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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1998
The leader of a drug trafficking ring that shipped cocaine and heroin from Los Angeles to cities as far away as Atlanta was sentenced Friday to life in federal prison. Michel "Bill" Withers, 40, of Chino Hills was convicted in September of drug trafficking, conspiracy and operating a continuing criminal enterprise. Withers' ring used couriers to transport drug shipments by car and plane to a number of cities, including St. Louis, Atlanta, Memphis, Tenn., Louisville, Ky.
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NEWS
August 20, 1997 | From Reuters
Dan Rostenkowski, once one of the most powerful members of Congress, was released Tuesday from a federal prison where he had spent more than a year on a mail fraud conviction. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons did not disclose where Rostenkowski, 69, went after leaving the federal prison camp near Oxford, Wis.
NEWS
December 4, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J. Michael Quinlan, director of the federal bureau of prisons since 1987, is suffering from a serious illness and is expected to resign soon, a government source said Thursday. Quinlan, 51, whose illness was described as not life-threatening, has won top awards from the White House and attorney general. He is highly regarded by correctional officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1994
Former state Sen. Frank Hill (R-Whittier) reported to the minimum-security federal prison camp near Boron on Wednesday to begin serving a 46-month sentence on political corruption charges. Also reporting to the desert encampment was Hill's co-defendant, former legislative aide Terry E. Frost, who began a 21-month sentence. Hill was found guilty of extortion, conspiracy and money laundering for taking a $2,500 payment from an undercover FBI agent in 1988. Frost was found guilty of conspiracy.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1985 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Three weeks after he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for fraud and income tax invasion, J. David (Jerry) Dominelli on Monday was transferred out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, federal authorities confirmed. Although he ultimately will be imprisoned in the Federal Correctional Institution at Pleasanton, it could be days or even weeks before he actually checks into that facility, about 40 miles east of San Francisco. Prison officials would not say where the founder of J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A former warden at the federal prison at Terminal Island was appointed Monday by U.S. District Judge William P. Gray in Los Angeles as the special master to monitor overcrowded conditions at the Orange County Jail, a choice that was satisfactory to both county officials and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Lawrence G. Grossman, 56, of Brea, who is now a part-time consultant on prison affairs for the U.S. Justice Department, was the judge's own choice for the unusual appointment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1991
David Malley, the so-called A's Bandit serial bank robber, was sentenced Friday to 12 years and seven months in federal prison for 23 bank robberies. Malley, 22, was also ordered to repay $9,579 to banks after he is paroled. Assistant U.S. Atty. Patrick O'Toole recommended to U.S. District Judge Judith Keep that she sentence him to 19 1/2 years in prison. His attorney, David Bartick, recommended a 10-year sentence. The Probation Department had recommended a sentence of 33 years and nine months.
NEWS
April 24, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional investigators Tuesday challenged the need for a massive expansion of federal prisons, saying that hundreds of millions of dollars could be saved by planning for two inmates per cell--a practice actually in wide use by the institutions.
NEWS
September 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
Anne Henderson Pollard, the jailed wife of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, left the federal prison here for a 12-day furlough to spend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with her family, a prison spokesman said today. Anne Pollard, sentenced to five years in prison as an accessory after the fact to her husband's crimes, left the prison Thursday and is to return Oct. 9, spokesman Joseph Kelley said. Jonathan Pollard is serving a life sentence at the federal prison in Marion, Ill.
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