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February 11, 1992
Three men charged in a murder-for-hire plot that allegedly was arranged by a Tustin businessman pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. The three defendants, Blake Tek Yoon, 27, of San Rafael, John Caravaggio, 28, of Morristown, N.J., and Scott Douglas Smith, 23, of Denville, N.J., were denied bail and remained in federal custody. A federal indictment charged that the three men and Julius F.
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March 11, 1992 | ROSE KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The alleged leader of a "hit team" hired to kill a Mission Viejo man reversed his original plea to guilty Tuesday after striking an agreement with federal prosecutors. Blake Tek Yoon, 27, of San Rafael, pleaded guilty to a charge of use and travel in interstate commerce with the intent to commit murder. He was accused of traveling between California and Nevada in September in order to arrange details of the murder of William Constable, 25, a Mission Viejo sales clerk.
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March 11, 1992 | ROSE KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The alleged leader of a "hit team" hired to kill a Mission Viejo man reversed his original plea to guilty Tuesday after striking an agreement with federal prosecutors. Blake Tek Yoon, 27, of San Rafael, pleaded guilty to a charge of use and travel in interstate commerce with the intent to commit murder. He was accused of traveling between California and Nevada in September in order to arrange details of the murder of William Constable, 25, a Mission Viejo sales clerk.
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February 11, 1992
Three men charged in a murder-for-hire plot that allegedly was arranged by a Tustin businessman pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. The three defendants, Blake Tek Yoon, 27, of San Rafael, John Caravaggio, 28, of Morristown, N.J., and Scott Douglas Smith, 23, of Denville, N.J., were denied bail and remained in federal custody. A federal indictment charged that the three men and Julius F.
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January 9, 1992 | MATT LAIT and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man who is accused of pulling the trigger in a mob-style murder attempt on a Mission Viejo man said Wednesday that he was embarrassed when he learned what the motive was behind the contract to kill. Blake Tek Yoon said he and his "crew" believed they were out to kill a mob figure last Oct. 11. But the victim turned out to be Wilbur Constable, a 25-year-old salesclerk and ex-Marine who authorities said merely stood in the way of a wealthy businessman's romantic pursuits.
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January 30, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man accused of arranging a mob-style murder contract on an ex-Marine as a favor for a Tustin businessman was denied bail Wednesday in federal court. Richard Marion Dota, 55, of Las Vegas sought to be released on $250,000 bail, but U.S. Magistrate Ronald W. Rose refused the request, saying the defendant had an extensive criminal record and was a flight risk, as well as a danger to public.
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June 12, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men who pleaded guilty to a murder conspiracy charge for the near-fatal attack on a former Marine testified Thursday that they never intended to kill the man. John Caravaggio and Scott Smith testified that they thought they were going to be paid $500 to beat Wilbur Constable with baseball bats and had no idea that their partner, Blake Tek Yoon, would pull out a handgun and shoot the man in the back of the head. "I intended to beat him up a little bit and go home," Smith testified.
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December 19, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reputed Las Vegas mobster was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison Friday for having organized an elaborate murder-for-hire scheme. An attorney for defendant Richard J. Dota, 56, called the prison term a virtual "death sentence," but Dota showed little emotion as U.S. Dist. Judge Gary L. Taylor ordered him to spend what could be the rest of his life behind bars. The trial centered on allegations that businessman Julius F.
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January 18, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Friday set bail at $1.25 million for a Tustin businessman who was indicted this week on charges that he paid a reputed mobster to kill his secretary's fiance so he could pursue an unsolicited love affair with her. Because federal authorities could not prove allegations that Julius Frederick Schill, 58, has money stashed away in a Swiss bank account to aid him in fleeing the country, U.S. Magistrate Ronald W. Rose ruled that Schill be released if he makes bail.
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January 8, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man who survived a vicious mob-style murder attempt that authorities say was financed by a wealthy Orange County businessman said Tuesday that he had no idea why three thugs beat him with bats, shot him in the back of the head and left him for dead.
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January 9, 1992 | MATT LAIT and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man who is accused of pulling the trigger in a mob-style murder attempt on a Mission Viejo man said Wednesday that he was embarrassed when he learned what the motive was behind the contract to kill. Blake Tek Yoon said he and his "crew" believed they were out to kill a mob figure last Oct. 11. But the victim turned out to be Wilbur Constable, a 25-year-old salesclerk and ex-Marine who authorities said merely stood in the way of a wealthy businessman's romantic pursuits.
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May 27, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A defense attorney for a businessman accused of arranging to kill his secretary's fiance so he could pursue an affair with her said Tuesday that the woman had just as much of a motive for the crime as his client. In a rebuttal of the prosecution's allegation that Julius F. Schill, 57, arranged the unsuccessful murder of Wilbur Constable, 26, attorney Allan H. Stokke told a U.S.
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