June 24, 1992 |
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.
July 1, 1992 |
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.
December 18, 1993 |
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.
May 28, 1992 |
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."
November 11, 1992 |
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 |
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.