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Jails and Prisons

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  • Movie company accused of fraud

    Employees of a Burbank movie company face charges of conspiracy and fraud after allegedly bilking investors of $9 million to make independent films. An indictment from a federal grand jury this week focused on Q Media Assets LLC, located at 2301 W. Olive...
  • Police enforce pedestrian safety

    Police enforce pedestrian safety
    It takes the average healthy adult 16 seconds to walk across an intersection, but Burbank police on Wednesday were more interested in how long it takes a driver to stop. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, police officers conducted a pedestrian...
  • Burbank man charged in beating death of wife has violent record

    A 70-year-old Burbank man charged with murder after allegedly beating his wife to death with a chair leg has a history of spousal abuse that dates to the late 1980s, court documents show. The man, Joseph Robert Brancato, was convicted of spousal abuse...
  • Brothers sentenced to federal prison for public housing fraud scheme

    Two Burbank brothers were each sentenced Monday to nearly two years in federal prison for conspiring to steal more than $500,000 that was intended for public housing for the disabled, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. In addition...
  • Amy Beck released from prison, civil suit drags on

    Amy Beck released from prison, civil suit drags on
    Parties involved in an ongoing lawsuit stemming from a sexual liaison between a former Burbank Unified middle school teacher and her student met behind closed doors Friday to discuss moving the case from state to federal court. Attorneys declined to...
  • Burbank opens jail that holds 70 inmates

    Burbank opens jail that holds 70 inmates
    After nearly a year of sharing facilities with Glendale, the jail facility in Burbank today began accepting its own inmates after final touches to a large project to repair faulty construction were made. Burbank police have been transporting arrested...
  • Rebuilt city jail open for business

    Rebuilt city jail open for business
    It was just after 8 a.m. Wednesday and police at the empty Burbank jail were setting up in the control room, turning on lights, a laptop computer and a printer. A fingerprinting machine was being transported from the Glendale jail, where Burbank has been...
  • Man who struck wife with chair sentenced to 2 years in prison

    Burbank resident Joseph Robert Brancato, who at one point was charged with murder after allegedly inflicting a deadly blow to his wife’s head with a chair leg, was sentenced to two years in state prison this week.    Murder charges were dropped...
  • Man accused of killing wife gets two years in prison

    Burbank resident Joseph Robert Brancato, who at one point was charged with murder after allegedly inflicting a deadly blow to his wife's head with a chair leg, was sentenced to two years in state prison this week.    Murder charges were dropped in...
  • Burb's Eye View: Helping people work through change

    Everyone at the Joslyn Adult Center knows the gentleman who shows up on Tuesday afternoons as Barney, or Mr. Meskin. Not everyone knows what he's doing there. He sets up in a little space and waits for his group to arrive. They just need a few chairs and...
  • Man who allegedly shot two officers outside Kmart pleads not guilty

    The man accused of stealing from a Kmart in Burbank and then shooting and wounding two police officers while handcuffed and being taken to a patrol car pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges this week. Jamie Warren Willard, 30, of Gresham, Ore.,...
  • Brancato hearing pushed back again

    A 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair after suffering from a fractured shoulder and back spasms while in jail, his attorney said. Joseph Brancato faces murder charges after allegedly...