September 30, 2009 |
An Afghan immigrant charged with conspiring to bomb U.S. targets in an attack possibly intended to coincide with the Sept. 11 anniversary pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday. Najibullah Zazi of Aurora, Colo., was ordered held without bail in what authorities have called the first Al Qaeda-linked plot on U.S. soil since the 2001 attacks. He appeared beside his attorney, wearing orange sneakers, black trousers and a tunic. Zazi, 24, his heavy beard neatly trimmed, did not speak, and there were no family members in the packed courthouse.
April 28, 2004 |
A Sherman Oaks man has pleaded guilty to one felony count of criminal copyright infringement for selling pirated copies of the HBO series "Sex and the City" on the Internet. William Jefferson Philputt, 33, could face up to three years in prison when he is sentenced in federal court in Los Angeles on July 2, prosecutors said.
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May 13, 2004 |
A South Pasadena High School student pleaded no contest Wednesday to the attempted murder of a La Canada High School student in a deal that will send him to prison for 16 years. David Melendez, 18, entered the plea in Pasadena Superior Court and admitted he used a firearm, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
August 22, 2001 |
A Bosnian Serb army officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to charges of murdering Muslims in a U.N.-declared "safe area" in 1995. Lt. Col. Dragan Jokic is charged with four counts of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war in the July 1995 massacre of Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica. He was stationed near the U.N. enclave during the 3 1/2-year war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Jokic, 44, has been held at the U.N.
August 15, 2007 |
Prosecutors have more leverage against Michael Vick now that his remaining two co-defendants decided to plead guilty while he has maintained his innocence in a federal dogfighting conspiracy case. "He's hanging out there by himself, and that's a very uncomfortable place to be," said Anne Coughlin, a University of Virginia School of Law professor and expert on criminal procedure.
November 14, 2007 |
Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is prepared to take a plea deal that will get him probation in an effort to salvage his career after a Las Vegas strip club triple shooting. Under the written plea agreement obtained by the Associated Press, Jones intends to plead no contest to one charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, a gross misdemeanor, in return for a promise to suspend a sentence of one year in county jail.
July 26, 2004 |
Former Boeing Co. Chief Financial Officer Michael Sears has agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to deceive the U.S. government about negotiations on a $23-billion contract, according to a person familiar with the matter. Sears, 57, is cooperating with prosecutors investigating negotiations he had with former Pentagon official Darleen Druyun, to whom he offered a job, the source said.
July 20, 2004 |
The brother of Sen. John Edwards, presumed Democratic vice presidential nominee, pleaded not guilty Monday to a 10-year-old charge of driving under the influence and was released on $5,000 bail. Wesley Blake Edwards was allowed to return to his home in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., said Mike Knight, spokesman for the Arapahoe County district attorney's office. A motions hearing and trial were scheduled for November. Edwards was ordered not to drink alcohol or drive without a license.
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August 23, 1995 |
A judge Tuesday delayed the arraignment of Daniel Allen Tuffree and ordered the Simi Valley Police Department to give his defense attorneys all internal documents related to the shooting death of Officer Michael Frederick Clark. Investigators have said little about their internal investigation and Tuffree's attorneys said they have seen scant evidence to help prepare his defense on charges of capital murder, attempted murder and assault in the officer's death.
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July 17, 2002 |
A Ventura County Superior Court judge has denied a request by serial rapist Vincent Sanchez to plead guilty to murder without specifying the degree of the crime. After Judge Ken Riley's decision at an arraignment hearing Tuesday, defense attorney Neil Quinn declined to enter a plea on behalf of Sanchez. Riley then entered a not guilty plea for the defendant. A trial date was set for Sept. 16.