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Jim Crogan

The Rohrabacher Test

After weeks of cancellations and rescheduling, a much-anticipated meeting between convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols and Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) finally took place last week. Early Monday morning, Rohrabacher, accompanied by two staff aides, traveled from Orange County to Florence, Colorado, for his interview with Nichols at Florence ADMAX,......

A Vulgar Betrayal

Four years after the FBI and the Justice Department shut down their initial wide-ranging probe into a suspected terrorist-funding network operating in the Chicago area, several prime targets of that investigation — code-named Vulgar Betrayal — have been indicted. Vulgar Betrayal, which ran from 1995 through 2000, was initiated by......

Trouble in the D.A.’s Office

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed by an L.A. County deputy district attorney, who alleged corrupt practices and retaliation by his former boss and two supervisors. Ruling that the free-speech rights of veteran prosecutor Richard Ceballos were......

Secrets of Timothy McVeigh

The national trauma caused by the Oklahoma City bombing was only 9 days old when an affable, soft-spoken furnace builder got the surprise of his life. Standing outside his suburban Oklahoma City home, he suddenly came face to face with FBI Special Agent Jim Ellis. �He asked me my name,......

P.I. for All

It’s pretty easy to figure out why lawyers in this town hired celebrity sleuth Anthony Pellicano as their investigator. A tireless self-promoter, he got the information they wanted even if he had to bend the rules. Pellicano also worked for law-enforcement agencies and government lawyers across the country, doing audiotape......

Web of Deceit

A state appellate court has overturned the murder conviction of Jose Salazar for killing an infant girl in 1996, ruling that the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office deliberately concealed information from the defense about a deputy coroner’s mistakes, his altered findings and changed testimony in other homicide cases. The case......

A Whistleblower Leaves Jail

Last week, Bob Mullally walked out of jail, finally free of the legal furor that turned his life upside down. Mullally, 59, served 45 days for violating a 1997 civil court order and leaking 79 confidential files detailing domestic-violence complaints involving LAPD officers to a KCBS-TV reporter. A subsequent investigation......

Life of a Whistleblower

Six years ago, Bob Mullally made a career-ending decision. He violated a court order and leaked 79 confidential files detailing domestic-violence complaints against LAPD officers to a KCBS-TV reporter. On May 14, the 59-year-old criminal-defense consultant began a 45-day sentence at Oxford Federal Prison in south-central Wisconsin. Assistant U.S. Attorney......

I Give

Accused Chinese double agent Katrina Leung was a world traveler and a mover and shaker among Southern California’s social and political elite. The San Marino businesswoman occasionally held Republican fund-raisers at her lavish home. Along with her husband, Kam, she raised and donated thousands of dollars to GOP gubernatorial candidates......

Made In the USA, Part III: US Company Listings A-M

AT&T (New York City, New York) 2000 — Contracted with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to "optimize" Huawei’s products. Between 2000 and 2001, Huawei outfitted Iraq’s air-defense system with fiber-optic equipment, in violation of a U.N. trade embargo. (return to company index) AL HADDAD ENTERPRISES, INC. (Formerly based in Nashville, Tennessee......
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