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August 16, 1989 | From United Press International
A high-ranking, decorated agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was arrested with 62 pounds of cocaine and charged with possession with intent to distribute the drug, officials said Tuesday. Edward K. O'Brien, 44, former head of the DEA's Springfield office, was the target of a sting operation. He was arrested at Logan International Airport on Monday night with an estimated $560,000 worth of cocaine in his suitcases, officials said. It was John J.
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August 16, 1989 | From United Press International
A high-ranking, decorated agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was arrested with 62 pounds of cocaine and charged with possession with intent to distribute the drug, officials said Tuesday. Edward K. O'Brien, 44, former head of the DEA's Springfield office, was the target of a sting operation. He was arrested at Logan International Airport on Monday night with an estimated $560,000 worth of cocaine in his suitcases, officials said. It was John J.
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August 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent was arrested in a sting by his own agency after delivering 62 pounds of cocaine to informants at Logan International Airport, authorities said today. Edward K. O'Brien, 44, who headed the DEA's Springfield, Mass., office from 1982 to 1988 and is supervisory agent in Fairfax County, Va., was arrested Monday, DEA agent John J. Coleman said. Investigators said O'Brien had received the drugs in Miami earlier in the day from a DEA informant.
REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1996 | KENNETH R. HARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Get ready for the next big legal brouhaha in the home mortgage field, one that could lead to millions of dollars in refunds to consumers. Attorneys representing borrowers in several states are readying a series of class-action suits challenging the fees lenders routinely charge borrowers who pay off their loans early to sell their homes or to refinance.
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April 26, 1998 | KENNETH R. HARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An estimated 80,000 homeowners nationwide who were supposed to share in a landmark $5-million to $20-million class-action settlement against a major mortgage lender will get nothing. The defendant in the widely publicized case over alleged illegal loan fees, Ford Consumer Finance Co., will escape all payments to borrowers, despite having agreed to settle with them for millions in mid-1996.
REAL ESTATE
April 27, 1997 | KENNETH R. HARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Distributed by the Washington Post Writers Group
One of the largest class-action settlements by a lender on behalf of mortgage borrowers nationwide could unravel in the coming months. Consumer activists charge that the 1996 settlement by Ford Consumer Finance Corp. for alleged hidden referral fees in connection with 80,000 home loans would put too little money into borrowers' pockets and give too much to their lawyers.
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