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October 31, 2000
A federal judge on Monday ordered accused racketeer Eddie Nash freed on $1.5-million cash bond but stayed his ruling so prosecutors could consider appealing to a higher court. U.S. District Judge Carlos R. Moreno said the government had failed to demonstrate that the 71-year-old Nash is a flight risk or a danger to the community.
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February 6, 2007 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
Efforts to upgrade a key section of the Hollywood shopping and entertainment district, part of a revival that is making the area more attractive to locals and tourists, have taken a major step forward. CIM Group, the district's largest commercial landlord, said it had agreed to acquire the Seven Seas building, a dilapidated structure that once housed a famous Hollywood Boulevard nightclub. At the request of the city's redevelopment agency, CIM plans to restore the edifice to its 1920s style.
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September 8, 1988 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
One-time nightclub owner Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah and his former bodyguard were charged today with the notorious 1981 Laurel Canyon murders in which four people were bludgeoned to death. The District Attorney's Office charged Nash, 59, and Gregory DeWitt Diles, 40, with four counts of murder plus special circumstance allegations that will qualify them for a possible death penalty on conviction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2001 | Josh Meyer
Background Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash, whose given name is Adel Nasrallah, was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2000 on 16 criminal counts ranging from racketeering to wire fraud to money laundering. Nash, now 72, for years was suspected of ordering the bludgeoning deaths of four people at a Laurel Canyon drug den in 1981. The case, known as the Wonderland murders, came to symbolize the seamy side of the California lifestyle. Guilty plea Nash pleaded guilty Sept.
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September 26, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It took five hours, but the feds found what they were looking for--a small white ball of what they said appeared to be methamphetamine. The FBI agents and Los Angeles police let Eddie Nash change out of his pajamas, then led him from his condominium here in handcuffs as TV cameras rolled. Authorities had long considered Nash the one who got away--a convicted drug dealer who was acquitted of murder charges in the notorious bludgeoning deaths of four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former lover of the late pianist Liberace testified Monday that a defendant in the Laurel Canyon murder trial vowed to track down those who had burglarized his home and "teach them a lesson," but later lamented that "things (had) gone too far."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2001 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison Friday for racketeering and other crimes, including a conspiracy to murder four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den 20 years ago. Now 72 and in poor health, Nash agreed last month to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence. He risked a life prison term if he had been convicted during a trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG
Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash pleaded not guilty Monday to federal racketeering charges, including allegations that he ordered the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den. The 71-year-old Nash, who is in poor health, was tried for the murders twice in state court. A jury deadlocked in one trial and acquitted him in the second one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
The decision last week to charge convicted cocaine trafficker Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in the 7-year-old Laurel Canyon bludgeon murders was based in part on significant new evidence provided by Scott Thorson, the former lover of the late pianist Liberace, The Times has learned. Thorson, 29, is being protected in a tightly secured section of County Jail while he awaits sentencing for a drug-related armed robbery in which he pleaded guilty last July 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1990
Jurors in the trial of a former bodyguard charged in the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home announced a deadlock Tuesday but Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe ordered them to resume deliberations in hopes of averting a mistrial. The jury had said it was split 8 to 2, with the two remaining jurors undecided. The panel, which has been deliberating for more than two weeks, did not say whether it was leaning toward a guilty verdict or acquittal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2001 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison Friday for racketeering and other crimes, including a conspiracy to murder four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den 20 years ago. Now 72 and in poor health, Nash agreed last month to plead guilty in exchange for a lighter sentence. He risked a life prison term if he had been convicted during a trial.
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September 11, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash pleaded guilty Monday to federal racketeering charges, abruptly ending his 20-year cat-and-mouse game with authorities who have long believed he played the lead role in one of Southern California's more lurid murder mysteries. Nash, now 72 and ailing, for years was suspected of ordering the bludgeoning deaths of four people at a Laurel Canyon drug den in 1981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2001 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Monday forfeited $75,000 of the $1.5 million in cash that racketeering suspect Eddie Nash put up last year to get out of jail. U.S. District Judge Carlos R. Moreno could have confiscated all of Nash's bail money for violating terms of his release but the judge said that would be too harsh. Nash's net worth has been estimated at more than $30 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2001 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors asked a federal judge Tuesday to revoke the $1.5-million cash bond that accused racketeer Eddie Nash posted recently to stay out of jail pending trial on allegations ranging from murder to drug trafficking. The 71-year-old former nightclub owner was accused of violating terms of his bail by holding two unauthorized meetings with a Sherman Oaks lawyer who had been subpoenaed before a federal grand jury investigating Nash. U.S. District Judge Carlos R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors Thursday lost what may be their last chance to keep accused racketeer Eddie Nash from being freed on a $1.5-million cash bond. U.S. District Judge Carlos R. Moreno refused to reconsider the decision he announced Monday to release Nash after six months in solitary confinement. Moreno also turned down a prosecution bid to hike Nash's bail to $10 million. Barring a last-minute hitch, the former Hollywood strip joint operator is expected to be freed early next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2000
A federal judge on Monday ordered accused racketeer Eddie Nash freed on $1.5-million cash bond but stayed his ruling so prosecutors could consider appealing to a higher court. U.S. District Judge Carlos R. Moreno said the government had failed to demonstrate that the 71-year-old Nash is a flight risk or a danger to the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2001 | Josh Meyer
Background Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash, whose given name is Adel Nasrallah, was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2000 on 16 criminal counts ranging from racketeering to wire fraud to money laundering. Nash, now 72, for years was suspected of ordering the bludgeoning deaths of four people at a Laurel Canyon drug den in 1981. The case, known as the Wonderland murders, came to symbolize the seamy side of the California lifestyle. Guilty plea Nash pleaded guilty Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG
Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash pleaded not guilty Monday to federal racketeering charges, including allegations that he ordered the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den. The 71-year-old Nash, who is in poor health, was tried for the murders twice in state court. A jury deadlocked in one trial and acquitted him in the second one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former nightclub owner Eddie Nash, long considered by law enforcement agencies as "the one who got away," was arrested Friday on charges of running a racketeering enterprise for the last 25 years and taking part in the notorious 1981 bludgeon murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den. The 71-year-old Nash was taken into custody at his Tarzana townhouse, where he has been living quietly in retirement, according to his attorney.
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