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June 3, 1989 | TRACY DODDS
Alan Eagleson, executive director of the National Hockey League Players Assn. since it was formed in 1967, faces a challenge this weekend in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the union's annual meeting. Questions that have been raised concern the handling of union funds, the apparent conflicts involved in having a leader who also represents individual players and who works as a promoter of tournaments, and the possibly too-friendly relationship Eagleson enjoys with NHL President John Ziegler.
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March 26, 1998 | Associated Press
Alan Eagleson, once the most powerful man in hockey and now jailed for fraud, became the first member of a North American pro sports hall of fame to resign on Wednesday. Eagleson, the former head of the National Hockey League Players Assn., resigned from the Hockey Hall of Fame six days before the hall's board was to vote on whether to expel him.
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February 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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January 27, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Former NHL Players Assn. boss Alan Eagleson, serving 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to three counts of fraud, was disbarred last week by Canadian authorities. "What took them so long?" Ron Salcer asked. Good question. More than 15 years ago, Salcer, an agent in Manhattan Beach, fellow agent Rich Winter and Ed Garvey, former director of the NFL Players Assn., began examining Eagleson's dealings and initiated the investigation that brought him down.
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April 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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February 21, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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March 26, 1998 | Associated Press
Alan Eagleson, once the most powerful man in hockey and now jailed for fraud, became the first member of a North American pro sports hall of fame to resign on Wednesday. Eagleson, the former head of the National Hockey League Players Assn., resigned from the Hockey Hall of Fame six days before the hall's board was to vote on whether to expel him.
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June 12, 1986 | Associated Press
A $7.5-million offer was placed on the bargaining table by National Hockey League owners Wednesday for post-career counseling and severance pay. The sum is one-half of what Alan Eagleson, executive director of the NHL Players Assn., had requested from the owners. "It's a start," Eagleson said following the second day of a three-day session between owners' and players' representatives delegated to come up with a contract to replace the one that expires Sept. 15.
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June 4, 1989
Alan Eagleson, head of the National Hockey League Players Assn. for 22 years, came under attack from attorneys hired by the union to assess his performance. "Questions are getting answered, and there are some answers the players don't like," said Kevin Dineen, player representative for the Hartford Whalers during a union meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. "A lot of players weren't concerned one way or the other about how the union is being run until some facts were brought up." Several player representatives said they want to talk with their teammates before a vote is taken on whether to fire Eagleson.
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January 8, 1998 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 28, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Services
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.
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March 4, 1994 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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February 21, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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April 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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January 27, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Former NHL Players Assn. boss Alan Eagleson, serving 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to three counts of fraud, was disbarred last week by Canadian authorities. "What took them so long?" Ron Salcer asked. Good question. More than 15 years ago, Salcer, an agent in Manhattan Beach, fellow agent Rich Winter and Ed Garvey, former director of the NFL Players Assn., began examining Eagleson's dealings and initiated the investigation that brought him down.
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