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September 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
An FBI agent in Manila was forced to hand over "confidential documents" and personal effects when she was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel, police said. Several men, one of whom held a gun, waited in the hotel for 30-year-old special agent Jennifer Boone, Philippine police said. The gunman escorted her to her room and took the documents, a camera and a mobile phone, police said. A U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Undercover agent William L. Queen came out of hiding Wednesday to accept the Federal Bar Assn.'s annual Medal of Valor award for showing "exceptional skill and dedication" in Southern California. Queen, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, had been hiding since May, when his secret role within the Mongols motorcycle gang ended with the arrest of some of the group's top members.
NEWS
May 2, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican drug prosecutor Jose Patino Moreno enjoyed the respect of U.S. authorities along the international border even before accepting the daunting assignment that would be his last. Courtly and careful, Patino, a ranking lawyer in the narcotics unit of the federal attorney general's office in Mexico City, had impressed U.S. counterparts as a trustworthy ally and a bright spot in his country's often-fitful campaign against drug smuggling.
NEWS
April 14, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Baja California's chief medical examiner Thursday ruled "suspicious" the deaths of three Mexican drug agents whose battered bodies were found near a smashed car off a mountain highway between Tijuana and Mexicali.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1999
Floyd B. Barrus, a retired special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, died March 8 at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. He was 83. Barrus was born March 7, 1916, in Fairview, Wyo., where he was raised on a ranch. Barrus worked as a page in the U. S. Senate and also served as a special agent for the FBI for more than 30 years. His work took him to Boston, San Francisco, Sacramento and elsewhere. He also served in the Marines.
TRAVEL
October 25, 1998 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
When a client calls travel agent Stephen Abelsohn and says he wants to eat vegetarian fare on his vacation, chances are he is not a dietary dabbler but a dyed-in-the-wool non-carnivore who wants to be sure of getting tasty, healthful alternatives to meat. Likewise, when a client calls travel agent Nancy Zebrick, known for booking spa vacations, she probably is not looking for the standard massage-and-pamper package but has specific health needs in mind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1997 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 60-year-old man suspected of using the Internet to seek child sex partners was arrested by a team of law enforcement agents Wednesday morning after a long undercover investigation, authorities announced Thursday. Martin Urban Still, a convicted murderer on parole after 30 years in prison, allegedly solicited investigators who were posing as a mother to let him molest her two preteen daughters, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1997
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a veteran Immigration and Naturalization Service agent on charges he lied under oath last year during the trial of a shipping executive accused of bribery. Jesse A. Avestro, 40, an INS special agent, allegedly lied on the stand during the trial in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles of Steve Mullen, who operated a major warehouse and freight-forwarding company at Los Angeles Harbor.
NEWS
October 17, 1997 | From Associated Press
Six Marines and seven civilians were arrested Thursday in a nationwide investigation into the theft of military weapons, including rocket launchers, machine guns, mines, mortars and grenades. Federal undercover agents bought large quantities of weapons and ammunition during an 18-month operation, said William Perry, special agent in charge of the FBI's Charlotte office. Much of the ordnance was stolen from Camp Lejeune, the sprawling Marine base in eastern North Carolina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the illicit relationship with his best friend's 16-year-old daughter was discovered--an affair that led to his conviction Friday on sex and drug charges--U.S. Secret Service Agent Timothy John O'Brien lived the good life. At work, he had reached the top rungs of his profession--the presidential detail. O'Brien was assigned to protect the Bel-Air home of former President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy.
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