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January 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
An American nurse sentenced in the arson death of his employer, billionaire banker Edmond Safra, was recaptured at a French Riviera hotel hours after he escaped from his Monaco cell, officials said. Ted Maher and an Italian inmate had sawed six bars from their cell window and climbed down a 26-foot wall on a line of plastic bags tied together. Luigi Ciardecci, who was awaiting trial for armed robbery, was still at large.
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January 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
An American nurse sentenced in the arson death of his employer, billionaire banker Edmond Safra, was recaptured at a French Riviera hotel hours after he escaped from his Monaco cell, officials said. Ted Maher and an Italian inmate had sawed six bars from their cell window and climbed down a 26-foot wall on a line of plastic bags tied together. Luigi Ciardecci, who was awaiting trial for armed robbery, was still at large.
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December 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
An American nurse was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting a fire in Monaco that killed his employer, billionaire Edmond Safra. Testimony said Ted Maher hoped to emerge a hero in the Dec. 3, 1999, blaze at Safra's luxury penthouse by organizing a rescue. Safra, the 67-year-old founder of Republic National Bank of New York, had Parkinson's disease. He and nurse Vivian Torrente died of asphyxiation.
WORLD
December 3, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
An American nurse was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting a fire in Monaco that killed his employer, billionaire Edmond Safra. Testimony said Ted Maher hoped to emerge a hero in the Dec. 3, 1999, blaze at Safra's luxury penthouse by organizing a rescue. Safra, the 67-year-old founder of Republic National Bank of New York, had Parkinson's disease. He and nurse Vivian Torrente died of asphyxiation.
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December 7, 1999 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the wealthiest men in the world, billionaire banker Edmond Safra, lived like a man under siege in his Monaco penthouse with a Mediterranean view, protected by ultrasophisticated alarm systems and indoor and outdoor security cameras. In the end, those high-tech precautions weren't enough to save the international financier from an unhappy American employee who, ironically, seemed only to want to be a hero in his boss' eyes, Monaco authorities said Monday.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1989
I really don't understand the uproar raised by the Christian fundamentalists over the teaching of evolution in our public schools. It really is quite simple--God created evolution. L. TYNDALL Santa Monica
NEWS
December 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
Edmond Safra, one of the world's richest men, was killed in a fire Friday when two knife-wielding, hooded intruders burst into his Riviera penthouse before dawn and then set it ablaze after Safra sought refuge in a locked bathroom. The 67-year-old Lebanese banker and founder of Republic National Bank of New York had clients in the United States, Latin America and Russia.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1993
SafraCorp California, Encino-based holding company for SafraBank California, has agreed to be acquired by Republic New York Corp., holding company of Republic National Bank of New York. Republic said it is buying SafraBank to gain entry into private banking in California. Under the merger agreement, Republic said it will pay book value for SafraBank, or the net value of SafraBank's assets, after adjusting the assets and liabilities to market value as of the sale's closing date.
NEWS
December 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
Billionaire banker Edmond Safra was still alive when firefighters arrived at his burning apartment, but he ignored their pleas to come out of a locked bathroom, where he then suffocated, Monaco's chief prosecutor said Saturday. Daniel Serdet told reporters that Safra's wife and the firefighters battled through thick smoke to try to save the 67-year-old Lebanese-born businessman who had barricaded himself and his private nurse in the lavatory for safety.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1999 | Bloomberg News
British banking company HSBC Holdings reached an agreement to buy Republic New York Corp. and an affiliate for $10.3 billion in cash. The deal would give HSBC 30,000 private-banking clients around the world and the third-largest branch network in New York state. London-based HSBC would pay $72 a share each for Republic and Safra Republic Holdings, doubling the size of its private bank.
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December 7, 1999 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the wealthiest men in the world, billionaire banker Edmond Safra, lived like a man under siege in his Monaco penthouse with a Mediterranean view, protected by ultrasophisticated alarm systems and indoor and outdoor security cameras. In the end, those high-tech precautions weren't enough to save the international financier from an unhappy American employee who, ironically, seemed only to want to be a hero in his boss' eyes, Monaco authorities said Monday.
NEWS
December 4, 1999 | From Associated Press
Edmond Safra, one of the world's richest men, was killed in a fire Friday when two knife-wielding, hooded intruders burst into his Riviera penthouse before dawn and then set it ablaze after Safra sought refuge in a locked bathroom. The 67-year-old Lebanese banker and founder of Republic National Bank of New York had clients in the United States, Latin America and Russia.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1989
I really don't understand the uproar raised by the Christian fundamentalists over the teaching of evolution in our public schools. It really is quite simple--God created evolution. L. TYNDALL Santa Monica
BUSINESS
April 28, 1992 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American Express Co. Chairman and Chief Executive James D. Robinson III personally approved payments to two company operatives who were deeply involved in the company's smearcampaign against rival banker Edmond Safra, according to a former company executive and a new book by financial writer Bryan Burrough. Harry L. Freeman, a former executive vice president of American Express, said in an interview Monday that Robinson had approved the payments to the two operatives.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1995 | From Associated Press
The company that publishes Encyclopaedia Britannica, which has educated generations with entries from A to Z, said Monday that it will be bought by a Swiss investor. Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. has been looking for an outside investor or buyer since the spring. Analysts said Britannica has been hurt by falling sales and a late start with a CD-ROM product. Jacob E. Safra, nephew of noted investment banker Edmond J. Safra, agreed to purchase the company for an undisclosed amount. Joseph J.
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