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September 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Florida sheriff's department that took part in a seven-year money-laundering inquiry received half of the $50 million seized from a marijuana smuggler--the largest single currency seizure made by U.S. Customs--and it was the "culmination of several years of hard work on [the] part of Customs and Monroe County Sheriff's Office," Customs Commissioner Ray Kelly said in Miami.
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September 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Florida sheriff's department that took part in a seven-year money-laundering inquiry received half of the $50 million seized from a marijuana smuggler--the largest single currency seizure made by U.S. Customs--and it was the "culmination of several years of hard work on [the] part of Customs and Monroe County Sheriff's Office," Customs Commissioner Ray Kelly said in Miami.
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October 6, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Todd (Too Short) Shaw--the latest sexually explicit rapper to be drawn into the growing national debate over obscenity in pop music--makes no bones about what he does for a living. "There's a lot of money in rapping dirty," he says. "We're running a business here. I give my fans what they want."
NATIONAL
April 7, 2004 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
Four months after California repealed a law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has thrown his support behind a bill that would let the estimated 400,000 foreigners illegally working in this state to get licenses following background checks. "We shouldn't allow them to come into the country to begin with, but once they're here, what do you do?" the president's brother said Monday. "Do you basically say they are lepers to society? That they don't exist?"
NEWS
April 3, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proponents of a leaner county government are chanting the mantra of privatization, contending that the competitive forces of the marketplace can drive down costs of county services and ensure efficiency. Ever since the county's plunge into bankruptcy, much of the buzz on long-term recovery has focused on shrinking government by turning over a variety of county services to private industry. The county already contracts out $954 million in jobs a year.
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August 12, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
An offer by Panorama City apartment owners to raise money to pay for increased police patrols in their crime-ridden neighborhood received a lukewarm reception Friday from members of the Los Angeles City Council, but officials in other major cities have encouraged such "rent-a-cop" arrangements. Several key Los Angeles council members said Friday that the proposed arrangement would set a dangerous precedent that would allow affluent neighborhoods to get better police protection than poorer areas.
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