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May 9, 1987 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Police and the FBI arrested the head of the militant Jewish Defense League and two companions on Friday on charges of participating in a series of bombings in the New York City area, including a tear gas attack on the opening night audience of Russia's Moiseyev Dance Company last September.
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May 9, 1987 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Police and the FBI arrested the head of the militant Jewish Defense League and two companions on Friday on charges of participating in a series of bombings in the New York City area, including a tear gas attack on the opening night audience of Russia's Moiseyev Dance Company last September.
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October 27, 1987 | United Press International
The former leader and two members of the militant Jewish Defense League were sentenced Monday for their roles in several bombings, including a tear-gas attack at Lincoln Center last year that injured 20. The former national chairman, Victor Vancier, 30, of Queens got 10 years in prison. Murray Young, 59, of Long Island, a member of the JDL governing board, got a five-year term. Sharon Katz, 41, of Manhattan was fined $5,000.
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August 14, 1987
A former leader and two members of the Jewish Defense League pleaded guilty in New York to racketeering charges that they used the organization to carry out bombings, extortion and fraud. Former JDL national chairman Victor Vancier, 30, and associates Jay Cohen, 23, and Murray Young, 59, each face up to 20 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. A fourth member pleaded guilty to aiding a tear-gas attack that disrupted the performance of a Soviet dance troupe in New York.
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October 26, 1987 | United Press International
Two members of the militant Jewish Defense League were sentenced today for their roles in a string of terrorist bombings, including a tear-gas attack at Lincoln Center that injured 20 people. The former national chairman of the group, Victor Vancier, 30, of Fresh Meadows, Queens, was scheduled to be sentenced later. Murray Young, 59, of East Meadow, Long Island, a member of the JDL's governing board, was sentenced to five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Israel Leo Glasser in Brooklyn.
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October 18, 1987 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
Norma Odeh returned the call and said she still would prefer not to talk about it. It has been two years since her husband, Alex M. Odeh, a college instructor and regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, was killed by a bomb rigged to explode as the door to the committee's Santa Ana office was opened. No one else was there when Odeh opened the door at 9:11 a.m. Friday morning, Oct. 11, 1986.
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January 14, 1995 | STEPHEN BRAUN and JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Nation of Islam officials Friday charged that the murder-for-hire indictments against the daughter of Malcolm X are part of a government conspiracy to divide the black community, and pointed to the key informant's past as reason to question the validity of the case. "The government must be forced to release to the public all it knows," said Nation attorney Ava Muhammad at a press conference here.
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January 14, 1995 | STEPHEN BRAUN and JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The background of the key informant in an alleged plot by the daughter of Malcolm X to murder Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan became the focus of attention on Friday for critics of the government's case, including representatives of Farrakhan himself. Qubilah Shabazz, 34, faces charges in Minneapolis of hiring a hit man to kill Farrakhan. The man to whom she allegedly made a partial payment will testify at the trial.
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