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February 22, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A plea agreement is in the works for indicted former Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham, according E. Richard Walker, his lawyer. The attorney said Wednesday that he expects Graham to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from an FBI's undercover investigation. Graham, 48, resigned as sheriff last October, months after a federal grand jury had indicted him on charges of extorting a $3,650 payment for his 1986 reelection campaign.
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February 22, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A plea agreement is in the works for indicted former Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham, according E. Richard Walker, his lawyer. The attorney said Wednesday that he expects Graham to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from an FBI's undercover investigation. Graham, 48, resigned as sheriff last October, months after a federal grand jury had indicted him on charges of extorting a $3,650 payment for his 1986 reelection campaign.
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September 22, 1989
Rod Graham, the indicted sheriff of Yolo County, agreed to retire Oct. 1 at half pay, plus $40,000 in cash. The deal with Graham was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Board of Supervisors and announced by County Counsel Charles Mack, who described the settlement as a matter of economics. Graham, 48, was named in a federal indictment, charging him with extortion, bribery and conspiracy.
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December 8, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former sports agent Michael Trope testified Thursday that Sen. Joseph B. Montoya (D-Whittier) seemed to be "fixated with money" and requested campaign contributions or honorariums from Trope every time the two met. Under cross-examination, however, Trope also testified that Montoya never threatened to vote against bills favored by Trope if the sports agent failed to make a contribution.
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January 19, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham, the first elected official indicted in a three-year political corruption investigation, pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges that he offered to "manufacture" crime statistics in exchange for $3,650 in campaign contributions. After his release without bail, the veteran lawman told reporters that he is innocent and has no intention of resigning from the post he was first elected to in 1982.
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December 8, 1989 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former sports agent Michael Trope testified Thursday that Sen. Joseph B. Montoya (D-Whittier) seemed to be "fixated with money" and requested campaign contributions or honorariums from Trope every time the two met. Under cross-examination, however, Trope also testified that Montoya never threatened to vote against bills favored by Trope if the sports agent failed to make a contribution.
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September 18, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
As an outgrowth of its Capitol sting operation, the FBI is investigating Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham because of a check he allegedly received from a phony company set up by agents for their undercover activities, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
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December 2, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writers
In the first indictment stemming from the FBI's three-year sting investigation at the state Capitol, a former top assistant to the Yolo County sheriff pleaded guilty Thursday to extorting money from local developers in exchange for special treatment by deputies. Shortly after being indicted by a federal grand jury, former Assistant Sheriff Wendell Luttrull appeared in a U.S.
NEWS
January 7, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham became the first elected official to be indicted in a three-year political corruption probe when a federal grand jury charged him Friday with offering to "manufacture" crime statistics in exchange for campaign contributions.
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January 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
A federal grand jury indicted Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham today for conspiracy, extortion and bribery stemming from a three-year FBI investigation into corruption in the California Legislature. It was the second indictment involving the sheriff's office. Last month, Graham's former assistant, Wendell Luttrull, also was charged with extorting money in exchange for official services. Luttrull pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to a single count of violating the federal Hobbs Act.
NEWS
September 22, 1989
Rod Graham, the indicted sheriff of Yolo County, agreed to retire Oct. 1 at half pay, plus $40,000 in cash. The deal with Graham was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Board of Supervisors and announced by County Counsel Charles Mack, who described the settlement as a matter of economics. Graham, 48, was named in a federal indictment, charging him with extortion, bribery and conspiracy.
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January 19, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham, the first elected official indicted in a three-year political corruption investigation, pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to charges that he offered to "manufacture" crime statistics in exchange for $3,650 in campaign contributions. After his release without bail, the veteran lawman told reporters that he is innocent and has no intention of resigning from the post he was first elected to in 1982.
NEWS
January 7, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham became the first elected official to be indicted in a three-year political corruption probe when a federal grand jury charged him Friday with offering to "manufacture" crime statistics in exchange for campaign contributions.
NEWS
January 6, 1989 | From Times wire services
A federal grand jury indicted Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham today for conspiracy, extortion and bribery stemming from a three-year FBI investigation into corruption in the California Legislature. It was the second indictment involving the sheriff's office. Last month, Graham's former assistant, Wendell Luttrull, also was charged with extorting money in exchange for official services. Luttrull pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to a single count of violating the federal Hobbs Act.
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December 2, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, Times Staff Writers
In the first indictment stemming from the FBI's three-year sting investigation at the state Capitol, a former top assistant to the Yolo County sheriff pleaded guilty Thursday to extorting money from local developers in exchange for special treatment by deputies. Shortly after being indicted by a federal grand jury, former Assistant Sheriff Wendell Luttrull appeared in a U.S.
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September 18, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
As an outgrowth of its Capitol sting operation, the FBI is investigating Yolo County Sheriff Rod Graham because of a check he allegedly received from a phony company set up by agents for their undercover activities, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
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August 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A former Yolo County undersheriff was sentenced to six months in federal prison and fined $2,000 today for his peripheral role in the FBI's undercover probe of Capitol corruption. Wendell Luttrull, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Milton Schwartz. Luttrull is scheduled to surrender to authorities on Sept. 24. His prison has not yet been designated.
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