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January 18, 1989
A Reseda gardener accused of helping two others launder nearly $500,000 in ZZZZ Best corporate funds through Las Vegas casinos during the waning days of Barry Minkow's carpet cleaning empire was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in a halfway house.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1989
A Reseda gardener accused of helping two others launder nearly $500,000 in ZZZZ Best corporate funds through Las Vegas casinos during the waning days of Barry Minkow's carpet cleaning empire was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in a halfway house.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A man accused of helping ZZZZ Best founder Barry Minkow launder $320,000 stolen from his failing carpet cleaning company by funneling it through Las Vegas casinos pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal conspiracy charge. Eugene Lasko, 56, of Reseda, admitted he withdrew the money from ZZZZ Best accounts in the form of travelers and cashier's checks and then attempted to cash the checks by gambling the money in the Nevada gaming center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A man accused of helping ZZZZ Best founder Barry Minkow launder $320,000 stolen from his failing carpet cleaning company by funneling it through Las Vegas casinos pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal conspiracy charge. Eugene Lasko, 56, of Reseda, admitted he withdrew the money from ZZZZ Best accounts in the form of travelers and cashier's checks and then attempted to cash the checks by gambling the money in the Nevada gaming center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
Carpet-cleaning entrepreneur Barry Minkow pleaded innocent Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court to fraud and money-laundering charges. Appearing briefly in the morning, Minkow, 21, said, "Not guilty, sir," when asked by U.S. Magistrate John Kronenberg to enter a plea. Nine others named in the 54-court indictment returned last week also pleaded innocent. Mark Roddy, the other man named in the indictment, did not enter a plea because he was in custody on an unrelated case in Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1988 | From United Press International
A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Wednesday to laundering more than $300,000 that ZZZZ Best owner Barry Minkow is accused of stealing from his carpet-cleaning company in a massive fraud scheme. Minkow, 21, and 10 associates were indicted in January on racketeering, money laundering, and fraud charges in an alleged scheme to inflate the worth of ZZZZ Best, which Minkow founded in his parents' garage and turned into a $200-million company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
ZZZZ Best founder Barry Minkow stashed tens of thousands of dollars in cash at a neighbor's house and spent it on luxury cars, jewelry, trips to Hawaii and concert tickets in the months before his company slipped into bankruptcy, the wife of a former company official testified Tuesday.
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January 16, 1988 | KIM MURPHY and ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writers
Federal prosecutors Friday unsealed a 54-count racketeering and fraud indictment accusing millionaire whiz kid Barry Minkow of staging an elaborate securities hoax to prop up his carpet-cleaning company while bleeding it nearly dry of money, some of it laundered through Las Vegas casinos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Two days before he resigned as chief executive of the scandal-ridden ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company, Barry Minkow sent two aides to Las Vegas to "launder" more than $700,000 in company funds, according to a police crime report. Minkow later used $110,000 of the laundered money to hire an attorney, the report says.
SPORTS
December 31, 1988 | RICH TOSCHES, Times Staff Writer
JANUARY Problem Was, the Teacher Did Understand Geometry CS Northridge football Coach Bob Burt, on the academic problems of one of his players: "He's not a valedictorian, but he's not a bad student. He just had a problem with a geometry instructor." Yak, Yak, Yak Hart basketball Coach Greg Herrick, after a loss: "That was the most horrible officiated game I've seen in 15 years. We were jobbed. That was the worst officiating I've ever seen. That was brutal. That was horrible.
NEWS
March 30, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
To look at them, nobody would have thought they could do it: An insurance adjuster who couldn't seem to hold down a job. A family man who ran a small janitorial business. A former UCLA linebacker who taught himself accounting. And the kid with the big mouth and an overdose of charm.
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