Placard thieves leave Ito's LA courtroom nameless

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 12:28 PM

Judge Lance Ito's fame has ironically made his courtroom the most difficult to find in downtown Los Angeles.

Since presiding over O.J. Simpson's murder trial more than a decade ago, Ito has repeatedly had his name placard stolen from the door of his courtroom.

For now, he has given up replacing the placard, and people looking for his courtroom must seek help in the lobby.

Ito was not available for comment but confirmed the thefts in an e-mail to a Superior Court spokesperson that was cited Wednesday by the Los Angeles Times. No records are kept at the courthouse on placard replacements, so an exact number was unavailable.

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