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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1989
The would-be operator of a teen-age disco was given a suspended three-year sentence and placed on probation after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine in his office at the Distillery West. Among the conditions of Richard Vander's probation are that he enter a drug-treatment program and pay a fine of $200. He was sentenced Tuesday by Vista Superior Court Judge Richard Mudd.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2012 | Lisa Girion and Scott Glover
The Medical Board of California put Dr. L. Scott Stoney on probation for 10 years for excessive prescribing, falsifying records and other offenses. It was a stiff sanction by the agency's standards. But when a judge recommended that Stoney's probation be lifted three years early, the board did not object. The Newport Beach pain specialist said he had turned his practice around and had grown wise to the tricks some patients used to obtain prescription painkillers. A doctor who had monitored his practice vouched for Stoney's assertions that he had better-trained staff and had begun requiring patients to sign contracts agreeing not to abuse the drugs he prescribed.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1997 | Michael A. Hiltzik
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.
SPORTS
April 30, 1999 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
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.
SPORTS
July 13, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
David Cassidy has been sentenced to 90 days' live-in rehab and 60 months' probation after being arrested on suspicion of DUI in January near Los Angeles International Airport. Cassidy's attorney entered a no-contest plea Monday, TMZ first reported. In addition to the rehab and probation, the 63-year-old will have to attend a nine-month alcohol education course and pay various fines. When arrested in January after making what police said was an illegal right turn, he reportedly blew 0.19 on a blood-alcohol breath test, more than twice California's legal limit.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
A father who made headlines for using his 9-year-old daughter as his designated driver when he had too much to drink was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation. In exchange for the sentence, Shawn Weimer pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an Oct. 8, 2011, incident in which security cameras outside a Detroit-area gas station caught the 9-year-old doing her best to maneuver the family van alongside the gas pumps. Moments later, security cameras inside the store caught Weimer bragging to onlookers about his daughter's driving skills and calling her his "designated driver.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
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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