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May 10, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty-five men have been charged nationwide for buying child pornography in a U.S. Postal Service sting operation and several dozen more are expected to be charged, postal inspectors in San Diego and Washington announced Thursday. The sting was a continuation of an investigation that began when authorities arrested a San Diego electrical engineer in 1994 as a suspected ringleader of Overseas Male, which has been called the largest child pornography operation uncovered in this country.
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February 2, 2002 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arrests of undocumented immigrants on the U.S. border from Southern California to the tip of Texas have fallen sharply since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, in some areas dropping more than 50% as officials report remarkably fewer people trying to slip into the United States. Authorities in Washington and along the nearly 2,000-mile-long border say that, while the sputtering U.S.
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December 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
A 2 1/2-year federal and state investigation in which undercover agents taped telephone solicitations has produced criminal charges against nearly 1,000 telemarketers, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno told a news conference Thursday. More than 40 telemarketers were arrested Thursday, including 17 in Los Angeles and Orange counties, Reno said. In Operation Double Barrel, FBI agents, retired agents and senior citizens recruited by the American Assn.
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November 19, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pizza cook with dreams of becoming a chef, Raza Nasir Khan does not seem to fit the profile of a terrorist. Federal prosecutors admit that he is not a menace to society, and a federal judge has declared from the bench that "there is nothing here" to connect the 29-year-old Pakistani immigrant with the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, or any other terrorist conspiracy that may be afoot in the U.S. Indeed, were it not for Sept.
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February 26, 1992 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities seized a Taiwanese fishing vessel and arrested 85 illegal immigrants from China on Tuesday, cracking a criminal operation they believe is part of a burgeoning seagoing smuggling industry that has surfaced in the past six months. Since August, federal agents have uncovered four such immigrant-smuggling operations--two in the Los Angeles area and two in Honolulu.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1995 | AMY HARMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From a computer terminal in his apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia, a Russian software engineer broke into a Citibank computer system in New York and with several accomplices stole more than $10 million by wiring it to accounts around the world, according to court documents and the U.S. attorney's office. Citibank said all but $400,000 of the stolen funds have been recovered.
NEWS
December 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hearing arguments in a case that could affect anyone who drives a car, Supreme Court justices debated whether people can be arrested for traffic violations punishable only by a fine. A Texas woman who was arrested, handcuffed and jailed because she and her children weren't wearing seat belts asked the justices Monday to rule that the police violated her constitutional protection against unreasonable arrests.
NEWS
August 23, 1991 | ROBERT JACKSON and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced Thursday that it had arrested more than 400 people on federal firearms charges, including many with lengthy criminal records. The overwhelming majority of those arrested, said ATF Director Stephen E. Higgins, had been out on the streets after serving time in prison for violent crimes such as rape, robbery and attempted murder. He called them "the cream of the crud."
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April 14, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities said Thursday that they have broken up a Los Angeles-based drug trafficking operation that used the Federal Express overnight delivery system to ship tons of marijuana across the United States.
NEWS
November 19, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pizza cook with dreams of becoming a chef, Raza Nasir Khan does not seem to fit the profile of a terrorist. Federal prosecutors admit that he is not a menace to society, and a federal judge has declared from the bench that "there is nothing here" to connect the 29-year-old Pakistani immigrant with the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, or any other terrorist conspiracy that may be afoot in the U.S. Indeed, were it not for Sept.
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October 30, 2001 | MARISA SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of civil rights groups on Monday called on the Justice Department to release the names of the estimated 900 prisoners the FBI has arrested or detained since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Filing a Freedom of Information request, 20 civil rights groups also demanded that the government release the nature of the charges filed against the prisoners, the dates they were detained and where they are being held.
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September 15, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As authorities put names Friday to the hijackers who destroyed the World Trade Center and flattened part of the Pentagon, they asked local police to hunt down more than 100 people wanted for questioning about the terrorists and urged everyday Americans to help find anyone who knew them. "It's pretty clear that there were probably others involved in these endeavors," Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft told reporters. "And it's in our interest to track those individuals down."
NEWS
June 21, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal agents have arrested 261 people in connection with a Mexico-based drug trafficking cartel responsible for putting millions of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana on the streets of 16 U.S. cities, government officials said Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration, working with agents of the FBI and Customs Service and assisted by local law enforcement, made 76 of the arrests in the early morning hours Wednesday in more than a dozen cities, adding to 185 arrests made previously.
NEWS
December 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hearing arguments in a case that could affect anyone who drives a car, Supreme Court justices debated whether people can be arrested for traffic violations punishable only by a fine. A Texas woman who was arrested, handcuffed and jailed because she and her children weren't wearing seat belts asked the justices Monday to rule that the police violated her constitutional protection against unreasonable arrests.
NEWS
April 14, 2000 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities said Thursday that they have broken up a Los Angeles-based drug trafficking operation that used the Federal Express overnight delivery system to ship tons of marijuana across the United States.
NEWS
June 14, 1999 | STEPHEN FUZESI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Increased public awareness and the threat of stricter penalties contributed to an almost 20% drop in nationwide arrests for drunk driving from 1986 to 1997, according to activists and a Justice Department study released Sunday. At the same time, the number of people behind bars or on probation for driving while intoxicated soared to more than 500,000, a jump of 90%--an indication that drunk drivers are receiving tougher sentences.
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October 30, 2001 | MARISA SCHULTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of civil rights groups on Monday called on the Justice Department to release the names of the estimated 900 prisoners the FBI has arrested or detained since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Filing a Freedom of Information request, 20 civil rights groups also demanded that the government release the nature of the charges filed against the prisoners, the dates they were detained and where they are being held.
NEWS
March 4, 1995 | From Reuters
Mario Ruiz Massieu, who faced accusations this week of a cover-up in the investigation he headed into the murder of his brother, a top Mexican politician, was arrested in the United States on Friday for violating U.S. Customs laws, officials said. A Mexican government official, who asked not to be identified, said Ruiz Massieu was seized by U.S. Customs Service agents at a New York-area airport for carrying undeclared quantities of cash that exceeded the $10,000 limit allowable under U.S. law.
NEWS
April 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Around the nation this week, several students have been arrested in incidents of violence, threats or mocking of the school shooting that left 15 people dead in Littleton, Colo., authorities said. Four teens who wore black trench coats to a Colorado Springs high school were arrested, an Ohio youth was taken into custody for threatening to kill his classmates and a 14-year-old Louisiana boy was charged with attempted murder after a 14-year-old girl was shot in the cheek.
NEWS
December 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
A 2 1/2-year federal and state investigation in which undercover agents taped telephone solicitations has produced criminal charges against nearly 1,000 telemarketers, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno told a news conference Thursday. More than 40 telemarketers were arrested Thursday, including 17 in Los Angeles and Orange counties, Reno said. In Operation Double Barrel, FBI agents, retired agents and senior citizens recruited by the American Assn.
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