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January 17, 2014 |
Will Robert Rizzo, the former city administrator who nearly bankrupted Bell while enriching himself and other city officials, finally be forced to give the inside story of the city's corruption? In court Friday, the attorney for the city's former second-in-command asked that his client's sentencing be delayed until a week after Rizzo's so that he can interview Rizzo, who is set to be sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence March 12. Defense attorney Harlan Braun reminded L.A. County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy that Rizzo had agreed to cooperate in the case against Angela Spaccia when he pleaded no contest to 69 felony corruption charges last year.
October 10, 2012 |
HOUSTON -- An attorney for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay attempted to convince a Texas appeals court Wednesday that Delay's 2010 felony conviction should be overturned, arguing his efforts to influence Texas elections did not break the law. DeLay, 65, was found guilty in November 2010 of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering and sentenced to three years in prison, although the sentence has been on hold and DeLay...
July 19, 2012 |
Family members of two missing Iowa girls took different stances with authorities Thursday, nearly a week after the cousins vanished. Daniel and Misty Morrissey, parents of 10-year-old Lyric Cook, have hired an attorney who has advised them to stop talking to police, Misty's sister, Tammy Brousseau, told local media. But Misty's other sister, Heather Collins, and her husband, Drew, plan to continue cooperating with authorities who are searching for their 8-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, and her cousin, a friend of the family told the Los Angeles Times.
July 16, 2013 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - In an impassioned and at times deeply personal speech, the nation's first black attorney general vowed Tuesday to investigate the "tragic and unnecessary" death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in nearby Sanford and called on the country to address racial injustice he and his family had experienced firsthand. Eric H. Holder Jr. told delegates to the NAACP convention here of his father sitting him down years ago to advise him how to deal with the police - "what to say and how to conduct myself if I was ever stopped or confronted in a way I thought was unwarranted.
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December 12, 2009 |
Detectives investigating the shooting death of Jeffrey Tidus, a prominent L.A. lawyer, are examining a 2005 case in which the attorney obtained a restraining order against a litigant who allegedly had threatened him, according to sheriff's deputies. The case is one of several being looked at as detectives pore over Tidus' files seeking clues, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Dolson said. He stressed that the investigation is in its early stages and there is no evidence that Tidus' work was tied to his slaying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2010 |
After 12 years in which two veterans of the state's Democratic establishment have held the office of California attorney general, several less-known politicians -- nine in all -- are vying to land the influential post. Incumbent Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown won in 2006 after two terms as Oakland's mayor, two terms as governor and three failed presidential bids. His predecessor, current Treasurer Bill Lockyer, had served 25 years in the state Legislature, including four as Senate leader.
January 17, 1985
Monte A. Krissman, an attorney best known publicly as a court-appointed receiver who supervised the remaining assets of bankrupt and failing companies, died Saturday. He was 45 and had cancer. A graduate of Stanford University, Krissman worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. From there he became a vice president and director of Jefferies & Co. Inc., a large securities brokerage firm.
October 14, 1990
On Aug. 26 there was an item in Real Estate Q&A entitled "Get Right Form for Power of Attorney" about a title officer's recommendation as to the use of a general power of attorney since many special powers of attorney do not have the proper wording as to powers needed. This approach is workable, but can be dangerous since the attorney in fact can use the general power of attorney for any property or bank accounts etc. Also, many lenders will only permit the use of a power of attorney if it is specifically only to be used in connection with the property being bought and encumbered.
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April 14, 1992
Gary Adam Lehman, an attorney and motion picture executive, has died in a Ventura hospital. He was 34. A resident of Sherman Oaks, Lehman died Friday of complications of an April 4 car accident, said his mother, Lillian R. Lehman. Born in East Meadow, N. Y., Lehman came to California in 1969 and graduated from Grant High School in Van Nuys and UC Santa Barbara, where he was involved with stage productions. He earned a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.
December 8, 2006
Re "Rocky, the punching bag," editorial, Dec. 4 Your editorial makes some good points about the problems of electing city attorneys. Your calling for making this an appointed office will cause more problems; the current system ensures that there is, in theory, an independent city attorney. A good compromise might be to revise the City Charter or pass an ordinance mandating that the City Council and the mayor each hire an attorney. Under this proposal, the council and the mayor would be accountable because they would be forced to consider asking their respective legal counsels if they agree with the city attorney's actions.