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February 2, 1990
Who says our justice system doesn't work? Richard V. Winrow, convicted of possession of 5.5 ounces of cocaine with intent to distribute, was sentenced to life in prison without parole ("5 1/2 Ounces of Crack Brings Life Term With No Parole," Part A, Dec. 7). Secord, on the other hand, operator of a tremendous extra-governmental scam to make millions off U.S. taxpayers and supply arms illegally to a murderous U.S. mercenary army, has been sentenced to two years probation and fined $50. To add further insult to this outrageous outcome, Secord is now whining that the independent-prosecutor law cramps his style excessively, and is launching a campaign to have it repealed!
December 24, 1997 |
For the seventh time in seven years, a federal judge has extended ex-investment banker Michael Milken's probation, this time by 30 days to Jan. 31. The extension is designed to allow federal authorities to continue investigating whether Milken has violated a 1990 agreement banning him from the securities industry for life. At issue are three high-profile deals on which Milken acted as a consultant. The deals include Ted Turner's $7.
April 30, 1999 |
Cal State Fullerton, which hasn't had a winning men's basketball season since 1993, suffered another setback in its bid to rebuild its program Thursday. The NCAA put Fullerton on probation for four years and restricted the school from giving scholarships to community college transfers for three years for alleged infractions by the program in 1993 and '94, when Brad Holland was head coach. The NCAA also reduced by two the number of scholarships Fullerton can offer each of the next two years.
March 9, 2004 |
Martha Stewart met on Monday with federal probation officials who will recommend a sentence for her conviction on charges of lying about a stock sale, then emerged from the courthouse to thank her supporters. Stock in Stewart's namesake empire slid an additional 8%, and the board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia met to discuss life without her. The probation meeting is the first step toward sentencing.
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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.
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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.
July 13, 1994 |
The NCAA on Tuesday put Washington's football program on probation for two years and limited the Huskies to four televised regular-season games in one of the next two seasons. The school will choose to have that limit imposed in 1995, said Jim Daves, Washington's sports information director. The penalties from the NCAA Committee on Infractions are in addition to those imposed last year by the Pacific 10 Conference, which imposed a two-year bowl ban.
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July 15, 2013 |
L.A. County prosecutors are seeking to revoke the probation of singer Chris Brown in the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna and possibly send him to jail. Brown is facing new charges of driving without a driver's license and a hit-and-run involving a collision on Barham Boulevard in May. Brown was ordered in August 2009 to serve 1,400 hours of community service, attend domestic violence classes and serve five years probation. DOCUMENT: Chris Brown accident report He was convicted of felony domestic violence for striking Rihanna as they drove in a rented Lamborghini through Los Angeles after a Grammys party.
December 17, 2013 |
Chris Brown's probation has been revoked again after the singer briefly appeared in court Monday for a progress hearing related to his 2009 conviction in an assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. The move stems from the R&B singer's October arrest in Washington and subsequent misdemeanor assault charge following an altercation in which Brown was accused of hitting a man trying to take a picture of him outside the W Hotel. (Brown is scheduled to appear in D.C. court in connection with the case on Jan. 8.)
June 18, 2010
Each month seems to bring another report, audit or investigation of corruption or outright criminality at the Los Angeles County Probation Department. New probation chief Donald H. Blevins has been on the job only two months and already another scandal has surfaced: A county audit found that from 2007 to 2009, staff members obtained credit cards at Home Depot, Best Buy and Sears in the county's name and apparently used them to purchase televisions and PlayStations and other fun stuff for personal use. What will it take to change this department's toxic culture?