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December 11, 1996
A Tarzana attorney has been convicted of seven counts of lying under oath and concealing assets during bankruptcy proceedings, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Michael D. Freeman, 59, was accused of concealing a bank account and lying about ownership of a small airplane and other assets during the proceedings in 1994. He was found guilty after a 2 1/2-week trial.
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April 10, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
A investigation into the bribing of foreign officials that had netted the guilty pleas of two former top executives at an Orange County valve company has widened into charges to include many of the company's former leaders, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday. Six former executives of the company were charged with conspiring to bribe foreign officials and others in return for lucrative contracts that resulted in about $46.5 million in net profit, the U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1987 | ANTHONY PERRY, Times Staff Writer
A former secretary with the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego pleaded guilty Thursday to warning a drug suspect that federal agents planned to search his home and arrest him. Carol Haskell, who worked at the office in downtown San Diego from May, 1984, to January, 1986, pleaded guilty to leaking information to a drug suspect in late 1984, allowing him to clean out his home and flee. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2003 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
The federal government has decided not to file criminal charges against Alaska Airlines over the crash of Flight 261 off the Ventura County coast in January 2000. The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said it had concluded last month that there was insufficient evidence to warrant federal prosecution, and the case had been closed. "That decision really bothers me," said Johnson Sanchez of Seattle, whose 27-year-old daughter, Colleen Whorley, died in the crash.
SPORTS
August 6, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. attorney's office is expected to seek an indictment of Sacramento King player Chris Webber on charges he lied to a federal grand jury about his dealings with a University of Michigan basketball booster, sources told The Detroit News. A grand jury could be asked to indict Webber as early as Wednesday on charges of making a false declaration before a grand jury on Aug. 2, 2000, sources familiar with the investigation told the newspaper.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1989 | SCOT J. PALTROW, Times Staff Writer
The federal investigation of former Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. junk bond chief Michael Milken has broadened to focus on whether his department in effect bribed the managers of mutual funds and other customers to buy difficult-to-sell securities from Drexel. Sources close to the investigation confirmed that both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2009 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
A investigation into the bribing of foreign officials that had netted the guilty pleas of two former top executives at an Orange County valve company has widened into charges to include many of the company's former leaders, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday. Six former executives of the company were charged with conspiring to bribe foreign officials and others in return for lucrative contracts that resulted in about $46.5 million in net profit, the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2003 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
The federal government has decided not to file criminal charges against Alaska Airlines over the crash of Flight 261 off the Ventura County coast in January 2000. The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said it had concluded last month that there was insufficient evidence to warrant federal prosecution, and the case had been closed. "That decision really bothers me," said Johnson Sanchez of Seattle, whose 27-year-old daughter, Colleen Whorley, died in the crash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2013 | By Joe Mozingo
FBI agents arrested a Century City man for allegedly running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that primarily targeted the Persian-Jewish community in Los Angeles, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Shervin Neman, whose given name is Shervin Davatgarzadeh,   31, was indicted on two counts of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. He was taken into custody Friday morning. His victims allegedly lost more than $3 million, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Anh Do
An Irvine woman who stole $285,000 from a group of nuns and then spent it all in just 64 days was sentenced Friday to 37 months in federal prison. Linda Rose Gagnon, 59, had promised to help the Roman Catholic sisters buy a retirement home, but instead used the money in a spending spree, paying for pet-sitting services for her dog, gourmet meals and lease payments for an Audi TT sports cars, according to the U.S. attorney's office. The Irvine resident was found guilty in November of three counts of wire fraud for defrauding the U.S. Province of the Religious of Jesus & Mary, an order devoted to educational and charitable work.
SPORTS
August 6, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. attorney's office is expected to seek an indictment of Sacramento King player Chris Webber on charges he lied to a federal grand jury about his dealings with a University of Michigan basketball booster, sources told The Detroit News. A grand jury could be asked to indict Webber as early as Wednesday on charges of making a false declaration before a grand jury on Aug. 2, 2000, sources familiar with the investigation told the newspaper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1996
A Tarzana attorney has been convicted of seven counts of lying under oath and concealing assets during bankruptcy proceedings, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Michael D. Freeman, 59, was accused of concealing a bank account and lying about ownership of a small airplane and other assets during the proceedings in 1994. He was found guilty after a 2 1/2-week trial.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1989 | SCOT J. PALTROW, Times Staff Writer
The federal investigation of former Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. junk bond chief Michael Milken has broadened to focus on whether his department in effect bribed the managers of mutual funds and other customers to buy difficult-to-sell securities from Drexel. Sources close to the investigation confirmed that both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1987 | ANTHONY PERRY, Times Staff Writer
A former secretary with the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego pleaded guilty Thursday to warning a drug suspect that federal agents planned to search his home and arrest him. Carol Haskell, who worked at the office in downtown San Diego from May, 1984, to January, 1986, pleaded guilty to leaking information to a drug suspect in late 1984, allowing him to clean out his home and flee. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | From KTLA
A former Animal Plant television host pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges connected to selling endangered lizards to an undercover federal agent . Donald Schultz appeared in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday, pleading guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act by offering to sell, and selling, two live desert monitor lizards in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. Schultz, a native South African who appears on television as an expert on dangerous wildlife, was the host of Animal Planet's “Wild Recon,” which aired 10 episodes in 2010.
NATIONAL
April 21, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated. See details below.
The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by U.S. marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Monday. Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, told the Los Angeles Times that the shooting was related to the trial of Siale Angilau, an alleged member of the Tongan Crips. She described the case as “a long-running RICO” case involving the group. [Updated April 21, 1:58 p.m. PDT: The Associated Press, quoting the FBI, said that Angilau died Monday at a hospital.
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