February 8, 1989 |
A judge temporarily barred a national penny-stock brokerage house from soliciting new business in New York state Tuesday after the state attorney general said there was evidence that it had defrauded millions of dollars from thousands of investors. Atty. Gen. Robert Abrams said records showed that Power Securities Corp. of Las Vegas participated in "a massive fraud and swindle" that involved manipulating stock prices, creating artificial markets and marking up stock prices by 100% or more.
March 22, 2014
Re "Toyota says it deceived consumers," March 20 If ever there existed a catalyst for changing the way this country deals with corporate crime, it has to be here now. On the heels of revelations that General Motors failed to take timely action to correct ignition switch problems that caused at least 12 fatalities comes Thursday's headline, "Toyota says it deceived consumers. " Really? Citizens United and Joe Isuzu notwithstanding, who is this person, "Toyota," and how does he get away with causing "hundreds of fatalities and injuries" through a "campaign of disinformation" to fool regulators and not go to trial and eventually to jail?
May 13, 2007 |
IT was the perfect cast for an uplifting reality TV show: five orphaned siblings and the loving family friends who took them in. The story line certainly appealed to the producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." After learning that Phil and Loki Leomiti had opened their doors to the Higgins clan -- their former neighbors and fellow church members -- the show's executives proposed transforming the couple's modest Santa Fe Springs house into a nine-bedroom showpiece.
April 24, 2008 |
The basic message of "Deception" is that all that ultimately matters is a trustworthy relationship. That's the main reason, too, why the blackmail thriller, in theaters Friday, landed on 20th Century Fox's release schedule. Fox has a well-deserved reputation for narrowly focusing on easy-to-market movies with a clearly defined audience and built-in sales hooks: "Horton Hears a Who," "The Fantastic Four," "Live Free or Die Hard."
November 2, 1986 |
American foreign-policy imbroglios over Libya and Nicaragua are only the most recent examples of how easy it is to manipulate a supposedly well-informed democratic society, and how short is our institutional memory. In this realm, we should distinguish between such notions as disinformation and deception. Disinformation is an accepted tactic in international politics, intelligence operations and wars of nerves everywhere in the world.
January 4, 1987
How refreshing The Times' special report was. Your staff of reporters, writers and researchers is to be commended on a thorough, rigorously documented and superbly edited piece. With considerable insight and remarkably little malice, it reveals the Iran-contra affair for what it is: only the latest, most shameful chapter in the ongoing biography of an arrogant, hypocritical Administration. GENE SCULATTI Los Angeles
May 20, 1998 |
India dodged U.S. spy satellites and created a diversion to carry out its underground nuclear tests in secrecy last week, Jane's Defense Weekly reported today. It quoted official Indian sources as saying that Indian scientists charted the path of two U.S. satellites responsible for surveillance over the subcontinent.