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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1993 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of Ivan C. Namihas, the Tustin gynecologist who escaped state criminal charges in connection with more than 100 sexual abuse complaints by his patients. The U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
The private laboratory that conducted DNA testing in the O.J. Simpson murder trial has fired an analyst who mishandled DNA data in 11 recent Los Angeles Police Department investigations, authorities said Thursday. Officials with Germantown, Md.-based Orchid Cellmark notified local police and prosecutors in September that they were retesting work by one of their analysts, who was identified by company officials as Sarah Blair.
NEWS
May 21, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Not long ago, Dr. Mitchell S. Cairo gained prominence as one of the best things that ever happened to kids with cancer. The specialist at Children's Hospital of Orange County treated baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew's dying daughter. Last year, he appeared on the "Today" show and gained national repute for himself and the hospital for attempting to save her with an experimental transplant of umbilical cord blood.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2006 | By Paul Lieberman, Times Staff Writer
A nanny grows disillusioned with her employer — Canada's richest woman — and helps the woman's rival in a child custody fight. A fledgling lawyer complains that she was sexually harassed by her firm's boss, a man made famous by the film "Erin Brockovich." A Beverly Hills couple goes through a bitter divorce that provides an opening for a convicted swindler to gain control of their business and real estate empire, once worth $40 million. Three more soap operas that played out in Southern California courts.
NEWS
October 19, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two ex-judges and a prominent attorney were convicted Friday in a judicial corruption case that exposed a "good old boy" system of favoritism in the San Diego courts that the trial judge said had been festering for years. After seven days of deliberation, a federal court jury convicted ex-Superior Court Judges G. Dennis Adams and James Malkus and civil attorney Patrick R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2003
The Medical Board of California licenses physicians and other medical professionals. It also investigates medical complaints and issues disciplinary actions. The most serious penalties include license revocation, suspension and probation. These are the physicians and surgeons of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties who were subject to serious disciplinary actions between Dec. 1, 2002, and Jan. 31, 2003, according to Medical Board documents.
NATIONAL
June 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft defended the Justice Department's decision to withhold a report on its handling of the case against nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee, saying Thursday the department is protecting national interests, not stonewalling. "There are lots of times, especially in international intelligence security matters, when we don't release things because it's not in the national interest to do so," Ashcroft said when questioned about the report before the House Judiciary Committee. Rep.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The state attorney general announced his resignation Friday, days after acknowledging an extramarital affair with a former employee who accused him of sexual harassment and professional misconduct. "I have held others accountable for their actions, and now I must be held accountable for my mistakes," Paul J. Morrison said in a statement read to reporters outside his office. At one point, he paused to gather himself.
NEWS
August 3, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Some Southern California probate judges have been waging a quiet campaign to stamp out abuses by a small number of professional conservators--entrepreneurs who control the lives and estates of mostly elderly people unable to take care of their personal and financial affairs.
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