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May 1, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Israeli beauty queen who was at the center of several sensational Orange County legal fights with her ex-husband has won her latest courtroom battle against arson charges. A Municipal Court judge in Palm Springs on Friday threw out felony charges that Orly Lapin, 33, burned down her house in 1987 in an insurance scam. A prosecutor blamed the dismissal on legal obstacles to the use of key evidence in the case.
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May 1, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Israeli beauty queen who was at the center of several sensational Orange County legal fights with her ex-husband has won her latest courtroom battle against arson charges. A Municipal Court judge in Palm Springs on Friday threw out felony charges that Orly Lapin, 33, burned down her house in 1987 in an insurance scam. A prosecutor blamed the dismissal on legal obstacles to the use of key evidence in the case.
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August 26, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Orly Lapin testified Thursday that she went into hiding with her two children last year because she believed that the judicial system would not protect her daughter from molestation by her ex-husband, Santa Ana surgeon Ron Lapin. "I had absolutely no choice but protect my children," said the 31-year-old actress, who speaks with a strong Israeli accent. "It was an emergency."
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September 28, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Four weeks after her acquittal on charges of kidnaping her son and daughter, former Israeli beauty queen Orly Lapin suffered a temporary setback Tuesday in her bid to have restrictions eased on visits with the children. The ex-wife of "bloodless surgeon" Ron Lapin was was back in Superior Court in Santa Ana to begin waging a fight for custody of the children.
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August 30, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
The judge in the Orly Lapin child kidnap case, accused by the defense of wearing "blinders," ruled Monday that prosecutors did not adversely affect her defense by withholding negative information about her ex-husband, Santa Ana surgeon Ron Lapin. After testimony in the three-week trial ended Monday in a Santa Ana courtroom, Superior Court Judge David H. Brickner denied a defense request that charges be dismissed.
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August 25, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for a Santa Ana surgeon's ex-wife cried "cover-up" Wednesday when it was learned that prosecutors in her trial on charges of kidnaping her children from her ex-husband had known for months of suspicions regarding his sexual conduct with one of the children. Orly Lapin claims that she took the two children, a boy who was a year old at the time and a girl who was 3, from Dr. Ron Lapin, who had legal custody, because she believed that he was sexually molesting the 3-year-old.
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September 28, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Four weeks after her acquittal on charges of kidnaping her son and daughter, former Israeli beauty queen Orly Lapin suffered a temporary setback Tuesday in her bid to have restrictions eased on visits with the children. The ex-wife of "bloodless surgeon" Ron Lapin was was back in Superior Court in Santa Ana to begin waging a fight for custody of the children.
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September 1, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court jury Wednesday began deliberations in the Orly Lapin child kidnap trial. Orly Lapin, a 32-year-old Israeli actress, claims that in July, 1987, she took her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son from her ex-husband, Santa Ana surgeon Ron Lapin, because he had been molesting the little girl. But the prosecutor claimed her molestation story was only a ploy and that she really took the children to try to force a reconciliation with the doctor.
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December 2, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Ron Lapin won continued custody of his two young children Thursday, closing out the latest tumultuous chapter in the ongoing saga of the "bloodless surgeon" and his third ex-wife. In refusing Orly Lapin's demands for custody of her 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter, Superior Court Judge Theodore E. Millard found the former Israeli beauty queen's accusations of rape, child molesting and drug abuse against her former husband to be largely fabricated.
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August 18, 1988 | RAY PEREZ, Times Staff Writer
A well-known Santa Ana surgeon testified Tuesday that he told his former wife, who is on trial for kidnaping their two children, that he was sexually involved with their daughter only to "bait" her after her accusations against him were published in the Israeli news media. Dr. Ron Lapin explained that he made the remark to his former wife, actress Orly Lapin, because she "had opened warfare" against him when, he said, she falsely told the news media that he molested their daughter.
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August 30, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
The judge in the Orly Lapin child kidnap case, accused by the defense of wearing "blinders," ruled Monday that prosecutors did not adversely affect her defense by withholding negative information about her ex-husband, Santa Ana surgeon Ron Lapin. After testimony in the three-week trial ended Monday in a Santa Ana courtroom, Superior Court Judge David H. Brickner denied a defense request that charges be dismissed.
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August 26, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Orly Lapin testified Thursday that she went into hiding with her two children last year because she believed that the judicial system would not protect her daughter from molestation by her ex-husband, Santa Ana surgeon Ron Lapin. "I had absolutely no choice but protect my children," said the 31-year-old actress, who speaks with a strong Israeli accent. "It was an emergency."
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August 25, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for a Santa Ana surgeon's ex-wife cried "cover-up" Wednesday when it was learned that prosecutors in her trial on charges of kidnaping her children from her ex-husband had known for months of suspicions regarding his sexual conduct with one of the children. Orly Lapin claims that she took the two children, a boy who was a year old at the time and a girl who was 3, from Dr. Ron Lapin, who had legal custody, because she believed that he was sexually molesting the 3-year-old.
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August 24, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A former baby-sitter led off the defense testimony at Orly Lapin's child kidnap trial Tuesday with revelations that she saw Lapin's ex-husband molest his 3-year-old daughter and that she herself was raped by the ex-husband, a Santa Ana surgeon, and recently gave birth to his baby. Orly Lapin, a 31-year-old actress and former Israeli beauty queen, is charged with kidnaping her daughter and year-old son last July when they were in the court-ordered custody of her former husband, Dr. Ron Lapin.
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August 28, 1988 | DIANNE KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Were the story to unfold in a pulp novel, it could make for a steamy page-turner. Among the characters are a wealthy surgeon, a beautiful Israeli actress, a sultry mistress, a Spanish-speaking nanny, an ex-wife and two young children. The complicated plot drips with love, hate, revenge and deception. There's a messy divorce, a paternity suit, a kidnaping, arson, a bomb threat and charges of rape and incest. But central to the case of the State of California vs.
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