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August 18, 1988 | BARBARA BAIRD, Times Staff Writer
Lawndale City Atty. David J. Aleshire has asked the district attorney's office to investigate possible criminal violations by a city maintenance supervisor who is suspected of charging the city for building supplies used for private remodeling projects. Aleshire said Tuesday that he has obtained sufficient evidence in his initial investigation to warrant asking the district attorney's office whether embezzlement charges should be brought against maintenance supervisor Floyd (Bud) Marez.
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January 10, 2000 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Assn. plans to hold a debate among candidates for district attorney Feb. 11, despite incumbent Gil Garcetti's refusal to appear alongside challengers Steve Cooley and Barry Groveman. Attorney Barry Levin, the group's president, said Friday that he was told by Garcetti campaign spokesman Bill Carrick that any debate simply would turn into an attack on the incumbent.
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May 18, 2011 | By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Tuesday that he would not run for a fourth term as the county's top prosecutor, ending intense speculation and setting the stage for the most competitive district attorney's race in more than a decade. Cooley had remained coy for months about his political future and his decision promises to have a dramatic effect on the 2012 election campaign, which features several candidates who had promised to pull out if Cooley ran again. Cooley told The Times that many of his law enforcement supporters encouraged him to seek reelection but that he decided instead to help Chief Deputy Dist.
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July 21, 2002 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After waging a 15-year battle all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to convince the legal system that Calvin J. Burdine should not be executed because his attorney slept through significant portions of his 1984 murder trial, Burdine's appellate lawyer is engaged in a new legal fight over whether he can continue working for Burdine.
NEWS
March 10, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and NOEL K. WILSON, Times Staff Writers
El Dorado County Dist. Atty. Ron Tepper was found shot to death in his office Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said. Tepper, district attorney since 1977, was discovered locked in a private bathroom adjoining his office by members of his staff who were concerned because they had not seen him at work Thursday morning. "There is no indication at this time that Mr. Tepper's death is anything other than self-inflicted," Placerville Police Chief Robert Harmon said. "Mr.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1993
The Orange County district attorney's office said Monday that it has settled a lawsuit against a paper-recycling company it had accused of short-weighting customers. Paper Recovery of Orange County, based in Santa Ana, agreed to pay $18,500 without admitting guilt. The money covers penalties, the cost of the investigation and restitution for customers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $51,878 raise for the district attorney in what is believed to be the biggest pay boost ever for a Los Angeles County elected official. Supervisor Mike Antonovich unsuccessfully tried to scale down the raise. "What an iceberg did to the Titanic this is going to do to the salary structure in the county," said Antonovich, whose proposal to increase the district attorney's pay to $160,000--about the same as the county counsel--died for lack of a second.
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April 1, 2007 | Yvonne Villarreal, Times Staff Writer
Cecil Hicks, the former district attorney of Orange County and Superior Court judge who was an institution in Southern California legal circles for more than four decades, has died. He was 80. Hicks died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange after a weeks-long bout with pneumonia, said Jo Hicks, his wife of 59 years. Cecil Hicks had served as a deputy district attorney for eight years when Orange County supervisors appointed him district attorney in 1966.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1992
Stephen Dale Yost, the top administrative officer at the district attorney's office, died Sunday of cancer. He was 44. "I depended on his wisdom, his experience and his good judgment on a daily basis," Dist. Atty. Edwin L. Miller Jr. said Monday. "His death is a huge loss to all of us personally and to the office itself." Yost, a San Diego State University graduate, joined the district attorney's office in 1976 as an administrative assistant.
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December 6, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The race for district attorney intensified this week as a group of attorneys voted not to endorse their own boss, who is seeking reelection. Lawyers in the Orange County district attorney's office disclosed Tuesday that they endorse veteran prosecutor Wally Wade for district attorney. By declining to support incumbent Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas, the Assn. of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys gave Wade his most significant endorsement in the campaign.
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