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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher Rawlings, the Woodland Hills entrepreneur who was killed last week during a botched kidnapping, was running several businesses suspected of bilking more than $19 million from people, many of whom thought they were investing in records and movies, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Continuing a five-year trend, serious crime reported in cities across the nation fell during the first half of 1998, with Los Angeles showing a 10% decline, according to statistics released by the FBI on Sunday. Los Angeles County, Burbank, Glendale, Lancaster and Palmdale enjoyed declines in serious crime compared with the first half of 1997. Santa Clarita experienced the only increase in the county's northern areas, according to the statistics, with a 6.8% rise.
NEWS
May 6, 1998 | From The Washington Post
The FBI offered a $1-million reward Tuesday for help in arresting Eric Rudolph, who has been charged in January's fatal bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic, and for the first time also linked him to the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In making the expected announcement of an increase in the reward from $100,000, FBI Director Louis J.
NEWS
April 30, 1998 | Associated Press
The FBI is preparing to add Eric Robert Rudolph, charged with the nation's first fatal bombing of an abortion clinic, to its 10 most wanted list and offer a $1-million reward for his capture, officials said Wednesday. Bureau officials had originally planned to announce that the 31-year-old carpenter from Murphy, N.C.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1998 | GREG MILLER
The FBI uses many methods in its crusade against crime and, according to a few angry residents of cyberspace, one of those methods looks suspiciously like "spam." Last month, the FBI sent bulk e-mail, titled "Militants Call for Anti-U.S. Attacks Worldwide," to thousands of online addresses. The missive warned that Islamic militants had issued "a religious decree calling on Muslims everywhere to attack U.S. citizens, facilities and allies of the U.S. around the world."
NEWS
November 14, 1997 | BOB WOODWARD, THE WASHINGTON POST
The FBI has acknowledged overlooking key intelligence information gathered as far back as 1991 that investigators believe shows further Chinese government efforts to buy political influence in the United States, senior U.S. government sources said Thursday. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno learned of the new evidence on the night of Nov. 5. A senior Justice Department official said Reno was "livid" at the FBI foul-up and two days later apologized to Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.
NEWS
November 13, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The FBI has told families of victims of TWA Flight 800 that it found "absolutely no evidence" that a criminal act brought the plane down and is suspending its investigation, according to a letter obtained by the Associated Press. "Our investigation has found absolutely no evidence to cause us to believe that the TWA Flight 800 tragedy was the result of a criminal act," wrote James K. Kallstrom, who headed the FBI criminal probe.
NEWS
October 29, 1997 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno is considering whether to take the side of the FBI sharpshooter accused of involuntary manslaughter in the 1992 clash between federal agents and anti-government separatists in Ruby Ridge, Ida.
NEWS
August 31, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Even former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, wasn't exempt from the FBI's suspicion of being a communist sympathizer, a tool of the mob or an accommodator to civil rights leaders. Under a federal Freedom of Information Act request, the Chicago Tribune obtained 300 pages of Daley's file compiled by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. The reports span Daley's career from state senator in the 1940s until his death in 1976, the newspaper said.
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