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December 5, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
A federal court jury Friday convicted a Louisiana couple of exporting oil field equipment to Libya in violation of a U.S. embargo on trade with the North African country, which has been charged by President Reagan with sponsoring terrorism. After about a day and a half of deliberations, jurors convicted Cheryl Smith, 37, and her husband, George Smith, 50, on all 11 counts contained in a federal indictment handed down in January. The charges included conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
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December 5, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
A federal court jury Friday convicted a Louisiana couple of exporting oil field equipment to Libya in violation of a U.S. embargo on trade with the North African country, which has been charged by President Reagan with sponsoring terrorism. After about a day and a half of deliberations, jurors convicted Cheryl Smith, 37, and her husband, George Smith, 50, on all 11 counts contained in a federal indictment handed down in January. The charges included conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
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April 1, 2009 | Sebastian Rotella and Borzou Daragahi
Hundreds of migrants are feared drowned in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, migrant advocates and Italian officials said Tuesday, a grim result of a wave of desperate maritime human smuggling to Italy. At least 200 migrants are missing after an overloaded boat sank about 30 miles off Libya's coast, where Libyan rescuers recovered at least 23 survivors and 20 corpses Monday, according to the International Organization for Migration in Geneva.
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