Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsCharging
IN THE NEWS

Charging

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton
An L.A. County Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered former NFL player Darren Sharper to remain in jail without bail because of a new indictment against him in Arizona on two sex assault cases. Judge Renee Korn also declined efforts by Sharper's attorneys, Blair Berk and Larry Levine, to have Sharper released from L.A. County custody on house arrest with GPS monitoring. Sharper, 38, has been charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Jessica Garrison and Kim Christensen
A Northern California metal-plating business and its owner were charged Thursday with felony violations of state hazardous waste laws, including storing cyanide near acid in a way that could have triggered a deadly accident. Electro-Forming Co. and Marion Ingrid Patigler face 11 felony counts and 12 misdemeanor charges related to the alleged illegal disposal, storage, treatment and transportation of hazardous waste. The alleged crimes - which include storing cyanide and other toxic substances in an unpermitted, 6,900-gallon tank at the Richmond site - occurred over a two-year period beginning in March 2011, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Contra Costa County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Marisa Gerber
With a clientele of Hollywood celebrities including Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Aniston and Alicia Silverstone, Dawn DaLuise was well-known as the skin-care guru of the stars. The 55-year-old former model ran a West Hollywood "skin refinery" that used electrical muscle stimulation instead of the typical steam-and-cream facial. Vogue and InStyle magazines have featured her, and she's the go-to beauty expert for national publications. So last year, when esthetician Gabriel Suarez moved in a couple doors down and started offering facials and male body waxing, the competition created tension.
OPINION
March 12, 2014 | Patt Morrison
At the top of the big whiteboard in his office, Andre Birotte Jr. has written "BHAGS," by which he means his aspirations as U.S. attorney for seven Southern California counties: "big hairy audacious goals. " He's already hit some audacious personal goals, this son of Haitian immigrants. He's made his way from the L.A. public defender's office to inspector general of the Los Angeles Police Department to private practice, and, since 2010, to chief of the most populous U.S. attorney's district in the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
An Arizona grand jury has indicted Darren Sharper on five sexual assault and drug-related counts, the latest development in multiple sexual assault investigations against the former NFL star that have kept him in a Los Angeles jail. Sharper, 38, was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs in connection with attacks that allegedly occurred in Tempe, Ariz., on Nov. 20, 2013, the Tempe Police Department said in a statement. The department said its detectives presented the allegations to to the grand jury Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Frank Shyong, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
Authorities charged two men Wednesday with the 2006 murders of three people discovered shot to death in a burning house in Riverside County. A grand jury indicted Cristin Conrad Smith, 25, and Robert Lars Pape, 25, on three counts of murder each, said John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. Smith and Pape were arrested Tuesday afternoon and are being held without bail at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Prosecutors believe Smith and Pape killed Becky Friedli; her mother, Vicki; and Vicki's boyfriend, Jon Hayward, nearly eight years ago. The three victims were found shot to death in the Friedli's home in the Pinyon Pines community south of Palm Desert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Kate Mather
An Arizona grand jury has indicted Darren Sharper on five sexual assault and drug-related counts, the latest development in multiple sexual assault investigations against the former NFL star that have kept him in a Los Angeles jail. The indictment on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs involve attacks that occurred in Tempe, Ariz., on Nov. 20, 2013, police said Wednesday. In all, the former New Orleans Saints safety, 38, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting at least eight women in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Tempe.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Chris Pine has been charged with drunk driving following a March 1 arrest at a sobriety checkpoint in New Zealand, according to reports out Wednesday.  Court documents revealed that the star of the "Star Trek" reboot movies and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is due in court Monday regarding the case, according to the Associated Press.  Though Pine was unnamed in the police statement, officials said that a 33-year-old American was stopped during...
NATIONAL
March 11, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - The sexual assault case against Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was suspended indefinitely Tuesday pending new plea negotiations, one day after a military judge's extraordinary ruling that there was evidence the Army had interfered in previous negotiations. Army Col. James L. Pohl ruled Monday after new evidence came to light. He gave Sinclair's lawyers an opportunity to seek a plea agreement even though Sinclair's previous offer to plead guilty to lesser charges had been rejected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Criminal charges have been filed against a Long Beach woman who allegedly abducted her 12-year-old son, setting off a statewide Amber Alert, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Sri Ann Johnston, 48, has been charged with one count each of kidnapping and child custody deprivation, prosecutors said Monday. Johnston picked up her son, Nicholas Johnston, for a midweek visitation March 5 but did not take him to school the next day as scheduled, they said. On Monday around 1:20 p.m. the California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Nicholas, rattling cellphones throughout the state.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|