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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Over the objections of prosecutors, a judge Tuesday sealed transcripts of grand jury proceedings that led to the indictment of rock music producer Phil Spector on a murder charge. But Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley then transferred the case to the trial judge, Larry Paul Fidler, and said he wanted to give his fellow jurist a chance to review the transcripts before deciding whether to release them to the public.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1991 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Everything from outlandish cartoons to familiar teen-age brats to a beloved TV news icon step into the iridescent limelight this weekend. "60 Minutes," Sunday at 7 p.m. (2)(8), pays tribute to Harry Reasoner, the esteemed newsman who died at the age of 68 last Tuesday. Andy Rooney will narrate the 14-minute testimonial to the correspondent who co-founded the long-running news program with Mike Wallace 23 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1994
The 1992 Santa Ana trial of orthopedic surgeon Thomas A. Gionis on charges of arranging an attack on his estranged wife, the daughter of actor John Wayne, displayed such a high profile that Court TV, a national cable channel, chose to cover it. It also has turned out to be an example of how the district attorney's office should not conduct a trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
A judge ordered Wednesday that grand jury transcripts in rock music producer Phil Spector's murder case be unsealed, but gave defense attorneys 10 days to appeal. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ruled that Spector's right to a fair trial would not be jeopardized by the release of the transcripts, which run more than 1,000 pages. The grand jury indicted Spector in September on a charge of murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion in February 2003.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
Two former police detectives accused of moonlighting as killers for the Mafia walked free on $5 million bail each Thursday as a defense lawyer said he would seek dismissal of the charges. Prosecutors allege that former partners Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa lived double lives at hit men for the mob, gunning down, kidnapping and tracking rivals of a Lucchese family underboss for tens of thousands of dollars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2005 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Music producer Phil Spector's lawyer accused Los Angeles County prosecutors Friday of making a case against his client out of "lies and half-truths." The written statement was issued by Bruce Cutler, the flamboyant New York defense attorney who is Spector's third lawyer in the 11 months since he was charged with killing actress Lana Clarkson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
Legendary music producer Phil Spector has changed defense teams for the second time while awaiting trial on a murder charge, selecting a New York lawyer known for defending the late John Gotti and earning the mobster the nickname "Teflon Don." On Monday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Carlos A. Uranga approved Spector's selection of New York attorney Bruce Cutler and Los Angeles attorney Roger J. Rosen. "I'm happy to be in, and I've got a lot of work to do," Cutler said.
NEWS
January 25, 1989 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
After spending a night in jail, John Gotti, the reputed leader of the nation's most powerful organized crime family, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he ordered the shooting of a union leader and was released on $100,000 bail. "John Gotti is followed night and day by the police. . . . He gets to court before the building opens," Gotti's lawyer Bruce Cutler told a judge, who then rejected a prosecution request for incarceration before trial.
NEWS
March 7, 1987 | Associated Press
The federal case against reputed Mafia boss John Gotti went to the jury Friday after a trial in which his lawyer accused the government of trying Gotti over a life style of gambling and fancy dressing. Jurors, their identities kept secret to prevent tampering, were instructed by U.S. District Court Judge Eugene Nickerson. They were sequestered and will begin deliberations today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2008 | Harriet Ryan, Times Staff Writer
The judge in the Phil Spector murder retrial gave prosecutors tentative permission Tuesday to use Court TV footage of the testimony of a witness who died after the legendary producer's first trial ended in a hung jury. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler said he would make a final ruling after he screened a DVD of Dianne Ogden's testimony, but said video was more accurate than reading transcripts. Spector's attorneys had asked that jurors rely only on the transcripts.
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