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July 25, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
David Taggart, a former top aide to PTL founder Jim Bakker, and his brother were convicted today of not paying taxes on $1.1 million on PTL money they spent on fast cars, fancy homes and lavish gifts. David and James Taggart were convicted on five counts of not paying federal taxes and both face a maximum of 25 years in prison and fines of more than $1 million. Sentencing tentatively was set for Aug. 25. Both Taggarts sat quietly as the verdict was read.
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July 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Santa Barbara man accused of beating an elderly couple after he drove his truck into the yard of their Oak View home will stand trial on charges of attempted murder, elder abuse and vandalism, a judge decided Thursday. David Taggart, 35, is set to be arraigned July 31, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Bruce Young, following a preliminary hearing in Ventura. The Feb. 2 attack left 77-year-old Mary Thompson with a fractured cheekbone, a fracture near her eye and severe trauma to the head.
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July 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
Two former PTL aides were convicted Tuesday of evading $525,000 in income taxes on money they took from the television ministry to buy condominiums, furs, jewelry and nearly $100,000 worth of shoes. A federal jury deliberated five hours before convicting the brothers, James and David Taggart, on identical charges: conspiracy to defraud the government and impede the IRS by willfully evading income taxes, and filing false tax returns for the years 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2001 | ROBIN SHULMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Witnesses said Wednesday they saw a Santa Barbara man drive into an Oak View couple's yard, get out of his truck and punch the 77-year-old woman in the head before knocking down her 83-year-old husband when he tried to intervene. The neighbors testified in a preliminary hearing for David Taggart, 35, who is charged with attempted murder, two counts of elder abuse and two counts of vandalism.
NEWS
August 29, 1989
Jim Bakker disdained "the people he was asking to send (him) money" and "described them as tacky because of the way they dressed," a federal prosecutor said as the TV evangelist's trial on fraud and conspiracy charges opened in Charlotte, N.C. The first witness, former aide David Taggart, testified that Bakker was involved in the daily details of the PTL ministry and had told him that top executives took a cut from the money they raised.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Santa Barbara man accused of beating an elderly couple after he drove his truck into the yard of their Oak View home will stand trial on charges of attempted murder, elder abuse and vandalism, a judge decided Thursday. David Taggart, 35, is set to be arraigned July 31, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Bruce Young, following a preliminary hearing in Ventura. The Feb. 2 attack left 77-year-old Mary Thompson with a fractured cheekbone, a fracture near her eye and severe trauma to the head.
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September 9, 1989 | From United Press International
David Taggart was sentenced Friday to 18 years and five months in prison and James Taggart to 17 years and six months for convictions on tax fraud charges in the PTL scandal. U.S. District Judge Robert Potter also ordered each to pay a fine of $500,000. The brothers, convicted last month of failing to pay taxes on $1.1 million that they allegedly embezzled from the television ministry, had faced up to 25 years in prison.
NEWS
August 21, 1989 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
More than two years after a sex-and-hush-money scandal forced him out of his lucrative television ministry, PTL founder Jim Bakker goes to federal court here today, accused of defrauding his followers out of millions of dollars. A weeklong round of jury selection begins what is expected to be at least a six-week trial stemming from charges that Bakker diverted donations earmarked for construction of a giant Christian theme park and resort to support his own lavish life style.
SPORTS
November 3, 1995
Make no mistake, David Taggart is a huge Dennis Rodman fan and he's willing to show it in the most-appropriate ways--colored hair, tattoos and body piercing. "I dig on the dude," said Taggart, a freshman forward on the Mission College soccer team. "He's a great athlete and he's very rebellious." Taggart, 23, has about 10 tattoos on his body, and his nose, tongue, ears and a nipple are pierced. He also changes hair color for every game.
