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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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.
March 25, 2014 |
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.
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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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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?
August 17, 2013 |
Chris Brown is nowhere near done with his probation now. The Grammy-winning R&B singer has been ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community labor as a result of prosecutors' accusations that he did not properly report his previous community service hours. Brown's five-year felony probation was revoked in July after misdemeanor hit-and-run allegations brought the singer back to court. That case was dismissed earlier this week, but Judge James Brandlin reinstated Brown's probation when the singer appeared for the hearing Friday and said that he must complete the 1,000 additional hours -- that's 125 days -- by Aug. 25, 2014, according to L.A. Now. PHOTOS: Chris Brown's life in pictures The 24-year-old "Don't Wake Me Up" singer was originally sentenced in 2009 to 1,440 hours of community labor -- 180 days -- to be done in his native Virginia following his assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party.
February 23, 2012 |
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.