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October 4, 1991
Federal prosecutors in a political corruption trial were accused Thursday of erasing an audiotape that purportedly would prove that a former aide to a Los Angeles legislator rejected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent during a 1986 meeting at the state Capitol. "Something happened to the tape without explanation," said George Walker, a lawyer defending Tyrone Netters against extortion charges stemming from an intricate FBI sting investigation into corruption in the state Capitol.
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February 5, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former Capitol aides were sentenced to prison Friday for extorting money from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen as part of a sting operation aimed at ensnaring corrupt public officials. Tyrone Netters, convicted last October of nine felony counts, received a four-year, three-month prison term plus three years of probation for using his position as an aide to Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles) to extort $15,600 in 1986 and 1988 from the undercover agents.
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NEWS
November 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former legislative aide and a one-time lobbyist pleaded innocent to charges growing out of the FBI's investigation of state Capitol corruption. Tyrone Netters, 36, a former aide to Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles), is charged with nine counts of racketeering, extortion, conspiracy, money-laundering and tax evasion. Darryl Freeman, 43, the former lobbyist, is named in two counts of conspiracy and extortion. U.S.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
Federal prosecutors say former state Assembly aide Tyrone Netters should be sentenced to five years and three months in prison and former lobbyist Darryl Freeman to three years. The two were convicted in October by a U.S. District Court jury of corruption charges relating to the FBI Capitol sting. They are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14 by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton.
NEWS
January 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
Federal prosecutors say former state Assembly aide Tyrone Netters should be sentenced to five years and three months in prison and former lobbyist Darryl Freeman to three years. The two were convicted in October by a U.S. District Court jury of corruption charges relating to the FBI Capitol sting. They are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14 by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton.
NEWS
October 14, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
The day after the Legislature gave final approval to a bill benefiting a bogus company set up by the FBI, an aide to the measure's author received a $2,000 contribution to his local election campaign from the phony firm, according to records obtained Thursday. Tyrone Netters, an aide to Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles), reported the $2,000 contribution from Peachstate Capital West Ltd.
NEWS
April 18, 1990 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal prosecutors are urging that former state Sen. Joseph B. Montoya, convicted of seven political corruption charges, be sentenced to prison for as long as 10 years and one month, according to documents filed in federal court. U.S. Atty. David Levi, whose office is conducting an ongoing Capitol corruption probe, argued that Montoya should serve a particularly stiff sentence because the ex-legislator lied at his trial and sought to withhold damaging evidence.
NEWS
February 5, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former Capitol aides were sentenced to prison Friday for extorting money from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen as part of a sting operation aimed at ensnaring corrupt public officials. Tyrone Netters, convicted last October of nine felony counts, received a four-year, three-month prison term plus three years of probation for using his position as an aide to Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles) to extort $15,600 in 1986 and 1988 from the undercover agents.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adding to the tally of public officials snared in a Capitol sting operation, a federal jury convicted two former legislative aides Wednesday on political corruption charges. Ex-aides Tyrone Netters and Darryl Freeman were found guilty on all counts for their roles in extorting campaign contributions, consulting fees and cash from undercover FBI agents, who were posing as out-of-state businessmen seeking special favors from the Legislature.
NEWS
September 14, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest Capitol political corruption trial, prosecutors played a series of videotapes and audiotapes Friday revealing a former legislative aide asking for and receiving sizable campaign contributions for himself and the legislator he worked for.
NEWS
October 10, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adding to the tally of public officials snared in a Capitol sting operation, a federal jury convicted two former legislative aides Wednesday on political corruption charges. Ex-aides Tyrone Netters and Darryl Freeman were found guilty on all counts for their roles in extorting campaign contributions, consulting fees and cash from undercover FBI agents, who were posing as out-of-state businessmen seeking special favors from the Legislature.
NEWS
October 5, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clashing sharply over what kinds of political payments are lawful, attorneys in the federal corruption trial of two former legislative aides made their final arguments to the jury Friday. There was general agreement between the two sides over what was said by defendants Tyrone Netters and Darryl Freeman, because the prosecution in the seven-week trial relied heavily on secretly recorded videotapes and audiotapes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1991
Federal prosecutors in a political corruption trial were accused Thursday of erasing an audiotape that purportedly would prove that a former aide to a Los Angeles legislator rejected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent during a 1986 meeting at the state Capitol. "Something happened to the tape without explanation," said George Walker, a lawyer defending Tyrone Netters against extortion charges stemming from an intricate FBI sting investigation into corruption in the state Capitol.
NEWS
September 14, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest Capitol political corruption trial, prosecutors played a series of videotapes and audiotapes Friday revealing a former legislative aide asking for and receiving sizable campaign contributions for himself and the legislator he worked for.
NEWS
September 3, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When undercover FBI agents roamed the Capitol during the late 1980s offering cash and campaign contributions in exchange for legislative favors, they found several legislators and their aides eager to accept the money. Others in the Capitol spurned the cash and refused to help a special-interest bill concocted in 1986 by federal authorities as part of an elaborate sting operation. The prosecutors in the corruption trial of two former legislative aides that began late last month have emphasized the seamier side of politics under the Capitol dome.
NEWS
August 28, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a series of secretly recorded sessions played in federal court Tuesday, an undercover FBI agent found himself negotiating the price he would have to pay to move a special-interest bill through the California Legislature.
NEWS
August 28, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a series of secretly recorded sessions played in federal court Tuesday, an undercover FBI agent found himself negotiating the price he would have to pay to move a special-interest bill through the California Legislature.
NEWS
October 5, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clashing sharply over what kinds of political payments are lawful, attorneys in the federal corruption trial of two former legislative aides made their final arguments to the jury Friday. There was general agreement between the two sides over what was said by defendants Tyrone Netters and Darryl Freeman, because the prosecution in the seven-week trial relied heavily on secretly recorded videotapes and audiotapes.
NEWS
August 23, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in the corruption trial of two former legislative aides disclosed Thursday that the FBI videotaped one of the defendants protesting that a $1,000 payment he received for illegal legislative favors was not enough and then complaining angrily when the check bounced.
NEWS
August 21, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The corruption trial of two former legislative aides that is scheduled to begin in federal court today is expected to provide a cynic's view of politics in the Capitol--one in which campaign money is paid on the installment plan, relatives are hired for state jobs and special-interest bills sail through without a dissenting vote.
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