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  • John 10:21 am on March 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo Of Judge Everett Ricks 

    From what I have gathered, Ricks started out as an attorney in Long Beach and was a longtime member of various social and political groups, and he was no stranger to lending a hand in charity work. It’s a shame he got wrapped up in this case (Hal Glickman admitted to bribing him for Nash, “through a gay attorney”). Glickman had a way with words. Also, Ricks had been ordered by a higher court to reduce Nash’s sentence for the drug conviction, so he would have had to release him anyway. Eight years was the legal maximum sentence, but it was not the norm for drug dealers back then, more like three or four, and Nash had already served two, thus making him already eligible for parole. Ricks was no stranger to the booze and pain pills by this time in 1985, so he probably figured he’d kill two birds here, and make some money also since Nash was being so generous. Nash’s delicate sinus operation was the publicized reason for his release, and prosecutor Ron Coen compared Ricks’ decision to an unwanted prostate exam. That’s pretty funny. Nash sort of got away with bribing others, but when Glickman tried it in the late Seventies in an attempt to get his friend’s kid probation in a cocaine bust, it landed Hal’s ass in prison for a while.

    Here’s Everett during the 1970s. He passed away in 1993.


  • John 12:00 pm on June 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Judge in Nash & Diles Trials Busted For Shoplifting 

    As if the Wonderland saga could not get any stranger! In the early 80s, Ricks was the judge in both of Nash and Diles’ trials. If Ricks was correct in declaring that Nash was a danger to society, then the judge was a bigger danger to Big Lots and Walgreens.

    On New Year’s Eve 1988, the L.A. Times reported:

    Long Beach Municipal Judge James Wright fined Everett Ricks $500, which the former jurist immediately paid. Under a provision of the California Penal Code, Wright then allowed [Everett Emett Ricks Jr.] to withdraw his guilty plea and enter a plea of not guilty, and then dismissed Ricks’ case.

    I guess he did it for the “high”, sort of like Wynona Ryder and Lindsay Lohan. Let’s go steal some shit.

    • Anthony 7:29 pm on June 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      If the Wonderland Gang had a theme song this would be it.


    • localarts 12:58 pm on June 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Like I said before, If your gonna beat the rap LA is the place to be. Can’t say that I’m really all that surprised.


      • mark strangelove 7:04 am on September 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Every State has some variation of a “Civil Demand” regarding shoplifting. Here in Florida if you are caught shoplifting, the charges are usually dropped or no conviction is recorded if the person pays a significant amount more than the item’s worth ($300.00 or three times the value which ever is greater). After more than 20 years and about 1000 apprehensions, I’ve only seen a handful of serious prosecutions involving misdemeanor shoplifting charges.


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