January 2, 1992 |
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.
October 14, 1988 |
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.
April 18, 1990 |
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.
February 5, 1992 |
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.
October 10, 1991 |
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.
September 14, 1991 |
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.