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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.
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.
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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.
NEWS
March 13, 1991 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charging that some members of the State Board of Education are part of a "conspiracy to do me damage," state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig vowed Tuesday to limit the authority and perquisites of the 11-member board. Because the board voted last week to reject an agreement seeking to divide power and settle a long-running dispute between the board and the superintendent, Honig said in an interview that he will cooperate with its members only to the degree required by law.
NEWS
September 4, 1997 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a tiny corner of the Internet where the crash that took Princess Diana's life was not a senseless act. In the labyrinthine world of alt.conspiracy and alt.conspiracy.princess.diana, it all makes perfect sense. "Anyone who doesn't know that the order to murder Diana came from the Hanover/Windsor power structure is lacking an understanding of world affairs," wrote one message poster.
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