Criminal

No Lawyer? Get Resentenced

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An investment advisor who was sentenced to 16-years in prison for a $3.5 million fraud, won resentencing Friday because the trial judge allowed victims to testify during sentencing without the defendant’s lawyer present. Steven Yamashiro, of Pasadena, will get a…

Nunez Commutation Upheld

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It didn’t make the appeals court happy, but the panel upheld former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reduction of a manslaughter sentence for the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. “We are compelled to conclude that, while Schwarzenegger’s conduct could be…

Barry Bonds Biggest Win

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Record-holding baseball slugger Barry Bonds not only won acquittal of his obstruction of justice conviction Wednesday stemming from an investigation of steroids use among ball players, but the 11-judge panel also said the government cannot retry him. It has taken…