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Former official’s appeal denied by state Supreme Court

LOS ANGELES — The state Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a former Bell assistant city administrator who was ordered to pay about $8 million in restitution after being convicted in what District Attorney Jackie Lacey called “the most significant public corruption case” ever prosecuted by her office’s Public Integrity Division. In Read More…

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Supreme Court won’t hear former sheriff’s appeal

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is one step closer to prison after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of his conviction on federal charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI Jan. 13. The 77-year-old former sheriff, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was sentenced in May Read More…

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Local officials critical of homeless case ruling

Supreme Court allows earlier ruling on sidewalk sleeping to stand LOS ANGELES — The ability of Southland governments to enact and enforce restrictions on homeless people sleeping on sidewalks or in other public areas was left in doubt Dec. 16 when the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling barring such regulations unless Read More…