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June 12, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
The attorney for world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. won an emergency hearing Tuesday afternoon for a request that the fighter now serving jail time for domestic battery be transferred to house arrest, a spokeswoman for the Clark County, Nev., court system confirmed. [ Update at 1:56 p.m. : Following the emergency brief hearing, a judge announced Tuesday that he would make a decision on the matter on Thursday at 9:30 a.m.] Mayweather has been in the Clark County jail for two weeks, where and his attorney says conditions are "inhumane" and should prompt a change to house arrest, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday.
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April 7, 2014 | By Tony Perry
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1987 | JOAN PETERSILIA, Joan Petersilia is a senior researcher in the RAND Corp. criminal-justice program, and is evaluating house-arrest and electronic-monitoring programs nationwide.
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.
WORLD
February 2, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Alexandra Sandels
TEHRAN -- Iranian authorities have eased the terms of confinement of Mehdi Karroubi, a leader of the opposition “Green Movement” that was crushed after disputed presidential elections in 2009, his son said Sunday. The ailing Karroubi, 76, has been allowed to move to his home in the Jamaran district of Tehran, where he remains under house arrest, his son Hussein Karroubi wrote on Facebook. “Finally, he was transferred to his private house in Jamaran," Hussein Karroubi wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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.
SPORTS
June 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
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.
WORLD
October 9, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Tony Perry
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.
WORLD
December 5, 2010 | A Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Officials on Wednesday removed Lindsay Lohan's ankle bracelet and electronic monitoring system, formally releasing the actress from her much-chronicled 35-day house arrest. Steve Whitmore, an L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman, said a technician for the monitoring company went to the actress' Venice home about 9:40 a.m. and removed the bracelet by 10:30 a.m. "She is now under the supervision of probation," Whitmore said. "It took about 15 minutes to remove the equipment from her and her home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
An elementary school teacher who was arrested Wednesday after police discovered as many as 400 snakes inside his Santa Ana home may have been lonely after the death of his mother, neighbors said. William Buchman, 53, was arrested on animal cruelty charges after police served a search warrant at the home and discovered the pythons, all but two of which were dead and decaying.  Neighbors had been complaining to police about a stench at the house in the 2900 block of Fernwood Drive for several months.
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January 14, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Detectives searching Justin Bieber's Calabasas mansion Tuesday for evidence he allegedly tossed eggs at a neighbor's home arrested one of the singer's associates on suspicion of felony drug possession. The arrest came as a dozen L.A. County sheriff's investigators served a felony search warrant at the home, looking for evidence that might connect the 19-year-old singer to the egging. Bieber's next-door neighbor had called detectives last Thursday to report his house had sustained $20,000 in damage from the incident.
WORLD
November 18, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Israel's former chief rabbi was arrested Monday on suspicion of taking bribes, defrauding charities and obstructing an investigation, police said.  A gag order in connection with the arrest was lifted later in the day when the rabbi, Yona Metzger, was brought before a judge and remanded to police custody for an additional nine days.   According to police, Metzger, who recently ended a 10-year term as the country's chief Ashkenazi rabbi, is suspected of diverting donations made to nonprofit organizations in return for bribes and benefits.
WORLD
October 10, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Just when former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf thought he was in the clear, he was hit with a new legal challenge Thursday when police arrested him in a case involving a 2007 crackdown on a pro-Taliban mosque in Islamabad.  The latest judicial wrinkle came hours after Musharraf was released - at least in theory - having submitted about $19,500 in surety bonds to the Supreme Court after being granted...
WORLD
October 9, 2013 | By Times Staff
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was seized by armed men and taken from a hotel in Tripoli, the capital, according to news reports early Thursday. The Reuters news agency cited two Arab-language television stations , Sky News Arabia and Al Arabiya, both based in the United Arab Emirates, that first reported the apparent kidnapping. Al Arabiya said on its English-language site that the Libyan government had confirmed the reports. The BBC also said the government had confirmed the reports and that Zidan had been taken to an undisclosed location by a group of men who were believed to be former rebels.
WORLD
October 9, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A federal judge in New York on Thursday gave a harsh review of the television antics of the son of a former organized crime boss as she sentenced him to a year and a day in prison, saying he earned his prison time with a big blunder: acting work that disrespected the court system. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald told Christopher Colombo, son of the late Joe Colombo, that she was not entertained by his appearances on the HBO show "House Arrest," on which he was seen cavorting with topless dancers, visiting posh restaurants and trying to break into a church while he was awaiting trial.
NEWS
February 6, 1992
The owner of a Hollywood apartment complex will begin serving 45 days of court-ordered house arrest Friday for failing to repair what city officials said are slum conditions in her building. Hasna M. Bashara, 57, of Hollywood was ordered by a Los Angeles Municipal Court judge to wear an electronic monitoring device and stay around the clock in the 20-unit building at 642 N. Plymouth Blvd. through March 23. Deputy City Atty. Michael R.
WORLD
October 9, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
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.
WORLD
August 22, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO - As supporters cheered former President Hosni Mubarak's release from prison, Egypt's military-backed government pressed ahead with its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, taking steps to ban religious movements from forming political parties and weaken the influence of Islamic law on the constitution. The release of Mubarak on Thursday suggested that remnants of the police state he built during his 30 years in power were resurfacing two years after the autocrat was ousted in the "Arab Spring" uprising.
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