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July 10, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Veteran Los Angeles lawyer Edward M. Medvene has handled complex cases and controversial clients in his 35-year career. But he recently took on his greatest legal challenge, and quite likely his most unpopular client, by agreeing to defend Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against charges that he ordered the "ethnic cleansing" of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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July 10, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Veteran Los Angeles lawyer Edward M. Medvene has handled complex cases and controversial clients in his 35-year career. But he recently took on his greatest legal challenge, and quite likely his most unpopular client, by agreeing to defend Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against charges that he ordered the "ethnic cleansing" of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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February 20, 1992
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission on Wednesday asked a state appellate court to overturn a ruling barring it from investigating alleged felonies. At issue is Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien's recent decision to block the panel's participation in a felony investigation of alleged payroll irregularities in the office of City Atty. James K. Hahn. O'Brien ruled that the Ethics Commission's investigatory powers were limited to misdemeanors. The appeal filed by Edward M.
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July 16, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against O.J. Simpson won the latest round of legal skirmishing Monday when a Santa Monica judge tentatively dropped criminalist Henry Lee--whose testimony helped acquit Simpson of criminal charges--from the defense team's expert witness list.
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September 8, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted a prominent Mexican businessman on three counts of lying to a federal grand jury that is looking into the February, 1985, murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena, the U.S. attorney's office announced. Ruben Zuno Arce, 59, the brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria, was charged with perjuring himself before the grand jury twice on Aug. 24 and once on Aug. 31, according to the indictment.
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January 17, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday dismissed perjury charges against a prominent Mexican businessman, who still faces trial on accusations that he helped plan the 1985 murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi dismissed the government's three-count perjury indictment against Ruben Zuno Arce, 59, after a brief hearing. Takasugi denied a request from Assistant U.S. Atty. Adam B.
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September 30, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
Orange County developer David Stein, the target of an FBI investigation into possible campaign finance violations in his support of Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart, does not have to answer questions on the same matters posed by the Federal Election Commission, a federal judge has ruled. In a 20-page opinion issued Wednesday, U.S.
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September 6, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
After being held 26 days without bail, a Mexican businessman described by government officials as a "material witness" in the investigation of the February, 1985, murder of U.S. drug enforcement agent Enrique Camarena was ordered released Tuesday by a federal district judge. However, later in the day, U.S.
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August 4, 1990 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alleging jury misconduct, lawyers for a wealthy Mexican businessman convicted earlier this week of conspiring to kidnap and murder U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena asked a federal court judge in Los Angeles Friday to declare a mistrial in his case. The motion, filed on behalf of defendant Ruben Zuno Arce, contends that jurors in the politically sensitive trial discussed among themselves information about the case that was not placed in evidence.
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September 13, 1997 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A deal that would have led to the dropping of a sexual misconduct charge against a New York rabbi who was accused of fondling a 15-year-old girl during an international airline flight turned into a tangle of claims and counterclaims Friday. In blistering public statements, attorneys for Rabbi Israel Grunwald attacked U.S. Atty. Nora M.
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October 30, 1997 | FREDRIC N. TULSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sweeping attack on a major federal investigation, a defendant Wednesday sought a new trial Wednesday on the grounds that his conviction in the murder of a U.S. agent in Mexico was built on government misconduct and perjured testimony. Ruben Zuno Arce, a Mexican businessman now serving a life sentence in Texas, asked a U.S. District Court judge to overturn his conviction in the 1985 kidnapping and slaying of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico.
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