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.
June 7, 1987 |
NEITHER FATHER NOR DAUGHTER looks much like a detective. He, Larry Larsen, is tall and roly-poly, at 47 not quite fat--rather, large and dignified. Invariably, he wears a blue Oxford button-down shirt with a pen sticking out of the breast pocket. His manner is at first goofy, like TV detective Colombo's, yet even more disarming than that. Daughter Linda, 27, is the opposite: thin, tough, new wave, a black malachite stud in her right ear, two pearls in the left.
February 3, 1986 |
Former financier J. David Dominelli, already serving a 20-year federal prison term for defrauding investors, today pleaded guilty to state charges arising from a plot to illegally finance former Mayor Roger Hedgecock's 1983 campaign. Dominelli, who suffered a stroke last October, was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy. He will serve the state prison sentence concurrently with his 20-year federal term.
March 28, 1986
Convicted swindler J. David Dominelli was conscious and recovering from a mild stroke suffered in prison in Northern California, a federal prosecutor said. "He's responding to treatment," said Asst. U.S. Atty. George Hardy. Dominelli, 44, is serving a 20-year sentence at the federal correctional center at Pleasanton for fraud and tax evasion related to the February, 1984, bankruptcy of his J. David & Co. international currency trading firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1986
A preliminary hearing for two defendants charged with conspiring to illegally funnel money into former mayor Roger Hedgecock's campaign should be open to the press and public, a judge ruled Tuesday. Attorneys for Nancy Hoover and former political consultant Tom Shepard had sought a closed hearing, contending that extensive publicity about the case could prevent a fair trial. Municipal Judge Robert Stahl disagreed and rejected the motion. The defense attorneys indicated they would appeal.