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May 21, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The former U.S. attorney President Bush picked to head the Drug Enforcement Administration lagged behind other federal prosecutors in bringing narcotics charges, court records show. The study, conducted by a Syracuse University research group, found that Robert C. Bonner, as chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles for more than five years, pursued fewer drug-related cases in relation to the nationwide average during a time when the city was a leading location of federal drug arrests.
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July 21, 2005 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
The nation's top immigration enforcement official on Wednesday praised the work of citizen patrols along the U.S-Mexican border and said his agency is looking at creating a volunteer reserve program to help beef up security. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner said his initial concerns about possible vigilantism by citizen patrol groups have been eased by the volunteers' conduct.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1989
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee opened confirmation proceedings in Washington on Wednesday for two Los Angeles nominees to the federal bench. One of the nominees, U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner, asserted in response to questioning about his use of a media consultant and his frequent press conferences, that he has not been a publicity seeker as a federal prosecutor. Bonner and U.S. District Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, also of Los Angeles, are expected to win Senate confirmation easily.
NEWS
January 28, 2002 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert C. Bonner had not even moved into his new office as head of the U.S. Customs Service when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks turned the routine task of border control into an urgent national priority and changed his job forever. The north tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on the Customs Service's largest office complex outside of Washington, destroying the eight-story building. (All 790 employees got out safely.) Customs inspectors, meanwhile, were urgently needed at the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1990
Robert C. Bonner, who was a federal judge and U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, on Thursday was sworn into office as head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Washington. Reminding those at the ceremony that the drug crisis has been building for more than 20 years, Bonner said, "It is going to take at least five years, and perhaps more, of steady effort and involvement by all segments of our society to work our way out of it."
NEWS
August 4, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert C. Bonner, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said Tuesday that he will leave his government job to return to private law practice in Los Angeles. He said the move, likely to occur about Oct. 1, is unconnected to a much-discussed proposal to merge the DEA into the FBI. Bonner said that his decision appeared to surprise Atty. Gen. Janet Reno when he told her of it Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1988 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner was formally nominated by President Reagan Wednesday to fill a federal judgeship in Los Angeles that will become vacant later this year if the Senate confirms U.S. District Judge Pamela Ann Rymer for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Reagan's choice of Bonner, 46, the chief federal prosecutor for Los Angeles and a surrounding seven-county area of Southern California, was announced by the White House just two months after Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.
NEWS
May 20, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Los Angeles U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner as a federal judge and two Los Angeles federal jurists as members of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. All three were first nominated by former President Ronald Reagan and resubmitted by President Bush in February after the Senate's Democratic majority decided to delay acting on most federal judgeship vacancies until after the election. The District Court judges elevated to the appeals court were Pamela Ann Rymer and Ferdinand F. Fernandez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2005 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
The nation's top immigration enforcement official on Wednesday praised the work of citizen patrols along the U.S-Mexican border and said his agency is looking at creating a volunteer reserve program to help beef up security. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner said his initial concerns about possible vigilantism by citizen patrol groups have been eased by the volunteers' conduct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1988 | BOB JAMES, Times Staff Writer
A joint operation by the Los Angeles Police Department and federal law enforcement agencies dropped "The Hammer" on Los Angeles drug dealers and buyers this week, netting 46 arrests and nearly $160,000 in cars and cash. The sweep by more than 60 Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Marshal's officers targeted "blatant" drug-dealing on the streets of South and South-Central Los Angeles, putting extra emphasis on arresting customers, Police Chief Daryl F.
NEWS
October 31, 1993 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Departing Drug Enforcement Administration chief Robert C. Bonner is warning that the government is no longer "sending a clear signal" on illicit narcotics, and he questioned the Clinton Administration's strategy of focusing its efforts on treatment of hard-core drug addicts.
NEWS
August 4, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert C. Bonner, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, said Tuesday that he will leave his government job to return to private law practice in Los Angeles. He said the move, likely to occur about Oct. 1, is unconnected to a much-discussed proposal to merge the DEA into the FBI. Bonner said that his decision appeared to surprise Atty. Gen. Janet Reno when he told her of it Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIME STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge will consider allegations today that the U.S. attorney's office ran a "patently discriminatory enforcement program" against blacks and Latinos while implementing a law that requires extra-stiff prison terms for dealing drugs near schoolyards, playgrounds and video arcades. A North Hollywood criminal defense lawyer charged in papers filed last week that the Los Angeles U.S.
NEWS
January 3, 1991 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recent statistics showing a sharp drop in cocaine use represent "a glimmer of hope," the nation's chief drug enforcer said Wednesday, but they should not weaken the nation's resolve to continue fighting the narcotics scourge. "I'm not here to say we've turned the corner on illegal drugs," new Drug Enforcement Administration chief Robert C. Bonner said in an interview. He estimated that it will take "easily five years and perhaps 10" of sustained effort before the nation contains the threat.
NEWS
August 29, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drug Enforcement Administration chief Robert C. Bonner vowed Tuesday to forge ahead with investigating the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena despite strains it has placed on U.S.-Mexico relations. Bonner, in his first meeting with reporters since taking command of the DEA on Aug. 16, also said he is troubled by a Los Angeles federal judge's decision that a suspect's arrest violated the U.S.-Mexico extradition treaty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1990
Robert C. Bonner, who was a federal judge and U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, on Thursday was sworn into office as head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Washington. Reminding those at the ceremony that the drug crisis has been building for more than 20 years, Bonner said, "It is going to take at least five years, and perhaps more, of steady effort and involvement by all segments of our society to work our way out of it."
NEWS
February 23, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
President Bush on Wednesday nominated the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, Robert C. Bonner, to a federal district court seat and, in a move likely to spark a political battle, picked a San Francisco lawyer strongly opposed by gay rights activists for a federal judgeship in Northern California. In the case of Bonner and San Francisco attorney Vaughn R. Walker, Bush is resubmitting Reagan Administration nominations that expired last fall in election-year logjams.
NEWS
August 29, 1990 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drug Enforcement Administration chief Robert C. Bonner vowed Tuesday to forge ahead with investigating the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique S. Camarena despite strains it has placed on U.S.-Mexico relations. Bonner, in his first meeting with reporters since taking command of the DEA on Aug. 16, also said he is troubled by a Los Angeles federal judge's decision that a suspect's arrest violated the U.S.-Mexico extradition treaty.
NEWS
May 21, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The former U.S. attorney President Bush picked to head the Drug Enforcement Administration lagged behind other federal prosecutors in bringing narcotics charges, court records show. The study, conducted by a Syracuse University research group, found that Robert C. Bonner, as chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles for more than five years, pursued fewer drug-related cases in relation to the nationwide average during a time when the city was a leading location of federal drug arrests.
NEWS
May 12, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert C. Bonner, nominated Friday by President Bush to head the Drug Enforcement Administration, was described by friends as a man who has been a competent, independent and outspoken U.S. attorney and--for 11 months--U.S. District judge in Los Angeles. "His experience as U.S. attorney will be very valuable as head of the DEA," U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson said. "As U.S. attorney, he was coordinating the drug effort in a major drug area. He is a skilled leader, with a lot of integrity.
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