Sam Hoover Arrested, 03/18/64: Police arrest attorney and former Pasadena mayor Sam Hoover for robbery. Hoover was accused of masterminding the March 11 robbery of a River Oaks home, during which three people were assaulted. Hoover's alleged accomplice, John Oscar Young, also told law enforcement that Hoover was in possession of property stolen during the January 9 burglary of a Corrigan's jewelry store. Police recovered two large diamonds, later identified by the robbery victims, and a .44 caliber revolver from Hoover's residence. A jury found Hoover guilty of the crime and sentenced him to 60 years. He was released in 1981 after serving 14 years for the robbery and two years for income tax fraud.