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May 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MASSACHUSETTS A retired FBI agent went on trial in Boston on charges he let two high-ranking mob informants literally get away with murder. John Connolly, 61, is charged with racketeering, obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly protecting James J. "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi from prosecution, and for providing the reputed gangsters with confidential law enforcement information.
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December 22, 1986 | Associated Press
A fire engulfed a mobile home Sunday, trapping three young brothers who died in spite of efforts of their parents and others to reach them, authorities said. The blaze broke out shortly after 6 a.m., said Gwinnett County Fire Department spokesman Henry Argo. The heat became intense so quickly that it blocked attempts by the parents, neighbors, police and firefighters to rescue the three boys, Argo said. Investigators had not determined the cause of the fire Sunday evening, he said.
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January 15, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The driver of an 18-wheel Mayflower moving truck allegedly involved in a minor hit-and-run accident led Glendora police on a 65-mile high-speed chase along three freeways and through two counties Sunday night before he ran off the road and was arrested. The driver, identified as John Durham, 41, of Carmel, Ind., was rushed to Pleasant Valley Hospital in Ventura County, where he was reported in stable condition after being bitten by a police dog during his arrest.
OPINION
April 7, 2007
Re "U have 2 c Rosie has to go," Opinion, April 3 Jonah Goldberg's column on Rosie O'Donnell is what we've come to expect. He is no longer capable of explaining his conservative values. Rather, his mission is to attempt to discredit anything liberal because his right-wing arguments have been thoroughly discredited. About all that's left is to select a fringe issue like O'Donnell's uninformed ranting on the 9/11 building collapse, pretend it's somehow connected to journalism through Barbara Walters' presence and march inexorably to his conclusion that it gets a pass from scrutiny because it represents left-wing thought.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Nearly two years after he fled the country, financier Martin R. Frankel was returned to the U.S. to face charges of defrauding insurance companies of more than $200 million. Frankel was presented before U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn., on Sunday, a day earlier than planned because of a winter storm bearing down on the region. "He was detained without bond," said John Durham, counsel for the U.S. attorney's office in New Haven.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo announced Tuesday that he has filed criminal charges against prominent downtown Los Angeles developer Meruelo Maddux Properties, accusing the firm of improperly removing and disposing of asbestos-tainted material from an industrial complex. Named in the 16-count complaint is the company and its president, John Charles Maddux, and project managers John Durham and John Horrigan.
OPINION
July 6, 2011
A prosecutor assigned to investigate the CIA's use of torture has decided not to recommend further investigation of as many as 100 CIA interrogations of detainees over the last decade. That judgment ensures that there will not be a full accounting of how, when and by whom "enhanced interrogation techniques" were employed to extract information. That is a loss to the nation. The prosecutor, John Durham, did advise the Justice Department to continue an investigation in two cases in which detainees died in custody.
OPINION
September 16, 2007
Re "Unclogging carpool lanes is a priority," Sept. 12 To increase speed in carpool lanes, the most obvious solution was not mentioned. I feel that the limited entrance and exit areas are the chief cause of slow traffic in the carpool lanes, also slowing traffic in other lanes. These areas are too short, forcing a radical slowing as cars try to move in and out. In addition, the distance from these open-access areas are in many instances too close to the exits for which they are intended.
NATIONAL
August 25, 2009 | Josh Meyer and Greg Miller
The Obama administration Monday set the country on a course to confront whether actions taken in the name of defending Americans instead crossed criminal lines. In simultaneous moves, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. opened an investigation into whether CIA interrogators broke the law and the administration complied with a judge's order and released a long-secret CIA report that cataloged allegations of agency prisoner abuse. The administration also released memos sought in recent months by former Vice President Dick Cheney that he argued attest to the success of the CIA's controversial methods, but that appeared inconclusive in part because the agency had blacked out large portions of the memos.
NEWS
August 9, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Patriarca crime family's reputed boss and seven underlings were convicted Thursday of racketeering in a trial that provided a glimpse into the Mafia, including a secretly recorded mob induction ceremony. "These defendants, out of their own mouths, convicted themselves," Assistant U.S. Atty. John Durham said. Authorities boasted that the convictions of reputed Patriarca boss Nicholas L. Bianco and seven associates signaled the death knell of the Providence, R. I.-based organization.
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