March 30, 1989
The government's campaign against insider trading--which produced the criminal charges filed Wednesday against Drexel Burnham Lambert's "junk bond" chief, Michael Milken, his brother, Lowell, and former Drexel trader Bruce L. Newberg--began claiming big-name Wall Street professionals more than two years ago. Here is a chronology of major developments in the insider trading cases: 1986 May 12: The Securities and Exchange Commission charges Dennis B.
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June 14, 1995 |
A New York rabbi's assistant accused of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl during an airplane flight has been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. A federal grand jury issued the indictment in Los Angeles on Tuesday, charging that Yehudah Friedlander, 44, "knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a 15-year-old female" aboard a commercial airline flight from Australia to Los Angeles.
January 3, 1997 |
The Croatian government indicted three senior executives from a local branch of an international humanitarian foundation sponsored by U.S. billionaire George Soros, accusing them of financial malpractice and tax evasion. It was not clear what penalties the three might face. The indictment came after weeks of anti-Soros campaigning initiated by President Franjo Tudjman.
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August 31, 1989 |
A wealthy Covina chiropractor and his secretary were indicted for their alleged roles in the kidnaping for ransom of a dental student in Mexico City in mid-June, U.S. Atty. Gary Feess announced Wednesday in Los Angeles. The federal grand jury indictment charges Rolando Peralta, the chiropractor; Socorro Contreras, his secretary, and Rigoberto Herrera, Contreras' boyfriend, with one count each of international hostage taking, conspiracy and extortion.
July 9, 1998 |
A document dealer who admitted forging papers to make it appear as if President Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn Monroe was indicted in New York City on mail and wire fraud charges. Lawrence Cusack III, 47, of Fairfield, Conn., was accused of cheating investors of up to $7 million. Prosecutors say he sold ownership shares of letters and notes purportedly written by Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Monroe.
June 10, 1997 |
Republic of Texas separatist leader Richard McLaren and four followers were indicted in the kidnapping of two neighbors that sparked a weeklong standoff with about 300 state troopers. McLaren, Gregg Paulson, Karen Paulson and Robert Otto each was indicted on a single felony charge of engaging in organized criminal activity. They could get a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. The identity of the fifth person charged was withheld. It presumably is Richard F.
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June 30, 1995
A grand jury in Los Angeles on Thursday indicted former Glendale Fire Capt. John L. Orr, the arson investigator turned arsonist, on charges he murdered four people in a 1984 fire he allegedly set at a hardware store in South Pasadena. Orr's trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 12. At his arraignment Thursday, Orr pleaded not guilty to the charges. Orr also is charged with committing multiple murders, a special circumstance that could bring a death sentence.
October 28, 2005 |
A coin dealer and major GOP donor at the center of a scandal in Ohio state government was charged Thursday with illegally funneling $45,400 in contributions to President Bush's reelection. Tom Noe was accused in a federal indictment of giving money directly or indirectly to 24 friends and associates, who then made the campaign contributions in their own names. In that way, he skirted the $2,000 limit on individual contributions, prosecutors said.
December 31, 2008 |
A murder indictment was issued in Chicago against the man charged with killing the mother, brother and nephew of actress Jennifer Hudson. No new details or charges were outlined in the indictment against William Balfour, 27, who faces first-degree murder and home invasion charges.
May 23, 2006 |
A federal grand jury has indicted the former chief executive and six other high-ranking executives at National Century Financial Enterprises Inc., a failed healthcare finance company, in connection with a $3-billion fraud, prosecutors said. The 60-count indictment, unsealed Monday, accuses the defendants, including former Chief Executive Lance Poulsen, of lying to investors about how their funds would be used. The charges include conspiracy, fraud and promotion of money laundering.