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August 23, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Corona Councilman Jeffrey Bennett and his family live the good life: They have a $2.5-million home in the city, occasionally jet to Hawaii for deep-sea fishing and own a stable of automobiles that includes a Bentley and Ferrari. Bennett also is digging out of bankruptcy. The councilman, who made his fortune in the gourmet dog kibble business, blames attorneys, creditors he calls inflexible and a luxury auto broker for his financial troubles.
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August 23, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Corona Councilman Jeffrey Bennett and his family live the good life: They have a $2.5-million home in the city, occasionally jet to Hawaii for deep-sea fishing and own a stable of automobiles that includes a Bentley and Ferrari. Bennett also is digging out of bankruptcy. The councilman, who made his fortune in the gourmet dog kibble business, blames attorneys, creditors he calls inflexible and a luxury auto broker for his financial troubles.
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June 24, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS
Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury announced Monday that an investigation into complaints about Casa Pacifica revealed no evidence of unreported criminal wrongdoing at the facility for abused and neglected children. "There were allegations of criminal misconduct between clients and misconduct by staff members that were never reported to law enforcement," said Jeffrey Bennett, chief deputy district attorney.
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April 17, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY
A Ventura insurance agent has been charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly stealing $71,000 from a disabled woman who gave him the money for an annuity. Terry J. Alderete, 50, is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday. He posted bail after his arrest four days ago, Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeffrey G. Bennett said. The prosecutor said Alderete on July 13, 1992, took the money from the 64-year-old woman at her home.
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February 15, 2009
Re "Galileo put us in our place," Opinion, Feb. 8 Jeffrey Bennett has it backward when he implies that because the people of the Middle Ages thought the Earth was at the physical center of the universe, they must have thought humanity was at the spiritual, moral or symbolic center of the universe too. In fact, according to the theology and philosophy of that time, the center of everything was God, to whom man was accountable. The idea that humanity is the center of the universe came with the so-called Enlightenment, as philosophers and scientists either distanced or rejected God and placed man and his achievements at the center, freeing man to exploit anything and everything for his own happiness.
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July 24, 2004 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Riverside County prosecutors on Friday announced that no charges would be filed against two Corona city councilmen accused of having a conflict of interest for starting an energy consulting firm while the city was trying to take over some Southern California Edison facilities. "There is insufficient evidence of a criminal conflict of interest to warrant the filing of criminal charges at this time," said district attorney's office spokeswoman Ingrid Wyatt.
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August 24, 2002 | JENIFER RAGLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wife of Santa Paula's mayor will not be charged in connection with an alleged driver's license scam uncovered by Department of Motor Vehicles officials, prosecutors said Friday. A 25-year employee at the DMV office in Santa Paula, Rosemarie Mejia-Luna was accused by agency officials of selling driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. But a six-month investigation by the DMV was inconclusive, said Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeffrey Bennett.
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November 21, 1995 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN and DARYL KELLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A veteran Ventura County sheriff's deputy, decorated just last spring for meritorious service, has been arrested on suspicion of grand theft and suspended indefinitely, authorities said Monday. District attorney investigators are also exploring whether Darryl Dunn, 38, should be charged with crimes other than the alleged theft of a $3,700 laptop computer from the county last spring.
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August 8, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
A Reseda man was sentenced Friday to 3 years and 4 months in prison for embezzling more than $111,000 from a Thousand Oaks actuarial firm. Nooshin Zahab, 42, had pleaded guilty June 12 to felony charges of grand theft and tax fraud and to a special allegation that the theft exceeded $100,000. From 1985 to 1990, Zahab was controller at Advanced Benefit Systems, a Thousand Oaks firm that manages pension funds.
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August 8, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
The former controller of a Thousand Oaks actuarial firm was sentenced Friday to 3 years and 4 months in prison for embezzling more than $111,000. Nooshin Zahab, 42, of Reseda, had pleaded guilty June 12 to felony charges of grand theft and tax fraud and to a special allegation that the theft exceeded $100,000. From 1985 to 1990, Zahab was controller at Advanced Benefit Systems, a Thousand Oaks firm that manages pension funds.
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June 10, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS
Ventura County investigators arrested three Los Angeles men Friday afternoon after a three-week insurance fraud sting operation. "It was a pretty cool bust," said Ventura County Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeffrey G. Bennett. A Los Angeles chiropractor also was arrested at his office by state Insurance Department investigators. Bennett said the four suspects contacted a Ventura law firm and offered to illegally sell patient names from car accidents to Ventura lawyers.
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