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December 8, 1985
Richard Malkin of Carson not only found this ad for "Miami Undercover" on the back cover of a 1960 Broadcasting magazine, he photocopied it and sent it to us for laughs. According to "The Complete Encyclopedia of TV Programs," it starred Lee Bowman as "a trouble-shooter hired by the Miami Hotel Owners Assn. to eliminate the sources of trouble that invade Florida," Thirty-eight episodes--shot on location in Miami long before the cheeks of "Miami Vice's" Don Johnson could grow stubble--ran in '61.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- An FBI affidavit released Wednesday alleged that state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) accepted $21,000 in campaign payments from an undercover FBI agent posing as someone in the marijuana business to arrange meetings with two unidentified state lawmakers in 2013. On Thursday, that allegation had legislators going back through calendars and notes to see if they were the ones referred to. Three lawmakers reached by The Times who were involved with bills regulating marijuana said it does not appear they met with anyone on the issue through Yee's alleged arrangement, but other legislators have not yet returned calls.
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NEWS
May 7, 1989 | From United Press International
Two teen-agers were in custody Saturday, charged with shooting and critically injuring an undercover narcotics officer investigating a crack cocaine ring in Harlem, police said. The officer was listed in critical but stable condition in a New York hospital.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker
It's only Thursday, but this week in politics already has offered more than a few reminders of the basic rules. To wit: --Never diss the home team.  --Check the video, carefully. --Assume that words spoken in private will soon become very public. --And, when worrying aloud about undercover federal agents, make sure the person you're speaking to isn't one. --- --- --- Basketball is more than a sport in Kentucky. Its rivalries are deep and generational, its defeats neither forgotten nor forgiven.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2010 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Priceless How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures Robert K. Wittman with John Shiffman Crown: 320 pp., $25 Robert K. Wittman has saved hundreds of millions of dollars worth of art: Goyas and Brueghels, Renoirs and Rembrandts, a Rodin sculpture, hundreds of heirlooms and priceless antiques. Chasing a Rolls-Royce along a Miami freeway or breaking up a European crime ring, he also offers his theory behind the 1990 heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum amounting to more than $500 million.
NATIONAL
December 10, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
An appeals court rejected Sen. Larry Craig's latest effort to withdraw his guilty plea, 18 months after the Idaho Republican was arrested in a Minneapolis airport bathroom during an undercover sex sting. Since pleading guilty in August 2007 to disorderly-conduct charges after allegedly trying to solicit sex from an undercover police officer in June of that year, Craig has tried to pull back that plea, arguing that his behavior was not illegal and that the police pressured him into the plea.
NEWS
May 17, 1987
I am still utterly disgusted at the removal of "Heart of the City." I haven't seen another television show yet that has combined a portrayal of such a loving and caring family with intriguing and realistic plots about the life of an undercover policeman. Karen Bowman, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1986
I read in The Times about the Los Angeles Police Department's recommendation against prosecuting suspected drug sellers at a Granada Hills high school because the policewoman--posing as a student--who arrested them had a "romantic relationship" with a 17-year-old boy ("Student-Police 'Romance' Stymies Drug Cases," Dec. 16). I find it most interesting that the Police Department might back out of this case because defense attorneys would probably bring up the undercover policewoman's "bad judgment" if her cases went to trial.
NATIONAL
December 9, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Several workers at a Lewisburg turkey plant have been fired after they were caught on film abusing birds. Aviagen Turkeys spokeswoman Sandi Hofmann said the employees, including a supervisor, were let go around Thanksgiving. The abuse was disclosed last month by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which released undercover video of workers kicking and beating live turkeys.
NATIONAL
May 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The arrest of a Phoenix gun shop owner broke up a suspected firearms trafficking operation that supplied violent Mexican drug cartels, authorities said. Agents raided X Caliber Guns and arrested George Iknadosian, 46, after undercover agents bought guns at the store indicating they were to be trafficked to Mexico, said Carlos Baixauli, a special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- A Senate leader may have solved one mystery raised in an FBI affidavit released after the arrest Wednesday of state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) on suspicion of wire fraud and firearms trafficking: the identity of "State Senator 2. " The affidavit alleges that Yee accepted $21,000 in campaign payments from an undercover FBI agent posing as an Arizona man in the medical marijuana business to arrange meetings with two unidentified state lawmakers in 2013. On Aug. 26, 2013, Yee introduced the undercover agent to a legislator identified in the affidavit only as "State Senator 2" and Yee received $10,000 for his seceretary of state campaign for that introduction, the document alleges.
