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August 21, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for a former California coastal commissioner convicted of extortion asked a federal judge Friday for mercy because their client, they say, has suffered to an "unconscionable degree" and his life is in disarray. In seeking a lighter sentence for Mark L.
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February 5, 2000 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dispute over an unpaid debt has returned legal attention to the largest political corruption scandal in recent California history. Federal probation officials are trying to put former state Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson, who pleaded guilty to racketeering and tax evasion in 1993, back behind bars if he doesn't repay a developer from whom he extorted money. Nathanson, 60, was released from prison almost three years ago after a federal judge cut his sentence by about 12 months.
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November 12, 1993
Former California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson entered the low-security federal prison camp at Dublin, Calif., this week to begin a four-year, nine-month sentence for using his office to extort payments from Hollywood celebrities and others. The camp, east of Oakland, has neither walls nor fences--one of a number of federal facilities for nonviolent offenders who are not considered flight risks.
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February 23, 1994 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former state Sen. Alan Robbins, now serving the remainder of a federal prison term in a Hollywood halfway house, has reached an agreement with a state ethics watchdog panel to pay $15,000 in fines for failing to accurately report his income. Officials with the state Fair Political Practices Commission said Robbins will pay maximum penalties for concealing money he gleaned from an extortion scheme that landed the former Van Nuys Democratic lawmaker in prison in 1992.
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June 24, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
U. S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton on Tuesday set Feb. 10 for the start of former California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson's political corruption trial. A federal grand jury indicted Nathanson last month on eight felony counts of extortion, racketeering, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and income tax evasion. The indictment alleged that Nathanson, a Beverly Hills real estate broker, extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars from people seeking permits from the commission.
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July 1, 1992 | From Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner has halted his criminal investigation into whether former California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson violated state conflict-of-interest laws, Reiner's office said Tuesday. The decision was prompted by a request from U.S. Atty. George L. O'Connell, who is prosecuting Nathanson on unrelated charges of federal political corruption. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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December 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Fair Political Practices Commission has accused former Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson of violating the state Political Reform Act for failing to report a series of bribes on annual economic statements he was required to file as a commissioner. Nathanson is serving a 4-year, 9-month sentence in the federal prison camp at Dublin after pleading guilty to racketeering and tax evasion charges stemming from his abuse of the appointed post.
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May 28, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight felony counts alleging that he used his office to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from people seeking coastal development permits. Outside the courthouse after his brief arraignment in federal court, Nathanson told reporters: "I came up to Sacramento to plead not guilty because I am not guilty, and I will prove that in court when we have our trial."
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November 11, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge Tuesday threw out one of eight felony counts against ex-Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson and agreed to delay his political corruption trial until mid-April. Responding to a series of defense motions, U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton ruled that Nathanson had not violated federal law when he failed to reveal the source of $106,000 on his 1988 federal income tax returns.
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December 2, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered former Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson to wear a 24-hour-a-day electronic tracking device on his ankle to prevent him from fleeing while he awaits trial on political corruption and tax evasion charges. In taking the unusual step, Judge Lawrence K. Karlton called the politically well-connected Nathanson "a scofflaw" for failing to phone the court each Wednesday morning--one of the conditions of his release on bail.
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December 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Fair Political Practices Commission has accused former Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson of violating the state Political Reform Act for failing to report a series of bribes on annual economic statements he was required to file as a commissioner. Nathanson is serving a 4-year, 9-month sentence in the federal prison camp at Dublin after pleading guilty to racketeering and tax evasion charges stemming from his abuse of the appointed post.
NEWS
November 12, 1993
Former California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson entered the low-security federal prison camp at Dublin, Calif., this week to begin a four-year, nine-month sentence for using his office to extort payments from Hollywood celebrities and others. The camp, east of Oakland, has neither walls nor fences--one of a number of federal facilities for nonviolent offenders who are not considered flight risks.
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August 25, 1993 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison Tuesday--six months less than the maximum--for using his appointed state office for personal gain. A contrite Nathanson took responsibility for his conduct but asked U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton for the lowest possible sentence under federal sentencing guidelines, saying that his life was now in ruins, having lost his wife, family and business investments.
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August 21, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for a former California coastal commissioner convicted of extortion asked a federal judge Friday for mercy because their client, they say, has suffered to an "unconscionable degree" and his life is in disarray. In seeking a lighter sentence for Mark L.
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June 10, 1993 | PAUL JACOBS and DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he used his public office to extort payments from Hollywood celebrities and others seeking permits to build along the coast, the U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday.
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December 2, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered former Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson to wear a 24-hour-a-day electronic tracking device on his ankle to prevent him from fleeing while he awaits trial on political corruption and tax evasion charges. In taking the unusual step, Judge Lawrence K. Karlton called the politically well-connected Nathanson "a scofflaw" for failing to phone the court each Wednesday morning--one of the conditions of his release on bail.
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November 20, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the same time that the FBI raided the home of Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) last week, federal agents searched the Beverly Hills home of California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson and seized financial and personal documents, his attorney said Monday. In conducting the second raid, federal authorities confirmed that they were adding Nathanson to the list of public officials being investigated as part of a widening probe of political corruption.
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June 27, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE and PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
FBI agents searching the home of California Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson two years ago seized records of Nathanson's fund raising for Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and other politicians, according to a court document unsealed this week. Although Nathanson was recently indicted on extortion and racketeering charges, the Democratic Speaker has not been implicated in those allegations, according to federal prosecutors. The court document, an affidavit by FBI Special Agent James J.
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November 11, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge Tuesday threw out one of eight felony counts against ex-Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson and agreed to delay his political corruption trial until mid-April. Responding to a series of defense motions, U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton ruled that Nathanson had not violated federal law when he failed to reveal the source of $106,000 on his 1988 federal income tax returns.
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October 16, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury Thursday filed new corruption charges against former Coastal Commissioner Mark L. Nathanson, alleging that he demanded an illegal $200,000 payment from Hollywood producer-director Blake Edwards and $400,000 from three others. The new allegations expand on an indictment in May when Nathanson was charged with attempting to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from a number of Hollywood figures, including actor Sylvester Stallone, former Fox Inc.
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