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July 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown's probation in his felony assault case was revoked Monday by a judge in Los Angeles. The hang-up? Allegedly that "obey all laws" part of the deal he struck with the D.A.'s office back in 2009. Prosecutors maintained that two new misdemeanor charges (hit-and-run and driving without a license) violate the terms of Brown's five-year probation, L.A. Now reported. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots Olga Gure-Kovalenko, the driver of the other car, reportedly did not want to follow through on criminal charges, TMZ reported early Monday, but that issue has been continued until a week from Tuesday because the City Attorney's office has not spoken to her. Brown attorney Mark Geragos is maintaining that his client, a resident of Virginia, has a valid Virginia driver's license and therefore was not driving without a license, TMZ said.
September 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles man was convicted and sentenced to jail for making anti-gay slurs during a hate crime attack in which he repeatedly threatened a witness, authorities said Thursday. Mario Williams, 32, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years' probation and ordered to attend anger management after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor hate crime count and one count of making a threat of harm. “We will not condone hate-filled violence,” City Atty. Mike Feuer said of the case.
May 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Chad Johnson was taken into custody in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday after allegedly violating his probation following his 2012 domestic violence case. The ex-NFL wide receiver and "Dancing With the Stars" alum was arrested on suspicion of violating his one-year probation,  following his domestic violence conviction last September after he was accused of head-butting his now ex-wife, reality star Evelyn Lozada, during an argument in August 2012, Sports Now reports . The 35-year-old allegedly failed earlier this month to report to his probation officer twice and failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class, TMZ reported . There was an arrest warrant issued for him earlier this month when he allegedly failed to meet the probation officer, according to the Associated Press.
February 21, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Richard Winton
At least 11 Los Angeles County juvenile probation officers have been convicted of crimes or disciplined in recent years for inappropriate conduct involving current or former probationers, including several cases of molesting or beating youths in their care, a Times investigation has found. Additionally, two other officers are the focus of internal affairs investigations for allegedly having sex with probationers. The Times identified the cases through court documents, law enforcement records and department sources.
April 8, 1987 | Associated Press
Dallas Cowboys kicker Rafael Septien pleaded guilty to a charge of indecency with a child today in a plea bargain agreement for a sentence of 10 years probation and a $2,000 fine. Septien, 33, was indicted Jan. 22 for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old friend of his roommate's daughter. He originally pleaded innocent to the charge. A native of Mexico, Septien joined the Cowboys in 1978 after attending the University of Southwest Louisiana.
February 10, 1985
The two articles about the Rand Corp. study of probation (Times, Feb. 3) are disturbing. The study reports that 65% of the men convicted of felonies and placed on probation were arrested again, with 75% of those arrested charged with serious crimes. Joan Petersilia, director of the study, cautions that misreading the report could bring down an unjustified storm of criticism agaisnt probation. I believe The Times article does precisely what Petersilia warns against. The article quotes the Rand study, "probation appears to be heading toward an impasse, if not a total breakdown," adding this interpretation, "unless substantially more funds for probation--not for building prisons--and a "clear mandate" for probation to make the best use of the resources they have.
November 11, 2010 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Bruce Karatz, whose 20-year run as chief executive of home-building giant KB Home was derailed by allegations that he manipulated the value of stock options, was sentenced Wednesday to five years' probation, including eight months of house arrest. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II also fined the former executive $1 million and ordered him to perform 2,000 hours of community service. Wright rejected prosecutors' request for a lengthy prison sentence, noting that there was no evidence that the crimes damaged KB Home or its shareholders.
January 21, 1986 | Associated Press
The NCAA Committee on Infractions announced Monday that the Baylor University men's basketball program had been placed on probation for recruiting violations. The action prohibits the men's basketball team from participating in NCAA championship competition or in any other postseason play during the 1985-86 academic year.
October 19, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A movie director charged with groping two women in a bar in Norwalk, Conn., has been granted probation on criminal charges. Vadim Perelman, 43, of Venice, Calif., was placed on accelerated rehabilitation -- a form of probation -- during an appearance in a Norwalk court this week. Perelman, who directed the 2003 film "House of Sand and Fog," will have the charges dropped and his record cleansed if he stays out of trouble for two years.
September 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Lionel Tate, the teen sentenced to life in prison in a 6-year-old girl's death but later freed, did not violate probation because officers illegally searched him after his mother ordered him to leave their home, his lawyer said. At a hearing, Circuit Judge Joel Lazarus set a trial for Oct. 29 on charges that Tate, 17, had violated probation by leaving his apartment this month while under house arrest and carrying a weapon. No bail was set and Tate remained in jail.
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