January 8, 1998 |
Alan Eagleson turned to some of the hockey stars he bilked and asked for their forgiveness Wednesday before heading off to jail to serve an 18-month sentence. "I sincerely apologize for any harm that might have been caused and I hope I will have the opportunity in the future to make a positive contribution," Eagleson, his raspy voice cracking, said as he turned to face former Toronto Maple Leaf greats Frank Mahovlich and Carl Brewer in a packed downtown Toronto courtroom.
July 28, 1994 |
Former hockey official Alan Eagleson is wanted in the United States to face fraud, racketeering and embezzlement charges. Paul Kelly, U.S. district attorney, said a request to extradite the former executive director of the NHL Players Assn. and Hockey Canada's international negotiator from Toronto will be filed within 60 days. Additional charges also may be added to the 32-count indictment handed up by a grand jury on March 3.
March 4, 1994 |
R. Alan Eagleson, who rose to power as the founder of the NHL Players Assn. and agent of such star players as Bobby Orr, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering, fraud, obstruction of justice and embezzlement. It was alleged in the 32-count indictment that Eagleson engaged in various criminal schemes by using his former position as executive director of the players' association and as a player agent for the purpose of acquiring personal wealth and profits.
February 24, 1993 |
The NHL Players Assn., founded and led for 24 years by Alan Eagleson, loaned more than $1.17 million to companies in which Eagleson's friends had an interest. According to an investigation by The Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune, the loans were repaid in full and the union made a profit, but that each loan had a history of trouble.
February 21, 1993 |
The Toronto Globe and Mail and the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune claim that former hockey union leader Alan Eagleson assisted Peter Karmanos, chairman of Compuware Corp. of Farmington Hills, Mich., in an attempt to buy an NHL team, beginning in 1988. They report that Eagleson, who retired as executive director of the NHL Players Assn. at the end of 1991, had a conflict of interest for representing players and a potential owner at the same time.
April 17, 1992 |
A federal grand jury in Boston is investigating Alan Eagleson, founder and former executive director of the NHL Players' Assn., according to the Boston Herald. The newspaper, citing sources it did not identify, reported that allegations include bribery and fraud.