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February 5, 1997 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that raises questions about security and financial oversight in Los Angeles County's newest card club, a top officer of the 3-month-old Crystal Park casino in Compton has been arrested and charged with embezzlement in connection with the theft of about $300,000 through a fabricated computerized customer account, according to sources and police records.
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October 12, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities shut down gambling operations at the Crystal Park Hotel and Casino and revoked its owner's gaming license Saturday, saying auditors found he tried to cover up a cash shortage. State Office of Gaming Registration auditors found numerous "improprieties" in their most recent review of the Compton card club's ledgers, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities shut down gambling operations at the Crystal Park Hotel and Casino and revoked its owner's gaming license Saturday, saying auditors found he tried to cover up a cash shortage. State Office of Gaming Registration auditors found numerous "improprieties" in their most recent review of the Compton card club's ledgers, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said.
BUSINESS
February 5, 1997 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that raises questions about security and financial oversight in Los Angeles County's newest card club, a top officer of the 3-month-old Crystal Park casino in Compton has been arrested and charged with embezzlement in connection with the theft of about $300,000 through a fabricated computerized customer account, according to sources and police records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1998
Charges were dropped against a former officer of the Crystal Park casino and another man Tuesday after a jury deadlocked over allegations that they stole $300,000 from the card club. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Andrew Kauffman dismissed the case against Eugene Aragon, 33, the club's controller, and Jeffrey Platt, 37, with the jury leaning heavily toward the acquittal of both men.
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April 18, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Carrying a message of coastal conservation into Compton on Saturday, volunteers fished 10 tons of trash from Compton Creek, hoping to show that preservation starts inland. About 130 volunteers wore raincoats, plastic gloves and big yellow boots as they worked through a constant drizzle. They waded through ankle-deep water and found broken bicycles, car stereos, a bowling ball -- even a live dog.
NEWS
May 16, 2001
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BUSINESS
December 19, 2003 | Nancy Cleeland and Melinda Fulmer, Times Staff Writers
To keep its warehouses stocked and its delivery trucks running without the Teamsters union, Ralphs Grocery Co. has turned to a convicted felon with a history of legal woes. Clifford L. Nuckols, a veteran of the strikebreaking business, has hired hundreds of people and brought them from around the country to the Los Angeles area, where the supermarket strike and lockout are in their tenth week.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2004 | Nancy Cleeland, Times Staff Writer
High-stakes negotiations between Los Angeles-area hotels and the hotel workers union have broken down, as national chains like Hyatt and Sheraton resist the union's novel plan to line up contract expiration dates across the country, opening the door to a national strike.
SPORTS
September 7, 2002 | Tim Brown, From Staff and Wire Reports
Shaquille O'Neal was found Friday to be rid of the virus that gripped him for most of the past month, and so was cleared to undergo surgery on his arthritic big toe Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors told O'Neal's agent, Perry Rogers, that blood tests administered this week were normal. O'Neal had twice been admitted into an Orlando-area hospital to be treated for high body temperatures and other complications, including a swollen liver. Dr.
SPORTS
July 14, 2001 | STEVE SPRINGER
Boxing, always straddling that fine line between triumph and tragedy, between farcical hype and frightening hell, nearly stepped over into disaster Wednesday. It all happened in a few, stunning seconds that shook up several key boxing figures. Felix Trinidad, the epitome of cool, was outraged. Don King, maestro of hyperbole, was speechless. Bernard Hopkins, master of bravado, was terrified.
SPORTS
July 18, 1997
SPECTATOR SPORTS: FRIDAY 18 * ARENA FOOTBALL: Arizona at Piranhas, Pond of Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. * BASEBALL: Toronto at Angels, Anaheim Stadium, 7 p.m. * MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: High Desert at Lake Elsinore, 7 p.m.; San Bernardino at Lancaster, 7:15 p.m. * BASKETBALL: SuperSonics vs. Mavericks, 12:15 p.m.; Bucks vs. Pistons, 2:30 p.m.; Trail Blazers/Warriors vs. Lakers, 5 p.m.; China vs. FILA Stars, 7:30 p.m., FILA Summer Pro League, Long Beach Pyramid.
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