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October 4, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal investigators are preparing to search a garbage-strewn hillside near downtown Tijuana for the graves of three people who an informant claims were buried there by former Los Angeles Police Department officers Rafael Perez and David Mack, law enforcement sources confirmed Tuesday. The search, expected to occur within days, is part of an ongoing federal investigation aimed at corroborating the allegations of 23-year-old Sonia Flores, Perez's former lover.
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September 25, 2001 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a Rampart-related case, five men convicted of manslaughter five years ago were ordered freed Monday after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced it did not have adequate witnesses for a retrial. The men had served up to five years of their 12-year prison sentences for a gang-related shooting at a Rampart-area McDonald's restaurant. Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler dismissed the cases without comment and ordered the men freed after Deputy Dist. Atty. William W.
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September 25, 2001 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a Rampart-related case, five men convicted of manslaughter five years ago were ordered freed Monday after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced it did not have adequate witnesses for a retrial. The men had served up to five years of their 12-year prison sentences for a gang-related shooting at a Rampart-area McDonald's restaurant. Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler dismissed the cases without comment and ordered the men freed after Deputy Dist. Atty. William W.
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December 8, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scorned lover of former Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to concocting a story that Perez and another officer killed three people and buried their bodies in a Tijuana ravine. Sonia Flores' allegations touched off a costly FBI search south of the border, and kept county prosecutors from calling Perez as their star witness in last month's corruption trial of four Rampart Division officers.
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October 15, 2000 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Mexican authorities continued to dig for the bodies of three people allegedly slain by rogue Los Angeles police officers, there was uncertainty Saturday over whether the informant in the case will continue to cooperate with investigators. Mexican and U.S.
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November 10, 2000 | MATT LAIT and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The onetime lover of ex-Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez on Thursday recanted her allegations that Perez and another former LAPD officer killed three people and buried their bodies in Tijuana, according to her attorney and law enforcement sources. After taking a polygraph examination, 23-year-old Sonia Flores broke down in tears and admitted to federal authorities that she fabricated her claims, law enforcement sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2000
Re "Perez's Former Lover Will Plead Guilty to Lying to the FBI," Nov. 30: The FBI let Sonia Flores off easy because they understood how emotional she was? If Flores' lawyer's statement is true, I am appalled at the FBI for blatant sexism. Would a man be let off for crimes because his girlfriend broke up with him? What Flores did was a selfish act that wasted hours and hours of investigation time as well as prevented Rafael Perez from taking the stand in the Rampart case. Flores committed perjury and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The fact that she gets away with a slap on the wrist sends a message that being emotional is an excuse for inexcusable crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scorned lover of former Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to concocting a story that Perez and another officer killed three people and buried their bodies in a Tijuana ravine. Sonia Flores' allegations touched off a costly FBI search south of the border, and kept county prosecutors from calling Perez as their star witness in last month's corruption trial of four Rampart Division officers.
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November 30, 2000 | JOSH MEYER and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The onetime lover of ex-Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez agreed to plead guilty Wednesday to making false statements to federal authorities, after she recanted allegations that Perez and another former officer killed three people. As part of the plea deal, Sonia Flores, 23, promised to repay the costs of the government's lengthy investigation into her allegations, estimated at $200,000 to $300,000.
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October 13, 2000 | ANN O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the first Rampart police corruption trial gets underway today, the star prosecution witness says he won't answer questions about murder allegations made by a former girlfriend unless prosecutors guarantee he is covered by his immunity agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2000
Re "Perez's Former Lover Will Plead Guilty to Lying to the FBI," Nov. 30: The FBI let Sonia Flores off easy because they understood how emotional she was? If Flores' lawyer's statement is true, I am appalled at the FBI for blatant sexism. Would a man be let off for crimes because his girlfriend broke up with him? What Flores did was a selfish act that wasted hours and hours of investigation time as well as prevented Rafael Perez from taking the stand in the Rampart case. Flores committed perjury and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The fact that she gets away with a slap on the wrist sends a message that being emotional is an excuse for inexcusable crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2000 | JOSH MEYER and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The onetime lover of ex-Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez agreed to plead guilty Wednesday to making false statements to federal authorities, after she recanted allegations that Perez and another former officer killed three people. As part of the plea deal, Sonia Flores, 23, promised to repay the costs of the government's lengthy investigation into her allegations, estimated at $200,000 to $300,000.
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November 10, 2000 | MATT LAIT and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The onetime lover of ex-Los Angeles Police Officer Rafael Perez on Thursday recanted her allegations that Perez and another former LAPD officer killed three people and buried their bodies in Tijuana, according to her attorney and law enforcement sources. After taking a polygraph examination, 23-year-old Sonia Flores broke down in tears and admitted to federal authorities that she fabricated her claims, law enforcement sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2000 | MATT LAIT and SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Mexican authorities continued to dig for the bodies of three people allegedly slain by rogue Los Angeles police officers, there was uncertainty Saturday over whether the informant in the case will continue to cooperate with investigators. Mexican and U.S.
NEWS
October 4, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal investigators are preparing to search a garbage-strewn hillside near downtown Tijuana for the graves of three people who an informant claims were buried there by former Los Angeles Police Department officers Rafael Perez and David Mack, law enforcement sources confirmed Tuesday. The search, expected to occur within days, is part of an ongoing federal investigation aimed at corroborating the allegations of 23-year-old Sonia Flores, Perez's former lover.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1999
Two women and a man were injured in a drive-by shooting on West La Habra Boulevard in La Habra shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, police said. Sonia Flores, 25, of Anaheim was shot in the lower back and a 16-year-old girl from Placentia was wounded in the neck, police said. The teenager is not being identified because of her age. Flores and the younger woman were admitted to UCI Medical Center in Orange, and hospital officials said both were in fair condition Sunday night.
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October 20, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long simmering tensions between prosecutors and the Los Angeles Police Department erupted Thursday at the Rampart police corruption trial as a police witness, confronted by a deputy district attorney, admitted that he was testifying reluctantly against other officers. "Let's be honest here," Deputy Dist. Atty. Laura Laesecke said, challenging her own witness, former Rampart Officer Mark Richardson. "You don't want to be testifying in this courtroom with these defendants here, do you?"
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