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May 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nancy Hoover Hunter pleaded guilty to four felony counts stemming from the J. David & Co. investment fraud, finally admitting criminal involvement in the $80-million scam and bringing to an end various federal cases against her. Under a plea bargain, she pleaded guilty to two counts apiece in two separate cases. U.S. District Judge Earl B. Gilliam sentenced Hunter, 51, to 10 years in prison.
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October 12, 1991
U.S. Atty. William Braniff said Friday that the government has dropped charges against Edward J. Pulaski Jr., a former executive charged in the J. David & Co. $80-million investment scam. Pulaski's retrial was scheduled to begin Nov. 5. In 1988, he had been charged, along with former Del Mar Mayor Nancy Hoover Hunter and three others, with conspiracy to use the mail to sell unregistered securities and using the mail to sell unregistered securities.
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December 12, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury found Nancy Hoover Hunter, an accused participant in a major fraud scheme, guilty Monday on four counts of tax evasion and acquitted her of one other tax-related charge but could not reach a decision on the more pertinent charges against her. Hunter was accused of helping to carry out a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme along with financier J. David Dominelli, who is serving a 20-year term in federal prison for his role as the mastermind of the fraud.
NEWS
May 4, 1991 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Hoover Hunter, the former mayor of Del Mar who ultimately admitted criminal involvement in the $80-million J. David & Co. investment fraud, testified Friday as a government witness and confessed that she lied on the stand when she was on trial two years ago. Hunter, 52, who essentially served as second-in-command at the now-defunct La Jolla investment firm, said she was admitting her lies because she hoped to win a reduction of her 10-year prison term.
NEWS
March 7, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Hoover Hunter, convicted of four counts of tax evasion in connection with the J. David & Co. investment fraud, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison. Hunter, 51, a former top executive with the failed La Jolla investment firm, begged U.S. District Judge Earl B. Gilliam for mercy, crying and holding on to a lectern for support as she said she was "terribly sorry for all the pain and suffering I've caused."
BUSINESS
August 28, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
The law firm of Wiles, Circuit & Tremblay and Michael A. Clark, a former partner in the firm, were found by a San Diego County Superior Court judge Thursday to have aided and abetted convicted swindler J. David Dominelli's fraudulent investment operation, which bilked investors out of $83 million. The La Jolla law firm and Clark were also found to have been professionally negligent.
NEWS
May 4, 1991 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Hoover Hunter, the former mayor of Del Mar who ultimately admitted criminal involvement in the $80-million J. David & Co. investment fraud, testified Friday as a government witness and confessed that she lied on the stand when she was on trial two years ago. Hunter, 52, who essentially served as second-in-command at the now-defunct La Jolla investment firm, said she was admitting her lies because she hoped to win a reduction of her 10-year prison term.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a deadlocked jury and without a verdict, the double-murder trial of La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick leaves an emptiness hard to describe, a juror in the case said. "I'm disappointed it ended the way it did," with two jurors seeking a manslaughter conviction and 10 urging a murder finding in the killings of Broderick's ex-husband and his second wife, juror Michael A. (Mickey) Byrd, 39, of Rancho Bernardo said after a mistrial was declared in the case Tuesday.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two trials and more than 6 1/2 years of litigation, former Mayor Roger Hedgecock's political corruption case ended abruptly Thursday with Hedgecock accepting his conviction on a single felony count in return for no jail sentence and no retrial.
NEWS
September 7, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed the perjury convictions of former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock and temporarily set aside a conspiracy conviction to permit a trial court to reconsider claims of misconduct against a bailiff and juror.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a deadlocked jury and without a verdict, the double-murder trial of La Jolla socialite Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick leaves an emptiness hard to describe, a juror in the case said. "I'm disappointed it ended the way it did," with two jurors seeking a manslaughter conviction and 10 urging a murder finding in the killings of Broderick's ex-husband and his second wife, juror Michael A. (Mickey) Byrd, 39, of Rancho Bernardo said after a mistrial was declared in the case Tuesday.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After two trials and more than 6 1/2 years of litigation, former Mayor Roger Hedgecock's political corruption case ended abruptly Thursday with Hedgecock accepting his conviction on a single felony count in return for no jail sentence and no retrial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | Tony Perry
The last cache of booty from the fall of J. David & Co. goes on the auction block Saturday afternoon at Buckingham Galleries Ltd. on Aero Drive near Montgomery Field. The sports cars, the gilded bedroom furniture, the artwork, and the opulent bric-a-brac that adorned the La Jolla office and Rancho Santa Fe love nest have long since been sold to repay investors and feed the maw of an insatiable army of attorneys and accountants. Not much remains from the glittery days when J.
NEWS
September 7, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed the perjury convictions of former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock and temporarily set aside a conspiracy conviction to permit a trial court to reconsider claims of misconduct against a bailiff and juror.
NEWS
May 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nancy Hoover Hunter pleaded guilty to four felony counts stemming from the J. David & Co. investment fraud, finally admitting criminal involvement in the $80-million scam and bringing to an end various federal cases against her. Under a plea bargain, she pleaded guilty to two counts apiece in two separate cases. U.S. District Judge Earl B. Gilliam sentenced Hunter, 51, to 10 years in prison.
NEWS
March 7, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nancy Hoover Hunter, convicted of four counts of tax evasion in connection with the J. David & Co. investment fraud, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison. Hunter, 51, a former top executive with the failed La Jolla investment firm, begged U.S. District Judge Earl B. Gilliam for mercy, crying and holding on to a lectern for support as she said she was "terribly sorry for all the pain and suffering I've caused."
NEWS
November 19, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
Nancy Hoover, whose political connections and social style helped the fallen J. David & Co. attract $200 million from Southern California investors, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on 234 counts of fraud, conspiracy and income tax evasion. Hoover, 48, the former mayor of Del Mar, has remarried and lives in Santa Barbara. She will surrender and plead not guilty at an arraignment this morning, according to her attorney, Richard Marmaro of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | Tony Perry
The last cache of booty from the fall of J. David & Co. goes on the auction block Saturday afternoon at Buckingham Galleries Ltd. on Aero Drive near Montgomery Field. The sports cars, the gilded bedroom furniture, the artwork, and the opulent bric-a-brac that adorned the La Jolla office and Rancho Santa Fe love nest have long since been sold to repay investors and feed the maw of an insatiable army of attorneys and accountants. Not much remains from the glittery days when J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury found Nancy Hoover Hunter, an accused participant in a major fraud scheme, guilty Monday on four counts of tax evasion and acquitted her of one other tax-related charge but could not reach a decision on the more pertinent charges against her. Hunter was accused of helping to carry out a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme along with financier J. David Dominelli, who is serving a 20-year term in federal prison for his role as the mastermind of the fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989
U.S. District Judge Earl B. Gilliam on Friday denied for the third time a motion by Nancy Hoover Hunter's lawyers to have her case dismissed. Defense attorney Richard Marmaro argued that prosecutors acted in the "height of bad faith" by allowing Tom Shepard, whose firm managed the campaign of former Mayor Roger Hedgecock, to testify Wednesday that he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of breaking California campaign contribution laws....
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