July 22, 1989 |
E. Robert Wallach, the San Francisco lawyer-lobbyist who had a close relationship with former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, took umbrage Friday when a prosecutor suggested that he was an inveterate name-dropper. "I did not drop names," Wallach said flatly to Assistant U.S. Atty. Baruch Weiss, who is trying him with two associates on racketeering and influence-peddling charges in U.S. District Court here.
May 29, 1987
Wedtech Corp. gave a lawyer representing Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III more than $100,000 after the attorney told the company he was working for Meese without pay, it was reported. E. Robert Wallach of San Francisco received the money as he was representing Meese during his confirmation hearings for attorney general, the New York Times said. The paper said recent accounts are the first suggestion that Meese was connected to Wedtech's payments to Wallach.
August 6, 1989
Jurors in the New York trial of attorney E. Robert Wallach on racketeering charges were unable to reach a verdict after a fourth day of deliberations and one juror was dismissed because of illness, prompting defense attorneys to call for a mistrial. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen denied the mistrial motion and instructed the 11 remaining jurors to continue their deliberations today. Wallach, 55, a close friend of former U.S. Atty. Gen.