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September 9, 1989
Pomona surgeon Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, who is accused of masterminding an attack on ex-wife Aissa Wayne, won access Friday to the original tape of a police interview with one of his chief accusers. Gionis claims the tape contains a suspicious 90-second "gap." Attorneys for Gionis persuaded Superior Court Judge Myron S. Brown in Santa Ana to let them inspect the tape to ensure the "integrity" of the recording of the police interview June 10 with O.
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August 22, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A private investigator was sentenced to four years in state prison Friday for his role as the middleman who hired thugs to beat up Aissa Wayne, daughter of John Wayne, and her then-boyfriend. Oded Daniel Gal, 35, pleaded guilty in June to hiring the two men who attacked Wayne and developer Roger Luby at Luby's Newport Beach home on Oct. 3, 1988. Luby was pistol-whipped and Wayne's head was slammed against the concrete floor.
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October 3, 1989
Charging that she was the victim of terror and intimidation, Aissa Wayne on Monday sued a Los Angeles private detective and two men who allegedly attacked her and a companion in Newport Beach last fall in connection with Wayne's attempts to get custody of her daughter. Wayne, the daughter of film legend John Wayne, also is suing ex-husband Thomas Gionis, the Pomona surgeon who allegedly orchestrated the attack.
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June 16, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Century City private investigator pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an assault on Aissa Wayne, daughter of John Wayne, and her then-boyfriend. Oded Daniel Gal, 35, entered the plea as jury selection was about to begin in his trial for the Oct. 3, 1988, attack on Wayne and developer Roger Luby at Luby's Newport Beach home. Gal pleaded guilty to four felony counts--conspiracy to commit assault, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of false imprisonment.
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May 2, 1991 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
O. Daniel Gal, the private investigator who has admitted to police that he played a role in the attack on John Wayne's daughter and her former boyfriend, was ordered to stand trial Wednesday after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Gal claims that prosecutors reneged on a promise to reduce the charges against him if he cooperated with them in their case against Aissa Wayne's former husband, Dr. Thomas A. Gionis.
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October 28, 1989 | JERRY HICKS
A Superior Court judge Friday rejected arguments that John Wayne's name is so legendary in Orange County that the men accused of assaulting his daughter and her boyfriend could not get a fair trial here. "Everybody in the U.S. knows John Wayne," said Judge Leonard H. McBride. "A celebrity's notoriety is not necessarily carried over to his offspring." The change-of-venue motion was made by lawyers for Thomas A.
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July 1, 1989 | KEVIN O'LEARY, Times Staff Writer
A Beverly Hills private detective suspected of directing last fall's attack on Aissa Wayne and her financier boyfriend was arraigned Friday in Orange County Harbor Municipal Court on charges of conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon. O. Daniel Gal, 32, who has agreed to help authorities in their prosecution of Pomona orthopedic surgeon Thomas A. Gionis, was arrested by police in Switzerland on an arrest warrant in April.
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April 8, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
A judge Friday ordered Pomona physician Thomas A. Gionis held without bail pending his criminal trial for allegedly ordering an attack on his ex-wife, Aissa Wayne, and her boyfriend, millionaire financier Roger Luby. Harbor Municipal Judge Russell A. Bostrom ruled that Gionis, 35, an orthopedic surgeon, poses a danger of flight and a threat to Wayne, 32, daughter of the late actor John Wayne, if released.
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March 20, 1989 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
A suspect in the brutal assault last October of Aissa Wayne, daughter of the late actor John Wayne, and her financier boyfriend, Roger Luby, has been arrested, it was learned Sunday. Orange County Jail records showed that Jerrel L. Hintergardt, 37, was arrested Friday by Newport Beach police for investigation of criminal conspiracy, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a person with a firearm, and force or violence on a witness.
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January 17, 1991 | JERRY HICKS
O. Daniel Gal, the private investigator who admits he hired two henchman to assault John Wayne's daughter and her boyfriend in Newport Beach two years ago, is asking the court to make prosecutors live up to a plea-bargain that would give him a light sentence. Gal claims prosecutors agreed to negotiate a plea to a misdemeanor charge in exchange for his testimony against Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, who is the ex-husband of Aissa Wayne, the late actor's daughter. But Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher J.
