CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1996
The son a federal appeals court judge on Monday was nominated by President Clinton to be a federal district judge. Dean D. Pregerson, 44, of Pacific Palisades, is a partner in the firm of Pregerson, Richman & Luna. His father, Harry Pregerson, is a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A graduate of UCLA and the UC Davis Law School, Dean Pregerson worked briefly as a parole officer for the California Department of Corrections and as an assistant public defender in Guam.
December 2, 2006 |
Johnny Ray Gasca, whose thriving bootleg film business earned him the nickname "Prince of Piracy," was sentenced Friday to seven years in federal prison for illegally taping movies in theaters and other crimes. The sentence from U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson in Los Angeles marks one of the most significant victories for the government and Hollywood studios in the stepped-up battle against movie bootlegs.
March 10, 2004 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it will appeal a federal court ruling that clears the way for Orson Welles' daughter to sell the Oscar he won for co-writing "Citizen Kane." In a ruling made public this week, U.S. District Court Judge Dean Pregerson said the statuette belonged to Beatrice Welles and "she may dispose of [it] however she sees fit."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997 |
Tong Yuon Joe, a Simi Valley restaurateur who pleaded guilty to employing four undocumented workers, was sentenced Monday to two years' probation and a $3,000 fine by U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson. The 44-year-old Korean immigrant, who owns the Simi 4 Deli on Tapo Street, pleaded guilty earlier this month to hiring four illegal Mexican workers. He had employed some of them for as long as five years.
November 18, 1991 |
Bootlegging: An administrator of Los Angeles' Armand Hammer Foundation is scheduled to stand trial in Minneapolis next month on charges alleging he smuggled $60,000 into the country--much of it in his cowboy boots. Scott R. Deitrick was arrested Oct. 11 and released five days later on a $250,000 cash bond posted by Michael Armand Hammer, grandson of the late Armand Hammer. Authorities allege Deitrick flew into the Minneapolis-St.
June 6, 2007 |
A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit that entertainer Carol Burnett brought against Fox over use of her well-known Charwoman character in an episode of the animated TV series "Family Guy." Burnett alleged in her copyright infringement lawsuit, filed in March, that the show's creators did not have her consent to include the cleaning woman character she created in the late 1950s, while a repertoire player on "The Garry Moore Show," in an April 2006 episode.