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August 5, 2009 | alan zarembo and Victoria Kim
In the sweltering hub of Nicaragua's once-thriving banana industry, Juan Dominguez saw an opportunity. He arrived in Chinandega in 2002, shortly after watching a CNN report about men claiming they had become sterile from exposure to DBCP, a pesticide used on banana plantations in the 1970s. Until then, Dominguez was best known as the mustachioed personal injury lawyer pictured on the backs of Los Angeles buses and had no experience in international law.
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March 24, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
The State Bar of California has declined to discipline a Los Angeles attorney who was accused of orchestrating a massive fraud in representing Nicaraguan banana workers in lawsuits against U.S. corporations, according to a document reviewed by The Times. Then-Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Victoria G. Chaney had referred attorney Juan Dominguez, a personal injury lawyer whose ads are ubiquitous on Los Angeles buses, to the state bar after she made findings that he was central in a scheme to recruit fake plaintiffs, coach them to lie about working on Dole-affiliated banana farms, and fabricate medical evidence.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
The State Bar of California has declined to discipline a Los Angeles attorney who was accused of orchestrating a massive fraud in representing Nicaraguan banana workers in lawsuits against U.S. corporations, according to a document reviewed by The Times. Then-Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Victoria G. Chaney had referred attorney Juan Dominguez, a personal injury lawyer whose ads are ubiquitous on Los Angeles buses, to the state bar after she made findings that he was central in a scheme to recruit fake plaintiffs, coach them to lie about working on Dole-affiliated banana farms, and fabricate medical evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2009 | alan zarembo and Victoria Kim
In the sweltering hub of Nicaragua's once-thriving banana industry, Juan Dominguez saw an opportunity. He arrived in Chinandega in 2002, shortly after watching a CNN report about men claiming they had become sterile from exposure to DBCP, a pesticide used on banana plantations in the 1970s. Until then, Dominguez was best known as the mustachioed personal injury lawyer pictured on the backs of Los Angeles buses and had no experience in international law.
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June 17, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles lawyer is seeking removal of a judge who denounced him as an engineer of fraudulent legal claims against the Dole food company. Attorney Juan Dominguez, who is under orders to appear for a contempt hearing today, says in a motion filed by his lawyer that he was excluded from some hearings and not permitted to defend himself. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Victoria G. Chaney has reported Dominguez to the State Bar of California and to federal prosecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Duarte man remains jailed on suspicion of stealing a pickup truck after he led Ventura County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley. Juan Jose Dominguez Gonzalez, 33, was spotted about 7:15 p.m. Saturday on the Ventura Freeway near Ventu Park Road in a white Chevy truck that had been reported stolen. A deputy chased the truck to Woodland Hills, where it crashed. A second suspect fled. Gonzalez is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
SPORTS
September 4, 2005 | From Associated Press
Kevin Millar and David Ortiz homered as Boston's bats recovered after a rare off night, and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, 7-6, Saturday at Boston. Matt Clement pitched eight strong innings for Boston, which won for the sixth time in seven games and maintained a 3 1/2 -game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East. Before Friday's 7-3 loss, the Red Sox had scored seven or more runs in 14 consecutive home games, an AL record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990 | LUCY CHABOT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested three young men early Friday in the beating and robbery of a San Clemente man. Darren Shane Viernes, 20, of Laguna Niguel, Gary Loring Saling, 19, of San Clemente and an unidentified 17-year-old were arrested just after midnight on suspicion of beating a man about 11 p.m. Thursday at the San Clemente Pier, Lt. Steve Bernardi said. A fourth suspect is being sought.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2003 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
An 11-year-old girl was found shot to death in her family's sport utility vehicle, parked in the driveway of their Commerce home early Thursday morning. A handgun lay nearby, and the gunshot to her upper torso apparently was self-inflicted, Sheriff's Department spokesman Scott Butler said. The mother had noticed that the girl wasn't in her room at 7 a.m., Butler said. The family called the Sheriff's Department to file a missing child report.
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October 18, 1989
Victoria Cotton Ogden, 81, a sixth-generation descendant of Don Juan Jose Dominguez, recipient in 1784 of the 76,000-acre Rancho San Pedro, the first Southern California land concession from King Carlos III of Spain. Her great-grandfather, Don Manuel Dominguez, was mayor of Los Angeles in 1832. Her grandfather, George Henry Carson, was a member of the City Council and the man for whom the city of Carson is named.
SPORTS
August 13, 2003 | From Associated Press
Barry Zito ended a five-game losing streak and the Oakland Athletics finally pushed ahead of Boston in the American League wild-card race. Zito (9-10) pitched into the sixth inning for his first victory since July 3, and Eric Chavez and Terrence Long homered during Oakland's five-run first inning, and the A's beat the Red Sox, 5-3, Tuesday night at Oakland. Oakland relievers Chad Bradford and Keith Foulke escaped tough jams and the A's hung on for their 11th victory in 13 games at the Coliseum.
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April 1, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The New York Mets cut pitchers Jose Lima, Heath Bell and Yusaku Iriki to trim their major-league roster to 27 players. Lima, a former Dodger, posted a 8.59 earned-run average in five spring training games. He was competing for the fifth spot in the Mets' starting rotation, which went to rookie Brian Bannister, the son of former major league pitcher Floyd Bannister.
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