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May 2, 1991 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
O. Daniel Gal, the private investigator who has admitted to police that he played a role in the attack on John Wayne's daughter and her former boyfriend, was ordered to stand trial Wednesday after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Gal claims that prosecutors reneged on a promise to reduce the charges against him if he cooperated with them in their case against Aissa Wayne's former husband, Dr. Thomas A. Gionis.
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January 17, 1991 | JERRY HICKS
O. Daniel Gal, the private investigator who admits he hired two henchman to assault John Wayne's daughter and her boyfriend in Newport Beach two years ago, is asking the court to make prosecutors live up to a plea-bargain that would give him a light sentence. Gal claims prosecutors agreed to negotiate a plea to a misdemeanor charge in exchange for his testimony against Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, who is the ex-husband of Aissa Wayne, the late actor's daughter. But Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher J.
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December 21, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
A mistrial was declared Thursday in the case of Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, a physician charged with ordering an assault on his ex-wife, the daughter of the late actor John Wayne. Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher J. Evans said that because nine of the 12 jurors voted for conviction, he intends to prosecute Gionis again. "It shows I am still innocent," Gionis said after the deadlock.
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December 21, 1990 | JERRY HICKS and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A mistrial was declared Thursday when Superior Court jurors could not decide if Dr. Thomas A. Gionis ordered the assault on his ex-wife--daughter of the late actor John Wayne--and her Newport Beach boyfriend during a bitter child custody battle in 1988. Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher J. Evans said afterward that with nine of the 12 jurors having voted to convict Gionis of conspiracy, he intends to prosecute the Pomona orthopedic surgeon again on the eight felony counts related to the assault.
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December 13, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers in the trial of Dr. Thomas A. Gionis delivered their closing arguments Wednesday, differing sharply about the importance of defense evidence that the doctor was with a client at a time when the prosecution contends that he was on the phone ordering the assault of his ex-wife, Aissa Wayne. The three-week trial has been filled with dramatic testimony about the attack on Wayne, the 34-year-old daughter of the late actor John Wayne.
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December 7, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the men involved in the attack on John Wayne's daughter and her then-boyfriend two years ago testified Thursday that he did not know that his partner was going to use a knife on Luby and smash Aissa Wayne's face into a concrete floor. "We were only supposed to go in there and scare her," Jeffrey K. Bouey said. "Our plan did not call for any violence." He was the final key witness for the prosecution at the trial of Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, 37, accused of ordering the Oct.
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December 21, 1990 | JERRY HICKS and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A mistrial was declared Thursday when Superior Court jurors could not decide if Dr. Thomas A. Gionis ordered the assault on his ex-wife--daughter of the late actor John Wayne--and her Newport Beach boyfriend during a bitter child custody battle in 1988. Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher J. Evans said afterward that with nine of the 12 jurors having voted to convict Gionis of conspiracy, he intends to prosecute the Pomona orthopedic surgeon again on the eight felony counts related to the assault.
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April 8, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
A private investigator suspected of directing an attack last year on Aissa Wayne and a companion called Dr. Thomas A. Gionis four times about 7 minutes after the assault to report that it had been "accomplished," according to a criminal complaint released Friday. The disclosure came as a judge ordered Gionis, a wealthy Pomona surgeon, held without bail pending his trial on charges of ordering the Oct. 3 attack on Wayne, 32, daughter of the late actor John Wayne, and financier Roger W. Luby, 52, at Luby's $3-million Newport Beach estate.
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November 19, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Dr. Thomas A. Gionis goes on trial this week accused of ordering the 1988 attack on his ex-wife, Aissa Wayne, and her former boyfriend, the dramatic backdrop for the jury will be the couple's bitter custody battle over their 2-year-old daughter. But the most controversial prosecution evidence could be a few sheets of paper--the kind almost everyone gets in the mail each month from his or her telephone company.
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