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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.
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.
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.
April 10, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Former NFL player Darren Sharper is slated for a hearing next week in Phoenix to decide whether he can continue to be held in a Los Angeles County jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in Tempe last year. The Arizona charges are the latest against the Super Bowl-winning safety who has been charged with sexually assaulting four women and is under investigation in connection with another four assaults on women across several states. Los Angeles prosecutors initially charged Sharper, 38, with two rape and five drug counts, alleging he drugged and attacked two women he met at a West Hollywood club in two separate incidents.
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.
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 7, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to remain in custody, but warned New Orleans officials that he cannot continue to be held indefinitely. Sharper is being without bail on a New Orleans police arrest warrant for two rapes. Los Angeles Judge Renee Korn said that he must be charged by New Orleans prosecutors or the Louisiana governor must seek his extradition. She set a new hearing on the case for March 13.  Sharper, 38, has been charged by Los Angeles prosecutors with seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood.
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.
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