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October 10, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The case involving a Simi Valley man who allegedly tried to sell guns to a Los Angeles gang may be turned over to the U.S. attorney's office, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Roger Clark said that if the federal government, rather than the L.A. County district attorney's office, prosecutes the case, it would be processed more quickly and Steven Breitel and four other suspects would face stiffer penalties.
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October 10, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The case involving a Simi Valley man who allegedly tried to sell guns to a Los Angeles gang may be turned over to the U.S. attorney's office, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Roger Clark said that if the federal government, rather than the L.A. County district attorney's office, prosecutes the case, it would be processed more quickly and Steven Breitel and four other suspects would face stiffer penalties.
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March 19, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
A Simi Valley gun show promoter, who had been accused of offering to sell assault weapons to Los Angeles gangs, has pleaded guilty to two gun charges in Ventura County Superior Court. Steven R. Breitel, 46, pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of a machine gun and offering an assault gun for sale. He faces up to eight years in prison when he is sentenced April 22 by Judge Charles R. McGrath. Breitel was arrested Oct.
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October 9, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Guns destined for a notorious Los Angeles street gang were part of an arsenal of automatic weapons and ammunition seized in a raid early Tuesday at a home in an upscale Simi Valley neighborhood, authorities said. A special Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department task force, backed by a SWAT team, arrested four people, including Steven Robert Breitel, 46, a major California gun show promoter, shortly after 7 a.m. in the Indian Hills subdivision.
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October 16, 1991 | GARY GORMAN
A Simi Valley man accused of trying to sell illegal weapons will plead not guilty, his attorney said Tuesday. Steven R. Breitel, who is known among Ventura County collectors as a gun-show promoter, has been charged with possessing a machine gun, offering a machine gun for sale, illegally converting a machine gun, possessing a silencer, and offering a prohibited assault gun for sale, Deputy Dist. Atty. Stephen J. McLaughlin said.
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October 9, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law enforcement officials arrested four people and seized an arsenal of automatic weapons and ammunition, some believed to be destined for street gangs, during an early morning raid Tuesday in Simi Valley, authorities said. A special Los Angeles County sheriff's task force, backed by a SWAT team, made the arrests shortly after 7 a.m. in the Indian Hills subdivision.
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November 22, 1991 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Simi Valley gun-show promoter was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges that he offered to sell illegal weapons to an undercover agent. After hearing a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy describe the alleged deal, Ventura County Municipal Judge Thomas J. Hutchins ruled that there was enough evidence to warrant a trial for Steven R. Breitel. Breitel, 46, was arrested early Oct. 8 shortly after he left his home in Simi Valley's Indian Hills subdivision.
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October 12, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old Simi Valley boy was arrested Friday after admitting to authorities that he helped a Ventura County gun-show promoter set up a deal to sell automatic weapons to an undercover officer, authorities said. The teen-ager turned himself in to Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators working out of the Simi Valley Police Department after learning that authorities were looking for him, said Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Palmieri.
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