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November 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
A jury on Friday convicted former Navajo Chairman Peter MacDonald of conspiracy and burglary in a 1989 riot that left two people dead. The U.S. District jury, after deliberating for 16 days, also convicted nine co-defendants of at least two counts each, including six of conspiracy. Judge Robert Broomfield declared a mistrial on 23 counts on which the jury deadlocked.
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September 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Three people who ran a San Diego-based business that had high school and college-age workers sell magazines and services door-to-door have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and tax evasion. Lonnie Divine, his wife, Yvonne Ruel, and his daughter Deanna Devine are accused of conspiracy and tax evasion for allegedly failing to pay taxes on more than $11 million they took in over a five-year period, according to a federal indictment. U.S. Atty.
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March 21, 1991
A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday on the remaining conspiracy count against a woman charged with helping her husband rob six banks. The jury on Monday acquitted Julie Gambina, 47, of two counts of aiding and abetting her husband, Ralph Gambina, 43, in robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Torrance on April 25, 1988, and a Security Pacific Bank in Buena Park on Aug. 29, 1988. U.S.
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February 1, 1991 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 4th District Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld the conspiracy conviction of George Ira Lamb, one of two men accused in the 1984 stabbing death of Dixie Dyson's husband, and rejected the defendant's argument that jurors were confused about the charge. Jurors acquitted Lamb of murder in 1990, but many said they were shocked to learn later that the conspiracy conviction carried the same 25-year-to-life sentence as first-degree murder.
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October 9, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A former Air Force purchasing clerk has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges of funneling prescription drugs from a military base in El Segundo to Hells Angels associates in Ventura. In his plea, Joshua Adams, 23, admitted that he took more than $50,000 in property from the federal government. Adams is one of 16 defendants charged in a sweeping grand jury indictment that accuses Hells Angels members and associates of selling drugs to high school students in Ventura and Ojai.
NEWS
November 13, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. government is involved in conspiracies according to 74% of Americans, and 2 in 5 think it is covering up information about the TWA jet crash last summer, according to a survey. The random survey of 800 people, summarized in the December issue of George magazine, also showed that more than half of Americans believe there is life on other planets. Asked about their other convictions, 78% said they believed in angels, 29% in witchcraft and 30% in reincarnation.
NEWS
July 23, 1998 | From Associated Press
A judge dismissed conspiracy charges Wednesday against five teenagers accused of plotting a deadly shooting rampage at a high school last fall. Circuit Judge Robert Goza threw out the charges at the request of Dist. Atty. John Kitchens, who said Mississippi's conspiracy law would make proving the charges difficult. "I'm not saying that these people are not involved in this, but it would not be the right thing to do to prosecute the case at this time," Kitchens said. Two students were slain Oct.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Woodland Hills developer Michael R. Goland was convicted on Tuesday of conspiring to secretly take over a Santa Monica savings and loan using $900,000 borrowed from state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana). Goland was found guilty by a federal court jury after a three-week trial in which prosecutors said he bought a controlling interest in Viking Savings & Loan by funneling $1.1 million through 10 friends and business associates posing as independent investors.
OPINION
November 21, 2003
Your Nov. 18 editorial concerning the viewing of some documents by the 9/11 investigating commission suggests that the conspiracy theories can now be put to rest. Au contraire! As long as Bush administration members, friends of the family, former administration officials now acting as lobbyists and touting influence-peddling on Web sites continues; as long as no-bid contracts are let and only American workers are hired while Iraqi citizens clamor for work; as long as Halliburton runs the show in Iraq, to the tune of billions of dollars, as far as I am concerned, the conspiracy theory continues!
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