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July 29, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than a month before her trial date on charges that she operated one of the West Coast's priciest call-girl rings, Heidi Fleiss was indicted Thursday on federal charges of tax evasion and money laundering. In a 14-count indictment, a federal grand jury accused Fleiss and her father, Dr. Paul Fleiss, a prominent Los Feliz pediatrician, of conspiring to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars amassed during her tenure as an alleged "madam to the stars."
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May 25, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for pandering and fined $1,500, but she posted a $200,000 bond and was freed pending appeal of her conviction. Fleiss, 29, still faces federal charges for alleged tax evasion and money laundering. With credit for good behavior, she could be released from prison in about 18 months on the pandering charges. Fleiss' attorneys said an appeal of the conviction could take about 10 months.
MAGAZINE
May 21, 1995
Dr. Paul Fleiss apparently believed that it was quite progressive of him not to reprimand his children ("Did Father Know Best?" by Shawn Hubler, April 9). Although his brood enjoyed privilege, opportunity and money, his abdication of guidance eventually yielded him some kids in rehab and another in court for pandering. It's sad that he won't admit his experimental methods failed. Those of us who emigrated from Lithuania, Poland or Hungary in the '50s and '60s had old-fashioned parents who sternly but intelligently admonished us for our misdeeds, occasionally with a whack when needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Heidi Fleiss' attorneys called an undercover police officer to the stand Monday as they launched a defense focusing on entrapment. Attorney Anthony Brooklier also showed jurors a surveillance videotape made as part of an undercover operation that led to the indictment of the alleged Hollywood madam. Part of the tape was shown in the prosecution case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1994
A judge Wednesday granted a request that will probably delay next week's scheduled start of reputed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss' trial on state drug and pandering charges. Superior Court Judge Judith Champagne approved a defense request allowing the trial to begin within 15 days from Monday. Fleiss' attorneys sought the extension, citing personal scheduling conflicts. The trial had been scheduled to begin Monday in the same courthouse and on the same floor as the high-profile O.J.
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January 8, 1997 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disheveled and tearful Heidi Fleiss, the "Hollywood Madam" who supplied call girls to some of the world's richest men, was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months in prison for tax evasion and money laundering, bringing a quiet end to one of the more lurid chapters in recent Los Angeles history. The once-defiant Fleiss closed her eyes in relief as U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall imposed a prison term far below the maximum suggested by federal sentencing guidelines.
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October 15, 1996 | IRENE LACHER and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Entertainment superstar Madonna gave birth to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce baby girl--Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon--at Good Samaritan Hospital on Monday. The infant was born at 4:01 p.m. Madonna and child were reported "resting comfortably" after the birth, as was the infant's father, personal trainer Carlos Manuel Leon, 30. Liz Rosenberg, a spokeswoman for the 38-year-old star, said no further information would be released about the birth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1995 | EDWARD J. BOYER
On the opening day of convicted Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss' trial Thursday, a former National Basketball Assn. team owner and the president of Nabisco's Mexican subsidiary testified that they spent tens of thousands of dollars on prostitutes that Fleiss provided.
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February 7, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four jurors in the Heidi Fleiss case were granted limited immunity from any prosecution for misconduct on Monday, enhancing defense efforts to gain a new trial for the convicted Hollywood madam. Shortly after Fleiss was convicted in December on pandering charges that carry a mandatory prison term, four jurors signed declarations that they had discussed the case outside the court before they reached their verdict and had talked about the possible sentences Fleiss faced.
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November 11, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury of five women and seven men was seated Thursday in the trial of alleged Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss on charges of pandering and possession of cocaine. One potential juror was excused by the defense after he stated that prostitution is forbidden in the Bible, but the prosecution had no objection to the seating of an alternate juror who said he thought prostitution should be legalized. Fleiss faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
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