November 16, 2012

Headlines 11/16/12


  • [Update] U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford denied Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona's motion to set aside and reduce his 66-month federal prison sentence for witness tampering to the 24- to-30-month range. [O.C. Weekly]
  • Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles recommended that jailed former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra receive a 30- month sentence for looting his $18 million Thousand Oaks mansion, lying about who stripped the home and denying receiving money for having sold items that were owned by the bankruptcy estate. [Los Angeles Daily News]
  • Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich debated Assemblyman Mike Feuer at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday [Los Angeles Times | Local]
  • L.A. County sheriff's deputy, Francisco Gamez, a 17-year veteran who worked as a detective in West Hollywood, was arrested Wednesday, and charged with murder, attempted murder and discharging a firearm from an occupied vehicle. [Los Angeles Times | Local
  •  Detention Watch Network names Orange County's Theo Lacy Facility as one of the 10 worst immigration detention facilities in the country. [Los Angeles Times | Local]   
  • As Colorado and Washington make Marijuana legal, cops work on how to catch Marijuana DUIs. [LA Weekly | Blogs]
  • As Marijuana become more legal, Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said it will .... double production?  No! It will close all its plants and fire about 18,000 workers. [Wall St. Journal Law Blog]
  • Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona, who is serving a 66-month federal prison sentence for witness tampering, has filed a motion asking U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford to set aside and reduce his sentence to the 24- to-30-month range. [Orange County Register]
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