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August 17, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - A federal grand jury has indicted a Portland, Ore., couple in a white supremacist conspiracy that allegedly led the pair on a trail of kidnapping, robbery, theft and murder across the Pacific Northwest. The indictment unveiled Friday builds substantially on the state murder charges already pressed in the killing of David Pedersen's father and stepmother in Everett, Wash. It also traces the couple's alleged 10-day crime spree through Washington, Oregon and Northern California in what one of them has been quoted as describing as a campaign to “kill more Jews.” “The indictment in this case alleges horrendous crimes were committed as part of defendants' white supremacist campaign to kidnap and murder targets on the basis of race, color, religion and perceived 'degenerate' conduct,” Amanda Marshall, U.S. attorney for the district of Oregon, said in a statement.
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BUSINESS
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.
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.
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
April 4, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal grand jury indicted 29 suspects, including California state Sen. Leland Yee, with a wide range of crimes, including firearms trafficking and public corruption, U.S. Atty. Melinda Haag announced Friday. Yee, a Democrat who represents parts of San Francisco and San Mateo County, and other suspects were arrested last week on a criminal complaint that outlined the charges behind the grand jury indictments. Yee was indicted on charges of corruption, wire fraud and gun trafficking, the same charges laid out in the complaint.
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.
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 ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1986
From one who spent the most frustrating year of his life on '81-'82 Grand Jury, my thanks to Robert Stewart for his in-depth articles. It's been a long time since I've seen such accurate work in your paper. He covered the two main barriers to an effective jury, i.e. the selection process and continuity gap, obviously from hours of in-depth research. The only addition I could make would be having the private sector support the system by "volunteering" managers for a year with full pay as did Arco and the Pacific Telephone Co. in my year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD
Officials of the Ventura County jury services office are now soliciting applications from people who want to serve on the 1994-95 Ventura County grand jury. Jury services Supervisor Sandy Hatmaker said her department is behind in the number of qualified applicants it usually has by this time of year. "We need lots of applicants," she said Thursday. "We have about 40 at this time. We've just now started advertising to accumulate the pool for this year.
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