March 7, 1990 |
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."
August 28, 1987 |
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.
May 4, 1991 |
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.
November 22, 1990 |
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.
November 16, 1990 |
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.
September 7, 1990 |
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.