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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2013 | By Hector Becerra and Richard Winton
Federal prosecutors have served a subpoena for contracts, emails and other documents from the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ron Calderon. Law enforcement sources on Friday confirmed issuing the subpoena, which one district official said included requests for records that include documents related to contracts awarded by the water district, invoices, purchase orders, voicemails and information related to how officials there accepted or rejected bids.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
A Los Angeles County judge signaled Tuesday that Department of Water and Power union chief Brian D'Arcy will have to turn over records showing how two nonprofit trusts he co-directs used $40 million in ratepayer money. D'Arcy has been locked in a political and legal struggle over control of the financial information since September, following a Times report that managers at the utility had only scant information on how the money was spent. In January, City Controller Ron Galperin issued a subpoena to D'Arcy and the nonprofits demanding that they turn over internal ledgers and bank records covering the last five years.
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NATIONAL
February 24, 2012 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated. Please see note at bottom for details
Federal authorities are seeking information about Jerry Sandusky , the former Penn State assistant football coach facing state charges of sexually abusing children, as well as others involved in the scandal that has shaken the college sports powerhouse. Penn State on Friday acknowledged receiving a federal subpoena from the U.S. attorney's office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania seeking information on Sandusky and others. The school is complying with the request, said Lisa Powers, director of the department of public information, in an email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Jeff Gottlieb
Angela Spaccia's upcoming sentencing for her role in the Bell scandal could bring a first in the long-running corruption case - the testimony of Robert Rizzo. The former city administrator, who became a symbol of greed and government corruption, has never spoken publicly about the case. He pleaded no contest to 69 felony corruption charges last year rather than stand trial. But now, the attorney for Rizzo's former assistant said he would subpoena Rizzo in an effort to get him to reveal details of the wrongdoing in the small, working-class city.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Becca Clemons
WASHINGTON -- Top Republicans have threatened Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with a subpoena if she does not provide them documents related to problems with the federal healthcare exchange's website by Monday. In a letter sent Thursday to Sebelius, whose agency has been criticized for the botched launch of healthcare.gov, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) asked for specific information related to the opening of the exchange on Oct. 1, including a detailed description of all technical problems with the website and how much the government has already spent to address the problems.
NEWS
November 9, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The White House is reviewing a subpoena for testimony from its top technology chief, but a spokesman called the request from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee an “unnecessary” distraction from the administration's work to fix the broken health insurance website. Rick Weiss, a spokesman for the Office of Science and Technology Policy, said officials will “respond as appropriate” to the subpoena issued Friday by committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista)
NEWS
November 3, 2011 | By Neela Banerjee, Washington Bureau
The Republican-controlled House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to issue a broad subpoena demanding more documents from the White House as part of the committee's ongoing investigation into a government loan guarantee to the failed solar equipment maker Solyndra. In a vote along party lines, the committee's subcommittee on oversight approved a draft subpoena that calls for all "internal communications" among top White House staff during the period in 2009 when Solyndra sought a $535-million loan guarantee from the government through its financial troubles in 2010 and, ultimately, during its move toward bankruptcy protection two months ago. "The committee still hopes to work with the White House to obtain relevant communications from key personnel such as former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, former National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, and Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden," the Energy and Commerce Republicans said in a statement in preparation for the vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles)  said Friday that he has been served with a subpoena by the U.S. attorney's office to testify before a federal grand jury, just days after the FBI seized records from the office of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello). Capitol sources said federal authorities have contacted multiple state lawmakers and at least one Capitol lobbyist this week with questions about Calderon and his legislative activity. De Leon, who chairs the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, said he will comply with the subpoena, which asks for him to testify before a grand jury in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
Brian D'Arcy, head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's largest employee union, is heading to court to try to fight a subpoena ordering him to explain how two nonprofits he co-manages have spent more than $40 million in ratepayer money since 2000. D'Arcy sent a letter to City Controller Ron Galperin and City Atty. Mike Feuer on Friday announcing his intention to ask a judge to stay enforcement of the subpoena, which was issued last week. D'Arcy's lawyer has asked for a court hearing Tuesday morning.  Galperin was not surprised by the move, said spokeswoman Suzy Jack.  "But he is disappointed at the continued efforts to stonewall and waste time and taxpayer resources, when [the union]
NEWS
January 16, 1986
City boards and commissions may compel individuals to testify before the City Council under an ordinance passed Tuesday by the council. The law permits a Santa Monica city agency, such as the Planning Commission or the Rent Control Board, to subpoena people and evidence. Refusal to obey will be punishable as a misdemeanor under the law.
