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May 15, 2007 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Janett Humphries, former president of the union representing Los Angeles school workers, was sentenced Monday to five years' probation for embezzling funds to pay for her own travel and for campaign workers for the City Council campaign of Martin Ludlow in 2003. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real rejected a request by prosecutors that Humphries get jail time.
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May 15, 2007 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
Janett Humphries, former president of the union representing Los Angeles school workers, was sentenced Monday to five years' probation for embezzling funds to pay for her own travel and for campaign workers for the City Council campaign of Martin Ludlow in 2003. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Manuel Real rejected a request by prosecutors that Humphries get jail time.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The day before she was to face criminal charges, former union President Janett Humphries filed a civil lawsuit Thursday alleging that key prosecution witnesses against her were the actual agents of an alleged plot to make secret campaign contributions to former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The day before she was to face criminal charges, former union President Janett Humphries filed a civil lawsuit Thursday alleging that key prosecution witnesses against her were the actual agents of an alleged plot to make secret campaign contributions to former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow.
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May 21, 2000
"Politicking on Education's Back" (editorial, May 9) states that Title I moneys should not be spent on "the same old ineffective programs, particularly teachers' aides who often have no education credentials or training appropriate to instructing children." Here in L.A., teachers' assistants must be certified and/or pass a test before being allowed to assist in the classroom. Over 10,000 of LAUSD teachers' assistants participate in the Career Ladder, an overwhelmingly effective program created to meet the teacher shortage.
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March 21, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The former president of a union representing Los Angeles school workers pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges alleging she embezzled $36,000 to secretly help the 2003 City Council campaign of Martin Ludlow and improperly spent thousands more on travel for relatives and a friend. If convicted, Janett Humphries faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison for each of 18 counts, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Craig H. Missakian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1999
The independent commission evaluating the Belmont Learning Center must find a singular yet elusive truth. Will the new high school nearing completion just west of Downtown be safe, now and in the long term? Or, will the campus built on an abandoned oil field contaminated with potentially explosive methane and other hazardous chemicals endanger students? That is the answer sought by members of the Los Angeles Unified School Board.
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October 28, 2006 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
The former president of the union local that represents Los Angeles school workers was convicted Friday of two counts of conspiracy and two counts of perjury for a scheme to illegally divert union funds to former City Councilman Martin Ludlow's 2003 campaign. Janett Humphries, 63, who was president of Service Employees International Union Local 99, sobbed after hearing the verdicts.
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March 9, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge that he conspired with the head of a school workers union to illegally funnel union funds into his 2003 council campaign. Under the terms of a plea bargain, Ludlow, when he is sentenced April 21, will shoulder $40,000 in fines and court costs and accept a four-year ban on holding elected office and three years' probation.
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June 6, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Martin Ludlow on Monday to five years' probation and 2,000 hours of community service, and ordered him to return $36,400 diverted from a school employees union to his 2003 election campaign. The sentence by U.S. District Judge Manuel Real followed Ludlow's recent guilty plea to a charge of conspiring to embezzle union funds.
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February 8, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Federal and local authorities are investigating whether leaders of a Los Angeles union for school workers misappropriated union money and improperly funded efforts to elect Martin Ludlow to the City Council in 2003, labor officials said. The investigation by the U.S.
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