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April 3, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A judge dismissed a shoplifting case Thursday against a senior-level Los Angeles County prosecutor after jurors deadlocked 6-6 on a misdemeanor petty theft charge against him. After two days of deliberations, a Glendale Municipal Court jury split evenly on the charge filed against Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeffrey C. Jonas, 46. Judge J. D. Smith declared a mistrial, then dismissed the case, preventing the state attorney general's office from retrying it.
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April 3, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A judge dismissed a shoplifting case Thursday against a senior-level Los Angeles County prosecutor after jurors deadlocked 6-6 on a misdemeanor petty theft charge against him. After two days of deliberations, a Glendale Municipal Court jury split evenly on the charge filed against Deputy Dist. Atty. Jeffrey C. Jonas, 46. Judge J. D. Smith declared a mistrial, then dismissed the case, preventing the state attorney general's office from retrying it.
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September 19, 1986 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A senior deputy district attorney has been suspended for 30 days without pay after being arrested for allegedly shoplifting four ties, a pair of socks and a bottle of perfume from a Glendale department store, it was learned Thursday. Jeffrey C. Jonas, 45, was arrested July 26 by Broadway store security guards and booked on suspicion of petty theft of goods worth $89.50, said Chief Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Gilbert I. Garcetti.
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April 3, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A petty theft charge against Jeffrey C. Jonas, a senior deputy district attorney, was dropped Thursday after jurors in his trial for shoplifting told a judge they were hopelessly deadlocked 6 to 6. Jonas hugged his lawyers and embraced his wife, Judy, after Glendale Municipal Judge J. D. Smith declared a mistrial and said there was no point in retrying the case. "I'm pleased that the ordeal is over," Jonas, 46, said outside court.
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April 3, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A petty theft charge against Jeffrey C. Jonas, a senior deputy district attorney, was dropped Thursday after jurors in his trial for shoplifting told a judge they were hopelessly deadlocked 6 to 6. Jonas hugged his lawyers and embraced his wife, Judy, after Glendale Municipal Judge J. D. Smith declared a mistrial and said there was no point in retrying the case. "I'm pleased that the ordeal is over," Jonas, 46, said outside court.
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November 16, 1986
A senior deputy district attorney has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor petty theft charges stemming from his arrest for allegedly shoplifting four ties, a pair of socks and a bottle of perfume from a Glendale department tore. A January trial date was set for Jeffrey C. Jonas, 45, one of three deputies who oversee most felony prosecutions in the downtown criminal courthouse. Jonas, who was suspended for 30 days after his July arrest, is back at work. Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Gilbert I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1986
Jeffrey C. Jonas, a senior deputy district attorney has been charged with misdemeanor petty theft stemming from his arrest for allegedly shoplifting four ties, a pair of socks and a bottle of perfume from a Glendale department store. Jonas, 45, one of three deputies in the Los Angeles County district attorney's office who oversee the bulk of felony prosecutions in the downtown criminal courthouse, will be arraigned Friday in Glendale Municipal Court, Deputy Atty. Gen. Richard Cullather said.
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April 26, 1985
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Thursday that a 23-year-old Compton man whose 1981 murder conviction was overturned by a state appeal court on Tuesday will be tried a fifth time. Tony Cooks will be tried again for the murder of John Franklin Gould, a crippled 42-year-old Paramount man, whom three youths beat, stabbed and shot in January, 1980.
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March 28, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Ralph Ayala, an eight-year Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, has been fired for allegedly using cocaine while off duty, authorities announced Friday. In a prepared statement, Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner declared that "the illegal possession or use of drugs by a deputy district attorney cannot be tolerated." "The kind of responsibility exercised by a prosecutor makes this a firing offense. That's my policy," he said.
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July 15, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A deputy district attorney who was fired last March for using cocaine while off duty has abandoned his fight to win reinstatement. Ralph Ayala, an eight-year prosecutor, dropped his county Civil Service Commission case on Tuesday "for both personal and career reasons" and to avoid "protracted litigation," his attorney said. In seeking to get his job back, Ayala, 35, had argued that he was the victim of "disparate treatment," citing the more lenient treatment accorded Deputy Dist. Atty.
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September 19, 1986 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A senior deputy district attorney has been suspended for 30 days without pay after being arrested for allegedly shoplifting four ties, a pair of socks and a bottle of perfume from a Glendale department store, it was learned Thursday. Jeffrey C. Jonas, 45, was arrested July 26 by Broadway store security guards and booked on suspicion of petty theft of goods worth $89.50, said Chief Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Gilbert I. Garcetti.
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