NEWS
February 19, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
New Jersey legislators investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal are going to court to try to shake loose documents from two key figures in the case. Bridget Anne Kelly, former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Chris Christie, and Bill Stepien, the man who ran Christie's campaigns, are refusing to comply with subpoenas seeking copies of emails and other records in the months before the scandal. Their lawyers say turning over the records would violate their 5th Amendment rights.
NATIONAL
February 13, 2014 | By David Zucchino
DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued a subpoena Monday that includes 13 separate requests for documents from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources related to Duke Energy and the spill, which was discovered Feb. 2. Tons of toxic heavy metals from a containment basin spilled into the river.
NEWS
February 10, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
The New Jersey state committee investigating the George Washington Bridge traffic jam wants to see Gov. Chris Christie's helicopter flight records, trying to determine if one flight took him over the scene of the epic mess created by Christie's aides. Continuing an aggressive hunt for records, the joint investigative committee on Monday authorized 18 new subpoenas for information, including one to the New Jersey State Police aviation unit, which operates the helicopters, according to a source familiar with the committee.  A spokesman for Christie confirmed one flight in that vicinity during the four-day traffic jam: a trip from Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Civic leaders in Irvine have authorized the use of subpoenas to help auditors delve deeper into an investigation of the financial management of the Orange County Great Park. The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to move forward with a forensic audit after a preliminary report raised questions about spending, contracts and oversight of the 1,300-park, which has been in the works for more than a decade. Council members Larry Agran and Beth Krom, who helped steward the project from its beginnings until they lost the council majority in the city's 2012 elections, denounced the  decision, which Krom called a “witch hunt.” Great Park: where did all the money go?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Civic leaders in Irvine have authorized the use of subpoenas to help auditors dig deeper into an investigation of the financial management of the Orange County Great Park. The City Council voted 3 to 2 this week to move forward with a forensic audit after a preliminary report raised questions about spending, contracts and oversight of the planned 1,300-acre park, which has been in the works for more than a decade. Council members Larry Agran and Beth Krom, who helped steward the project from its beginnings until they lost the council majority in the 2012 city election, denounced the decision, which Krom called a "witch hunt.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
TRENTON, N.J. -- A new joint investigations committee began its work Monday, seeking to unravel the mystery of who gave the order for the now-notorious traffic jam in September in the lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge. The new joint committee reissued the 20 subpoenas that another Assembly panel issued earlier this month, many to top officials in the office of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly had started separate investigations before deciding to combine their efforts.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2010 | By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a rare subpoena to obtain "black box" data from a Toyota Tundra truck that was involved in a fatal collision in 2007. The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, was issued to William Rosenbluth, an expert in black boxes, also known as event data recorders. Rosenbluth obtained the recorder from the family of Christopher Eves, a Washington state man who died after his vehicle struck a tree in 2007.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2004 | From Dow Jones/Associated Press
GlaxoSmithKline received a subpoena this month from the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado for an investigation of the marketing and promotion of several of the company's best-selling products, according to a regulatory filing. A GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman said the products cited in the investigation included respiratory drugs Flovent and Advair; Imitrex, used to treat migraines and cluster headaches; Paxil, used to treat depression; anti-viral drug Valtrex; and anti-depressant Wellbutrin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Samantha Schaefer
On the heels of preliminary findings in an audit of the Great Park that raised questions about the $200-million project's finances, Irvine may start issuing subpoenas to get some answers. The City Council is set to vote on a resolution Tuesday that would allow its attorneys to subpoena people and documents to help auditors continue their review - at a cost of $400,000. During the course of their investigation, auditors said that they were “precluded from further analysis” and that several key players refused to speak with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
Brian D'Arcy, head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's largest employee union, is heading to court to try to fight a subpoena ordering him to explain how two nonprofits he co-manages have spent more than $40 million in ratepayer money since 2000. D'Arcy sent a letter to City Controller Ron Galperin and City Atty. Mike Feuer on Friday announcing his intention to ask a judge to stay enforcement of the subpoena, which was issued last week. D'Arcy's lawyer has asked for a court hearing Tuesday morning.  Galperin was not surprised by the move, said spokeswoman Suzy Jack.  "But he is disappointed at the continued efforts to stonewall and waste time and taxpayer resources, when [the union]
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