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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A man who tried to extort $1.3 million from Tom Cruise in exchange for stolen wedding photographs of the actor and Katie Holmes was sentenced to two years' probation Thursday. Marc Lewis Gittleman, 34, also was fined $3,000. He pleaded guilty Sept. 21 to interstate transportation of stolen property. Gittleman, a computer technician, apologized in court. Court documents show Gittleman obtained thousands of photos from a damaged hard drive that was brought to his workplace by a photographer.
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SPORTS
December 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
Notre Dame's storied football program got a light but embarrassing slap Friday when the NCAA put the school on probation for the first time. The Irish football team received a two-year probation and will also lose two scholarships. The NCAA, however, did not touch Notre Dame's postseason eligibility. And its TV contract with NBC, worth an estimated $8 million to $9 million annually, is not affected.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge summoned former madam Heidi Fleiss back into court Monday -- this time to publicly congratulate her for successfully completing her probation, which ends today. "I hope you will continue to do the things that are best for you," Chief U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall told the 37-year-old Fleiss, who served three years in prison for money laundering, tax evasion and attempted pandering in connection with the operation of a high-priced Hollywood call girl ring.
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.
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.
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