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September 28, 1996
Testimony ended Friday in the federal trial of former Compton Councilwoman Patricia Moore, who is accused of extorting more than $62,000 from two local businesses. The case is expected to go to the jury Monday after prosecution and defense lawyers deliver their closing arguments. The final witness Friday was former Assistant U.S. Atty. Steven G.
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December 20, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a ghost of scandal past, former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore appeared before the Compton City Council on Tuesday for the first time since completing a 28-month federal prison sentence and criticized a controversial no-bid trash contract as corrupt. During a public hearing that lasted more than three hours, Moore blasted the proposed awarding of the contract to a man who admitted to bribing her eight years ago. The object of her scorn, Michael V.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1996 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Monday rejected claims by former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore that she is being prosecuted on federal extortion charges because she is black. In denying Moore's motion to throw out the 25-count criminal case against her, U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall said the defense had failed to meet the burden of proof mandated by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1997
After several delays, former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore has entered a federal facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin serving a 33-month prison sentence for extortion and income tax fraud. Moore, who has been under treatment for depression, was assigned to the Carswell federal institution, which has a medical center for women. Last October, she was convicted of extorting more than $62,000 from two Compton businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1995 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Contending that she was pressured into pleading guilty to extortion and to failing to file an income tax return, aformer Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore asked a U.S. District Court judge Thursday to let her withdraw her pleas, accusing the government of conspiring to discredit African American elected officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1994 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a rising political star, Patricia Moore never shied away from the camera. But there is one incident caught on video that the outspoken former Compton city councilwoman never wanted publicized. The grainy footage shows Moore receiving a white envelope from a man she thought was a financier trying to build a waste-to-energy plant in Compton. Instead, he was an undercover FBI agent. And the envelope contained cash Moore accepted to back the project, according to sources familiar with the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1995 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. District Court judge on Thursday allowed former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore to withdraw her guilty pleas to extortion and failing to file an income tax return. Federal prosecutors immediately said they will seek indictments against Moore on at least 19 additional counts of felony extortion, as well as the count to which she had pleaded guilty in November when she agreed to cooperate in an ongoing investigation of alleged political corruption in Compton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1995 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore, who contends she is the target of a government plot against black politicians, wore a concealed body wire for the FBI during an investigation of official corruption in Compton, a federal prosecutor said Monday. Assistant U.S. Atty. John Potter made the disclosure during a federal court hearing on motions to suppress evidence and to dismiss the case against Moore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1995 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly accepting more than $62,000 in bribes from two companies seeking her political help to do business in the city. Moore, who gained national prominence as an outspoken advocate of African American issues, was charged with 23 counts of extortion and two more of failing to file income tax returns.
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April 29, 1993 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patricia Moore twirls her carousel of color slides vigorously, searching for the one that illustrates her point. It's a sign she photographed at the Smithsonian Institution. It says: "Handicapped Ramp." "I went up to the guard and asked if he could tell me where to find the 'regular' ramp," she says. "Speak English--why couldn't the sign just say 'ramp?' " Moore is incensed by the labels that set people apart: disabled, handicapped, senior, muppie, geriatric, oldster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1997
A Compton contractor who testified that he arranged meetings during which former U.S. Rep. Walter R. Tucker III and former City Councilwoman Patricia Moore accepted bribes was sentenced Monday to two years probation. Joseph Spraggins, 72, pleaded guilty in 1995 to one count of conspiracy to commit extortion and one count of filing a false tax return. Both counts stemmed from the federal investigation that snared Tucker and Moore. Assistant U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1997
A federal judge on Monday denied former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore's request to remain free while she pursues an appeal of her conviction on extortion charges. But U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo B. Marshall ruled that Moore did not have to begin serving her 33-month sentence until Sept. 4, a month later than originally scheduled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Compton Councilwoman Patricia Moore was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison for extortion and income tax fraud, despite her lawyer's repeated assertions that her constituents need her back. Moore, who rose to local and even national prominence as a fiery critic of Los Angeles police abuses and a commentator on the 1992 riots, stood silently as U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall announced her decision. The sentencing came after more than four months of delays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1997
A federal judge on Wednesday delayed a sentencing hearing for former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore, saying that she deserves a chance to read newly filed court documents and time to recover from emotional duress. It was the third time that U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall has postponed the hearing in response to requests from Moore's lawyers. Moore, who was convicted in October of extortion and tax offenses, appeared in court wearing a neck brace and using a cane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1997
Former Compton Councilwoman Patricia Moore is too depressed and in too much physical pain to appear for her scheduled sentencing in federal court April 14 for extortion and income tax code violations, her attorneys said in a motion filed this week. Moore's lawyers are seeking a delay of at least three months from U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall. Earlier this year, Moore won a two-month postponement because of a bathroom fall she reportedly suffered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1997
Patricia Moore lied on the witness stand, suborned perjury from a defense witness and tried to introduce an altered photograph during her federal extortion trial last year, prosecutors charged Thursday in asking that the former Compton councilwoman receive a stiff prison term when she appears for sentencing next month. In a statement filed with the court, Assistant U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1997
After several delays, former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore has entered a federal facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to begin serving a 33-month prison sentence for extortion and income tax fraud. Moore, who has been under treatment for depression, was assigned to the Carswell federal institution, which has a medical center for women. Last October, she was convicted of extorting more than $62,000 from two Compton businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1996
Patricia Moore's federal extortion trial was suspended for the rest of the week Wednesday after a doctor reported to the court that the former Compton city councilwoman is ailing and needs immediate bed rest. The exact nature of her illness was not disclosed but on Tuesday Moore complained of severe dizziness. A courthouse nurse who examined her said her heart and blood pressure rates were high and advised her to see a doctor. She was examined later in the day at Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Compton City Councilwoman Patricia Moore should be spared from serving time behind bars for her conviction on federal extortion and income tax charges, her lawyers said in a memorandum filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Although the federal probation office has recommended a 33-month prison term for Moore, her attorneys asked federal Judge Consuelo B. Marshall to show "extreme leniency" and place her on probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1996
Former Compton City Councilwoman Patrica Moore has been granted a six-week delay in her scheduled sentencing on federal extortion and income tax fraud convictions. In a motion filed with U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall, Moore's lawyer, Thomas A. Mesereau Jr., said he needed the extra time because neither he nor Moore had been able to prepare detailed responses to a 35-page pre-sentencing report by the federal probation office.
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