May 19, 1999 |
A woman who worked for President Clinton's friend, restaurant owner Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, said her boss told her to get rid of documents sought by a Senate inquiry into campaign fund-raising. Testifying at Trie's trial in Little Rock, Ark., on obstruction of justice charges, Maria "Dia" Mapili said she spoke to Trie by phone after a U.S. marshal served a subpoena for records in 1997.
May 18, 1999 |
Former Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie went on trial Monday on charges of obstructing a congressional probe into how he helped finance the 1996 reelection campaign of President Clinton. A longtime friend of Clinton, Trie has pleaded not guilty to one count of hiding or destroying documents under subpoena by a U.S. Senate committee investigating 1996 campaign finance irregularities.
January 2, 1999 |
A federal judge threw out much of the government's case against Thai American businesswoman Pauline Kanchanalak, delivering the latest in a series of legal blows to Atty. Gen. Janet Reno's campaign finance investigation. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge Paul L.
December 9, 1998 |
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they will drop part of the criminal case against Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, and a judge agreed to delay Trie's trial on charges related to the 1996 Clinton-Gore reelection campaign. Also Tuesday, another Clinton donor and fund-raiser, Pauline Kanchanalak, pleaded not guilty to a shortened list of federal charges related to her work for Democrats. Prosecutors dropped several charges against Kanchanalak and her sister-in-law last month.
December 4, 1998 |
Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges he obstructed a Senate campaign-finance investigation by ordering subpoenaed documents hidden. The former Little Rock restaurateur and longtime friend of President Clinton had no comment outside court and responded to a federal magistrate by saying only, "Not guilty, sir." Trie is accused of instructing a longtime employee to get rid of documents sought by the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
February 6, 1998 |
Three days after surrendering to FBI agents, Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a central figure in the political fund-raising controversy, pleaded not guilty Thursday to 15 counts of conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice and election-law violations. Standing alongside his lawyers, Trie called out "not guilty" when U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman asked for his plea.