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June 30, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Operation Ill Wind blew like a hurricane through the homes and offices of Pentagon and defense industry officials over the past two weeks as FBI agents began seizing evidence of what they believe is massive corruption in the $150-billion-a-year Defense Department weapons-buying system. And the investigation is rapidly accumulating a cast of characters almost as vast and varied as the mountains of documents swept up by the FBI.
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October 23, 2010 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense attorney he saved film director John Landis and Ford Motor Co. from serious criminal charges — died Thursday at a Nashville hospital. He was 81. The cause was esophageal cancer, said his longtime law partner, Aubrey B. Harwell. Neal's reputation for tenacity and brilliance in the courtroom began with the 1964 prosecution of Hoffa, who had successfully fended off two dozen indictments until Neal, a stocky, cigar-chomping ex-Marine with a Tennessee drawl, was assigned to his case.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000
Former Simi Valley Mayor James Neal Smith died Sunday in a Simi Valley Hospital. He was 69. Smith was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Los Angeles and attended North Hollywood High School, the University of Hawaii and UCLA. During the Korean War, he worked in Army Intelligence at Fort Shafter, Honolulu. Smith then worked for Rocketdyne for 30 years. He was the manager of contracts and proposals when he retired in 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2000
Former Simi Valley Mayor James Neal Smith died Sunday in a Simi Valley Hospital. He was 69. Smith was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Los Angeles and attended North Hollywood High School, the University of Hawaii and UCLA. During the Korean War, he worked in Army Intelligence at Fort Shafter, Honolulu. Smith then worked for Rocketdyne for 30 years. He was the manager of contracts and proposals when he retired in 1985.
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October 23, 2010 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense attorney he saved film director John Landis and Ford Motor Co. from serious criminal charges — died Thursday at a Nashville hospital. He was 81. The cause was esophageal cancer, said his longtime law partner, Aubrey B. Harwell. Neal's reputation for tenacity and brilliance in the courtroom began with the 1964 prosecution of Hoffa, who had successfully fended off two dozen indictments until Neal, a stocky, cigar-chomping ex-Marine with a Tennessee drawl, was assigned to his case.
MAGAZINE
August 28, 1988 | STEPHEN FARBER and MARC GREEN, Stephen Farber and Marc Green are the authors of "Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego and the Twilight Zone Case," published this summer by Arbor House / William Morrow.
SEVERAL WEEKS after the "Twilight Zone" trial ended last year, one of the case's five defend ants, helicopter pilot Dorcey Wingo, escorted a visitor through the dusty parking lot of the Western Helicopter Co. in Rialto. Wingo stopped to stare at the light planes circling the adjacent airport and at the row of enormous helicopters parked on a nearby landing ramp. He had piloted dozens of combat missions in Vietnam, and since that time, flying has been his life, as well as his livelihood.
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September 12, 1993 | Jonathan Littman, Jonathan Littman is the author of "Once Upon a Time in Computerland." Cyberpunks can reach him on the Internet at jlittman@well.sf.ca.us
Today is the day!" squealed disc jockey Rick Dees. "This is song number one, 'Escapade,' by Janet Jackson. If it is followed by 'Love Shack' by the B-52's and 'Kiss' by Prince, you could be caller number 102 and win a brand new $50,000 Porsche!" KIIS-FM called it "Win a Porsche by Friday": eight Porsches--about $400,000 worth of steel, leather and status--given away, one a week. You could hardly live or work in Los Angeles without being caught up in the frenzy.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of actor Brandon Lee has filed suit against the Edward R. Pressman Film Corp. and 13 other corporations and individuals, alleging that their negligence was responsible for her son's "agonizing pain, suffering and untimely death" last March on the set of the movie "The Crow."
NEWS
December 2, 1985 | Associated Press
Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards testified today in his federal racketeering trial that he bribed no one, hid nothing and took pains to see that his role in a $10-million hospital investment venture was perfectly legal. Under questioning from his lawyer, James Neal, Edwards said his investments in the allegedly illegal hospital projects were made after the end of his second term as governor in 1980 and before the start of his third term in March, 1984.
NEWS
September 29, 1985
A judge in Washington, D. C., ordered Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III to explain why he should not be held in contempt of court for ignoring work-release sentences for jail inmates. Government attorneys argued that work-release sentences--under which persons convicted of misdemeanors keep their jobs during the day and spend nights in jail--were superseded by a Justice Department edict that all newly sentenced District of Columbia prisoners be sent to federal prisons.
NEWS
June 30, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Operation Ill Wind blew like a hurricane through the homes and offices of Pentagon and defense industry officials over the past two weeks as FBI agents began seizing evidence of what they believe is massive corruption in the $150-billion-a-year Defense Department weapons-buying system. And the investigation is rapidly accumulating a cast of characters almost as vast and varied as the mountains of documents swept up by the FBI.
NEWS
July 30, 1987
Three convicts who broke out of the New Mexico state prison in Sante Fe on July 4 were captured today in Garden Grove after they allegedly kidnaped a family of five in Flagstaff, Ariz., authorities said. James Neal Kinslow, 27, who had been serving time for three murders, was arrested after the vehicle belonging to the kidnap victims was spotted on a street in Garden Grove, according to Herb Hawkins, agent-in-charge of the Phoenix FBI office.
NEWS
April 30, 1987
The defense's final arguments in the "Twilight Zone" involuntary manslaughter trial have been postponed until next week because of the illness of a defense attorney. The action was taken after Eugene L. Trope, who represents helicopter pilot Dorcey Wingo, became ill with an inner-ear infection. Trope, along with attorneys for three other defendants, are scheduled to deliver their arguments after James F. Neal, who represents film director John Landis, concludes.
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