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February 7, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once he was a dominant and respected presence on the San Diego Superior Court--known for his hard work, confident manner and booming voice. But on Thursday, former Superior Court Judge Michael Greer--now sick, disgraced and described in court papers as suicidal--stood before a federal judge and struggled to take responsibility for "this incredible disaster" that led him to plead guilty to taking bribes from a flamboyant trial attorney. In the end, U.S.
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June 9, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the mail fraud convictions of two ex-judges and an attorney at the center of a gifts-for-favors scandal that shook San Diego's once close-knit legal establishment. But the court threw out federal conspiracy racketeering convictions for the three because of an erroneous jury instruction by the trial judge, U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie. That decision will probably mean reduced sentences for ex-San Diego Superior Court judges James Malkus and G.
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NEWS
April 15, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rarely used legal tactic, federal prosecutors today will ask that the sentences given in a judicial corruption case to two former Superior Court judges and a prominent attorney be increased because they are too lenient. Prosecutors will file an appeal to the sentences of the former judges, G. Dennis Adams and James Malkus, and litigator Patrick Frega by District Judge Edward Rafeedie, attorneys close to the case said.
NEWS
April 15, 1998 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rarely used legal tactic, federal prosecutors today will ask that the sentences given in a judicial corruption case to two former Superior Court judges and a prominent attorney be increased because they are too lenient. Prosecutors will file an appeal to the sentences of the former judges, G. Dennis Adams and James Malkus, and litigator Patrick Frega by District Judge Edward Rafeedie, attorneys close to the case said.
NEWS
October 1, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Superior Court judge testified Monday that he never did any favors for an attorney who bestowed gifts on him and his family and that he was unaware some of the gifts were being given. James Malkus, one of three defendants in a judicial corruption trial, testified that he was so distracted by his wife's prolonged and losing battle with cancer that he lost track of many of the financial details of his family over several key years.
NEWS
June 9, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the mail fraud convictions of two ex-judges and an attorney at the center of a gifts-for-favors scandal that shook San Diego's once close-knit legal establishment. But the court threw out federal conspiracy racketeering convictions for the three because of an erroneous jury instruction by the trial judge, U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie. That decision will probably mean reduced sentences for ex-San Diego Superior Court judges James Malkus and G.
NEWS
April 23, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors said that Monday they will appeal a magistrate's decision to allow an ousted judge to have a publicly paid lawyer defend him against criminal charges of bribery. G. Dennis Adams, indicted in a judicial corruption scandal, is being represented by a public defender even though his wife is a judge who makes $107,390 a year and has a substantial investment portfolio. Adams and Superior Court Judge Barbara T.
NEWS
April 11, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent attorney and two former judges were indicted Wednesday on charges of bribery and 16 counts of mail fraud in a courtroom scandal in which another ex-judge and a local car dealer have already pleaded guilty. The indictment accuses attorney Patrick Frega Jr., 51, a successful civil litigator, of providing gifts, cash and favors to ex-Superior Court Judges G. Dennis Adams, 54, and James Malkus, 58, in exchange for help with cases. U.S. Atty.
NEWS
June 5, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for the defense, a federal judge with a reputation as a maverick Tuesday threw out the conspiracy charges against a lawyer and two former judges indicted in a courthouse scandal. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie ruled that prosecutors had stretched the law to the breaking point in indicting civil attorney Patrick Frega and former Superior Court Judges G.
NEWS
September 6, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The corruption case against two former Superior Court judges and a high-profile civil attorney went to trial Thursday amid complaints from defense attorneys that a judge from Los Angeles has ignored their pleas for adequate time to prepare. Defense attorneys for ex-judges James Malkus and G. Dennis Adams and attorney Patrick Frega argued bitterly that U.S.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once he was a dominant and respected presence on the San Diego Superior Court--known for his hard work, confident manner and booming voice. But on Thursday, former Superior Court Judge Michael Greer--now sick, disgraced and described in court papers as suicidal--stood before a federal judge and struggled to take responsibility for "this incredible disaster" that led him to plead guilty to taking bribes from a flamboyant trial attorney. In the end, U.S.
NEWS
February 6, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling defense attorneys hailed as a victory, a federal judge Wednesday imposed nearly the lowest possible prison sentences on an attorney and two former Superior Court judges snared in a judicial corruption case. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie ordered a sentence of two years and nine months for former Judge James Malkus, and three years and five months for former Judge G. Dennis Adams and prominent San Diego attorney Patrick Frega.
NEWS
October 1, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Superior Court judge testified Monday that he never did any favors for an attorney who bestowed gifts on him and his family and that he was unaware some of the gifts were being given. James Malkus, one of three defendants in a judicial corruption trial, testified that he was so distracted by his wife's prolonged and losing battle with cancer that he lost track of many of the financial details of his family over several key years.
NEWS
September 13, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a subdued voice that differed markedly from the one he used as the most powerful judge on the San Diego Superior Court, Michael Greer testified Thursday that he and two other judges took gifts and favors from a flamboyant trial attorney and then secretly helped him win his multimillion-dollar cases. Greer, 62, once known for his booming voice and commanding manner from the bench, looked pale and drawn as he provided what federal prosecutors hope will be the key evidence against ex-judges G.
NEWS
September 6, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The corruption case against two former Superior Court judges and a high-profile civil attorney went to trial Thursday amid complaints from defense attorneys that a judge from Los Angeles has ignored their pleas for adequate time to prepare. Defense attorneys for ex-judges James Malkus and G. Dennis Adams and attorney Patrick Frega argued bitterly that U.S.
NEWS
June 5, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for the defense, a federal judge with a reputation as a maverick Tuesday threw out the conspiracy charges against a lawyer and two former judges indicted in a courthouse scandal. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie ruled that prosecutors had stretched the law to the breaking point in indicting civil attorney Patrick Frega and former Superior Court Judges G.
NEWS
September 13, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a subdued voice that differed markedly from the one he used as the most powerful judge on the San Diego Superior Court, Michael Greer testified Thursday that he and two other judges took gifts and favors from a flamboyant trial attorney and then secretly helped him win his multimillion-dollar cases. Greer, 62, once known for his booming voice and commanding manner from the bench, looked pale and drawn as he provided what federal prosecutors hope will be the key evidence against ex-judges G.
NEWS
February 6, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling defense attorneys hailed as a victory, a federal judge Wednesday imposed nearly the lowest possible prison sentences on an attorney and two former Superior Court judges snared in a judicial corruption case. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie ordered a sentence of two years and nine months for former Judge James Malkus, and three years and five months for former Judge G. Dennis Adams and prominent San Diego attorney Patrick Frega.
NEWS
April 23, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors said that Monday they will appeal a magistrate's decision to allow an ousted judge to have a publicly paid lawyer defend him against criminal charges of bribery. G. Dennis Adams, indicted in a judicial corruption scandal, is being represented by a public defender even though his wife is a judge who makes $107,390 a year and has a substantial investment portfolio. Adams and Superior Court Judge Barbara T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1996 | TONY PERRY and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The defendants are pillars of the local legal establishment, with long ties to the community and lots of friends in high places. Their accusers, for the most part, are outsiders, newly arrived from out of town and still eyed with some suspicion by the clubby San Diegans. For 18 months, while federal prosecutors and FBI agents probed the illicit links between three former San Diego judges and a prominent trial attorney, there had been sub rosa grumbling among other judges and lawyers.
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