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September 15, 1988
A man who defrauded the Los Angeles County welfare system out of more than $63,000 by using birth certificates and Social Security cards of dead people to create fictitious families was sentenced Wednesday to four years in state prison. Superior Court Judge Candace Cooper imposed the sentence on Richard O'Neal Jones, 41, who with his girlfriend, Barbara Ann Harris, 34, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty July 20 to seven counts of conspiracy, welfare fraud and perjury.
April 20, 1985 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
They called themselves the "Legion of Doom" and their symbol was a swastika. Ask Tom Hill about them, and he will tell you about a pipe bomb that was taped to his son's car and detonated in the middle of the night. His word for the Legion of Doom is "scum."
February 4, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Kids' television, which has the license to be fanciful and strange in ways that grown-up TV does not, is a place where anything can happen. But it often seems a place where the same few things happen again and again. Such it is with "How to Rock," a new prefab Nickelodeon sitcom-musical for tweens whose first two episodes premiere Saturday back to back. The work of experienced hands — show runner David Israel is a veteran of "3rd Rock From the Sun" and the wonderful "Grounded for Life" — it is, almost inevitably, not terrible.
Richard O'Neal Jones has spent most of his life as a professional hustler, practicing such scams as a welfare fraud ring that made him more than $300,000--and landed him in prison. Now, the 46-year-old ex-convict from South-Central is using his prowess to warn people about rip-offs like the ones he once organized. "Tips Against Crime" is the title of a book Jones has written, which is due out in September.
January 24, 2007 | John M. Glionna and Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writers
The racial tensions of the civil rights era marched back into this city Tuesday when eight former radicals -- some now husbands, grandfathers and community organizers -- were arrested in connection with the 1971 shotgun slaying of a white police officer. The men, including a real-estate appraiser and a Los Angeles County employee both living in Altadena, were mostly taken into custody during early-morning raids in California, New York and Florida.
June 6, 2004 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Shaquille O'Neal scanned the reporters crowded around him, located the questioner and glowered. The question had seemed innocuous enough -- "Do you think you'll spend some time chasing Rasheed Wallace around the court?" -- but it didn't sit well with O'Neal. "Chase?" O'Neal said. "No. Not at all." It was an answer and an affirmation that O'Neal continues to be the centerpiece of the Lakers, despite a drop in his playoff scoring average.
May 28, 2006 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
IT'S close to midnight when British-born dance director Richard O'Neal finally confides his fears about the risky career gamble that brought him to this ancient mountain town in southern Mexico. Almost five years ago, O'Neal gave up his job as the globe-trotting assistant director of "Riverdance," the popular stage show based on Irish folk dance.
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