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December 12, 1986 | Associated Press
The key Iranian and Saudi Arabian middlemen in the sale of U.S. arms to Iran said in television interviews Thursday that ousted White House aide Lt. Col. Oliver L. North controlled the Swiss accounts into which as much as $35 million was deposited in payment for U.S. weapons sent to Iran.
January 13, 1989 | United Press International
Federal Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, blaming Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh's certification of the potential damage of disclosing national security secrets at trial, today dismissed the two central Iran-Contra charges against Oliver L. North. In his bench ruling, Gesell said he had "no factual basis for contesting" the Administration's decision to bar independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh from using classified documents to pursue the charges.
April 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Charlotte, N. C., dismissed perjury charges against PTL pastor Samuel Johnson, saying the government's case against Jim Bakker's spiritual successor was circumstantial. The decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Potter made Johnson, 50, the first of five PTL defendants to emerge from court a free man. Potter acted on a defense motion to dismiss the case after the government presented only four witnesses and rested its case.
December 23, 1992 | JOSH MEYER
Los Angeles city prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a North Hollywood woman they say had a blood-alcohol level nearly six times the level at which drivers are declared legally drunk when her Cadillac crashed into a utility pole. Jacqueline Freeman Ross, 41, was charged in a criminal complaint Monday with one count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit 0.08%. She is to be arraigned Monday in Van Nuys Municipal Court.
July 14, 1995 | TIM MAY
The owner and president of the North Hills-based I & Joy Bagels chain have been charged with more than 20 felony counts each of illegal dumping of hazardous wastes in connection with a metal-plating firm they once ran, the Los Angeles city attorney's office said Thursday.
May 5, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A North Hills man who wants businesses to pay for excessive use of police resources is generating some interest from police. Dex Morris, co-founder of AARMED (Americans Against Robbery and Murder through Education and Defense), is pushing for the City Council to adopt his plan that penalizes businesses that attract crime. "It's a win-win situation," Morris said Tuesday. "You either charge them for sending police out or they clean up the crime around the business.
January 6, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writers
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, facing intelligence agency objections to his use of highly classified information, moved Thursday to drop the two central charges of conspiracy and theft against Oliver L. North in the Iran-Contra case.
December 21, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Libyan troops backed by bombers and tanks and other armored vehicles launched a new attack Saturday in the Tibesti region of northern Chad in an attempt to crush Chadian forces resisting Libya's three-year occupation of the region, government radio said. "Intensive and especially destructive shelling is taking place by land and air in the entire zone of Bardai, Wour and Zouar," said a statement read over the radio by the military forces of President Hissen Habre. It said the attack began at 6 a.
September 25, 2009 | Reuters
Two men charged in North Carolina last month with plotting terrorist attacks overseas also planned to strike a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., authorities said Thursday. The two were among seven suspects arrested in July on accusations that they conspired to provide material support to terrorists and conspired to murder, kidnap, maim and injure people overseas. A new indictment unveiled Thursday charged Daniel Patrick Boyd, the group's alleged ringleader, and Hysen Sherifi "with conspiring to murder U.S. military personnel" in connection with the planned assault on the Marine Corps base, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh said in a statement.
December 21, 1996
Four suspects in an alleged extortion attempt against a Glendale merchant, which turned into a bloody shootout and left two dead, were charged with murder Friday. The suspects, who were arrested shortly after the shooting late Tuesday at the Mirage Clothing & Shoes store on Glendale Avenue, also face charges of attempted murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
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