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September 14, 1986
Why would a world class newspaper like The Times feel obligated to reach deep into the morass of the San Francisco legal community just to publicize specious arguments supporting Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird? I refer to the article by James J. Brosnahan (Editorial Pages, Sept. 2), "Lesson for Deukmejian: Court Must Be Separate." Brosnahan's premises and conclusions fall of their own weight. For example; he states, "The defeat of Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird and Justices Joseph R. Grodin and Cruz Reynoso would allow Deukmejian to dominate (emphasis added)
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January 5, 2008 | Robin Fields and Chuck Neubauer, Times Staff Writers
Dismissing a claim that Norman Hsu's right to a speedy trial had been violated because California authorities didn't fully pursue him after he fled from justice 16 years ago, a San Mateo County judge on Friday sentenced the former Democratic fundraiser to three years in prison for fraud. Hsu faces a number of other legal troubles. Last month a federal grand jury in New York indicted Hsu, 56, on charges of operating a large new Ponzi scheme and making illegal campaign contributions to Sen.
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NATIONAL
January 5, 2008 | Robin Fields and Chuck Neubauer, Times Staff Writers
Dismissing a claim that Norman Hsu's right to a speedy trial had been violated because California authorities didn't fully pursue him after he fled from justice 16 years ago, a San Mateo County judge on Friday sentenced the former Democratic fundraiser to three years in prison for fraud. Hsu faces a number of other legal troubles. Last month a federal grand jury in New York indicted Hsu, 56, on charges of operating a large new Ponzi scheme and making illegal campaign contributions to Sen.
NEWS
November 11, 1992 | WALTER PINCUS, THE WASHINGTON POST
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh on Tuesday sharply rejected a suggestion from Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), that he fire the prosecutor recently hired to handle the Iran-Contra case against former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger.
NEWS
November 11, 1992 | WALTER PINCUS, THE WASHINGTON POST
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh on Tuesday sharply rejected a suggestion from Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), that he fire the prosecutor recently hired to handle the Iran-Contra case against former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1990
San Diego financier Richard T. Silberman, charged with laundering $300,000 in cash purported to be the proceeds of Colombian cocaine profits, is expected to take the stand today in his defense. Though Silberman's attorneys plan to call various witnesses, Silberman is in line to testify today, his lead defense lawyer, James J. Brosnahan, said Tuesday after the first full day of the defense's case in the complex trial. Silberman, 61, a one-time top aide to former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
NEWS
January 25, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
What is the name of the so-called American Talib? What to call the 20-year-old from Northern California has been a persistent question since he was captured in Afghanistan. He was born John Philip Walker Lindh, according to his father. As a teenager, he chose to use the surname Walker, his mother's maiden name. After graduating from high school, he moved to the Middle East to study Islam and while there, he went by the names Suleyman al-Faris and Abdul Hamid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge ordered prosecutors Thursday to tell Richard T. Silberman's defense lawyers about any "lenient and favorable" treatment accorded an FBI informer who played a key role in the probe that led to money-laundering charges against the San Diego financier. In ordering the release, U.S. District Judge J. Lawrence Irving said that prosecutors have to divulge some of what they know about informer Robert Benjamin, a convicted felon. Irving also said he had asked U.S.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard T. Silberman laundered cash he had been told was Colombian cocaine profits and was pressing for more business when he was arrested and confessed his guilt, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. Upon his arrest last year, Silberman, a prominent San Diego businessman and one-time top aide to former Democratic Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., said he knew that running a money-laundering ring was a "stupid thing to do," Assistant U.S. Atty. Charles F. Gorder Jr.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2007 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
Norman Hsu, benefactor to some of the nation's most powerful Democratic politicians, remained in a Colorado hospital under federal guard Friday after skipping a California court hearing related to his 15-year-old grand-theft conviction. Hsu, 56, became ill Thursday while traveling by train in Grand Junction, Colo. Officials said he was able to leave the train under his own power. He was taken by ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was later arrested by FBI agents.
OPINION
September 14, 1986
Why would a world class newspaper like The Times feel obligated to reach deep into the morass of the San Francisco legal community just to publicize specious arguments supporting Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird? I refer to the article by James J. Brosnahan (Editorial Pages, Sept. 2), "Lesson for Deukmejian: Court Must Be Separate." Brosnahan's premises and conclusions fall of their own weight. For example; he states, "The defeat of Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird and Justices Joseph R. Grodin and Cruz Reynoso would allow Deukmejian to dominate (emphasis added)
NEWS
December 5, 2001 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The parents of John Walker Lindh, the Marin County man captured with other Taliban fighters in Afghanistan after a prison uprising, have hired James J. Brosnahan, a highly regarded San Francisco trial lawyer, to represent their son. "We have asked our government for safe passage for John's parents and me to visit with John as soon as possible," Brosnahan said Tuesday. "We also asked that no charges be filed against John until we have had an opportunity to speak with the United States government."
NEWS
June 29, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard T. Silberman, a former top aide to Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., was convicted Thursday of violating a federal currency law in an alleged scheme to launder drug profits. The San Diego financier was sent immediately to jail. The jury that convicted Silberman of the single count, however, deadlocked on five other charges. U.S. District Judge J. Lawrence Irving ordered the panel back to court today for further deliberations.
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