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June 13, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former San Diego judges and a former "lawyer of the year" were sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Los Angeles to minimum prison sentences for their roles in a gifts-for-favors scandal that rocked the San Diego legal system. The case revealed publicly an old-boy network of unusual coziness among some lawyers and judges. Former Superior Court Judges James Malkus and G. Dennis Adams and former civil attorney Patrick Frega were ordered by U.S.
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February 26, 1992 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Increasingly concerned by growing financial woes, the County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday postponed action on a proposal to open 216 badly needed beds in the county's East Mesa jail. The action was at least a temporary rebuff to Supervisor Susan Golding, who had proposed diverting more than $400,000 earmarked for courtroom furniture to hire 36 new deputy sheriffs needed to fully open the medium security jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1990
In 1977, when San Diego County Jail inmate Henry Hudler and the American Civil Liberties Union filed their path-breaking lawsuit, the population in what was then the county's only detention facility had reached 1,500. Superior Court Judge James Focht declared that the level of overcrowding was unconstitutional three years later, ordering the jail census capped at 750. Six new jails and another lawsuit later, the so-called "adjusted total" population on Thursday in the aging facility was 913.
NEWS
April 26, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ousted judge accused of taking bribes filed for divorce Thursday from his wealthy wife to shield her from having to pay his legal bills. Former Superior Court Judge G. Dennis Adams announced that he is divorcing his wife, Judge Barbara T. Gamer, because federal prosecutors are trying to strip him of his publicly paid lawyer on the grounds that his wife can afford to pay a private attorney. "We are devastated," Adams said in a written statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of sentencing for a prominent attorney and two former Superior Court judges convicted of fraud and racketeering charges, a defense attorney has asked that the convictions be thrown out because of an alleged conflict of interest by the U.S. attorney. Dennis Riordan, the lawyer representing attorney Patrick Frega, the key figure in the judicial bribery scandal that gripped this city for five years, asked for a new trial Tuesday after learning that U.S. Atty.
NEWS
April 12, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former Superior Court judges pleaded not guilty to corruption charges Thursday in a gifts-for-favors scandal that has reached the highest levels of the San Diego legal system. James Malkus and G. Dennis Adams were allowed to voluntarily surrender and go free on $100,000 bond each. Adams was accompanied to the bond hearing by his wife, Superior Court Judge Barbara Gamer.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1987 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Fabulous Inns of America, the controversial company with only one hotel--located in Mission Valley--will be taken over by a court-appointed receiver next month if two groups of squabbling shareholders don't settle their litigation out of court. Superior Court Judge James A. Malkus said Tuesday that he would appoint a receiver for the embattled hotel company next month and ordered both sides to submit a list of possible candidates. Also, Malkus said he will rule Feb.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday postponed Fabulous Inns of America's shareholders meeting, scheduled for this morning, after management argued that the meeting would violate federal regulations. San Diego County Superior Court Judge James A. Malkus rescheduled the shareholders meeting for Jan. 30, after Fabulous Inns management argued in court late Tuesday that it could not comply with Securities and Exchange Commission regulations regarding advance notification of the gathering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1992 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five San Diego County jails covered by court orders limiting the total of inmates have been severely crowded in recent weeks, with three of the five so jammed that prisoners are sleeping on floors, according to legal papers urging a judge to order sweeping changes. Those three are the men's jails in downtown San Diego, Vista and Chula Vista, according to a legal brief filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
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