NEWS
December 6, 1988 | DAVID TREADWELL, Times Staff Writer
Jim Bakker, the embattled television evangelist who resigned last year as president of the PTL ministry amid a sex-and-hush-money scandal, was indicted Monday along with a former top associate on federal charges of fraud and conspiracy in the sale of "lifetime partnerships" for yearly vacations at a PTL theme park and resort.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
I was saddened to read of the death of Greenpeace co-founder David McTaggart (obituary, March 24). Whether you agreed with his views or not, he believed in what he did and strongly fought to pursue them. This world needs more principled people like McTaggart who are willing to stand up and act for what they believe in. Lip service accomplishes nothing. BURL ESTES Mission Viejo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
David McTaggart, one of the founders of Greenpeace International, who piloted boats into the teeth of the French navy to disrupt nuclear testing, was killed Friday in a head-on car crash on a country road in central Italy. He was 68. Police said McTaggart was alone in his car. The driver of the other car also died and his wife was injured, police said. The accident happened in Umbria, about 20 miles from Perugia.
SPORTS
November 3, 1995
Make no mistake, David Taggart is a huge Dennis Rodman fan and he's willing to show it in the most-appropriate ways--colored hair, tattoos and body piercing. "I dig on the dude," said Taggart, a freshman forward on the Mission College soccer team. "He's a great athlete and he's very rebellious." Taggart, 23, has about 10 tattoos on his body, and his nose, tongue, ears and a nipple are pierced. He also changes hair color for every game.
NEWS
September 9, 1989 | From United Press International
David Taggart was sentenced Friday to 18 years and five months in prison and James Taggart to 17 years and six months for convictions on tax fraud charges in the PTL scandal. U.S. District Judge Robert Potter also ordered each to pay a fine of $500,000. The brothers, convicted last month of failing to pay taxes on $1.1 million that they allegedly embezzled from the television ministry, had faced up to 25 years in prison.
NEWS
August 29, 1989
Jim Bakker disdained "the people he was asking to send (him) money" and "described them as tacky because of the way they dressed," a federal prosecutor said as the TV evangelist's trial on fraud and conspiracy charges opened in Charlotte, N.C. The first witness, former aide David Taggart, testified that Bakker was involved in the daily details of the PTL ministry and had told him that top executives took a cut from the money they raised.
NEWS
August 21, 1989 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
More than two years after a sex-and-hush-money scandal forced him out of his lucrative television ministry, PTL founder Jim Bakker goes to federal court here today, accused of defrauding his followers out of millions of dollars. A weeklong round of jury selection begins what is expected to be at least a six-week trial stemming from charges that Bakker diverted donations earmarked for construction of a giant Christian theme park and resort to support his own lavish life style.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001
I was saddened to read of the death of Greenpeace co-founder David McTaggart (obituary, March 24). Whether you agreed with his views or not, he believed in what he did and strongly fought to pursue them. This world needs more principled people like McTaggart who are willing to stand up and act for what they believe in. Lip service accomplishes nothing. BURL ESTES Mission Viejo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
David McTaggart, one of the founders of Greenpeace International, who piloted boats into the teeth of the French navy to disrupt nuclear testing, was killed Friday in a head-on car crash on a country road in central Italy. He was 68. Police said McTaggart was alone in his car. The driver of the other car also died and his wife was injured, police said. The accident happened in Umbria, about 20 miles from Perugia.
NEWS
July 26, 1989 | From Associated Press
Two former PTL aides were convicted Tuesday of evading $525,000 in income taxes on money they took from the television ministry to buy condominiums, furs, jewelry and nearly $100,000 worth of shoes. A federal jury deliberated five hours before convicting the brothers, James and David Taggart, on identical charges: conspiracy to defraud the government and impede the IRS by willfully evading income taxes, and filing false tax returns for the years 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987.
NEWS
July 25, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
David Taggart, a former top aide to PTL founder Jim Bakker, and his brother were convicted today of not paying taxes on $1.1 million on PTL money they spent on fast cars, fancy homes and lavish gifts. David and James Taggart were convicted on five counts of not paying federal taxes and both face a maximum of 25 years in prison and fines of more than $1 million. Sentencing tentatively was set for Aug. 25. Both Taggarts sat quietly as the verdict was read.
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