April 9, 1988 |
Reputed organized crime figure Salvatore Pisello was found guilty on two counts of income tax evasion Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The verdict was handed down by U.S. District Judge William J. Rea, who presided over the non-jury trial. Pisello faces a maximum of a $100,000 fine and five years in prison on each of the counts, which cover income for 1984 and 1985. Earlier Friday, Judge Rea dismissed a third count of tax evasion for the year 1983.
August 16, 1987 |
It wasn't exactly the Olympics, but for Scott Johnson and Tim Daggett, it was the next-best thing. Johnson won the all-around gold medal in men's gymnastics Saturday, setting a Pan American Games record with 116.25 points, while Daggett took home the bronze medal just six months after rupturing a disk in his neck. Johnson and Daggett are the only members of the 1984 Olympic gold medal-winning United States team still on the national squad.
September 6, 1989
Irving Azoff, one of the record industry's best-known executives, resigned as chairman of MCA Inc.'s music entertainment group after months of speculation that he would leave MCA. The outspoken executive was succeeded by Al Teller, a former CBS Records president who joined MCA last year as president and chief operating officer of the record group. Azoff said he is in talks with MCA and others about plans to form a music-oriented company with interests in film and sports.
January 22, 1989
For nearly four years, the case of U.S. vs. Salvatore Pisello went nowhere in the Los Angeles office of the Justice Department's Organized Crime Strike Force. Pisello, identified by the FBI as a member of New York's Gambino crime family, was suspected of lying on his 1979 federal income tax return and evading taxes on $50,000 he earned that year as a regional sales representative for Hillshire Farms Sausage.