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December 14, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reuben Sturman, once described by authorities as the world's most successful pornographer and a man who for years frustrated repeated government attempts to put him in jail, has proven his reputation for wriggling out of the grasp of authorities was no fluke. Sturman, 68, disappeared on Monday last week from the minimum security Federal Prison Camp, Boron, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for tax evasion, racketeering and shipping obscene material through the mail.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reuben Sturman, once described by authorities as the world's most successful pornographer and a man who for years frustrated repeated government attempts to put him in jail, has proven his reputation for wriggling out of the grasp of authorities was no fluke. Sturman, 68, disappeared on Monday last week from the minimum security Federal Prison Camp, Boron, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for tax evasion, racketeering and shipping obscene material through the mail.
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July 30, 1990 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's most famous "country club prison," once the domain of such celebrity felons as inside trader Ivan Boesky and Watergate figure H.R. Haldeman, is shutting down. The Lompoc Federal Prison Camp is being converted into a higher security federal prison. A prison with fences and razor wire instead of small "off-limits" signs around the property. A prison where inmates have to wear khaki uniforms instead of shorts and T-shirts. A prison where inmates can't play tennis in the afternoon.
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May 26, 1986 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The prison has no walls, fences, bars, gun towers or guns. Guards are nattily attired in gray slacks, powder-blue shirts, maroon ties and navy blazers. Amenities include a swimming pool and two full-time recreation directors. Some inmates, who are allowed to leave the prison unescorted, spend their days working in nearby communities and their evenings umpiring games for the local Little League. Incarceration at the Federal Prison Camp at Boron is more a state of mind than a state of siege.
SPORTS
November 2, 1990
Bill Simpson, No. 1 draft choice of the Texas Rangers in 1976, was denied parole and will remain at the Federal Prison Camp at Boron, Calif., for at least two more years. Simpson, 33, has served 3 1/2 years of a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to a drug charge.
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December 3, 1988 | CHRIS KRAUL, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County businessman who is still at large after escaping from prison last month has been indicted in U.S. District Court in San Diego on 28 counts of mail and bankruptcy fraud. Ronald L. Rushton, 45, allegedly acquired title to 500 residential properties in Southern California and elsewhere by falsely promising owners that their delinquent mortgages would be assumed, Assistant U.S. Atty. Stephen P. Clark said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1985
I am an inmate in the federal prison camp at Boron. Robert Gillette's report (Sept. 18) on the Fifth Moscow International Book Fair was a sobering and thought-provoking account of the harm that can come from censorship and restriction of the public's access to certain books. It is almost frightening to realize that if it were possible to transport even a small public library from the United States to Moscow, it would draw tens of thousands of people wanting to find out for themselves what the censors have forbidden them to know.
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September 18, 1993 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting former Sen. Joseph B. Montoya's request to be freed from prison, a federal judge Thursday instead resentenced him to six years--a reduction of six months. Two years ago, a federal appeals court threw out five of the seven political corruption counts on which Montoya was convicted of in 1990. Montoya, a Democrat, was caught on videotape taking a $3,000 check from an undercover FBI agent in exchange for his help with a bill.
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September 5, 1992 | JOSH MEYER and BLAINE HALLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
How many planes does the Air Force have? Not enough, apparently. Personnel at Plant 42, an Air Force assembly and flight test facility in Palmdale, have helped gather clothes, food and other supplies for Miami-area victims of Hurricane Andrew. But there is a wrinkle. The Pentagon has told local Air Force officials who are coordinating transportation that they cannot use a military transport plane to deliver the goods.
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