CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989 |
Los Angeles is not likely to figure prominently in two key scandals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in part because officials took steps in 1988 to clean up "a mess" in which hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sales of foreclosed homes were lost, according to federal officials.
November 21, 1992 |
Elaine Richardson, an assistant to former Sen. Edward W. Brooke, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting false statements by Brooke to investigators in the HUD influence-peddling scandal. Her plea agreement said she remained silent while Brooke falsely stated that neither he nor Richardson tried to influence a HUD official to allocate housing units to an owner-developer who was Brooke's client.
June 27, 1989 |
President Bush refused to affix blame today for the scandal racking the Department of Housing and Urban Development, saying he wants to ensure "we don't have any recurrence," not "find winners and losers." "I am not going to assign blame," Bush declared during a wide-ranging news conference at the White House. "I want to look to the future." Bush said he is confident his own HUD secretary, Jack Kemp, will correct the conditions that allowed influence-peddling in the assignment of lucrative public housing contracts during the Reagan Administration.
February 27, 1994 |
Deborah Gore Dean, a former top aide at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $5,000 Friday for her role in the Ronald Reagan-era HUD scandal. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan said that Dean must serve the sentence without any possibility of parole and that she must thereafter be under two years of supervised probation.
March 30, 1990 |
Roger Mudd, congressional correspondent for PBS' "MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour," Thursday night was named winner of the fifth annual Joan Barone Award for distinguished journalism and excellence in Washington-based national affairs-public affairs reporting. The award, which includes a $2,000 cash prize, was announced Thursday night at the 46th annual Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner, held at the Washington Hilton. Only RTCA members are eligible for the award.
August 23, 1989
The House subcommittee investigating the widening HUD scandal will examine whether the Newport Beach development company created by William Lyon received preferential treatment when it bought the 827-acre Robinson Ranch in southern Orange County from the agency in 1985, a panel official said. The Department of Housing and Urban Development accepted the Lyon Co.'
February 15, 1994 |
Deborah Gore Dean, convicted of 12 felony counts in the Ronald Reagan-era HUD scandal, lost bids Monday for a new trial and for a judge to declare her innocent of the charges. The former executive assistant to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. could face up to 57 years in prison and $3 million in fines when she is sentenced Feb. 25. She was convicted Oct. 26 on three counts of conspiring to defraud the U.S.
August 2, 1989 |
Twenty consultants earned more than $5.7 million by helping funnel much of the money in a federal housing program to developers in a handful of states that did not need it, a Senate committee was told today. Most of the 20 consultants were former employees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development or well-connected Republicans, HUD Inspector General Paul Adams said in a report to the Senate Banking Committee.