July 1, 1992 |
In a nationwide crackdown on health care fraud, the FBI on Tuesday arrested 97 people on charges of illegally diverting prescription drugs and falsely billing Medicaid and private insurance firms. The arrests, along with 88 searches and the seizure of 10 pharmacies occurred in more than 50 cities and towns, including San Francisco and Portland, Ore., on the West Coast. The sweep stemmed from a 21-month probe now dubbed Operation Goldpill. FBI Director William S.
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May 1, 1991 |
The decade-old mystery of what happened to the 51-foot yacht Freedom II and two women reported missing from the vessel has resurfaced with the FBI's arrest of a fugitive in Hawaii. Robert Dozier, 44, was taken into custody on April 19 on on the island of Hawaii on a warrant naming him as a grand theft suspect in the case of a yacht falsely reported missing from a Wilmington slip in June, 1981.
January 5, 1991 |
The second-ranking lawmaker in the South Carolina House and a highway commissioner were indicted Friday on federal corruption charges, bringing to 13 the number of people accused in an investigation of vote-selling. A federal grand jury indicted House Speaker Pro Tem Jack Rogers on charges of racketeering, bribery, witness tampering and extortion in extracting thousands of dollars from lobbyists.
December 11, 1990 |
Delivering the message that political corruption will meet with harsh punishment, a federal judge Monday sentenced former Sen. Paul Carpenter to 12 years in prison for extorting money from special interest groups. The sentence is the longest imposed in the ongoing federal investigation of corruption in the state Capitol that has resulted in the conviction of six public officials. "It is a case of proven acceptance of bribe money," said U.S.
January 19, 1990 |
State Sen. Joseph B. Montoya, continuing to defend himself on corruption charges, contended Thursday he was set up by a federal undercover agent who gave him a $3,000 check at a videotaped breakfast meeting. Undergoing a second day of grueling cross-examination, Montoya also testified that he proposed the $3,000 figure in order "to put a little bit of a limitation" on the amount he would receive from the undercover agent, who was posing as a Southern businessman.
November 8, 1989 |
In a setback for Sen. Joseph B. Montoya, the Fair Political Practices Commission reversed direction Tuesday and ruled that donations to the Whittier Democrat's legal defense are subject to regular campaign contribution limits. Just last month, the commission had agreed to draft a rule to let politicians collect unlimited amounts of money to pay the costs of a criminal trial.
February 1, 1989 |
Proposals that could result in trading reforms at the Chicago Board of Trade, the world's largest commodities futures market, were unveiled Tuesday by the board's chairman in the wake of a federal grand jury investigation of alleged fraud at the exchange. At the same time, the Board of Trade hired a former U.S.