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December 14, 2011 | By George Avalos
A federal grand jury has launched an inquiry into Solyndra, according to court records, an indication that scrutiny of the bankrupt solar panel maker has intensified. The existence of the grand jury investigation was disclosed in papers filed as part of Solyndra's bankruptcy petition, which followed the company's abrupt closure and dismissal of 1,100 employees in August. By the time the Fremont, Calif., maker of tubular solar panels filed for bankruptcy in September, it had received $535 million in federal loan guarantees and $1.1 billion in venture capital funding.
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SPORTS
November 3, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Former Lance Armstrong cycling teammate Yaroslav Popovych testified before a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Wednesday for 90 minutes, according to his attorney Kenneth Miller. "I would say that after he was finished, I don't believe he knows anything about what the grand jury is investigating," Miller said. Popovych, a 30-year-old from Ukraine who rode with Armstrong on teams sponsored by Discovery Channel, Astana and RadioShack, was served with a subpoena after participating in a charity ride in Austin, Texas, for Armstrong's cancer foundation, Livestrong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
The Orange County grand jury issued a scathing report Tuesday criticizing the public administrator/public guardian's office for "egregious" mismanagement, including questionable promotions that cost hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. The report, the jurors' second on the subject, concluded "that a complete restructuring" of the office was necessary. "It was outrageous behavior," jury foreman Jim Perez said.
NATIONAL
October 25, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A Colorado grand jury voted to indict John and Patsy Ramsey on charges of child abuse resulting in the first-degree murder of their 6-year-old daughter, JonBenét, the beauty pageant princess whose death stunned the nation, according to documents released on Friday. A grand jury sitting in 1999 voted to bring charges against the parents , believed to be suspects in the 1996 slaying. But then-Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter refused to sign the true bill so the charges were never brought and the parents were never prosecuted.
NEWS
July 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Oliver L. North made another appearance Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating the Iran-Contra affair. It is the former White House aide's fifth appearance since June 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2011 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from San Francisco -- Slugger Barry Bonds never lied to a grand jury and even admitted that he may have unwittingly used steroids, his defense lawyer said in federal court Tuesday. Bonds acknowledged that he had used two substances shown to him during his appearance before the grand jury in 2003 but did not know they were actually anabolic steroids, said Allen Ruby, Bonds' lead attorney. His alleged crime took place in the presence of "a stenographer who took down every word ?
NEWS
July 5, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Six employees of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon have been ordered to appear before a grand jury this week, six months after prosecutors obtained search warrants to determine whether the councilman has been living at his legal residence. Alarcon said Monday that his chief of staff, Saeed Ali, and five other workers in his office have received subpoenas instructing them to testify on Wednesday. Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's office received permission in January to search two homes owned by Alarcon's wife, Flora Montes de Oca -- one on Nordhoff Street in Panorama City, the other on Sheldon Street in Sun Valley.
NATIONAL
January 3, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A grand jury is expected to determine whether charges should be filed in the Nov. 15 train crash in Midland, Texas, that killed four wounded veterans riding a parade float. Investigators are still picking through the particulars of what happened during the accident, which saw a Union Pacific train plow into a flatbed trailer carrying veterans and their wives to an honorary banquet. Five other people were seriously hurt. The driver of the truck that was pulling the trailer, Dale Andrew Hayden -- a veteran himself, who is suspected of driving onto the train tracks while crossing warnings were going off -- still has not been interviewed by National Transportation Safety Board investigators, board spokesman Peter Knudson told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A grand jury in New York has been given an extension to act on the wild chase that resulted in the beating of an SUV driver and serious injuries to a motorcyclist, officials said Friday. Christopher Cruz, the only person to be charged in the incident, briefly made a return appearance in court on Friday. It had been expected that the grand jury would report on the same day, but prosecutors said further action will be delayed until Oct. 24 to allow more time for investigation. There have been reports in the New York media that some of the motorcyclists involved in the chase up Manhattan's West Side and the beating of the driver of the black Range Rover have been identified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Ben Welsh
Los Angeles city leaders should reverse budget cuts made to the Fire Department during the economic downturn and enact a sweeping series of reforms to the department's 911 call center, the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury said Friday in its final report . The grand jury recommended that the LAFD's funding be reinstated to 2008 levels, called for replacing the firefighters who answer 911 calls with lower-skilled civilians and suggested an...
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