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October 4, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi has struck a deal with defense attorneys to avoid a retrial of former budget Director Ronald S. Rubino on money-skimming charges resulting from the county's bankruptcy. Under a proposed plea-bargain arrangement, prosecutors will drop two felony counts accusing Rubino of helping former Treasurer Robert L. Citron skim nearly $100 million in interest belonging to other public agencies.
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October 3, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
County supervisors will decide next week whether to authorize an additional $805,418 in defense funding to three central figures facing civil or criminal charges related to the bankruptcy. The Board of Supervisors already has allocated $1.3 million in taxpayer money to cover the legal costs. But the defendants said they have exceeded their spending caps and need additional funds as their cases move forward.
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September 19, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ
Five days after an Orange County jury deadlocked 9 to 3 in favor of acquitting former Budget Director Ronald S. Rubino, his attorneys asked the trial judge Wednesday to dismiss money-skimming charges against him in the interest of justice. The attorneys told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge J. Stephen Czuleger that prosecutors presented insufficient evidence to convict Rubino at the monthlong trial.
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September 15, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never mind that it was Friday the 13th. The jury deadlock that ended the first criminal trial arising from Orange County's bankruptcy couldn't have come at a worse time for Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi. The mistrial--coming Friday after jurors indicated they were stuck 9 to 3 in favor of acquitting former Budget Director Ronald S.
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September 14, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending seven days of rancorous jury deliberations but resolving nothing, a judge declared a mistrial Friday in the first criminal trial stemming from Orange County's $1.64-billion bankruptcy. The action came after jurors deadlocked 9 to 3 in favor of acquitting former Orange County Budget Director Ronald S. Rubino. Some tearful jurors hugged Rubino as they left the courtroom and expressed frustration that they could not exonerate him on charges that he helped former Treasurer Robert L.
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September 14, 1996 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moments after the judge declared a mistrial, 19-year-old Michele Rubino cringed in the empty courtroom, hiding from the world. She couldn't face that mob of lawyers, jurors and reporters. She couldn't face her crestfallen father. She couldn't face everything that lay beyond those courtroom doors, especially the months of money worries and emotional strain that almost certainly await her family.
NEWS
September 14, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending seven days of rancorous jury deliberations, a judge declared a mistrial Friday in the first criminal trial resulting from Orange County's $1.64-billion bankruptcy. The action came after jurors deadlocked 9 to 3 in favor of acquitting former Orange County Budget Director Ronald S. Rubino on two felony counts.
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September 14, 1996 | DEXTER FILKINS and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Here's how far apart the jurors were in the trial of Ronald S. Rubino: Julia Saakvitne, who thought Rubino should go to jail, complained that most of her fellow jurors were too stupid to hear the case. "Too much ignorance abounds," Saakvitne barked as she boarded the courthouse elevator. "It was the composition of the jury. They were not up to deciding this case."
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September 13, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Struggling to break a deadlock, jurors in the trial of former Orange County Budget Director Ronald S. Rubino deliberated for a sixth day Thursday, but still failed to arrive at a verdict. Jurors will resume deliberations this morning, two days after the panel told presiding Judge J. Stephen Czuleger that they were a "hung jury" and have been plagued by personal infighting. Rubino is charged with two counts of helping former Treasurer Robert L.
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September 13, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Struggling to break a deadlock, jurors in the trial of former Orange County Budget Director Ronald S. Rubino deliberated for the sixth day Thursday, but still failed to arrive at a unanimous verdict. Jurors will resume deliberations this morning, after the panel of 11 women and one man told Presiding Judge J. Stephen Czuleger on Wednesday that they were a "hung jury" and plagued by infighting.
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