February 10, 1995 |
An Anaheim Hills couple who once ran gas stations throughout Southern California are to be sentenced in Los Angeles today for a series of frauds that damaged thousands of cars with doctored gasoline, threatened ground water with leaking fuel tanks and cheated the state out of millions of dollars in taxes.
September 3, 1997 |
An Anaheim Hills man, already imprisoned for selling adulterated gasoline and violating California pollution and tax laws, was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud. Gary Lazar, 49, who would have been eligible for parole from a state prison in February, will instead be transferred to a federal penitentiary to serve the additional time, under an order by U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian. Lazar pleaded guilty in December to two counts of fraud for hiding $6.
September 29, 1993 |
An Anaheim Hills man already indicted on charges of mixing toxic waste with gasoline for sale at his 200 gas stations was arrested again for allegedly failing to pay $23 million in state taxes, prosecutors said Tuesday. Gary Lazar, 45, was taken into custody Monday in Buena Park and held on $20-million bail. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Los Angeles Municipal Court. Being sought in the investigation is his wife, Divine Grace Lazar, 39.
May 21, 1987
The Pico Rivera Redevelopment Agency has agreed to pay $700,000 for the final piece of land it needs to make way for a 224,000-square-foot shopping center on Whittier Boulevard, City Manager Dennis Courtemarche said. Attorneys for the Redevelopment Agency and Gary Lazar, president of California Target Enterprises Inc., are writing an agreement to finalize the sale of the lot at 9006 Whittier Blvd., Courtemarche said.
February 16, 1990 |
Lockheed Corp. agreed Thursday to pay a record $1-million fine to settle allegations by air-quality officials that paint-spraying activities at its Los Angeles area plants violated anti-smog rules. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said it was the biggest penalty in the 10-year history of the El Monte-based agency. The fine came seven months after Lockheed paid a record $1.5-million penalty to the U.S.
November 7, 1997 |
An Anaheim Hills woman, already imprisoned for selling adulterated gasoline and violating California pollution and tax laws, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison on a separate federal conviction for bankruptcy fraud. Divine Grace Lazar had pleaded guilty last December to two counts of fraud for hiding $6.6 million worth of assets during her and her former husband's personal and corporate bankruptcy cases in 1991.