July 15, 2013 |
Chris Brown's probation in his felony assault case was revoked Monday by a judge in Los Angeles.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.
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August 12, 2013 |
A middle school English teacher in San Diego was sentenced Monday to three years probation and a gun safety class after pleading guilty to taking a gun and ammunition to campus. Ned Carter Walker, 41, is the process of being fired, officials said. He has taught in the district since 2006. His lawyer said Walker brought the gun to protect his students. Walker has been on administrative leave since being arrested in February as he walked to his classroom at Farb Middle School in the Tierrasanta neighborhood.
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January 21, 2014 |
Los Angeles County probation officials say they have made substantial strides in reducing criminal misconduct committed by department employees. They said the improvement -- from 74 cases in 2011 to 32 last year -- was the result of an expanded internal investigations team and the imposition of more stringent professional standards for the department's roughly 5,000 employees. Officers supervise criminals upon their release from jail or prison, or those who are sentenced to probation.
May 20, 2013 |
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.
August 7, 2003 |
A man who along with his son attacked Kansas City Royal coach Tom Gamboa during a game last season was sentenced Wednesday to probation, drawing criticism from the coach. "To me, probation is nothing," Gamboa said. Cook County Judge Leo Holt sentenced William Ligue Jr. to 30 months of probation after Ligue pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery. He also must perform community service and remain in a substance abuse program.
April 8, 1987 |
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.
September 25, 1994 |
The Locke High School football program has been placed on a year's probation for making contact with athletes outside the school attendance area, a violation of California Interscholastic Federation rules. On Sept. 14, the City Section's Interscholastic Athletic Committee placed Locke on probation, which serves to warn the school against possible other infractions that may lead to stiffer penalties, including barring the team from playoffs or suspending the program.
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.
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October 20, 2011 |
Lindsay Lohan was jailed briefly Wednesday after a judge admonished — and occasionally mocked — the actress for "blowing off" her court-ordered community service, but there are doubts she will spend additional time behind bars despite her numerous probation violations. L.A.'s jails are increasingly being filled with felons because of a controversial new law under which convicts who normally would be housed in state prisons are locked up locally instead. "The jails are going to be filled with felons," said Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, noting that because of jailhouse crowding that might not be a good option.