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September 22, 1987
Jurors in San Mateo County Superior Court heard opening arguments in the trial of former Billionaire Boys Club members Reza Eslaminia and Ben Dosti, both 26, on charges of murder, kidnaping and conspiracy arising from the 1984 death of Eslaminia's father, Hedayat Eslaminia, 56, a formerIranian parliament member and close associate of the late Shah of Iran. The victim suffocated in a steamer trunk while being taken to Beverly Hills aboard a rental truck by his abductors.
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April 30, 1998 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The conviction of a second member of the Billionaire Boys Club was overturned Wednesday by a federal judge because the jury's exposure to a tape recording was considered prejudicial to the case. U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong concluded that she was required to reverse Arben Dosti's conviction and life sentence as a result of a federal appeals court decision two months ago that overturned the conviction of Dosti's co-defendant, Reza Eslaminia.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1988 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Former Billionaire Boys Club members Arben (Ben) Dosti and Reza Eslaminia were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without possibility of parole for the extortion murder of Eslaminia's wealthy Iranian father in 1984.
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April 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
A one-time member of the infamous Billionaire Boys Club, found guilty of his father's 1984 murder, was ordered freed on bail Wednesday pending a new trial after his conviction was reversed on appeal. A judge ordered Reza Eslaminia to wear an electronic monitoring device and to stay in San Mateo County except to visit his attorney and his mother in Los Angeles. His bail was set at $250,000. Eslaminia's retrial is set for Oct. 19, with motions scheduled for June 9.
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April 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
A one-time member of the infamous Billionaire Boys Club, found guilty of his father's 1984 murder, was ordered freed on bail Wednesday pending a new trial after his conviction was reversed on appeal. A judge ordered Reza Eslaminia to wear an electronic monitoring device and to stay in San Mateo County except to visit his attorney and his mother in Los Angeles. His bail was set at $250,000. Eslaminia's retrial is set for Oct. 19, with motions scheduled for June 9.
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January 26, 1988 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
After 10 days of deliberations, a San Mateo County jury Monday found Billionaire Boys Club members Arben (Ben) Dosti and Reza Eslaminia guilty of kidnaping and murdering Eslaminia's wealthy Iranian father in the summer of 1984. Jurors refused to comment on their verdict and left the Northern California courtroom by a back door. "There's no indication of why it took so long, except that they took their job seriously. I don't think we can ask for much more," said Deputy Atty. Gen.
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November 24, 1987 | United Press International
A former Billionaire Boys Club member, charged with the bungled kidnaping death of his wealthy Iranian father, testified Monday that he had nothing to do with the abduction. Reza Eslaminia, 26, along with three other BBC members, including alleged mastermind Joe Hunt, are charged with murder, conspiracy and kidnaping in the death of 56-year-old Hedayat Eslaminia, who disappeared from his Northern California condominium in 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1998 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The conviction of a second member of the Billionaire Boys Club was overturned Wednesday by a federal judge because the jury's exposure to a tape recording was considered prejudicial to the case. U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong concluded that she was required to reverse Arben Dosti's conviction and life sentence as a result of a federal appeals court decision two months ago that overturned the conviction of Dosti's co-defendant, Reza Eslaminia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1986 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
They were hardly errand lists, the yellow legal pad pages that turned up in Ron Levin's Beverly Hills duplex two months after his disappearance. On the top sheet, below the heading, "At Levin's TO DO," were listed 15 numbered items: "close blinds, scan for tape recorder, tape mouth, handcuff, put gloves on, explain situation, kill dog." The lists puzzled Levin's stepfather, who found and gave them to Beverly Hills detectives during a search of the apartment, he would later testify.
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November 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
A San Mateo County judge on Monday dismissed the remaining Billionaire Boys Club case after the state's star witness, who is in the witness protection program, declined to provide defense attorneys his new identity and address. Superior Court Judge Carl Holm said the defendant, Reza Eslaminia, could not adequately cross-examine a witness whose new identity is unknown.
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May 11, 1988 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Former Billionaire Boys Club members Arben (Ben) Dosti and Reza Eslaminia were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without possibility of parole for the extortion murder of Eslaminia's wealthy Iranian father in 1984.
NEWS
January 26, 1988 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
After 10 days of deliberations, a San Mateo County jury Monday found Billionaire Boys Club members Arben (Ben) Dosti and Reza Eslaminia guilty of kidnaping and murdering Eslaminia's wealthy Iranian father in the summer of 1984. Jurors refused to comment on their verdict and left the Northern California courtroom by a back door. "There's no indication of why it took so long, except that they took their job seriously. I don't think we can ask for much more," said Deputy Atty. Gen.
NEWS
November 24, 1987 | United Press International
A former Billionaire Boys Club member, charged with the bungled kidnaping death of his wealthy Iranian father, testified Monday that he had nothing to do with the abduction. Reza Eslaminia, 26, along with three other BBC members, including alleged mastermind Joe Hunt, are charged with murder, conspiracy and kidnaping in the death of 56-year-old Hedayat Eslaminia, who disappeared from his Northern California condominium in 1984.
NEWS
September 22, 1987
Jurors in San Mateo County Superior Court heard opening arguments in the trial of former Billionaire Boys Club members Reza Eslaminia and Ben Dosti, both 26, on charges of murder, kidnaping and conspiracy arising from the 1984 death of Eslaminia's father, Hedayat Eslaminia, 56, a formerIranian parliament member and close associate of the late Shah of Iran. The victim suffocated in a steamer trunk while being taken to Beverly Hills aboard a rental truck by his abductors.
NEWS
May 10, 1988
Former Billionaire Boys Club members Arben (Ben) Dosti and Reza Eslaminia today were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 1984 murder of Eslaminia's father. Dosti and Eslaminia, both 26, were sentenced by Judge Robert Miller in San Mateo Superior Court, where they had been convicted of murder and kidnaping in the death of Hedayat Eslaminia, a former Iranian Parliament member and close associate of the late Shah of Iran.
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