CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1997 |
A jury will begin deliberations today in the drug trafficking trial of Jose Becerra Uribe, a former Coachella city manager accused of attempting to swap world-famous paintings supposedly belonging to Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton for 110 pounds of cocaine. In closing arguments Tuesday, Assistant U.S. Atty. Gregory W. Jessner urged jurors to find Uribe guilty, saying prosecutors had presented "mountains of evidence" during the trial to show the defendant was a "sophisticated drug trafficker."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1997 |
A former Coachella city manager went on trial Tuesday for allegedly attempting to swap world famous paintings supposedly belonging to Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton for 110 pounds of cocaine. The defendant, Jose Becerra Uribe, was arrested in an Irvine Marriott hotel room by undercover federal agents who had worked out a deal to exchange the cocaine for artwork, including 10 Renoirs, two Dalis and a Matisse, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
November 30, 1990
Jose Uribe, San Francisco Giant shortstop, was free on bail after he was charged with assaulting two women with a baseball bat in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, according to newspapers in Santo Domingo.
November 29, 1990 |
San Francisco Giants shortstop Jose Uribe was released on bail today after being arrested in his native Dominican Republic on charges of beating two women, officials said. Uribe was arrested Wednesday on charges of punching one Mexican and one American woman in San Cristobal City, 17 miles southeast of the capital. "Uribe was released on bail, but cannot leave the country until the case is resolved in the courts," said Mario Pina Garcia, a court official. Bail was $27,000.
February 13, 1989 |
A judge ruled today during a pretrial hearing that there was insufficient evidence to take San Francisco Giants shortstop Jose Uribe to trial on a rape charge. In San Francisco, the Giants announced that Uribe is now free to join the club for spring training. Judge Freddy Matos Nina made the decision after questioning Uribe for more than two hours.