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NEWS
December 31, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.N. Security Council censured Iraq for refusing to allow more than 100 missile engines to be taken abroad for testing by experts, and reminded Baghdad of its obligation to comply with Persian Gulf War disarmament resolutions. The censure followed a report this month by chief U.N. weapons inspector Rolf Ekeus that he had been unable to secure permission to remove Scud missile engines and other components.
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BUSINESS
January 15, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
KPMG, the third-largest U.S. accounting firm, was censured by the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for auditing a money-market fund at the same time that it was investing in the fund. New York-based KPMG audited the financial statements of the Short-Term Investments Trust, a government money market fund in AIM Management Group Inc.'s family of funds, even though it had deposited more than $25 million in the trust, the SEC said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1992
Saying they had little hope to restrain their flamboyant colleague, four members of the Pasadena City Council nonetheless approved a censure of Councilman Isaac Richard Tuesday for rude remarks and "antisocial" behavior. "I doubt that this will do anything but give him a platform to announce that the city is being run by four racists," said Mayor Rick Cole, who came out in favor of the censure after the black councilman recently called him a bigot.
BUSINESS
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.
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.
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