Aug. 29 and has been free on $15,000 bail. He remains on the football team, although a broken finger has sidelined him the past two weeks.
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July 30, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
An 18-year-old man arrested last week in the fatal shooting of a Monroe High School student is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on murder charges, the district attorney's office said Thursday. Charges were filed this week against Luis Acosta of Panorama City in the slaying of Giovanni Avelar, who was shot July 21 near a Catholic church in North Hills while walking home from school, said Det. Abel Parga of the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division.
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