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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993
POLITICAL THEATER: It's the best show in Sacramento this week--with the Legislature in recess, that is--and it's playing out in federal court just a few short blocks from the steps of the now-quiet Capitol. There, in U.S. District Judge Edward J. Garcia's courtroom, the high drama of the political corruption case against lobbyist Clayton R. Jackson and former state Sen. Paul B.
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NEWS
April 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge set an Oct. 12 trial date for Clayton R. Jackson, a prominent Sacramento lobbyist, and former state Sen. Paul B. Carpenter, who are accused of political corruption. Jackson has pleaded not guilty to charges of racketeering, mail fraud and money laundering included in an indictment issued in February by a federal grand jury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for ex-state Sen. Paul Carpenter to be retried on political corruption charges, rejecting without comment his assertions that racketeering and extortion charges cannot be applied to his conduct. Earlier this year, a federal appeals court threw out Carpenter's 1990 conviction on the grounds that the jury had not been properly instructed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1986 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
In preparation for an increased federal assault on political corruption in Southern California, the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles has been reorganized in recent weeks to include a public corruption and government fraud section.
OPINION
April 17, 1994 | Walter Russell Mead, Walter Russell Mead, a contributing editor to Opinion, is the author of "Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition" (Houghton Mifflin). He is working on a book about U.S. foreign policy
Most people don't think that Italy and Japan have much in common. Great art, flashy gangsters, noodles, a surprising affinity for squid: It looks like a short list. This only shows what having a common enemy can do for you. Both countries made the mistake of fighting the United States in World War II; both pulled themselves together under U.S. supervision after their defeat and, partly as a result, both face similar political crises in the '90s.
NEWS
June 15, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The tense atmosphere surrounding Sen. Frank Hill's corruption trial exploded outside the courtroom Tuesday as the Whittier Republican's wife shoved and cursed a federal prosecutor pressing the case against her husband. Overcome with emotion during a trial recess, Faye Hill stopped Assistant U.S. Atty. Brad Lewis in a hallway, shoved him with one hand, and said, "You want to know what's unfair? I've got three kids. You son of a bitch." Lewis threw up his hands and walked away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1992
A most unusual thing happened in Tokyo the other day: Japan's foremost political powerbroker was toppled, in part by public anger. It was a new face for the normally passive Japanese, who have nonchalantly put up with one political scandal after another. Perhaps they now will demand a clean government. In the end, the doings of Shin Kanemaru tried everyone's patience.
NEWS
January 26, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE and PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury investigating political corruption has files of a heavily lobbied bill that would have given special treatment to a luxury resort planned near Palm Springs, two lawmakers said Monday. One of the grand jury's targets, lobbyist Clayton R. Jackson, was paid $153,000 by the Marriott Corp., which opposed the 1988 measure sought by a rival developer, according to Jackson's lobbying reports. The bill was vetoed by former Gov. George Deukmejian. The legislation, by Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury said Thursday that his office has begun a countywide probe of political corruption and will gather information on officials in every local city, including Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Moorpark. The investigation will be done by a political corruption unit Bradbury formed in February and which is now conducting an inquiry into possible laundering of contributions by card club promoters to the Oxnard City Council.
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August 3, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana City Councilman Ted R. Moreno will fight political corruption charges by alleging he was entrapped by the FBI, his attorney disclosed for the first time Wednesday. For two years, Moreno has strongly denied allegations that he extorted thousands of dollars from business owners with issues pending before the City Council. But according to interviews and court papers, Moreno plans to center his legal defense on whether the FBI crossed the line in its two-year corruption probe.
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