NATIONAL
February 19, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
An Idaho dairy responded Wednesday to an animal rights group's latest video showing the abuse of cows, saying the renewed attention is likely to spur more threats to its staff. "We are the ones who will pay for what happens to our animals," family-owned Bettencourt Dairies said in a statement. "Yet the things in this world that take place every day, who will stop that, the bullying of our child when he steps foot in the public school, he had nothing to do with this. " Mercy for Animals on Tuesday released a clip from 2012 of a worker, who was eventually sentenced to jail, sexually abusing a cow. The video is being used to help fight legislation in Idaho that would punish people who go undercover to film at farms.
NATIONAL
November 9, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
A grand jury in New York has indicted an undercover detective who took part in a violent clash between motorcyclists and an SUV driver, an incident which gained nationwide attention after video of the altercation swept across the Internet. Wojciech Braszczok was indicted on nine different charges, including first-degree gang assault, first- and second-degree assault, riot and coercion, according to court records. Braszczok, 32, would face up to 25 years in prison if he is convicted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The Moreno Valley city councilman leaned back in his chair, his hands resting on his head as he took in the sight of stacks of bills - $2.3 million worth - piled on the table in front of him. On that January day, Marcelo Co looked relaxed as he closed a lucrative deal to deliver the necessary vote to rezone a parcel of land, believing he had accepted a bribe from a real estate broker, federal prosecutors said. But the broker was actually an undercover federal agent, and the transaction - one that authorities believe to be the largest bribe accepted by a public official in a sting operation in the United States - was captured on camera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Richard Winton
The husband of Montebello's mayor allegedly sold methamphetamine more than once to an undercover sheriff's detective, authorities revealed Thursday, the same day he was charged with six felony drug counts. Ruben Guerrero, 44, allegedly sold the meth to an undercover detective who audio- and video-recorded the transactions in a parking lot across from Montebello Intermediate School, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  The sales allegedly took place Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Sen. Ronald S. Calderon's offices are located in California's Capitol and his hometown of Montebello, but he's managed to conduct plenty of business in Las Vegas during his tenure in the Legislature. The Democrat has traveled to Las Vegas to host staff retreats, cool his heels at luxury hotels and raise money at an Oscar de la Hoya boxing match. "Las Vegas has great conference facilities," Calderon told the Los Angeles Times in 2004 after blowing through campaign cash on his trips and other perks.  Calderon's affinity for Sin City became a factor in a sting operation conducted by federal authorities, according to a document identified by the Al-Jazeera television network as a sealed FBI affidavit.
NEWS
January 15, 2010
Recap: "The Spy Next Door" stars Jackie Chan as Bob Ho, an undercover CIA operative who babysits his neighbor's kids and gets them roped into his life of espionage. Review: "Chan's new all-ages vehicle is smooth like oatmeal. It's hard to imagine anyone being offended, except fans of good comedy." --Michael Phillips, Los Angeles Times film critic
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1988
It is difficult for me to understand how and why a jury determined that former reserve Police Officer Douglas Seymour's civil rights were violated when he infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan on the behalf of the Intelligence Division of the San Diego Police Department ("Klan Infiltrator Is Awarded $531,000 in Suit Against Police," May 10). It is quite obvious that whoever selected Seymour for this assignment was not sufficiently careful when screening his background and qualifications.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
In a major plot twist, the “Game On” episode of Showtime's “Homeland” reveals that case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is working undercover to expose the key terrorist behind the CIA headquarters bombing. For the elaborate ruse to succeed, CIA Acting Director Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) scapegoats Carrie before a hostile Senate committee, confines her to a psychiatric ward, freezes her bank account, invalidates her passport, adds her to the No-Fly List and puts her home under surveillance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2013 | By Scott Glover and Lisa Girion
A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative article on patient overdose deaths was arrested Tuesday on seven counts of illegally prescribing narcotics and other widely abused drugs. Dr. John Dimowo is charged with prescribing Vicodin, Norco, Adderall and Xanax to undercover agents who pretended to be patients but had no legitimate need for the drugs. Dimowo was not charged in connection with any patient deaths. The Times reported in November that five of Dimowo's patients fatally overdosed on medications he prescribed between 2009 and 2010, coroner's records show.
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