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July 23, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of a Pacoima legal center that represents poor people has resigned after admitting he embezzled nearly $400,000 to feed his gambling habit, officials said Wednesday. James Steven Carroll, 40, stepped down July 14 as executive director of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, a 25-year-old nonprofit, publicly funded agency that represents about 10,000 poor people annually.
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December 16, 1993
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center who admitted to stealing more than $260,000 to feed his gambling habit was sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday in the largest case of embezzlement of legal services funds in the nation. James Steven Carroll, 41, was also ordered by Los Angeles U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson to pay $100,000 in restitution and serve three years probation. The San Fernando resident resigned in July, 1992, as head of the San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services after admitting that he had embezzled nearly $400,000 from the 26-year-old publicly funded agency that served about 12,000 poor people in the northeast Valley last year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center that represents poor people pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he embezzled more than $260,000, admitting he used the money to feed his gambling habit. James Steven Carroll, 41, who resigned last July as head of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money and two counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds.
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December 15, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center who admitted to stealing more than $260,000 to feed his gambling habit was sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday in the largest case of embezzlement of legal services funds in the nation. James Steven Carroll, 41, was also ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution and serve three years probation by Los Angeles U. S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson.
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July 24, 1992
The head of a Pacoima legal center that represents poor people has resigned after admitting he embezzled nearly $400,000 to feed his gambling habit, officials said. James Steven Carroll, 40, stepped down July 14 as executive director of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services. Lew Hollman, acting executive director of the center, said Carroll returned $50,000. He said Carroll has not been arrested or charged because the center has not filed a complaint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1993
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center who admitted to stealing more than $260,000 to feed his gambling habit was sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday in the largest case of embezzlement of legal services funds in the nation. James Steven Carroll, 41, was also ordered by Los Angeles U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson to pay $100,000 in restitution and serve three years probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center that represents poor people pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he embezzled more than $260,000, admitting he used the money to feed his gambling habit. James Steven Carroll, 41, who resigned last July as head of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money and two counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds.
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July 8, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first task facing the new director of the largest legal aid center in the San Fernando Valley is to try to recover about $150,000 embezzled by the former chief. Neal S. Dudovitz, the new executive director of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, said the agency is considering suing Coast Federal Bank in Granada Hills to recover the funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center who admitted to stealing more than $260,000 to feed his gambling habit was sentenced to 21 months in prison Tuesday in the largest case of embezzlement of legal services funds in the nation. James Steven Carroll, 41, was also ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution and serve three years probation by Los Angeles U. S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson.
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March 16, 1994 | KURT PITZER
The State Bar of California has temporarily suspended a Canoga Park attorney who was convicted on criminal racketeering and mail fraud charges after spending months in hiding. Lynn Boyd Stites, 49, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison Jan. 13 for masterminding "the Alliance" insurance fraud, which ended in the conviction of 13 lawyers in one of the largest such prosecutions in U. S. history.
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July 8, 1993
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center that represents poor people pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he embezzled more than $260,000, admitting he used the money to feed his gambling habit. James Steven Carroll, 41, who resigned last July as head of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money and two counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds.
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July 8, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first task facing the new director of the largest legal aid center in the San Fernando Valley is to try to recover about $150,000 embezzled by the former chief. Neal S. Dudovitz, the new executive director of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, said the agency is considering suing Coast Federal Bank in Granada Hills to recover the funds.
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July 8, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former director of a Pacoima legal aid center that represents poor people pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that he embezzled more than $260,000, admitting he used the money to feed his gambling habit. James Steven Carroll, 41, who resigned last July as head of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public money and two counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds.
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July 24, 1992
The head of a Pacoima legal center that represents poor people has resigned after admitting he embezzled nearly $400,000 to feed his gambling habit, officials said. James Steven Carroll, 40, stepped down July 14 as executive director of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services. Lew Hollman, acting executive director of the center, said Carroll returned $50,000. He said Carroll has not been arrested or charged because the center has not filed a complaint.
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July 23, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of a Pacoima legal center that represents poor people has resigned after admitting he embezzled nearly $400,000 to feed his gambling habit, officials said Wednesday. James Steven Carroll, 40, stepped down July 14 as executive director of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, a 25-year-old nonprofit, publicly funded agency that represents about 10,000 poor people annually.
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