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November 10, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A crisis in New York State's highest court continued Monday as the chief judge, charged with making threats against his ex-lover, refused to step down and the six associate judges of the Court of Appeals, following an emergency meeting, declined to remove him. At issue is the future of a once-respected jurist caught up in a web of power, obsession and politics.
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April 26, 1995 | MIKE LUPICA, NEWSDAY
Darryl Strawberry, an admitted tax cheat and a convicted felon, is now allowed to write a check and get himself out of jail. This is what you do in games. Strawberry has always had good luck with those. U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker did everything except ask Strawberry for an autograph when it was all over at the U.S. Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y., on Monday.
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November 11, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chief judge of New York state, facing charges he blackmailed his former lover, resigned from the bench Tuesday shortly after a federal magistrate ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and be held under private guard in home detention as part of a bail agreement. The case not only has caused deep shock within New York's justice system.
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September 10, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labeling the case "bizarre and aberrational," a federal judge Thursday sentenced Sol Wachtler, the former chief judge of New York state, to 15 months in prison for terrorizing his former lover and her teen-age daughter. Wachtler, 63, a pillar of Republican politics who had been regarded as a potentially strong challenger to Gov. Mario M. Cuomo in next year's gubernatorial election, resigned from the bench in November when the charges were brought.
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September 12, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Three days after the selection of a new Miss America by judges in Atlantic City, one of the pageant's most prominent alumnae, who once served as a role model for millions of women, will go before a jury of her peers. The high-profile federal court trial of Bess Myerson, who was crowned Miss America in 1945, on charges that she tried to fix her millionaire boyfriend's bitterly contested divorce case begins Wednesday.
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June 21, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Teamsters Union President William McCarthy "furthered an act of racketeering" when he awarded $3.8 million in union printing business to a firm owned by his son-in-law, a federal judge in New York ruled in an opinion released Thursday. U.S. District Judge David Edelstein, who signed the 1989 consent decree that put the Teamsters under federal supervision, upheld the findings of a report made in February by the union's court-appointed administrator, Frederick Lacey.
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March 2, 1989
A judge hit with an "avalanche of hate mail" sentenced a teen-ager to 16 weekends in jail for setting a fire that gutted a New York synagogue while about 100 demonstrators protested outside the courthouse that the ruling was too lenient. State Supreme Court Justice Thaddeus Owens sentenced Louis Franceschi, 16, to 16 weekends in jail, 200 hours of community service and five years' probation.
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August 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
The state's chief judge announced a package of reforms for divorce lawyers Monday, including a ban on sex between lawyers and clients and an end to the practice of billing clients for time spent discussing fees. The statewide rules issued by Chief Judge Judith Kaye are aimed at speeding up court procedures and preventing lawyers from taking advantage of clients.
SPORTS
April 26, 1995 | MIKE LUPICA, NEWSDAY
Darryl Strawberry, an admitted tax cheat and a convicted felon, is now allowed to write a check and get himself out of jail. This is what you do in games. Strawberry has always had good luck with those. U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker did everything except ask Strawberry for an autograph when it was all over at the U.S. Courthouse in White Plains, N.Y., on Monday.
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February 2, 1993 | The Washington Post
Sol Wachtler, former chief judge of New York's highest court, was indicted Monday on five counts of extortion, mailing threatening communications and making false statements to a government agency in connection with his alleged harassment of New York socialite Joy Silverman. Wachtler, 62, was arrested almost two months ago after allegedly stalking and attempting to blackmail Silverman, his former mistress, after their affair broke up.
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August 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
The state's chief judge announced a package of reforms for divorce lawyers Monday, including a ban on sex between lawyers and clients and an end to the practice of billing clients for time spent discussing fees. The statewide rules issued by Chief Judge Judith Kaye are aimed at speeding up court procedures and preventing lawyers from taking advantage of clients.
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April 1, 1993 | Associated Press
The former chief judge of New York state pleaded guilty Wednesday to threatening to kidnap his former lover's daughter, and admitted harassing them for more than a year. Sol Wachtler, 62, entered his plea in U.S. District Court two months before his scheduled trial in a case that ended his legal career. Wachtler pleaded guilty to mail harassment. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a five-count indictment against him. He faces up to five years in prison.
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February 23, 1993 | Associated Press
Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Monday nominated state Court of Appeals Judge Judith S. Kaye to become New York's first woman chief judge. If confirmed, Kaye would lead the seven-member Court of Appeals, New York's top tribunal. The former chief judge, Sol Wachtler, resigned in November and has been charged with harassing an ex-girlfriend and threatened to kidnap her teen-age daughter. He pleaded not guilty last week, and his lawyer said he will mount an insanity defense.
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February 2, 1993 | The Washington Post
Sol Wachtler, former chief judge of New York's highest court, was indicted Monday on five counts of extortion, mailing threatening communications and making false statements to a government agency in connection with his alleged harassment of New York socialite Joy Silverman. Wachtler, 62, was arrested almost two months ago after allegedly stalking and attempting to blackmail Silverman, his former mistress, after their affair broke up.
NEWS
November 11, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chief judge of New York state, facing charges he blackmailed his former lover, resigned from the bench Tuesday shortly after a federal magistrate ordered him to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and be held under private guard in home detention as part of a bail agreement. The case not only has caused deep shock within New York's justice system.
NEWS
November 10, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A crisis in New York State's highest court continued Monday as the chief judge, charged with making threats against his ex-lover, refused to step down and the six associate judges of the Court of Appeals, following an emergency meeting, declined to remove him. At issue is the future of a once-respected jurist caught up in a web of power, obsession and politics.
NEWS
September 10, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labeling the case "bizarre and aberrational," a federal judge Thursday sentenced Sol Wachtler, the former chief judge of New York state, to 15 months in prison for terrorizing his former lover and her teen-age daughter. Wachtler, 63, a pillar of Republican politics who had been regarded as a potentially strong challenger to Gov. Mario M. Cuomo in next year's gubernatorial election, resigned from the bench in November when the charges were brought.
NEWS
February 23, 1993 | Associated Press
Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Monday nominated state Court of Appeals Judge Judith S. Kaye to become New York's first woman chief judge. If confirmed, Kaye would lead the seven-member Court of Appeals, New York's top tribunal. The former chief judge, Sol Wachtler, resigned in November and has been charged with harassing an ex-girlfriend and threatened to kidnap her teen-age daughter. He pleaded not guilty last week, and his lawyer said he will mount an insanity defense.
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November 8, 1992 | Associated Press
The chief judge of the state's highest court was arrested Saturday for allegedly threatening a former girlfriend and her daughter in an extortion scheme, authorities said. Judge Sol Wachtler was arrested by FBI agents and placed under guard in a hospital psychiatric ward pending a hearing Tuesday, U.S. Atty. Michael Chertoff told reporters.
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June 21, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Teamsters Union President William McCarthy "furthered an act of racketeering" when he awarded $3.8 million in union printing business to a firm owned by his son-in-law, a federal judge in New York ruled in an opinion released Thursday. U.S. District Judge David Edelstein, who signed the 1989 consent decree that put the Teamsters under federal supervision, upheld the findings of a report made in February by the union's court-appointed administrator, Frederick Lacey.
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