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December 2, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving with surprising swiftness, federal prosecutors concluded their case Tuesday against Charles H. Keating Jr., paving the way for the former operator of Lincoln Savings & Loan to put on his first defense to charges that he looted the Irvine thrift. Defense testimony is scheduled to begin today in U.S. District Court here with Robert M. Wurzelbacher Jr., a Keating son-in-law and top aide, taking the stand. Defense lawyer Stephen C. Neal wouldn't say whether Keating himself would testify.
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BUSINESS
December 2, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving with surprising swiftness, federal prosecutors concluded their case Tuesday against Charles H. Keating Jr., paving the way for the former operator of Lincoln Savings & Loan to put on his first defense to charges that he swindled the Irvine thrift. Defense testimony is scheduled to begin today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles with Robert M. Wurzelbacher Jr., a Keating son-in-law and top aide, taking the stand. Defense lawyer Stephen C.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles H. Keating Jr.'s top aide testified Wednesday that she misled independent auditors about transactions that produced millions of dollars in profits for Lincoln Savings & Loan and its parent company, American Continental Corp. Former American Continental President Judy Wischer told jurors in the federal criminal fraud and racketeering trial of Keating and his son that she, Keating and other executives didn't tell the Arthur Young & Co.
BUSINESS
November 1, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a recurring public nightmare, Charles H. Keating Jr. goes to court again. This time, the former Lincoln Savings & Loan operator, who became the symbol of arrogance and greed in the scandal-scarred thrift industry, faces two federal indictments charging him with 73 counts of fraud, conspiracy and racketeering. Testimony in the trial of Keating and his son, Charles H. Keating III, is expected to get under way this week.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge in Tucson on Wednesday slashed by 64% July's $4.1 billion in jury awards against former Lincoln Savings & Loan owner Charles H. Keating Jr. and two others. In reducing the total award to nearly $1.5 billion, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Bilby said the jury had expressed its anger over a fraud that bilked $288.7 million from small investors in the Irvine thrift's parent company, American Continental Corp. As part of his order, the judge cut in half the $1.
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