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February 7, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spokesman for former President Clinton insisted Tuesday that a controversial pardon granted to a Los Angeles area entrepreneur only was meant to cover his conviction of nearly two decades ago--not a current federal criminal investigation into the man's business dealings. In addition, the Justice Department has concluded that the U.S.
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January 15, 2003 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
Herbal remedy magnate Almon Glenn Braswell, who received a controversial pardon from President Clinton for a 1983 fraud and perjury conviction, has been arrested on new charges of evading more than $13.4 million in income taxes, federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said Tuesday. Braswell, owner of Marina del Rey-based Gero Vita International Inc., was named in a 13-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury late last year and kept secret until his arrest Monday in Miami Beach.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2003 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
Herbal remedy magnate Almon Glenn Braswell, who received a controversial pardon from President Clinton for a 1983 fraud and perjury conviction, has been arrested on new charges of evading more than $13.4 million in income taxes, federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said Tuesday. Braswell, owner of Marina del Rey-based Gero Vita International Inc., was named in a 13-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury late last year and kept secret until his arrest Monday in Miami Beach.
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February 23, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON and JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
She came to Capitol Hill amid lofty expectations, the first presidential spouse ever elected to public office and one of a phalanx of Democrats who gave the party new life in a Senate evenly split with Republicans. But the debut of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, while promising initially, has become a disaster.
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February 23, 2001 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's been convicted of mail fraud. Investigated for money laundering. He's bumped through a bankruptcy, a nasty divorce, lawsuits and several relocations of his corporate headquarters. Through it all, Almon Glenn Braswell has kept on doing what he does best: selling herbal remedies that he claims can push back aging, sharpen mental acuity, boost sexual performance and relieve conditions ranging from arthritis to enlarged prostates.
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February 22, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hugh Rodham, the brother-in-law of former President Clinton, accepted about $400,000 to successfully push for presidential clemency for two Los Angeles men, convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali and Almon Glenn Braswell, a marketer of health treatments. Rodham returned the money late Wednesday as Clinton released a brief statement saying that he and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), were "deeply disturbed" to learn of the arrangement. The statement urged Rodham to return the money.
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February 23, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON and JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
She came to Capitol Hill amid lofty expectations, the first presidential spouse ever elected to public office and one of a phalanx of Democrats who gave the party new life in a Senate evenly split with Republicans. But the debut of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, while promising initially, has become a disaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Georgia lawyer has been acquitted by a Los Angeles federal judge of charges that he helped a onetime herbal remedy tycoon evade millions of dollars in personal income taxes. The verdict by U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow was made public this week. It followed a nonjury trial in which William E. Frantz was accused of tax evasion and conspiracy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2001
Bill Clinton says he had no idea that his brother-in-law, attorney Hugh Rodham, took money to lobby for presidential pardons for two convicted felons, though he doesn't deny he knew of Rodham's involvement in both cases. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) says she knew nothing about her brother's activities, though she had heard "rumors," and was "heartbroken and shocked" when she found out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2004 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
A former Marina del Rey executive, who received a controversial pardon from President Clinton for a 1980s fraud conviction, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday to new charges of conspiring to evade millions of dollars in corporate income taxes. Under a plea agreement negotiated with prosecutors, herbal remedy magnate Almon Glenn Braswell will receive an 18-month prison term provided he makes good on a promise to pay $10.
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February 23, 2001 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's been convicted of mail fraud. Investigated for money laundering. He's bumped through a bankruptcy, a nasty divorce, lawsuits and several relocations of his corporate headquarters. Through it all, Almon Glenn Braswell has kept on doing what he does best: selling herbal remedies that he claims can push back aging, sharpen mental acuity, boost sexual performance and relieve conditions ranging from arthritis to enlarged prostates.
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February 22, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hugh Rodham, the brother-in-law of former President Clinton, accepted about $400,000 to successfully push for presidential clemency for two Los Angeles men, convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali and Almon Glenn Braswell, a marketer of health treatments. Rodham returned the money late Wednesday as Clinton released a brief statement saying that he and his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), were "deeply disturbed" to learn of the arrangement. The statement urged Rodham to return the money.
NEWS
February 7, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spokesman for former President Clinton insisted Tuesday that a controversial pardon granted to a Los Angeles area entrepreneur only was meant to cover his conviction of nearly two decades ago--not a current federal criminal investigation into the man's business dealings. In addition, the Justice Department has concluded that the U.S.
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March 1, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Congressional investigators will review the names of large donors to former President Clinton's library foundation under an agreement reached Wednesday between a House committee and Clinton's attorney. The agreement, coming after the foundation first balked at turning over documents listing donors of $5,000 or more, means that staff lawyers for the House Government Reform Committee will begin examining the records Friday.
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February 23, 2001 | ANN O'NEILL and MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the second time in six weeks, the National Enquirer--the weekly tabloid that once staged and then reported on the landing of space aliens--broke a major news story that left much of the mainstream media playing an embarrassing game of catch-up. As early as Thursday in its online edition, the Enquirer revealed that Hugh Rodham, the brother-in-law of former President Clinton, took $200,000 to lobby for clemency for a health marketer convicted of perjury and mail fraud.
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