CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2001 |
After examining a secret government document, a Los Angeles federal judge on Monday agreed to sentence an international arms dealer with close ties to the Central Intelligence Agency to 10 months in prison--time already served--on a charge of wire fraud. In exchange for Sarkis Soghanalian's cooperation in an unspecified investigation, the U.S. attorney's office recommended that he spend no further time behind bars. At the outset of Monday's hearing, U.S. District Judge Ronald S.W.
December 30, 1999 |
An international arms dealer nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" has been arrested here on charges that he conspired to defraud a Los Angeles bank of more than $3 million. Sarkis Soghanalian, 70, was taken into custody last week and is being held without bond pending extradition to Los Angeles to face a 10-count federal indictment charging him with bank fraud and money laundering.
January 30, 1987 |
The United States intervened to block Ferdinand E. Marcos from returning to the Philippines after receiving "credible evidence" that he was planning to fly back to his homeland amid an uprising in the nation he ruled for 20 years, U.S. officials said Thursday. Carl Taylor, a State Department official stationed in Hawaii, visited the former president Wednesday evening to check reports of his impending departure.