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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997 | MATT LAIT and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Police Commission President Raymond C. Fisher, an instrumental figure in reforming the Police Department, has been selected to fill a top job under U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, sources familiar with the pending appointment confirmed Wednesday. Fisher, an influential commission member who spearheaded the panel's recent ouster of former Chief Willie L.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1997 | MATT LAIT and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Police Commission President Raymond C. Fisher, an instrumental figure in reforming the Police Department, has been selected to fill a top job under U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, sources familiar with the pending appointment confirmed Wednesday. Fisher, an influential commission member who spearheaded the panel's recent ouster of former Chief Willie L.
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NEWS
February 27, 1994 | Reuter
Forty illegal immigrants, most of them from India, were found hidden in a sewer in Mexico's western state of Guerrero apparently waiting to be picked up by smugglers and transported into the United States, the attorney general's office said Friday. The undocumented workers included 35 Indians, a Bangladeshi, two Guatemalans and two Salvadorans.
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October 24, 1986 | United Press International
Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Griffin B. Bell said today that an American airman captured ferrying weapons to U.S.-backed Nicaraguan rebels should not be tried "for the sins" of the United States. Bell, attorney general in the Carter Administration, arrived in Nicaragua on Thursday to help a Nicaraguan lawyer defend Eugene Hasenfus. He said he will seek Hasenfus' release.
WORLD
June 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two men accused of luring deaf Mexican immigrants to New York and then forcing them to sell trinkets on subways have been extradited to the United States, Mexico's attorney general's office said. Suspects Jose Paoletti Moreda and his son, Renato Paoletti Lemus, are deaf themselves. Authorities said threats of violence kept dozens of deaf immigrants trapped in servitude, often working long hours seven days a week, while the Paolettis and others pocketed the profits.
NEWS
April 21, 1995
"I ask the American people not to jump to any conclusions. This is not a question of anyone's country of origin. This is not a question of anybody's religion." "This was murder, this was evil, this was wrong." "Make no mistake, this was an attack on the United States, our way of life, everything we believe. Whoever did it, we will find out, and there will be justice that will be swift and certain and severe." "Nobody can hide in this country.
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February 12, 1987 | United Press International
Federal police seized a U.S.-registered boat and arrested three Americans accused of smuggling more than half a ton of marijuana valued at $5 million, the attorney general's office said. The three arrested, identified as Mark Williams, 36, Wolfgang Petrasko, 38, and Brett Peterson, 27, told police Tuesday they were sailing the boat, Free Flight, from Jamaica to Miami and decided to stop at the Gulf Coast resort of Cancun, 775 miles southeast of Mexico City, officials said.
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May 19, 1988 | United Press International
Senate Democratic leader Robert C. Byrd said today that President Reagan should fire Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III on the grounds that the operation of the Justice Department is faltering because of his chronic legal problems. Meese has rejected stepping down, and, after a visit to Capitol Hill Wednesday, apparently is ready to fight through "the last days" of Reagan's term, despite harsher criticism within his own party. Byrd (D-W.Va.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1988
Last week's U.S. Court of Appeals decision finding the special-prosecutor law unconstitutional is disappointing. No time should be lost in seeking a review by the Supreme Court. And, in the unlikely event that the highest court should reach the same conclusion, the matter requires rapid remedy in Congress so that this element of the system of justice is preserved.
WORLD
March 10, 2006 | From Reuters
Former President Eduardo Rodriguez has been charged with treason for sending the country's only missiles to be destroyed in the United States, the attorney general said Thursday. President Evo Morales, a leftist who regularly criticizes U.S. foreign policy, had denounced the destruction of the 30 Chinese-made surface-to-air missiles during his campaign for the December presidential election.
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