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July 31, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doomsayer, newsletter publisher and book author Howard Ruff on Monday was named president and chief executive of FundAmerica Inc. and announced that he and his associates intend to buy the controversial company's outstanding stock. He replaces FundAmerica founder Robert T. Edwards, who was arrested July 19 by Florida authorities on charges of operating an illegal pyramid scheme. The company and Edwards maintain that FundAmerica is a legitimate business.
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October 24, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's what economist and one-time doomsayer Howard Ruff is doing--with a slight twist. Fired this summer as president of FundAmerica Inc., Ruff disclosed Tuesday that he is forming a clone--a multilevel marketing company that offers the same services as FundAmerica but is structured to avoid the legal problems that have plagued the Irvine firm. Ruff--in the Oct.
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BUSINESS
August 7, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FundAmerica Inc. has fired Howard Ruff as president and chief executive just a week after he joined the troubled firm, and a company source said Monday that it may seek protection from its creditors with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as early as today.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rough times don't ruffle Howard Ruff. Fired as president of beleaguered FundAmerica Inc. of Irvine on Monday, Ruff said Tuesday that he is seriously thinking about starting a similar company. "I'm getting a lot of pressure to start a FundAmerica equivalent," he said in an interview. He said there was a "50-50" chance he would actually found a new multilevel marketing company.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FundAmerica Inc. has fired Howard Ruff as president and chief executive just a week after he joined the troubled firm, and a company source said Monday that it may seek protection from its creditors with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as early as today. Ruff, the nationally known investment guru who last week heralded his appointment as the "rebirth and resurrection" of the company, said he was fired late Sunday at the behest of shareholders who are friends of FundAmerica founder Robert T.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's what economist and one-time doomsayer Howard Ruff is doing--with a slight twist. Fired this summer as president of FundAmerica Inc., Ruff disclosed Tuesday that he is forming a clone--a multilevel marketing company that offers the same services as FundAmerica but is structured to avoid the legal problems that have plagued the Irvine firm. Ruff--in the Oct.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rough times don't ruffle Howard Ruff. Fired as president of beleaguered FundAmerica Inc. of Irvine on Monday, Ruff said Tuesday that he is seriously thinking about starting a similar company. "I'm getting a lot of pressure to start a FundAmerica equivalent," he said in an interview. He said there was a "50-50" chance he would actually found a new multilevel marketing company.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH and ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The new head of beleaguered FundAmerica Inc. said Friday that a review of the firm's books revealed that company founder Robert T. Edwards was paid $5.4 million thus far this year and that he mysteriously wired $11.3 million to two foreign entities. Howard Ruff, named FundAmerica's chairman and chief executive this week, said Edwards' pay "blew me away." "That's several times more than the CEOs in most Fortune 500 companies" earn, Ruff said.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of FundAmerica members poured into a Costa Mesa hotel Tuesday night for what author and forecaster Howard Ruff called the "rebirth and the resurrection" of the Irvine-based firm, which securities regulators raided two weeks ago, calling it a pyramid scheme. In his nearly two-hour presentation, Ruff, who replaced Robert T.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of Fund-America members poured into a hotel here Tuesday night for what author and economic forecaster Howard Ruff called the "rebirth and the resurrection" of the controversial company that was raided by security regulators two weeks ago for allegedly being a pyramid scheme. In his nearly two-hour presentation, Ruff, who replaced Robert T.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FundAmerica Inc. has fired Howard Ruff as president and chief executive just a week after he joined the troubled firm, and a company source said Monday that it may seek protection from its creditors with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as early as today.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FundAmerica Inc. has fired Howard Ruff as president and chief executive just a week after he joined the troubled firm, and a company source said Monday that it may seek protection from its creditors with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as early as today. Ruff, the nationally known investment guru who last week heralded his appointment as the "rebirth and resurrection" of the company, said he was fired late Sunday at the behest of shareholders who are friends of FundAmerica founder Robert T.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH and ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The new chairman of beleaguered FundAmerica Inc. said Friday that a review of the firm's books revealed that company founder Robert T. Edwards was paid $5.4 million thus far this year and mysteriously wired $11.3 million to two foreign entities.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of Fund-America members poured into a hotel here Tuesday night for what author and economic forecaster Howard Ruff called the "rebirth and the resurrection" of the controversial company that was raided by security regulators two weeks ago for allegedly being a pyramid scheme. In his nearly two-hour presentation, Ruff, who replaced Robert T.
BUSINESS
August 1, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of FundAmerica members poured into a Costa Mesa hotel Tuesday night for what author and forecaster Howard Ruff called the "rebirth and the resurrection" of the Irvine-based firm, which securities regulators raided two weeks ago, calling it a pyramid scheme. In his nearly two-hour presentation, Ruff, who replaced Robert T.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doomsayer, newsletter publisher and book author Howard Ruff on Monday was named president and chief executive officer of FundAmerica Inc. and announced that he and his associates intend to buy the controversial company's outstanding stock. He replaces FundAmerica's founder, Robert T. Edwards, who was arrested July 19 by Florida officials on charges of operating an illegal pyramid scheme. The company and Edwards maintain that FundAmerica is a legitimate business.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doomsayer, newsletter publisher and book author Howard Ruff on Monday was named president and chief executive officer of FundAmerica Inc. and announced that he and his associates intend to buy the controversial company's outstanding stock. He replaces FundAmerica's founder, Robert T. Edwards, who was arrested July 19 by Florida officials on charges of operating an illegal pyramid scheme. The company and Edwards maintain that FundAmerica is a legitimate business.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doomsayer, newsletter publisher and book author Howard Ruff on Monday was named president and chief executive of FundAmerica Inc. and announced that he and his associates intend to buy the controversial company's outstanding stock. He replaces FundAmerica founder Robert T. Edwards, who was arrested July 19 by Florida authorities on charges of operating an illegal pyramid scheme. The company and Edwards maintain that FundAmerica is a legitimate business.
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