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November 7, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge on Monday sentenced former Santa Ana City Council candidate Hector Olivares to two years probation and 500 hours of community service for his role in a scheme to take over control of the council. Olivares, the first of four defendants to be sentenced in the case, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two felony counts of funneling illegal campaign donations to his failed 1996 campaign and to that of another candidate.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge on Monday sentenced former Santa Ana City Council candidate Hector Olivares to two years probation and 500 hours of community service for his role in a scheme to take over control of the council. Olivares, the first of four defendants to be sentenced in the case, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two felony counts of funneling illegal campaign donations to his failed 1996 campaign and to that of another candidate.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2000
Santa Ana City Councilman Ted R. Moreno took the witness stand Wednesday in his political corruption trial, testifying that the FBI informant who allegedly gave him $31,000 in illegal campaign contributions once threatened to "destroy" him. Moreno painted the informant, Victor Kosherian, as a "Jekyll and Hyde" who was frightening one minute and flattering the next.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2000
Santa Ana City Councilman Ted R. Moreno took the witness stand Wednesday in his political corruption trial, testifying that the FBI informant who allegedly gave him $31,000 in illegal campaign contributions once threatened to "destroy" him. Moreno painted the informant, Victor Kosherian, as a "Jekyll and Hyde" who was frightening one minute and flattering the next.
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October 14, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana City Councilman Ted R. Moreno and two others pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a new charge of lying to the FBI while they were under investigation for extortion and money laundering. In a brief arraignment on a second federal indictment, Moreno and his co-defendants--Councilman Tony Espinoza and former council candidate Hector Olivares--also pleaded not guilty to the same conspiracy, extortion and money laundering charges they had faced in the original indictment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Santa Ana Councilman Tony Espinoza asked a federal judge Monday to throw out his grand jury testimony and remove the government's chief prosecutor in the public corruption case against him and three onetime political allies. Espinoza, who had agreed before testifying last year to plead guilty, backed out of the bargain with prosecutors shortly before an indictment was handed up in August 1998. He then pleaded not guilty. Espinoza is accused of helping Councilman Ted R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Ted Moreno will fight political corruption charges by alleging that the FBI entrapped him, his attorney said Wednesday. For two years, Moreno has denied accusations that he extorted thousands of dollars from business owners who had matters pending before the City Council. Moreno is building his legal defense on the contention that the FBI crossed the line in its two-year corruption probe, according to interviews and court papers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1998
Regarding the Aug. 25 federal indictments of Santa Ana City Councilmen Ted Moreno and Tony Espinoza and former council candidate Hector Olivares: Was it frustration or ambition or just poor judgment? There is a limit to how long anyone can keep up the "good fight" before giving up in frustration or joining the pack. Moreno's frustration watching every recommendation for appointments to commissions being turned down was obvious. Moreno was mocked or ignored when asking questions.
NEWS
March 5, 1999 | DANIEL YI and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Broadening a public corruption probe that began last year with the indictments of two Santa Ana council members, the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday charged a former Anaheim city official with extorting $10,000 from a local businessman. Majid Ahmadi, who until last April served as an associate city planner, is expected to plead guilty to extortion and two tax evasion charges when he is arraigned in the near future, said Assistant U.S. Atty. John Hueston.
NEWS
August 29, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Revealing that he has secretly cooperated with investigators for the last few months, former Santa Ana City Council candidate Roman Palacios pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge in an elaborate extortion and money-laundering scheme aimed at gaining control of the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Ted Moreno will fight political corruption charges by alleging that the FBI entrapped him, his attorney said Wednesday. For two years, Moreno has denied accusations that he extorted thousands of dollars from business owners who had matters pending before the City Council. Moreno is building his legal defense on the contention that the FBI crossed the line in its two-year corruption probe, according to interviews and court papers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Santa Ana Councilman Tony Espinoza asked a federal judge Monday to throw out his grand jury testimony and remove the government's chief prosecutor in the public corruption case against him and three onetime political allies. Espinoza, who had agreed before testifying last year to plead guilty, backed out of the bargain with prosecutors shortly before an indictment was handed up in August 1998. He then pleaded not guilty. Espinoza is accused of helping Councilman Ted R.
NEWS
March 5, 1999 | DANIEL YI and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Broadening a public corruption probe that began last year with the indictments of two Santa Ana council members, the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday charged a former Anaheim city official with extorting $10,000 from a local businessman. Majid Ahmadi, who until last April served as an associate city planner, is expected to plead guilty to extortion and two tax evasion charges when he is arraigned in the near future, said Assistant U.S. Atty. John Hueston.
NEWS
October 14, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana City Councilman Ted R. Moreno and two others pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a new charge of lying to the FBI while they were under investigation for extortion and money laundering. In a brief arraignment on a second federal indictment, Moreno and his co-defendants--Councilman Tony Espinoza and former council candidate Hector Olivares--also pleaded not guilty to the same conspiracy, extortion and money laundering charges they had faced in the original indictment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1998
Regarding the Aug. 25 federal indictments of Santa Ana City Councilmen Ted Moreno and Tony Espinoza and former council candidate Hector Olivares: Was it frustration or ambition or just poor judgment? There is a limit to how long anyone can keep up the "good fight" before giving up in frustration or joining the pack. Moreno's frustration watching every recommendation for appointments to commissions being turned down was obvious. Moreno was mocked or ignored when asking questions.
NEWS
August 29, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Revealing that he has secretly cooperated with investigators for the last few months, former Santa Ana City Council candidate Roman Palacios pleaded guilty Friday to one felony charge in an elaborate extortion and money-laundering scheme aimed at gaining control of the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1999
The government can introduce as evidence grand jury testimony by former Santa Ana Councilman Tony Espinoza in the corruption case against him and two other political allies, a federal judge ruled Monday. Attorneys for Espinoza had tried to throw out the bulk of his statements on the grounds that they were tied to a plea agreement that was later voided when Espinoza pleaded not guilty. U.S.
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