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July 12, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Mai Tran, Times Staff Writers
For nearly four years, Van Duc Vo has been in a federal jail, accused of plotting to throw a bomb over the wall of the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand. As a federal appeals court prepares to decide whether Vo should be extradited to Bangkok to stand trial, the 45-year-old Baldwin Park man has become a much-debated symbol in Southern California's Vietnamese American community. On Monday, about 200 supporters rallied outside the Pasadena courthouse where Vo's extradition appeal was heard.
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July 12, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II and Mai Tran, Times Staff Writers
For nearly four years, Van Duc Vo has been in a federal jail, accused of plotting to throw a bomb over the wall of the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand. As a federal appeals court prepares to decide whether Vo should be extradited to Bangkok to stand trial, the 45-year-old Baldwin Park man has become a much-debated symbol in Southern California's Vietnamese American community. On Monday, about 200 supporters rallied outside the Pasadena courthouse where Vo's extradition appeal was heard.
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May 9, 1993
Widowed. Works as a resource specialist for the Orange Unified School District and teaches English at night at local community colleges. Has two children: Linda Cao, 20, and Paul Cao, 18. The family escaped from Vietnam in 1980. Her husband, Chung Minh Cao, died of dehydration during the trip. "When I first came here I had no relatives, no friends and I stayed in a garage. I didn't have anything. The customs officer in San Francisco asked where is my luggage. I didn't have any.
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April 22, 2004 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A Baldwin Park man accused of plotting to blow up the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok in 2001 has been ordered extradited to Thailand to face terrorism-related charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato mulled his decision for 16 months before approving Thailand's request to extradite Van Duc Vo, 44, a member of a group dedicated to overthrowing the Vietnamese government. Vo faces charges of trying to cause an explosion and making, possessing and using explosive devices. Vo's attorney, W.
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September 28, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
He's called the Rush Limbaugh of Little Saigon, a fervent anti-Communist whose "Living in America" is the longest-running Vietnamese-language radio talk show in California. For Van Vo, 53, one of the 135 candidates hoping to replace Gov. Gray Davis on Oct. 7, the recall election represents his best and probably only shot at running for statewide office.
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April 22, 2004 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A Baldwin Park man accused of plotting to blow up the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok in 2001 has been ordered extradited to Thailand to face terrorism-related charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato mulled his decision for 16 months before approving Thailand's request to extradite Van Duc Vo, 44, a member of a group dedicated to overthrowing the Vietnamese government. Vo faces charges of trying to cause an explosion and making, possessing and using explosive devices. Vo's attorney, W.
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December 20, 2002 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A 42-year-old Baldwin Park man who was arrested last year on suspicion of trying to bomb the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand has decided to fight extradition rather than risk being returned to his homeland, his attorney said Thursday. Van Duc Vo, who appeared in federal court in Santa Ana on Thursday as hundreds of supporters rallied outside the courthouse, had earlier agreed to be extradited to Thailand.
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August 19, 2002 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Vietnamese protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse in Santa Ana on Sunday, demonstrating against the extradition of a Southern California man who allegedly tried to bomb the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok last year. Supporters from as far as Utah and Seattle attended the peaceful protest, which included a candlelight vigil and a planned one-day hunger strike by some demonstrators.
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November 7, 2003 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge may decide today whether to set bail for a man who has been behind bars for more than two years, held on suspicion of trying to blow up the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand. An attorney for Van Duc Vo said his client is a freedom fighter whose alleged crime was meant to be a political statement, not an actual bombing. He is not a flight risk but a dispirited U.S. citizen who would like to spend some time with his children and his ailing father, his lawyer said. But U.S.
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August 9, 1999
A man walking a bicycle across a Garden Grove street was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, police said Sunday. Thanh Van Vo, 43, of Santa Ana was crossing Bolsa Avenue near Ward Street about 10 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by a blue, late-1990s van with a white stripe, said Garden Grove Police Sgt. Scott Watson. The vehicle has a broken driver-side headlight as a result of the accident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5704.
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November 7, 2003 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge may decide today whether to set bail for a man who has been behind bars for more than two years, held on suspicion of trying to blow up the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand. An attorney for Van Duc Vo said his client is a freedom fighter whose alleged crime was meant to be a political statement, not an actual bombing. He is not a flight risk but a dispirited U.S. citizen who would like to spend some time with his children and his ailing father, his lawyer said. But U.S.
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September 28, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
He's called the Rush Limbaugh of Little Saigon, a fervent anti-Communist whose "Living in America" is the longest-running Vietnamese-language radio talk show in California. For Van Vo, 53, one of the 135 candidates hoping to replace Gov. Gray Davis on Oct. 7, the recall election represents his best and probably only shot at running for statewide office.
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December 20, 2002 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A 42-year-old Baldwin Park man who was arrested last year on suspicion of trying to bomb the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand has decided to fight extradition rather than risk being returned to his homeland, his attorney said Thursday. Van Duc Vo, who appeared in federal court in Santa Ana on Thursday as hundreds of supporters rallied outside the courthouse, had earlier agreed to be extradited to Thailand.
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August 19, 2002 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Vietnamese protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse in Santa Ana on Sunday, demonstrating against the extradition of a Southern California man who allegedly tried to bomb the Vietnamese Embassy in Bangkok last year. Supporters from as far as Utah and Seattle attended the peaceful protest, which included a candlelight vigil and a planned one-day hunger strike by some demonstrators.
NEWS
May 9, 1993
Widowed. Works as a resource specialist for the Orange Unified School District and teaches English at night at local community colleges. Has two children: Linda Cao, 20, and Paul Cao, 18. The family escaped from Vietnam in 1980. Her husband, Chung Minh Cao, died of dehydration during the trip. "When I first came here I had no relatives, no friends and I stayed in a garage. I didn't have anything. The customs officer in San Francisco asked where is my luggage. I didn't have any.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1991
Police on Wednesday identified a man shot to death in his Van Nuys apartment, allegedly by a neighbor who police said also sexually assaulted and wounded the dead man's female roommate. Hoa Van Nguyen, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds to the head and chest, Los Angeles Police Lt. Warren Knowles said. His body was discovered at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor called police to report a domestic dispute at the building in the 14600 block of Calvert Street.
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March 24, 1992
A Midway City man was arrested after he tried to persuade a homeowner to testify that his son was not among the youths who had robbed the homeowner's family, police said Monday. Co Van Vo, 54, father of 19-year-old Thi Nguyen Vo, was arrested Sunday afternoon as he stood outside the Elizabeth Place home where a family was held at gunpoint by six youths late Thursday night, police said. Co Vo went to the home twice Sunday and spoke to the couple, Lt. Chuck Gibbs said.
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