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September 23, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County prosecutors filed felony charges Monday against an El Segundo man who allegedly offered to kill Kobe Bryant's accuser for $3 million. Patrick Graber, 31, was charged with one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of solicitation to dissuade a witness. He appeared at the airport branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday afternoon, but his arraignment was postponed until Sept. 29. Judge Paula A. Mabrey set bail at $1 million.
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September 11, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Ventura County prosecutors were prevented Tuesday for the third time from charging a former Oaks Christian Middle School principal with child molestation because he remains jailed in Los Angeles County on similar allegations. Jonathan Andreas, 36, of Thousand Oaks was to be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on 15 counts of lewd conduct with a child for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old female student at the school in Westlake Village.
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July 7, 1998
An architecture student who spent a week in jail because authorities mistakenly believed he failed to pay a $100 loitering fine had his case dismissed Monday, his attorney said. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office dropped its case against Daniel Sneed, 22, "in the interests of justice," after Sneed produced canceled checks at Downey Municipal Court to prove he had paid the fine, attorney Duane R. Folke said.
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April 15, 2012 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Responding to incidents of violence against transgender arrestees, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to open a segregated lockup for biologically male and female suspects who identify themselves as members of the opposite sex, officials said. By early May, a 24-bed transgender module will open at the LAPD women's jail downtown, the first such police lockup in the nation, according to Capt. Dave Lindsay, the jail division commander. "This is a major change," Lindsay said.
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May 5, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
Weeks before Raul Tinajero, the state's star witness in a murder case, was strangled in the Los Angeles County Jail, he told his mother that he feared for his life. "Mom, I'm afraid," he told her tearfully in a phone call from the Men's Central Jail. "They are going to kill me, Mom, cause I went to court." Silvia Tinajero said she told him not to be scared, to trust in God and to always tell the truth.
NEWS
June 17, 1997
A Los Angeles Times series detailing public safety risks and poor management within the swollen Los Angeles County jail system has won the American Bar Assn.'s prestigious Silver Gavel Award, the association has announced. The award, which honors exemplary reporting on the law and the American legal system, was presented this year to seven honorees in five categories. The Times was among two recipients in the newspaper category, the other being the Jackson, Miss., Clarion-Ledger.
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November 1, 1986 | THOMAS OMESTAD, Times Staff Writer
A Valencia doctor and his midwife employee were arrested Friday on suspicion of causing the deaths of five newborn infants when they provided midwife deliveries for high-risk pregnancies requiring hospitalization, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Dr. Milos Klvana, 46, and midwife Dolores Doyle, 32, of Pomona operated medical clinics in Valencia, San Fernando, Temple City and Montebello, said sheriff's spokesman Chris Robbins.
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November 23, 1986
Five people were arrested in a drug raid in Pacoima in which detectives confiscated about $4,000 worth of rock cocaine and $4,000 worth of allegedly stolen property, Los Angeles County sheriff's officers said. Arrested Friday at their home in the 13400 block of Desmond Street were Adonis Jenkins, 53, his son Arthur Jenkins, 28, and Robin Johnson, 28, according to Sgt. Bob Wachsmuth of the sheriff's narcotics bureau.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1988 | JAMES S. GRANELLI
A man who ran an Anaheim firm that subleased automobiles without the consent of the owners has been sentenced to 123 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and three years' probation for his June misdemeanor convictions on tax evasion and business code violations. Eustace T. Strickland, 53, of Los Angeles was also fined $2,000 and ordered to stop subleasing autos and to stop repossessing or brokering cars without a license, said Lauren S. Arky, a deputy Los Angeles city attorney.
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December 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
After more than two and a half years on the run, a Pomona man is expected to face charges for a 2011 fatal drive-by shooting, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Ruben Vargas, 37, is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 14 on a murder charge in the 2011 shooting death of Lina Romero , 31. Pomona police say Vargas and 27-year-old Andrew Alvarez drove by a home in the 600 block of Illinois Street and unleashed a barrage of gunfire into a home, hitting Romero, who was inside. She died about a month later in the hospital, turning the case into a homicide.
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