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November 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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 | From Bloomberg News
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 | From Associated Press
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.
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.
July 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
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.
August 16, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A 31-year-old convicted robber pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted murder charges in a shooting last weekend that left a Los Angeles Police Department officer with a nearly severed left wrist. Jose M. Perez Jr. was charged with two counts each of attempted murder and assault on a peace officer with an assault weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If convicted, Perez, who was convicted of robbery in 1995, could face four life terms in prison, prosecutors said.
February 27, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Lawyers urged Zacarias Moussaoui not to plead guilty to terrorism charges. They just couldn't tell him why. In newly filed court documents, Moussaoui argues that court-imposed secrecy undermined his ability to present an adequate defense. His new lawyers say Moussaoui's guilty plea should be thrown out and a new trial should be convened for the man who once claimed to have been a part of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist plot. Moussaoui was not allowed to see the classified evidence against him and was shut out from closed-door hearings in which that evidence was laid out. His lawyers could advise him, but they could not discuss everything -- only the evidence approved by prosecutors or the judge.
February 19, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A South Los Angeles woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to a charge of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from Echo Park in August 2002, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Under the plea deal, Patricia Cornejo is expected to be sentenced to five years' probation for taking Jessica Cortez and keeping her for two days. Cornejo is expected to be placed in a live-in psychiatric treatment program for at least six months.
September 4, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Takafumi Horie, the former CEO of the Internet firm Livedoor Co. who came to symbolize a freewheeling capitalism that challenged Japan's corporate norms, pleaded not guilty today to charges of breaking securities laws. A January raid on Livedoor sent Tokyo share prices tumbling, halting trade and rattling confidence in the world's second-largest exchange. The case embarrassed Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who had supported Horie's unsuccessful run for parliament.
April 18, 2008 | David Haldane
A man accused of taking a video of himself abusing rabbits and a dog pleaded not guilty Thursday to six misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty, authorities said. Joseph Anthony Deiss, 19, surrendered at the Fullerton Justice Center, where he was arraigned and released on $10,000 bail. He is scheduled for a pretrial hearing May 8. Deiss, of Yorba Linda, is accused of throwing a pug and three rabbits 15 to 30 feet in the air and allowing them to hit the ground. The charges were filed after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals saw a video of the incident on MySpace and showed it to authorities.
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