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June 9, 2010 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
It took a few weeks, but actress Lindsay Lohan found herself in trouble again — this time over the alcohol-detection bracelet a judge ordered her to wear. According to sources, the device's alarm sounded Sunday, the night Lohan was attending the MTV Movie Awards. It's unclear why the device went off. Typically, the alarm sounds when the bracelet is tampered with or if the person wearing it consumes alcohol. But it was enough for a Beverly Hills judge to haul prosecutors and Lohan's attorneys into court Wednesday afternoon for a closed session.
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July 7, 2010 | By Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
A Beverly Hills judge Tuesday sentenced Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail for repeatedly violating the terms of her probation, ignoring the actress' tearful pleas for one more chance. In a dramatic courtroom showdown, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marsha N. Revel listened as Lohan promised to do better and defended her failure to attend weekly alcohol education classes and follow earlier orders by the judge. But Revel was having none if it, offering a list of instances in which the actress lied to the court and to authorities.
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March 9, 2006 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Barely a year after Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.'s death, major changes at his Los Angeles-based law firm have startled and angered many in the city's black community. Though Cochran became internationally famous for his successful defense of O.J. Simpson on murder charges in 1995, he previously made his reputation in legal circles and in the black community for taking on police abuse and civil rights cases.
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April 21, 2000 | JOHNATHON BRIGGS
An attorney who helped defend O.J. Simpson against double-murder charges was appointed Thursday to the legal team of Sara Jane Olson, alleged former Symbionese Liberation Army member. Through her law firm, criminal defense lawyer Shawn Chapman confirmed her appointment to the team as co-counsel. Chapman is expected to be paid at taxpayer expense because Olson does not have enough money to pay for attorneys. If she succeeds in raising funds for her defense, she must repay the county.
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April 21, 2000
An attorney who helped defend O.J. Simpson against double murder charges was appointed Thursday to the legal team of Sara Jane Olson, alleged former Symbionese Liberation Army member. Through her law firm, criminal defense lawyer Shawn Chapman confirmed her appointment to the team as co-counsel. Chapman is expected to be paid at taxpayer expense because Olson does not have enough money to pay for attorneys. If Olson succeeds in raising funds for her defense, she must repay the county.
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May 10, 2000
Attorneys for former Symbionese Liberation Army sympathizer Sara Jane Olson, accused of plotting in 1975 to kill Los Angeles police officers, are seeking yet another delay in her trial because of changes in her defense team. Olson was scheduled to go on trial in January. Since then, three attorneys have left her defense, and the trial has been postponed twice. Olson's newest lawyer, J.
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January 23, 1996
A judge ordered rapper Tupac Shakur taken into custody Monday for violating his probation by failing to fulfill a work crew assignment, but Shakur was freed after posting bail an hour later, his attorney said. Shakur was on probation for a 1993 concealed weapons conviction and an assault and battery conviction in 1994, both in Los Angeles, said Mike Qualls, spokesman for the city attorney's office.
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March 24, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former 1970s radical Sara Jane Olson returned to the Central California prison where she spent six years before her short-lived release last week, a corrections department spokesman said Sunday. The onetime Symbionese Liberation Army member arrived at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla about 9 p.m. Saturday, said Seth Unger of the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Olson's return came after corrections officials said a miscalculation had resulted in her early release.
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October 26, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
The judge presiding over Sara Jane Olson's conspiracy trial refused Thursday to recognize the Symbionese Liberation Army as a terrorist organization that posed a threat to public safety and engaged in violent activity. As a result, prosecutors will present extensive evidence at pretrial hearings next week to explain why authorities conducted initial searches of San Francisco apartments used by SLA members without the proper warrants.
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March 15, 2009 | Ruben Vives
Actress Lindsay Lohan was asked to surrender to authorities after Beverly Hills Superior Court issued a warrant stemming from a DUI and hit-and-run incident in May 2007. But Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, said Saturday she believes the warrant is "born out of a misunderstanding" and expressed confidence it would be resolved quickly and that her client would not have to surrender. In the incident, Lohan was arrested after she lost control of her Mercedes-Benz SL65 and crashed into some shrubs.
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