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March 12, 1988 | From Reuters
Government regulators Friday censured Paine Webber Inc. for overcharging customers in bond deals in 1984-85 and said the brokerage will repay an undetermined amount to some retail customers. In an administrative disciplinary action, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Paine Webber with violating anti-fraud provisions of federal securities laws by charging excessive markups and markdowns in the sale and repurchase of stripped U.S. Treasury bond coupons between Jan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1999
A Superior Court judge was censured by a state commission Wednesday for locking up a rape witness who changed her story, as well as violating the rights of others who appeared in his court without lawyers. The Commission on Judicial Performance said it disciplined Judge Fred Heene after he agreed not to dispute allegations of misconduct in nine cases. "The nine incidents in slightly less than two years are not isolated, unrelated incidents of misconduct," the commission said in an 8-0 decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1990
The state's largest teachers union has censured the Compton school board and called on state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig to appoint a commission to investigate working conditions in the district, where teachers have worked this year without a contract. According to the recent California Teachers Assn. resolution, Compton's refusal to bargain in good faith is causing teacher salaries to fall far below those in neighboring districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
After angry debate and personal exchanges between members, the City Council voted 3 to 2 Monday to formally censure Councilwoman Joanne Baltierrez for failing to reject preferential treatment in the late payment of her water bills. By the same vote, the council also approved a motion requesting that Baltierrez pay the city $240--$30 for each of the eight months that the majority said she improperly avoided reconnection fees. According to a report released Dec.
NEWS
February 10, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court on Thursday publicly censured a Fresno Superior Court judge for sexual harassment after finding that he made suggestive comments and inappropriate advances to staff members. The court acted after an investigation by a judicial watchdog agency determined that Judge John E. Fitch, 62, made offensive remarks to female court reporters and clerks about their buttocks, breasts and legs and patted a court reporter and a court trainee on the buttocks.
BUSINESS
March 1, 1988 | Associated Press
The chairman of Prudential-Bache Securities has agreed to a censure by the New York Stock Exchange for failing to oversee E. F. Hutton & Co. properly when he was president of that firm during an illicit overdrafting scheme, sources familiar with the settlement said Monday. The sources, who spoke on condition they not be identified, said the exchange determined that George L. Ball wasn't aware of the scheme, which was conducted in the early 1980s and played a role in Hutton's later demise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The state Commission on Judicial Performance has began formal proceedings against a Superior Court judge for his absence from his West Covina courtroom. Judge Patrick B. Murphy, 44, has not taken the bench at the Citrus Court since September, missed more than 157 days of work in 1999 on sick leave and has not indicated that he will return, commission officials said. A special judge will decide whether Murphy's absence amounts to a violation of the canons of judicial ethics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2000
Despite some misgivings, the Los Angeles City Council adopted new voter-approved rules Tuesday that set higher standards that the council must meet before it can censure its members. Currently, the 15-member council can censure a member for any reason as long as there are eight votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1997
State authorities have disciplined a Long Beach municipal judge accused of trying to use her position to free a friend from jail. The state Commission on Judicial Performance issued a public admonishment--a mid-level penalty--to Judge Elvira S. Austin last week after a formal inquiry. The commission, an 11-member panel, found that Austin called several law enforcement agencies May 16 to try to order the release of a personal friend who was in custody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1988
The American Assn. of University Professors has formally censured the University of Judaism in Los Angeles because of the way the school denied tenure to Marcia Falk, a feminist teacher of Hebrew literature. The national organization, in its weekend convention in Washington, alleged that the university violated guidelines of academic freedom last year by not giving Falk a proper appeal and by keeping secret the identities of the reviewers who voted against her promotion to full professor.
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