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July 27, 2004 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
In a letter scrawled from his Tokyo hospital bed last week, alleged Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins told an American relative that he expected to face a court-martial over charges he defected to North Korea in 1965. "I would like to see my family before I die," Jenkins wrote his nephew, James Hyman, in a note dated July 23. "Tell everyone I said hello and if I make it through the courtmarishal I will see you all."
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October 17, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Prosecutors announced Thursday that two San Bernardino city councilmen have been charged in separate criminal cases, with one of them admitting his guilt, resigning his post and ending his bid for mayor weeks before election day. Chas Kelley pleaded guilty to a perjury charge for lying on campaign finance documents, forcing him to resign the seat he had held since 2003. Robert Jenkins faces 18 felony and 12 misdemeanor counts related to identity theft and stalking. Prosecutors allege that he targeted a former partner.
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October 17, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
Prosecutors announced Thursday that two San Bernardino city councilmen have been charged in separate criminal cases, with one of them admitting his guilt, resigning his post and ending his bid for mayor weeks before election day. Chas Kelley pleaded guilty to a perjury charge for lying on campaign finance documents, forcing him to resign the seat he had held since 2003. Robert Jenkins faces 18 felony and 12 misdemeanor counts related to identity theft and stalking. Prosecutors allege that he targeted a former partner.
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October 17, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A San Bernardino city councilman and mayoral candidate pleaded guilty Thursday to a perjury charge after he spent money raised for his political campaigns on non-campaign expenses and lied about it in documents, prosecutors said. Chas Kelley resigned from the council seat he had held since 2003 and withdrew from the mayor's race weeks before election day. As part of the plea agreement, Kelley, 44, will be sentenced to 90 days in county jail and will serve five years' probation, according to a statement from the San Bernardino County district attorney's office.  In a prepared statement announcing his resignation, Kelley said he had made a "terrible mistake" and apologized for the "embarrassment" brought about by the charge.
SPORTS
September 17, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Defensive tackle Mike Piel (dislocated left shoulder) and offensive tackle Robert Jenkins (hyper-extended left big toe) probably will sit out this week's game against the San Francisco 49ers after being injured Sunday night. The Rams have only two uninjured defensive tackles--rookie Robert Young and Chris Pike--and only six uninjured offensive linemen.
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August 6, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a Times staff writer who regularly covers comedy for O.C. Live!
"You can probably tell by looking at me, I'm divorced," comic Robert Jenkins says in his off-the-wall, somewhat manic delivery. "Married a year, been divorced a year. Already her parents are like I should move out." Jenkins says he and his ex-wife's father "never got along real well. All because of one little teeny accident right after I moved in. I don't know what in hell he was doing out in the driveway. . . . Changing oil.
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July 16, 2009 | John M. Glionna
Charles Robert Jenkins is running late. He hurries into work at the souvenir shop to a chorus of approving calls that has become the foreign-language soundtrack to his life. "Jenkins-san!" shout two dozen tourists lined up to meet this diminutive man with jug-handle ears, a 69-year-old American who speaks only a few words of their native tongue. With a weary smile, Jenkins poses for a frenzy of snapshots, awkwardly holding a box of specialty cookies.
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November 4, 2004 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Charles Robert Jenkins, the GI who deserted to North Korea, was given a 30-day sentence Wednesday by a military judge after testifying to four decades of harrowing conditions under the communist regime that were widely acknowledged to be worse than a prison term. The 64-year-old Jenkins, who frequently burst into tears during his court-martial at this U.S. military camp near Tokyo, said that he was kept in conditions of near-starvation and that the North Koreans removed the U.S.
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November 3, 2004 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 40 years after he vanished across the demilitarized zone into North Korea, Charles Robert Jenkins pleaded guilty in a U.S. military court here today to deserting the Army and aiding the enemy. In an emotional appearance at this base on the outskirts of Tokyo, the former GI said he abandoned his patrol in January 1965 and slipped into the communist country because he was depressed and feared being sent to Vietnam.
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September 11, 2004 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
Standing stiffly at attention and rendering a long salute to a commanding officer, alleged Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins reported back for duty today, coming in from the cold of a long unauthorized absence spent in North Korea. He was almost 40 years late. Jenkins, 64, presented himself voluntarily to Lt. Col. Paul Nigara, the provost marshal -- or senior military police officer in Japan -- at Camp Zama, a U.S. military base west of Tokyo.
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July 27, 2004 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
In a letter scrawled from his Tokyo hospital bed last week, alleged Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins told an American relative that he expected to face a court-martial over charges he defected to North Korea in 1965. "I would like to see my family before I die," Jenkins wrote his nephew, James Hyman, in a note dated July 23. "Tell everyone I said hello and if I make it through the courtmarishal I will see you all."
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July 25, 2004 | Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
The nephew of alleged U.S. Army deserter Charles Robert Jenkins accused the U.S. and Japanese governments Saturday of keeping his uncle in isolation in a Tokyo hospital while they try to orchestrate a plea bargain that would "wash their hands" of an awkward diplomatic problem.
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July 10, 2004 | Richard C. Paddock and Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writers
Charles Robert Jenkins, a former American soldier and alleged deserter who has lived for nearly 40 years in the isolation of North Korea, arrived here Friday with his two daughters and held a tearful reunion with his Japanese wife. Entering the Intercontinental Hotel, the family was greeted by two dozen television cameras and hundreds of journalists. Jenkins, 64, told the crowd that he was "happy" but waved off all questions about his decades in the North.
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