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July 20, 2005 | Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer
A week after her arrest on suspicion of drug possession and child endangerment, Burbank Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy failed to show up for Tuesday night's council meeting, yet vowed to complete her four-year term. In a prepared statement read by City Manager Mary Alvord, Murphy said she would see her term through to its end, but would not attend city meetings until after she appeared before a judge.
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December 23, 2005 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
In a case that exposed the hidden ties between middle-class drug users and gang violence, a former Burbank city councilwoman pleaded guilty Thursday to felony cocaine possession after a federal investigation connected her to guns, drugs and a violent street gang. Stacey Jo Murphy, 47, agreed to serve five years' probation and enter a drug diversion program as part of a plea agreement in the case, which also involved her longtime boyfriend, Scott Schaffer.
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July 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted the longtime boyfriend of Burbank Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy on four counts of drug and weapons violations. Scott Schaffer was indicted on charges of trading guns for cocaine, cocaine possession with the intent to distribute the drug, selling firearms to a known felon and using cocaine while possessing guns. Police found cocaine, ammunition and guns in Murphy's home. Schaffer's attorney said his client would plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday.
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August 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony charge of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor child endangerment. Murphy, 47, a former mayor of Burbank, was ordered to return to court Sept. 28, when a date will be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for her to stand trial. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Janice Croft released Murphy on her own recognizance. Bail had been set at $100,000.
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August 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony charge of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor child endangerment. Murphy, 47, a former mayor of Burbank, was ordered to return to court Sept. 28, when a date will be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for her to stand trial. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Janice Croft released Murphy on her own recognizance. Bail had been set at $100,000.
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July 16, 2005 | Wendy Lee and Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writers
For eight years, Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy has reigned as one of the town's most popular politicians. She's been a favorite of law enforcement and enjoyed a good relationship with the chamber of commerce. A congressman once saluted her as his district's "Woman of the Year." Now she's out on bail.
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December 23, 2005 | Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writer
In a case that exposed the hidden ties between middle-class drug users and gang violence, a former Burbank city councilwoman pleaded guilty Thursday to felony cocaine possession after a federal investigation connected her to guns, drugs and a violent street gang. Stacey Jo Murphy, 47, agreed to serve five years' probation and enter a drug diversion program as part of a plea agreement in the case, which also involved her longtime boyfriend, Scott Schaffer.
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July 28, 2005 | Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer
Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged the longtime boyfriend of a Burbank city councilwoman with weapons and drug violations. Scott Schaffer, companion of Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy, is being held on suspicion of trading guns to a gang member for cocaine. Schaffer's attorney said his client would plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday. Schaffer was arrested July 13 after authorities found a gun registered in his name at the home of a Vineland Boyz gang member.
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August 24, 2005 | From Associated Press
Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy was charged Tuesday with cocaine possession and child endangerment after authorities allegedly linked her to a violent street gang. Murphy, 47, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of child endangerment, Deputy Dist. Atty. Thomas Krag said. According to a criminal complaint filed in Superior Court, the child-endangerment charge involved a 12-year-old boy under Murphy's care.
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August 31, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Burbank city councilwoman facing felony charges of cocaine possession and child endangerment resigned from the council Tuesday night. "The distractions caused by my personal issues should not be a factor that the council should have to deal with," Stacey Jo Murphy wrote in her letter of resignation, which was read aloud at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. Murphy, 47, a former mayor of Burbank, was arrested July 13 after her home was searched in an investigation of a street gang.
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July 29, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted the longtime boyfriend of Burbank Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy on four counts of drug and weapons violations. Scott Schaffer was indicted on charges of trading guns for cocaine, cocaine possession with the intent to distribute the drug, selling firearms to a known felon and using cocaine while possessing guns. Police found cocaine, ammunition and guns in Murphy's home. Schaffer's attorney said his client would plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday.
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July 20, 2005 | Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer
A week after her arrest on suspicion of drug possession and child endangerment, Burbank Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy failed to show up for Tuesday night's council meeting, yet vowed to complete her four-year term. In a prepared statement read by City Manager Mary Alvord, Murphy said she would see her term through to its end, but would not attend city meetings until after she appeared before a judge.
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July 16, 2005 | Wendy Lee and Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writers
For eight years, Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy has reigned as one of the town's most popular politicians. She's been a favorite of law enforcement and enjoyed a good relationship with the chamber of commerce. A congressman once saluted her as his district's "Woman of the Year." Now she's out on bail.
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July 15, 2005 | Wendy Lee, Times Staff Writer
A Burbank city councilwoman known for her work with nonprofit groups was arrested along with her boyfriend on suspicion of narcotics and firearms violations after police searched their homes as part of a larger investigation into a San Fernando Valley street gang. Investigators found cocaine, three loaded handguns and 900 rounds of ammunition during a search of Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy's home in the 700 block of Lima Street when they searched it Wednesday, Burbank police said.
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