Entries by Nathan Bartos

Monday Morning Memo for May 1, 2017

Prosecution Walgreens pays $10 million to settle California claim Federal prosecutors say Walgreens has paid nearly $10 million to settle claims that it sought reimbursement from California’s Medi-Cal program without proper documentation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento said Thursday that the state program pays for specific drugs used to treat certain illnesses for millions […]

Monday Morning Memo for April 24, 2017

Prosecution New motions filed against Robert Durst in murder trial Prosecutors have filed two new motions against New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who’s been charged with killing a friend in Benedict Canyon just before Christmas Eve 2000, the L.A. District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Prosecutors objected to delays requested by the defense team, […]

Monday Morning Memo for April 17, 2017

Prosecution California official, 7 others charged in FBI bid-rigging sting Federal prosecutors have charged a former high-ranking official in California’s veterans affairs department and seven other people in an investigation of alleged bid rigging on public construction contracts, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Prosecutors said the investigation that led to the indictment of Eric Worthen, […]

Monday Morning Memo for April 10, 2017

Prosecution Prosecutors toss out case against standoff suspect accused of assault Prosecutors, citing a lack of evidence, have tossed out the case against a 47-year-old man accused of threatening his family with a shotgun and sparking a five-hour standoff with local sheriff’s deputies. Marc Spitzer was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly […]

Monday Morning Memo for April 3, 2017

Prosecution Roman Polanski lashes out as judge ponders possible U.S. return Roman Polanski might not find out for several weeks what the next step is in his efforts to return to the U.S. nearly 40 years after fleeing American justice for the rape of a 13-year-old girl. But his lawyer certainly wants to rev up […]

Monday Morning Memo for March 27, 2017

Prosecution L.A. D.A. shoots down Roman Polanski’s desire to “dictate” return to U.S.A. “He forfeited his right to make requests of the court when he fled,” said the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office yesterday of Roman Polanski’s latest attempt to ensure no jail time for the rape of a 13-year old girl in 1977. “The […]

Monday Morning Memo for March 20, 2017

Prosecution Prosecutors seek 40-year prison term for Vallejo kidnapper, until he is ‘old and weak’ Federal prosecutors say Matthew Muller is a dangerous predator, a man who has posed a threat to society for years and carried out “serial acts of evil” that include his most infamous crime: the March 2015 kidnapping of Denise Huskins […]

Monday Morning Memo for March 13, 2017

Prosecution FBI agent: Conspiracy trail leads to former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca FBI special agent Leah Tanner took the witness stand Monday to walk a federal court jury through her investigation into the Los Angeles County jails – and how it ultimately took her to the door of then-Sheriff Lee Baca. Tanner, who then […]

Monday Morning Memo for March 6, 2017

Prosecution D.A. opposes Roman Polanski’s bid to unseal transcripts The L.A. County D.A.’s office Wednesday filed its objections to Roman Polanski’s latest legal maneuver, holding to its position that the director’s decades-old rape case cannot be resolved while he remains a fugitive. Polanski is seeking to unseal a 2010 transcript of Deputy District Attorney Roger […]

Monday Morning Memo for February 27, 2017

Prosecution Accused Dodger Stadium attacker pleads to assault in 2015 beating A Palos Verdes Estates man pleaded no contest to an assault charge Wednesday for punching a man in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium after a Dodgers-Mets game. Michael Rae Papayans, 28, entered his plea to a felony count of assault by means likely […]