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February 12, 1994 | BRIAN RAY BALLOU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five people suspected of being members of a drug ring that moved as much as $1 billion in cocaine last year through Orange County to New York and Canada were arrested this week after a tip from Canadian law officials, authorities said Friday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted Algerian national Ahmed Ressam of terrorism charges Friday in connection with a bombing plot, just hours after he was found guilty in absentia in France. Ressam, 33, stood stoically at first, then closed his eyes and rocked back on his heels slightly as the jury convicted him of nine counts--including conspiracy to commit an act of international terrorism. He was arrested in Washington state Dec.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors Thursday urged a Los Angeles jury to convict Ahmed Ressam of terrorism, saying during closing statements that overwhelming evidence proved he participated in a conspiracy to bomb the United States. One defense lawyer countered by asking jurors to acquit Ressam, 33, because, he said, the government's case is based more on "innuendo, speculation and sensationalism" than evidence. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors Thursday urged a Los Angeles jury to convict Ahmed Ressam of terrorism, saying during closing statements that overwhelming evidence proved he participated in a conspiracy to bomb the United States. One defense lawyer countered by asking jurors to acquit Ressam, 33, because, he said, the government's case is based more on "innuendo, speculation and sensationalism" than evidence. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | By JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swashbuckling French prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere has spent the last seven years chasing a group of Algerian extremists around the globe as part of his mission to rout terrorism. As early as today in Los Angeles, France's top terrorist hunter may take the stand as a key prosecution witness in the federal bomb conspiracy trial of Ahmed Ressam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted Algerian national Ahmed Ressam of terrorism charges Friday in connection with a bombing plot, just hours after he was found guilty in absentia in France. Ressam, 33, stood stoically at first, then closed his eyes and rocked back on his heels slightly as the jury convicted him of nine counts--including conspiracy to commit an act of international terrorism. He was arrested in Washington state Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors disclosed Monday that they believe a fourth accomplice--a known Islamic radical--was working with Ahmed Ressam in a terrorist plot to bomb United States targets during millennium celebrations 15 months ago. During the sixth day of Ressam's terrorism trial in federal court in Los Angeles, Assistant U.S. Atty.
NEWS
August 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Foreigners who require U.S. documents to cross into the United States from Canada and Mexico soon will have to pay a fee, the Immigration and Naturalization Service announced Friday. Currently, the INS isn't charging fees for the issuance of border crossing cards and other travel documents granting special privileges for those crossing into the United States from Mexico and Canada. But as of Oct.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Canadians Cut Back on Cross-Border Shopping: Canadians are making fewer day trips to the United States, indicating that cross-border shopping may be falling sharply. Canadian residents took 3 million day trips across the border in June, the smallest number since June, 1988, the government statistical agency reported. That was down 1.4% from May. Cross-border shopping accelerated during the recession but has been steadily dropping since early 1992. Analysts say that reflects the U.S.
NEWS
November 6, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawmakers representing states bordering Canada voiced alarm over an immigration provision they fear could lead to a border traffic nightmare. They said last year's immigration reform law will force the Immigration and Naturalization Service to start checking everyone entering and leaving the United States next fall. "It is generating waves of controversy at our borders," said Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.), chairman of the Judiciary immigration subcommittee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators failed to test for evidence of explosives residue on terrorism suspect Ahmed Ressam or in his motel room, raising doubts that he was building a bomb, a former FBI scientist told a federal jury Wednesday. U.S. and Canadian authorities did not run tests after Ressam's arrest to look for--or rule out--the presence of incriminating explosives residue, said defense witness Frederic Whitehurst, a former FBI lab examiner and scientist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A terrorism expert was barred Monday from telling a federal jury that evidence seized from accused bomb smuggler Ahmed Ressam's Montreal apartment links Ressam to Islamic militant Osama bin Laden. The testimony, before a federal judge in Los Angeles without the jury present, marked the first time that authorities have publicly disclosed alleged ties between Ressam and Bin Laden. Authorities consider Bin Laden responsible for anti-U.S. attacks, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | By JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swashbuckling French prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere has spent the last seven years chasing a group of Algerian extremists around the globe as part of his mission to rout terrorism. As early as today in Los Angeles, France's top terrorist hunter may take the stand as a key prosecution witness in the federal bomb conspiracy trial of Ahmed Ressam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swashbuckling French prosecutor Jean-Louis Bruguiere has spent the last seven years chasing a group of Algerian extremists around the globe as part of his mission to rout terrorism. As early as today in Los Angeles, France's top terrorist hunter may take the stand as a key prosecution witness in the federal bomb conspiracy trial of Ahmed Ressam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prosecution's key witness against accused terrorist Ahmed Ressam gave few details of an alleged millennium bomb plot Thursday, after a judge prevented him from testifying about Ressam's reputed links to an extremist group he has previously said is run by Islamic militant Osama bin Laden. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two weeks into his terrorism trial, evidence is mounting that defendant Ahmed Ressam may have been far more instrumental in an alleged New Year's Day 2000 bombing conspiracy than his defense lawyers would have the federal jury believe. FBI forensic experts have testified that Ressam's fingerprints were found on all four of the homemade bomb-timing devices seized from his rental car Dec. 14, 1999, as he drove off a Canadian ferry and into Washington state.
NEWS
June 30, 1990 | Associated Press
A planned nationwide protest by Canadian truckers fizzled Friday when just six dozen trucks quietly lined roads at three border crossings into the United States. The planned blockade was to be the second demonstration in five weeks over high taxes and government policies the truckers say threaten their livelihood.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The House overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching trade pact with Canada on Tuesday that will phase out all tariffs between the two nations and create what its supporters call the world's largest free-trade zone. House leaders and U.S. trade negotiators predicted that the pact, if put into effect as scheduled over 10 years, will increase the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors disclosed Monday that they believe a fourth accomplice--a known Islamic radical--was working with Ahmed Ressam in a terrorist plot to bomb United States targets during millennium celebrations 15 months ago. During the sixth day of Ressam's terrorism trial in federal court in Los Angeles, Assistant U.S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors on Thursday used a parade of witnesses to link alleged terrorist Ahmed Ressam to bomb timer components bought at Canadian electronics stores, and to a motel room where they say high-grade explosives were made. No bombs were ever detonated in the alleged millennium terrorist conspiracy. But authorities say they thwarted a bomb plot when Ressam was arrested Dec. 14, 1999, at the U.S.
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