April 13, 2011
His criminal history is long and colorful: Busted with heroin and cocaine in Indonesia, he served two years in a corrupt Bali jail, briefly escaping once before bribing his way out. Arrested twice in 2010 for growing millions of dollars worth of marijuana plants in Granada Hills, he could have faced 10 years in prison.
Now comes perhaps the final twist in the tale of Natale “Mike” Gabriele: He’s free again.
December 3, 2010
Los Angeles (AP) – A purported Iranian government agent who pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill a broadcaster critical of the Iranian regime is a fugitive from justice after missing a Los Angeles court date.
June 17, 2010
The FBI searched a storage unit and safe deposit box in the Ann Arbor area as agents investigate whether a man who planned to kill a California radio broadcaster was working as an agent for the Iranian government, federal court records show.
November 19, 2009
LONG BEACH – A 51-year-old contract worker convicted of accidentally touching off a wildfire on Catalina Island in 2007 was told Thursday he does not have to register as an arsonist.
April 22, 2002
LOS ANGELES — Courts: Prosecutor says suspect overreacted; his lawyer [Michael Zimbert] says he acted in self-defense.
March 22, 2002
PASADENA — An Altadena man authorities say raped women in La Crescenta and Pasadena pleaded not guilty Thursday morning in Pasadena Superior Court.
November 15, 2001
Crime: Prosecutors say he chose victims who were alone in homes in Glendale and Pasadena.
October 6, 1997
Courts: Man faces murder charge in a 1996 attack that allegedly had its origins in a remote Mexican village half a century ago.