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May 11, 1989
The special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, Lawrence G. Lawler, announced at a press conference Wednesday that two armed and dangerous people involved in five bank holdup attempts over the last year are believed to be at large in Southern California. They are Ralph Steven Gambin, 42, and Julieta Flores Marquez, 46, a disbarred San Antonio, Tex., attorney. Gambin, who used disguises, bomb threats and hostages during the robbery attempts, unsuccessfully attempted to hold up a Security Pacific Bank branch in Torrance on May 5, Lawler said.
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March 26, 1997
Lawrence G. (Larry) Lawler, 56, former special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lawler, who grew up in Oakland, studied mathematics at San Francisco State. He began his career as an Oakland police officer and in 1965 was named special agent in charge of the FBI there. He also served the FBI in El Paso and Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, Wash., and was special agent in charge of FBI units in Jacksonville, Fla., Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
A top-ranking FBI official in Minneapolis with a reputation as a "street agent's boss" has been selected to replace Richard T. Bretzing as head of the FBI's 450-agent Los Angeles office, FBI officials announced Friday. Lawrence G. Lawler, 47, now head of the FBI's 100-agent Minneapolis office, will take over the job in July when Bretzing, a Mormon bishop, retires to become world security chief for the Mormon Church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Larry Lawler arrived from Minneapolis in April, 1988, to take over the FBI's Los Angeles office, he found the nation's third largest bureau battered by an espionage scandal, discrimination allegations and agents despondent over low pay. "Morale was pretty low," Lawler said in an interview last week in his office in the Federal Building in Westwood. What's more, things got worse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1988 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
Shortly after learning he was going to be the new head of the FBI in Los Angeles, Lawrence G. Lawler made a phone call to talk about the growing drug problem posed by the city's gangs. Lawler, head of the FBI's Minneapolis office for three years, had begun to see Los Angeles-based Crips and Bloods selling the cocaine derivative known as "crack" in the black community of St. Paul in Minnesota.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A branch sales manager for Crocker National Bank, an employee for more than three years, is accused of drawing a check for $640.81 from the account of a customer and using the money to pay off her monthly credit card bill at Nordstrom department stores. A loan officer at Union Bank allegedly collected $36,860 worth of manufacturer's rebate checks bound for automobile buyers at the bank, endorsed them to himself and took the proceeds to Las Vegas. In Southern California, where typical bank fraud cases run into the tens of millions of dollars, they are the kinds of cases that might normally go unprosecuted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1991 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Larry Lawler arrived from Minneapolis in April, 1988, to take over the FBI's Los Angeles office, he found the nation's third largest bureau battered by an espionage scandal, discrimination allegations and agents despondent over low pay. "Morale was pretty low," Lawler said in an interview last week in his office in the Federal Building in Westwood. What's more, things got worse.
NEWS
March 26, 1997
Lawrence G. (Larry) Lawler, 56, former special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Lawler, who grew up in Oakland, studied mathematics at San Francisco State. He began his career as an Oakland police officer and in 1965 was named special agent in charge of the FBI there. He also served the FBI in El Paso and Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, Wash., and was special agent in charge of FBI units in Jacksonville, Fla., Minneapolis and Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1991
A 41-year-old Goleta man was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday in connection with the robbery of a bank last spring, the FBI reported. James Wade Chappell, who was arrested in Alaska on unrelated charges in January, is charged with robbing Wells Fargo Bank in Goleta on May 24, Lawrence G. Lawler, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI, said in a prepared statement. If convicted on that charge, Chappell could face up to 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1990 | MACK REED
A federal grand jury has indicted an Oxnard man in connection with two Ventura County bank robberies in December. Andrew Anaya Carrillo, 22, was indicted on two counts of bank robbery by the grand jury in U.S. District Court on Los Angeles, said Lawrence G. Lawler, special agent in charge of the FBI in Los Angeles. Carrillo is accused of robbing the Bank of America branch at 2345 Borchard Road in Newbury Park on Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A branch sales manager for Crocker National Bank, an employee for more than three years, is accused of drawing a check for $640.81 from the account of a customer and using the money to pay off her monthly credit card bill at Nordstrom department stores. A loan officer at Union Bank allegedly collected $36,860 worth of manufacturer's rebate checks bound for automobile buyers at the bank, endorsed them to himself and took the proceeds to Las Vegas. In Southern California, where typical bank fraud cases run into the tens of millions of dollars, they are the kinds of cases that might normally go unprosecuted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1989
The special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, Lawrence G. Lawler, announced at a press conference Wednesday that two armed and dangerous people involved in five bank holdup attempts over the last year are believed to be at large in Southern California. They are Ralph Steven Gambin, 42, and Julieta Flores Marquez, 46, a disbarred San Antonio, Tex., attorney. Gambin, who used disguises, bomb threats and hostages during the robbery attempts, unsuccessfully attempted to hold up a Security Pacific Bank branch in Torrance on May 5, Lawler said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1988 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
Shortly after learning he was going to be the new head of the FBI in Los Angeles, Lawrence G. Lawler made a phone call to talk about the growing drug problem posed by the city's gangs. Lawler, head of the FBI's Minneapolis office for three years, had begun to see Los Angeles-based Crips and Bloods selling the cocaine derivative known as "crack" in the black community of St. Paul in Minnesota.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
A top-ranking FBI official in Minneapolis with a reputation as a "street agent's boss" has been selected to replace Richard T. Bretzing as head of the FBI's 450-agent Los Angeles office, FBI officials announced Friday. Lawrence G. Lawler, 47, now head of the FBI's 100-agent Minneapolis office, will take over the job in July when Bretzing, a Mormon bishop, retires to become world security chief for the Mormon Church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1990 | CAROL WATSON
A 25-year-old Oxnard man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a Port Hueneme bank, police said. Antonio Perez is suspected of taking an undisclosed amount of money from Imperial Savings at 2671 N. Ventura Road on April 27, said Martha Watson, a dispatcher for the Port Hueneme Police Department. Police identified Perez through photos taken by bank cameras during the robbery, Watson said. An arrest warrant was issued last Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1990
A Michigan man has been arrested at a Sherman Oaks hotel after sending more than 200 threatening letters to actress Stephanie Zimbalist, daughter of Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and star of the television series Remington Steele, the FBI said Monday. Arrested for investigation of mailing threatening communications was Michael Lawrence Shields, 43, of Plymouth, Mich.
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