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  • Prosecutors say ex-expert witness will plead guilty to perjury

    02/29/2008 2:06:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 800+ views
    John B. Torkelsen, who made tens of millions of dollars as an expert witness in hundreds of business lawsuits, agreed to plead guilty to a perjury charge for lying about how he was paid in a securities class-action case, prosecutors said. Torkelsen entered the plea agreement Thursday in a federal court in Philadelphia and could face up to five years in prison. The case was filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles. Torkelsen, 62, of Princeton, N.J., agreed to plead guilty to submitting a false declaration in a case filed in 1999 in a federal court in San Jose, prosecutors said....
  • Two plead guilty over California terror plot: prosecutor (Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh, or JIS)

    12/14/2007 2:26:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 185+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/07 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Two members of a radical Islamic group accused of plotting to attack US military, Israeli and Jewish facilities in California pleaded guilty to terrorism charges Friday, justice officials said. Kevin James, who formed the extremist group while in a California prison, and Levar Washington, who was recruited by James, pleaded guilty to conspiring to wage war against the United States, the US Attorney's Office announced. Washington, 28, and James, 31, were among four men indicted in 2005 for their alleged roles in a plot to attack American military facilities, Israeli government offices and synagogues in the...
  • 2 plead guilty in Ga. drug raid death

    04/26/2007 8:56:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 697+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/07 | Harry R. Weber - ap
    ATLANTA - Two police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and other charges in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman during a botched drug raid at her home last fall. Officer J.R. Smith, who also agreed to resign from the police department, told a state judge that he regretted what had happened. "I'm sorry," the 35-year-old said, his voice barely audible. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter, violation of oath, criminal solicitation, making false statements and perjury, which was based on untrue claims in a no-knock warrant obtained to enter Kathryn Johnston's home on Nov. 21. Former Officer Gregg Junnier,...
  • California company, execs plead guilty to hiring illegal workers (~$5 million penalty)

    12/14/2006 12:41:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 880+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    A Southern California fence-building company and two executives pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and agreed to pay a combined penalty of $5 million, marking a rare victory for the federal government in prosecuting employers for immigration crimes. Golden State Fence Co. pleaded guilty to the charge as a misdemeanor and agreed to pay $4.7 million to the federal government. It admitted hiring illegal workers between January 1999 and November 2005. Mel Kay, 64, the company's founder, chairman and president, and Michael McLaughlin, 42, manager of the company's Oceanside office, pleaded guilty to the charge...
  • Report: Hollywood producer to plead guilty to bilking investors ("DHS: The Series" scam)

    05/16/2006 9:08:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 323+ views
    A Hollywood producer has agreed to plead guilty to income tax evasion and conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with an alleged scam that bilked millions of dollars from people who thought they were investing in a television series about the Department of Homeland Security, according to a report published Tuesday. Joseph Medawar, 44, faces up to 10 years in prison and $9 million in fines under the plea agreement, which is set to come before a federal judge on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing federal court documents filed Monday. He also would pay $3.4 million in...