CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 |
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.
November 24, 2009 |
An activist who was investigating the role shoddy school construction played in the deaths of more than 5,000 children in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake was given a three-year prison sentence Monday on charges of possessing state secrets. Huang Qi, 46, a veteran activist and blogger, is the most prominent of more than a dozen people who were arrested for demanding investigations into construction standards after the magnitude 7.9 temblor. Others included prominent artists, former teachers and parents who lost their only children in the earthquake.
August 4, 1999 |
The sentencing of presidential friend Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie on campaign finance violations was postponed Tuesday until Nov. 1. Trie's sentencing had been set for Aug. 12, but prosecutors said they need more time to assess his cooperation as part of his plea agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2010 |
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.
December 9, 2004 |
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.
June 20, 1989 |
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 . . .
June 26, 2004 |
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.
July 31, 2013 |
FT. MEADE, Md. - The sentencing phase in Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial opened Wednesday with military prosecutors calling as their first witness a retired brigadier general who spent his career overseeing the Army's extensive intelligence-gathering operations to support war efforts in Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Robert A. Carr, now a corporate lead executive for defense contractor Northrop Grumman, is expected to give detailed testimony about the damage caused when Manning provided hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks.