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April 16, 1989
Charges that police in East Palo Alto took money and drugs from suspects they arrested illegally are being investigated by the FBI. The probe was begun in mid-February at the request of San Mateo County authorities, according to U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello. He declined to say how many officers are being investigated. "What we're concerned about is an atmosphere where police think their conduct will be approved tacitly, if not openly, because the targets are so reprehensible," Russoniello said.
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April 16, 1989
Charges that police in East Palo Alto took money and drugs from suspects they arrested illegally are being investigated by the FBI. The probe was begun in mid-February at the request of San Mateo County authorities, according to U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello. He declined to say how many officers are being investigated. "What we're concerned about is an atmosphere where police think their conduct will be approved tacitly, if not openly, because the targets are so reprehensible," Russoniello said.
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January 4, 1989 | Associated Press
U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello, the outspoken and controversial chief federal prosecutor in coastal Northern California for the last seven years, said he expects to leave office soon. A legal newspaper, The San Francisco Banner Daily Journal, quoted Russoniello on Tuesday as saying he believes that he will resign shortly after finishing his defense of immigration workplace raids in search of illegal aliens. Trial of the case began Tuesday in San Jose and is likely to last several months.
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January 4, 1989 | Associated Press
U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello, the outspoken and controversial chief federal prosecutor in coastal Northern California for the last seven years, said he expects to leave office soon. A legal newspaper, The San Francisco Banner Daily Journal, quoted Russoniello on Tuesday as saying he believes that he will resign shortly after finishing his defense of immigration workplace raids in search of illegal aliens. Trial of the case began Tuesday in San Jose and is likely to last several months.
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September 9, 1986
The Justice Department expects to keep its plea agreement involving confessed Navy spy John A. Walker Jr. even though Walker failed recent lie detector questioning about the scope of his past espionage activities, department spokesman John Russell said. Walker is to be sentenced Oct. 3 to a life term, which could allow him parole in 10 years. U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello of San Francisco said the doubts about Walker's story will not jeopardize the conviction of Jerry A.
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September 11, 1985 | Associated Press
The government said today it will re-try Larry Layton on charges of conspiring to murder Rep. Leo Ryan near the Peoples Temple commune in Guyana in 1978. U.S. Atty. Joseph Russoniello said the trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 2. A jury in the first trial voted 11 to 1 to acquit Layton, the only former Peoples Temple member to be tried in the United States. He was charged with conspiring with the Rev.
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