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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1994 | STEVE RYFLE
A man accused in 30 armed robberies and known to police as the "Old Man Bandit" has refused a prosecutor's offer to forgo a trial and spend 40 years in prison. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of up to 60 years for Edwin Loftus, 60, of Glendale, who is believed to be responsible for a string of holdups outside banks in Glendale and the San Fernando Valley from 1989 to 1993.
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SPORTS
December 13, 1988
Chuck Muncie, former National Football League running back whose star was tarnished by drug involvement, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of cocaine distribution as part of a plea bargain. Muncie, 35, entered the plea during a hearing before U.S. District Judge J. Lawrence Irving, who scheduled a Feb. 13 sentencing date for the former San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints player. Under the plea bargain worked out between defense attorney Cindy Aaron and Assistant U.S.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1993 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plea-bargain agreement involving Paul W. Mozer, the central figure in the Salomon Bros. government bond bidding scandal, collapsed on Monday after federal prosecutors and Mozer's attorney clashed on the agreement's terms. Prosecutors said they will now seek an indictment against Mozer, the former head of Salomon's government bond trading desk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1990
A plea bargain for a Honduran drug kingpin--already convicted in the kidnaping of slain U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena--failed to materialize Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Stephen A. Wagner has agreed to a plea bargain that would keep him from serving more than 10 years in federal prison, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The agreement stipulates that Wagner, the former Newport-Mesa Unified School District finance officer, would serve his sentence concurrently with the six-year state prison term he is already serving for embezzlement. Wagner, 41, will plead guilty to mail fraud and wire fraud charges at a Dec. 1 hearing before U.S.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Attorneys for retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord have negotiated a plea bargain with federal prosecutors on the 12 criminal charges against Secord in the Iran-Contra case, it was learned Tuesday. Secord, who was Oliver L. North's chief logistical assistant in supplying weapons to the Nicaraguan rebels, is expected to enter a guilty plea as early as this morning, barring a last-minute legal snag, before Chief U.S. District Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA
One of four men accused of running an unlicensed North Hollywood detox clinic where authorities allege recovering alcoholics were tied up and force-fed alcohol, was sentenced to probation Friday for a death at the clinic. Authorities initially said Jose Rodriguez was in charge of the filthy "mattress room" where patients were kept for days, in some cases against their will. But on the eve of trial, Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1990
Behind-the-scenes plea bargain negotiations in the Christian Brando murder case have broken down, lawyers on both sides said Thursday, and a judge scheduled the trial to begin Nov. 5. "Nobody's talking settlement now," Deputy Dist. Atty. Bill Clark told reporters after a brief hearing in Santa Monica Superior Court.
NEWS
May 16, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Attorneys for Robert Philip Hanssen, the accused FBI spy, have abruptly rejected entreaties from federal prosecutors that they enter into a plea agreement and have told the government they are ready to proceed to trial on espionage charges. The sticking point is the refusal of prosecutors to promise Hanssen before any plea that they would not ask a judge to impose the death penalty on him.
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