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November 18, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
MOSCOW -- A court in St. Petersburg ruled Monday that three Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic could be released on bail, but denied a similar request by an additional member of the environmental group. Those ordered released on $66,000 bail each included a Brazilian and two Russians, including a Moscow-based freelance photographer who was chronicling the Greenpeace expedition, according to Vladimir Chuprov, the head of the Greenpeace Arctic program. He said that Greenpeace intended to post the bail as soon as possible.
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.
July 1, 2010 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
One of 11 people charged with being part of a Russian spy ring told investigators that his loyalty to his handlers exceeded his commitment to his own son, prosecutors said Thursday as they argued against releasing the defendants on bond and warned that evidence unveiled so far was "the tip of an iceberg." Three of the accused spies appeared in federal court in Manhattan before Magistrate Ronald L. Ellis, who denied bail for a couple who went by the names Richard and Cynthia Murphy.
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.
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.
September 16, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A family that operated a bail bond agency that represented high-risk offenders was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzlement, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. Adnan "Dan" Yousef, who is listed in an ad as owner of American Liberty Bail Bonds in Whittier, was arrested at his office, and his wife and three sons were picked up at their La Habra home, said Fullerton police spokesman Steve Matson.
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 4, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher and P.J. Huffstutter
A federal magistrate in Sacramento denied bail Wednesday to tomato scion Frederick Scott Salyer, the former SK Foods owner who has been charged with multiple counts of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud. Salyer, who was arrested Feb. 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, had asked to be released to his home in Pebble Beach, Calif., be monitored with an electronic anklet and be under other security restrictions. But U.S. Magistrate Edmund F. Brennan denied the request and sided with federal prosecutors, who sought to keep Salyer confined to the Sacramento County Main Jail.
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.
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