March 20, 1986 |
Former Planning Director Jim A. Marquez, who resigned last month in the face of a recommendation that he be fired, will be charged with two misdemeanor counts of conflict of interest, a prosecutor said this week. Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Herbert Lapin said Tuesday that he will file a criminal complaint against Marquez today or soon thereafter. A misdemeanor conviction is punishable by up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine or both.
May 28, 1987 |
The driver blamed for the nation's second-worst bus accident pleaded no contest Wednesday to six manslaughter charges stemming from a crash that killed 21 elderly passengers. Ernst Klimeck, 48, could face up to four years behind bars under terms of a plea bargain approved by Mono County Superior Court Judge N. Edward Denton. The judge scheduled sentencing for July 22. Denton also granted a prosecution motion to drop all remaining charges against Klimeck, who has been free on $15,000 bail.
December 6, 2001 |
The FBI widened its investigation Wednesday into a pharmacist accused of weakening cancer drugs for profit, saying tests show another medication mixed at one of his stores was not at full strength. Robert R. Courtney is charged with diluting the chemotherapy drugs Gemzar and Taxol at his Research Medical Tower Pharmacy in this city. Now, two samples of the infertility medication progesterone from his store in Merriam, Kan., have been shown to be watered down.
February 27, 2002 |
They had known in advance what he would say. But the cancer patients packed into a Kansas City, Mo., courtroom on Tuesday still recoiled in fear and in fury when pharmacist Robert Courtney pleaded guilty to diluting their chemotherapy drugs with salt water. Courtney, shackled and struggling against tears, admitted to diluting 158 infusions of the drugs Taxol and Gemzar for 34 patients. He also agreed to tell federal authorities about any other prescriptions he may have tampered with.
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November 22, 1996 |
The body of a Superior Court judge under investigation for insurance fraud was found Thursday beneath cliffs on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in what investigators called a probable suicide. Douglas A. McKee, 56, was discovered by Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators about 10:40 a.m. His Corvette was parked on a street above.
May 26, 1997 |
One bullet. Just one. Fired 18 months ago in a park in the South Bay, it hits a drug dealer in the back, killing him. Two young men are promptly arrested. But who fired the shot? At a trial, before separate juries, a deputy district attorney tells one jury that John Patrick Winkelman was the shooter. Then the same prosecutor tells the other jury that Stephen Edmond Davis was the shooter. Both are convicted of murder. Both face sentences of life in state prison without the possibility of parole.
October 2, 1986 |
While a former Hermosa Beach fire chief was charged this week with three felonies for allegedly enrolling his wife on the city's insurance program illegally, the district attorney's office said it is having a difficult time obtaining evidence against two other former officials in similar investigations. Former Fire Chief Ronald D.
June 4, 1987 |
For the first time in several years there's no real superstar in Hawthorne High's track lineup, but Cougars Coach Kye Courtney believes he has enough talent and versatility to pull out yet another boys state track title this weekend in Sacramento. "This is our time of the year," Courtney said. Asked to forecast the competition, Courtney didn't hesitate. "Whenever I predict, Hawthorne wins," he said with a laugh. "It's a two-day meet and we have five people.
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June 22, 1988 |
Six attorneys who curried favor with a hearing officer for the state Department of Motor Vehicles by buying him meals, giving him money or offering other help will not be criminally prosecuted, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Tuesday. In a report on the office's 17-month investigation, Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard Healey said prosecutors believe that former Long Beach hearing officer Michael R.
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January 21, 1996 |
Every time Liz Cameron goes out to work she wonders what people are going to say to her. Are they going to call her a meddlesome bureaucrat? Are they going to curse her, or spit on her? Are they going to threaten her life, sic their pit bull on her, or pull a gun? A code enforcement officer with Ventura County's Building and Safety Department since 1989, Cameron said she has seen it all.