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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2010 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles prosecutor urged a judge today to deny Roman Polanski's request to be sentenced in a three-decade-old child sex case without surrendering to U.S. authorities. In papers filed in Superior Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren wrote that sentencing in absentia was "absolutely inappropriate" given Polanski's continued refusal to return to the U.S. Polanski "as a fugitive and convicted child rapist, must not be permitted to instruct this court how to proceed." "Mr. Polanski must surrender," the prosecutor wrote in the filing submitted to Judge Peter Espinoza in advance of a Jan. 22 hearing.
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BUSINESS
December 9, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
A judge postponed the sentencing of Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son Timothy on fraud and conspiracy charges until Feb. 23 so attorneys can try to reach a restitution agreement. U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand in New York moved the sentencing from Jan. 5 at the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys. John Rigas, 80, and Timothy, 48, face dozens of years in prison for their convictions in July on charges of looting the No.
NEWS
June 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
The federal judge in Oliver L. North's case today delayed Friday's sentencing of the fired Ronald Reagan White House aide until July 5 to hear defense misconduct complaints about one of North's jurors, court papers showed. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell put off North's sentencing so that he can hold a June 28 hearing at defense lawyers' request. The hearing apparently concerns juror Tara King, who told reporters after the trial that she had once used cocaine. She said she did not use cocaine during the eight-week trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997
As two Mexican Mafia members were sentenced to life in prison, a defense attorney criticized the prosecution of the prison gang Friday, contending that it won't help stem violence in Los Angeles. "Will this sentence or the others you have imposed deter crime?" Deputy Federal Public Defender Ellen Barry asked a Los Angeles judge before he passed judgment on her client. "No," she said, answering her own question. "This prosecution and these life sentences will not stop . . .
BUSINESS
June 26, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The judge presiding over Martha Stewart's obstruction-of-justice case has postponed her sentencing for eight days so defense attorneys can file court papers, prosecutors said. Stewart, who was scheduled to be sentenced July 8, will come before U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum on July 16. Stewart faces 10 to 16 months in federal prison for obstructing a federal investigation into why she sold stock in ImClone Systems Inc. in December 2001.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
The sentencing of a Ventura woman convicted of murder for participating in the 1998 slaying of a teenage girl has been delayed to allow defense attorneys time to prepare a motion for a new trial. Bridget Callahan, 30, fired her former attorney this week, days before her scheduled sentencing. She is facing a life prison term. Superior Court Judge Vincent J. O'Neill Jr. agreed to postpone the hearing to Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | James Barragan
A Tarzana man was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years and four months in state prison for fatally shooting his ex-wife and trying to kill her boyfriend. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Brandolino sentenced Hrant Meguerian, 60, for convictions of voluntary manslaughter and second-degree attempted murder. During the sentencing, which was attended by Meguerian's adult son and daughter, Brandolino said called the case “tragic.” Deputy L.A. County District Attorney Rena Durrant said the case was difficult for Meguerian family members.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2004 | From Reuters
Sentencing has been postponed for a former Pentagon official who admitted illegally negotiating for a job with Boeing Co. while overseeing its contracts with the Air Force, court papers showed Monday. It was the second sentencing postponement for Darleen Druyun, who played a major role in the early stages of a $23.5-billion Air Force plan to lease and buy 100 Boeing 767s for use as aerial refueling tankers. The proposal is on hold pending review.
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