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October 27, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE
An unlicensed El Toro commodities brokerage raided by state and federal agents on Sept. 29 was placed into permanent receivership Monday by a federal court judge in Los Angeles. Alleging that BROCK International Inc. violated state and federal laws governing commodities trading, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in late September obtained court orders permitting the seizure of all of BROCK's business records. At the same time, Chief U.S.
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October 27, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE
An unlicensed El Toro commodities brokerage raided by state and federal agents on Sept. 29 was placed into permanent receivership Monday by a federal court judge in Los Angeles. Alleging that BROCK International Inc. violated state and federal laws governing commodities trading, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in late September obtained court orders permitting the seizure of all of BROCK's business records. At the same time, Chief U.S.
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October 3, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Bail for Frederick Terrazas, head of an El Toro investment firm raided earlier this week by law enforcement agents, was revoked Friday after federal prosecutors showed that he had bought airline tickets and applied for a new passport in an apparent effort to flee the country.
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October 3, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Bail for Frederick Terrazas, head of an El Toro investment firm raided earlier this week by law enforcement agents, was revoked Friday after federal prosecutors showed that he had bought airline tickets and applied for a new passport in an apparent effort to flee the country.
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September 30, 1987 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
Agents of the Southern California "boiler room" task force Tuesday raided an El Toro precious metals firm, seeking evidence to substantiate allegations that the company has defrauded thousands of investors of $6 million to $9 million in an extensive mail and wire fraud operation. Two dozen investigators from nearly 10 law enforcement agencies stormed B.R.O.C.K. International at 10 a.m.
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September 30, 1987 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
Law enforcement agents from the Southern California "boiler-room" task force Tuesday raided an El Toro precious-metals firm, seeking evidence to substantiate allegations that the company has defrauded thousands of investors of $6 million to $9 million in an extensive mail and wire fraud operation. Two dozen investigators from several law enforcement agencies, backed by a federal search warrant, stormed BROCK International at 10 a.m. and spent hours combing the firm's files.
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October 1, 1987 | JANE W. APPLEGATE
BROCK International, the El Toro precious-metals brokerage raided Tuesday by state and federal agents, was placed in receivership by a federal judge. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real also issued orders freezing 13 bank and brokerage accounts held by BROCK in the United States, the Netherlands and London, according to court records unsealed Wednesday.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1988 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
When Crandall Financial Corp. was closed down by law enforcement officials in 1984, more than 800 people had been defrauded out of millions of dollars in a precious gem investment scheme. Nearly four years later, when the fraud case against the Costa Mesa company's principals finally reached federal court in Los Angeles, the Crandall legacy had grown, with links to at least half a dozen other telemarketing operations throughout the Southland. Through Crandall alone, widowers lost their homes.
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February 20, 1989 | Maria L. La Ganga, Times Staff Writer
When Marcy J.K. Tiffany became director of the Los Angeles regional office of the Federal Trade Commission, there were only two lawyers and an investigative and support staff of five. It was July, 1987, and the commission had lost ground because of budget cuts throughout the 1980s. Tiffany's first task was to build the staff to its current level of 19, including 10 attorneys, she said. Her second was to "start pulling cases together," and she had a lot to choose from.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1987 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
Law enforcement agents from the Southern California "boiler-room" task force Tuesday raided an El Toro precious-metals firm, seeking evidence to substantiate allegations that the company has defrauded thousands of investors of $6 million to $9 million in an extensive mail and wire fraud operation. Two dozen investigators from several law enforcement agencies, backed by a federal search warrant, stormed BROCK International at 10 a.m. and spent hours combing the firm's files.
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September 30, 1987 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
Agents of the Southern California "boiler room" task force Tuesday raided an El Toro precious metals firm, seeking evidence to substantiate allegations that the company has defrauded thousands of investors of $6 million to $9 million in an extensive mail and wire fraud operation. Two dozen investigators from nearly 10 law enforcement agencies stormed B.R.O.C.K. International at 10 a.m.
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