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April 22, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gerald G. Johnston of the Orange County district attorney's office was appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday to assistant secretary for law enforcement and counsel for the California Environmental Protection Agency. His appointment does not require Senate confirmation. Johnston, 37, is senior deputy district attorney with the county's consumer and environmental protection unit.
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April 22, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gerald G. Johnston of the Orange County district attorney's office was appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday to assistant secretary for law enforcement and counsel for the California Environmental Protection Agency. His appointment does not require Senate confirmation. Johnston, 37, is senior deputy district attorney with the county's consumer and environmental protection unit.
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June 4, 1990 | Jonathan Weber, Times staff writer
As the public discovers environmental protection, prosecutors are discovering environmental crime. From the Justice Department in Washington to city attorney's offices around the country, environmental protection has suddenly become a front-burner issue, and new resources are being devoted to the complex task of enforcing pollution laws.
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June 4, 1990 | Jonathan Weber, Times staff writer
As the public discovers environmental protection, prosecutors are discovering environmental crime. From the Justice Department in Washington to city attorney's offices around the country, environmental protection has suddenly become a front-burner issue, and new resources are being devoted to the complex task of enforcing pollution laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1989
Men describing themselves as government officials are going door-to-door in Latino neighborhoods of Orange County offering guaranteed seats in non-existent English and civics classes in exchange for a deposit, authorities said Wednesday. In a joint news conference, Gerald G. Johnston, Orange County deputy district attorney, and Harold Ezell, western region commissioner for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, said they want to alert Latinos to the fraud.
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October 20, 1989
Mervyn's Department Stores of Hayward has settled a consumer protection lawsuit filed by Orange County prosecutors, a deputy district attorney said Thursday. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, alleged that all 98 Mervyn's stores in the state had advertised greater discounts for large-quantity purchases during a "Buy More, Save More" sale from April 17 to 23 but had programmed their computerized checkout systems to apply lower discounts no matter how many items were purchased.
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November 14, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ
A plumbing business has agreed to pay $30,000 in penalties and costs to settle a consumer-protection lawsuit filed against it by the district attorney, officials said Monday. Without admitting any wrongdoing, George Brazil Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. also agreed to inform consumers that work estimates are subject to change and to properly license and advertise other companies it owns, Deputy Dist. Atty. Gerald G. Johnston said.
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August 13, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County Superior Court judge erred in prohibiting a Balboa Island woman from making certain defamatory statements about a neighborhood restaurant-bar she said was a nuisance, an appellate court has ruled. "I learned something: that there still is justice in America," said a joyful Anne Lemen, who has been fighting the seven-decade-old Balboa Island Village Inn, across an alley from her home.
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September 20, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel and Richard Winton
Human trafficking charges against a Saudi royal princess were dropped in an Orange County courtroom Friday after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to prove she forced a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant. The Saudi princess, Meshael Alayban, 42, was charged in July with one count of felony human trafficking after officials had said a Kenyan woman managed to leave her gated community in Irvine and flee, carrying a suitcase and a  U.S. State Department  pamphlet on human trafficking, officials said.
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January 17, 1991 | MARLA CONE
A paint manufacturer has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle felony charges that its employees illegally hid thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals in sawdust and trash that was hauled to a county landfill, the district attorney announced Wednesday. Orange County prosecutors said the case against W.C. Richards Co.
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February 22, 1991 | JON NALICK
Statue maker Woodrow Butterfield, a 72-year-old former city councilman, has been fined more than $17,000 for allowing a powerful acid to leak onto public property. In West Orange County Municipal Court this week, Butterfield and his two sons, Kenneth and Silias, pleaded no contest to charges that they dumped muriatic acid from Statueland, at 13960 Harbor Blvd., onto adjacent public land.
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