LOS ANGELES (AP) - LA Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the NBA team. Once known as the "Mr. Fixit" of the business world during his tenure as CEO of Time Warner and Citigroup, Parsons will be called as a witness today to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Donald Sterling, who owns the team along with estranged wife Shelly, is resisting the sale.
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair. The Desert Sun cites court documents that say on the day she vanished three weeks ago, 20-year-old Erin Corwin had planned to meet up with Chris Lee to hunt together. A detective's affidavit shows the investigation is focusing on Lee, who may have fathered her child.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man has pleaded guilty to running a $2.3 million medical fraud scheme targeting physicians and dentists. The Orange County Register reports 57-year-old David Rose of Coto de Caza faces up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced Nov. 24.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former mayor of Rosemead has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to witness tampering and making a false statement to the FBI in a bribery investigation. The Pasadena Star News reports John Tran ordered to pay $38,000 in restitution to a real estate developer-turned-FBI informant.
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