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November 5, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter
A registered sex offender whose Cleveland residence contained the remains of 10 bodies and a human skull stored in a bucket was ordered held without bond Wednesday as police prepared to tear down the walls of his home in search of more bodies. At the bond hearing, Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecutor Brian Murphy told the court that Anthony Sowell, 50, could face the death penalty if convicted of the murders and called him "an incredibly dangerous threat to the public." Kathleen DeMetz, Sowell's court-appointed defense attorney, argued that Sowell should be granted bond because of medical concerns.
October 24, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A corrections officer at a San Bernardino juvenile hall accused of sexual misconduct with a minor was released on bail Wednesday evening, jail records show. Latavia Davis, 30, was arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor held at the center, authorities said. Davis' arrest came a day after probation officials began investigating the allegations made by the male minor, according to a statement from the San Bernardino Police Department.
June 18, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court decided 2-1 on Tuesday to uphold an Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who entered or remain in the country without documentation if they are arrested in connection with a felony. The ruling by the U.S. 9thCircuit Court of Appeals upheld Arizona's Proposition 100, a ballot measure passed 78% to 22% in 2006 to create bail exceptions for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Two immigrants who were denied bail challenged the law in a class-action lawsuit.
March 27, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher
A federal judge set bail at $6 million on Friday for tomato scion Frederick Scott Salyer, the former SK Foods owner charged with multiple counts of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud. Salyer would be confined to his Pebble Beach, Calif., home once he posts bail. The court order, which came over the objections of federal prosecutors, also requires him to wear an electronic monitoring device and to turn over to authorities his passport and airplane pilot's license. Salyer, who was arrested Feb. 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, is accused of masterminding a scheme to defraud large food companies by bribing their employees to purchase inferior tomato products from his Lemoore, Calif.
January 3, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A prominent civil rights lawyer convicted of tax evasion, bankruptcy fraud and money laundering has been denied bail. Stephen Yagman is set to begin a three-year prison sentence this month. He asked to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction, but a federal judge in Los Angeles rejected the request Wednesday. Yagman has the option of appealing the ruling to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Yagman, 63, has filed dozens of lawsuits against the LAPD, alleging abuse.
March 12, 2010 | By Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein
The brother of a Los Angeles Police Department detective accused of murder broke his family's silence Friday, criticizing the judge in the case for setting his sister's bail at $10 million and saying she is struggling with health issues in jail. Stephanie Lazarus, a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, has been in custody since June, when she was arrested for the 1986 bludgeoning and shooting death of a woman who had married her former boyfriend. At a bail hearing in December, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry raised eyebrows throughout his courtroom with the unusually high bail, saying he believed it was a "near certainty" that Lazarus, 49, would flee if granted a lower amount.
November 26, 2009 | By Richard Winton
Roman Polanski is expected to spend the holidays under electronic monitoring at his posh Alpine chalet after a Swiss court Wednesday agreed to a $4.5-million bail request by the famed director. Legal experts said the bail probably will lengthen the battle over whether Polanski should be extradited to Los Angeles to face sentencing for having sex with a 13-year-old more than three decades ago. The decision also raises other questions, given that Polanski fled from the United States just before his sentencing in 1978.
March 25, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
A Superior Court judge has increased by $250,000 the bail established for a former elementary school teacher accused of molesting seven students, saying he is a flight risk. Deputy Dist. Atty. Phillip Rabichow said Thursday he feared Jeffrey Raker, 46, of Studio City might try to escape from custody because he had done so once before.
August 5, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER
A Los Alamitos High School teacher was jailed Friday for violating an order to stay away from a 16-year-old student with whom he allegedly had an unlawful sexual relationship. Superior Court Judge Andrew Banks increased bail for teacher Kevin Davis to $1 million after learning of allegations that the teacher continued to see the student after his arrest, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Matt Murphy. Davis, 33, had been free on $25,000 bail.
July 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An Australian magistrate granted bail today for an Indian doctor accused of supporting foiled car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow, saying prosecutors had not provided evidence that he had a direct link to a terrorist group. But the government invoked immigration laws to keep him behind bars. Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews told reporters in Canberra that he had canceled Mohammed Haneef's working visa on suspicion that he had links to criminals.
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