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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A suit filed this week by Santa Ana Hospital Medical Center alleges the civil rights group Hermandad Mexicana Nacional failed to repay a $27,000 loan. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday, alleges that the medical center made a loan to Hermandad in 1994. The money, along with an 8% annual interest fee, was to be repaid by Dec. 15, 1995.
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January 15, 1997 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As investigators sifted through files inside the Hermandad Mexicana Nacional offices, outside the building, immigrants who had come for help were turned away. "I just came to get help with my citizenship papers. I don't know where else to go," said Joel Martinez Gonzalez, 38, who skipped work Tuesday to seek help from the advocacy group.
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February 5, 1997 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In late November, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional's newspaper, Union Hispana, ran a photograph of a Fullerton man and his family standing next to a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro parked in the Guaranty Chevrolet lot in Santa Ana. The photo caption congratulated the family for winning the car. However, in interviews with The Times and district attorney's investigators, the winner said he did not get the Camaro, which investigators valued at between $18,000 and $20,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2000
Four years after allegations that some immigrants were improperly registered to vote, election officials are wrapping up a protracted effort to remove noncitizens from the rolls. An initial effort by the state purged the names of 561 noncitizens from the voter rolls in the 46th Congressional District. The second attempt, which is now winding up, has trimmed 330 more--with nine more expected to be deleted. The effort followed charges in 1996 by former Rep. Robert K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1997
Worried about a backlash against immigrant voters, several hundred Latino activists demonstrated outside The Times' offices in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa on Saturday to protest coverage of alleged voter fraud in Orange County. Picketers organized by Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, a Latino rights group at the center of the ongoing controversy, waved American flags and carried placards that read "Yellow Journalism" and "Deport the L.A. Times" as they called for a boycott of the newspaper.
NEWS
May 16, 1997 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, the embattled Latino rights group, has won back most of $2.1 million in state education funding it lost in February. But its financial records are being examined by the IRS, and the long-term financial outlook for the nonprofit organization is still up in the air.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1990 | LILY ENG
About 200 people from the Latino rights group Hermandad Mexicana Nacional demonstrated against the City Council Monday night after it refused to award any federal funds to a nonprofit organization that wanted $1.4 million to build a police substation and install street lighting in the eastern part of the city. City officials say that police patrols have already been increased in the area and new lighting will be installed using other public funds.
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January 1, 1997 | NANCY CLEELAND and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In response to revelations that noncitizens voted in the Nov. 5 election, the Immigration and Naturalization Service is adding language to a letter to prospective citizens that clarifies they are not citizens until they attend a swearing-in ceremony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1997 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Secretary of State Bill Jones has opened an investigation of possible illegal voter registration in Los Angeles County by an embattled Latino social services organization, authorities said Wednesday. The inquiry into Hermandad Mexicana Nacional followed a Times article Sunday reporting that 46 noncitizens said they registered to vote in the county with the group's assistance. Hermandad's voter registration activities in Orange County are already under investigation by Jones.
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