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June 9, 1987
Marina del Rey attorney John Robert Malpezzi was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for his conviction in an ill-fated scheme to import 1,100 pounds of cocaine from Bolivia. Saying that Malpezzi, a lawyer who specialized in drug cases, has "squandered his opportunities," U.S. District Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez also imposed a 3 1/2-year sentence on Jose Luis Leon, a Los Angeles bail bondsman convicted with Malpezzi and two other co-defendants in the case.
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June 9, 1987
Marina del Rey attorney John Robert Malpezzi was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for his conviction in an ill-fated scheme to import 1,100 pounds of cocaine from Bolivia. Saying that Malpezzi, a lawyer who specialized in drug cases, has "squandered his opportunities," U.S. District Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez also imposed a 3 1/2-year sentence on Jose Luis Leon, a Los Angeles bail bondsman convicted with Malpezzi and two other co-defendants in the case.
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April 18, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A Marina del Rey attorney was convicted Friday of attempting to import 1,100 pounds of cocaine from Bolivia in a scheme that went sour with a military crackdown on clandestine cocaine labs in the jungles of Bolivia. A federal court jury convicted John Robert Malpezzi, a lawyer who specializes in drug defense cases, and two others in a plan their attorneys claimed was orchestrated--and indirectly thwarted--by the U.S. government.
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