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July 23, 1987 |
Convicted slumlord Milton Avol is now making history as the first person in Los Angeles County to be serving an electronically monitored confinement outside jail. Avol, a Beverly Hills neurosurgeon, is serving a 30-day sentence for health, fire and safety violations in one of the apartment buildings that he owns in Los Angeles. A device worn as a bracelet will alert authorities if Avol leaves the property.
April 5, 2013 |
Wesley Snipes has been released from prison and transferred into a house-arrest situation. The "Blade" and "White Men Can't Jump" actor got out of the federal pen on Tuesday, TMZ reported , after serving the bulk of a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001, during which time he earned $40 million. Snipes was convicted in 2008 in Florida, but fought his sentence vigorously right up until the week or so before he went behind bars in Pennsylvania on Dec. 9, 2010.
June 1, 2013 |
Ron Holmes, father of former UCLA basketball standout Shabazz Muhammad, was put under house arrest by a federal magistrate Friday. Holmes pleaded not guilty to bank fraud and conspiracy charges. He is alleged to have used phony information and straw buyers to obtain and sell homes in the Las Vegas area. The indictment alleged that he took in more than $2.5 million. Holmes will be required to wear a GPS monitor, though he will be allowed to leave the house to coach Asia Muhammad, his daughter who is a professional tennis player, and athletes at a Las Vegas high school.
October 9, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf was granted bail Wednesday in a case involving the slaying of a separatist leader, paving the way for an end to his house arrest and possible departure from the country, defense lawyers said. Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 bloodless coup and remained in office until he was forced to step down in 2008, was the first former army chief to be arrested in a country where the military holds inordinate power.
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April 7, 2014 |
SAN DIEGO -- Emerging from a 90-day house arrest, ex-Mayor Bob Filner on Sunday said that he wants "a chance to earn your forgiveness over time based on my actions. " Filner's sentence for his guilty plea to harassing women ended Sunday. He no longer will be confined to his home in a downtown high-rise. In a statement to KNSD-NBC7, Filner predicted that he will "emerge from this dark and difficult period in my life as a better human being. " Filner, 71, a 10-term member of Congress who was elected in 2012 as San Diego's first Democratic mayor in two decades, resigned in August amid allegations that he had harassed more than 20 women.
December 5, 2010 |
In the decaying lakeside mansion where Aung San Suu Kyi spent much of the last two decades under house arrest, the Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate was forbidden to use the Internet or the telephone or to watch satellite TV. She did, however, have two maids, was free to read newspapers and listen to radio, and had access to a doctor. For the other 2,200 or so political prisoners in Myanmar, conditions are quite different. Sentenced to impossibly long prison terms for speaking out against the repressive military government, they face torture, barely edible food, little or no medical care and years in solitary confinement.