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June 23, 1993
The U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday that an Alhambra man had been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and fined $7,500 after being found guilty of attempting to extort payments from an Orange County restaurant owner by the use of vandalism and threats of violence. Federal prosecutor John J. Byrne Jr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1993
The U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday that an Alhambra man had been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and fined $7,500 after being found guilty of attempting to extort payments from an Orange County restaurant owner by the use of vandalism and threats of violence. Federal prosecutor John J. Byrne Jr.
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March 5, 1999 | DANIEL YI and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Broadening a public corruption probe that began last year with the indictments of two Santa Ana council members, the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday charged a former Anaheim city official with extorting $10,000 from a local businessman. Majid Ahmadi, who until last April served as an associate city planner, is expected to plead guilty to extortion and two tax evasion charges when he is arraigned in the near future, said Assistant U.S. Atty. John Hueston.
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November 19, 1987 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
For two years and without a word to police, Louis and Grace Arnold paid ransom demands totaling more than $200,000 to people they believed were repeatedly kidnaping their daughter, Mary Beth Lara. The ransom notes--as many as 150 of them between mid-1984 and August, 1986--were in the daughter's handwriting and read much the same: Drug dealers to whom she owed money were holding her and would kill her if they were not paid, they said.
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