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March 12, 1991
Lyle Menendez, one of two Beverly Hills brothers charged with murdering their parents to collect a $14-million inheritance, got a new defense attorney Monday. Santa Monica attorney Gerald L. Chaleff, citing what he called several longstanding conflicts of interest, was replaced by Beverly Hills attorney Joel R. Isaacson at a hearing before Beverly Hills Municipal Court Judge Charles Rubin.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1991
Lyle Menendez, one of two Beverly Hills brothers charged with murdering their parents to collect a $14-million inheritance, got a new defense attorney Monday. Santa Monica attorney Gerald L. Chaleff, citing what he called several longstanding conflicts of interest, was replaced by Beverly Hills attorney Joel R. Isaacson at a hearing before Beverly Hills Municipal Court Judge Charles Rubin.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1991
A defense attorney for Lyle Menendez, one of the brothers charged in the shotgun slaying of their parents in 1989, has bowed out of the case. "I have a legal conflict of interest that we've all been aware of from the beginning, said Gerald Chaleff, a Santa Monica attorney. "It was never my intention to represent Lyle at trial." Chaleff, who declined to specify the nature of the conflict, will be replaced by Beverly Hills attorney Joel R. Isaacson at a hearing next Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1994
Legal fees for the defense of accused murderers Lyle and Erik Menendez are $1.95 million, according to court probate documents unsealed Friday. An accounting of their parents' estate as of April 30, 1993, shows $755,000 was paid for Erik's defense. Leslie Abramson was his chief attorney. The estate spent $740,000 to defend Lyle, the bulk of that apparently going to Jill Lansing. He had two prior attorneys, Joel R. Isaacson and Gerald Chaleff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1992
A British subject, acquitted last week on charges that he murdered four members of a Northridge family who disappeared in 1982, has been released from custody by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Harvey Rader, 49, was released from the Immigration Service's holding center at Terminal Island after friends posted $20,000 bail Tuesday. Following the conclusion of his murder trial, Rader was detained for allegedly using fraud to obtain a U.S. visa. Defense lawyer Joel R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
A British subject, acquitted last week on charges he murdered four members of a Northridge family who disappeared in 1982, has been released from custody by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Harvey Rader, 49, was released from the immigration service's holding center at Terminal Island after friends posted $20,000 bail Tuesday. Following the conclusion of his murder trial, Rader was detained for allegedly using fraud to obtain a U.S. visa.
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December 21, 1989 | JOHN JOHNSON and EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An admitted gang member was acquitted Wednesday of murder charges arising from the so-called "54th Street Massacre" in 1984, when five teen-agers were shot to death in what authorities said was one of the worst incidents of gang violence in Los Angeles history. After a six-month trial and five days of deliberation, a Superior Court jury found Fred (Fat Fred) Knight, 22, innocent on five counts of first-degree murder. "We're ecstatic," Joel R.
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May 11, 2000 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swarmed by reporters and TV cameras, three men accused of trying to extort money from movie subject Erin Brockovich appeared Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Court for arraignment on felony charges. But ex-husband Shawn Brown, 38, ex-boyfriend Jorg Halaby, 46, and their attorney, John Reiner, 52, declined to enter pleas to charges of conspiracy and attempted extortion.
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May 11, 2000 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swarmed by TV cameras and reporters, three men accused of trying to extort money from movie subject Erin Brockovich appeared Wednesday in Ventura County Superior Court to be arraigned on felony charges. But her ex-husband Shawn Brown, 38, ex-boyfriend Jorg Halaby, 46, and their attorney, John Reiner, 52, declined to enter pleas to charges of conspiracy and attempted extortion.
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August 18, 1988 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
What is said to be the oldest pending criminal case in Los Angeles County is finally scheduled to go to trial--six years after the defendant, Virgil Byers, was arrested in two murders. Byers, a 26-year-old Los Angeles man charged with killing two rival gang members in separate drive-by shootings in the South-Central area, has been held in County Jail without bail since his arrest in August, 1982.
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March 10, 1994 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Wednesday refused to grant lawyer Leslie Abramson taxpayer money to defend accused murderer Erik Menendez in a second trial, declaring that it was not his concern if she took on a client who says he has run out of money. Abramson--who became a national celebrity for her aggressive style in the first trial of Erik and Lyle Menendez, which ended in hung juries after six months--immediately told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Cecil Mills that she would ask to be removed from the case.
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