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May 12, 1989
A former Torrance restaurateur was convicted of bank fraud Thursday, almost seven years after he swindled $247,700 from a bank and fled to Australia. British-born James McGrail, 52, a legal resident of the United States, was convicted of two counts of interstate transportation of forged securities and three counts of bank larceny. Assistant U.S. Atty. Stephen Mansfield said McGrail faces up to 50 years in prison and a $35,000 fine when he is sentenced June 12 by U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1989
A former Torrance restaurateur and boxing champion has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to repay $247,000 he swindled from Security Pacific National Bank in 1982, federal court officials said. James McGrail, 52, deposited altered or stolen checks into the bank and then withdrew the funds in July and August, 1982. McGrail fled to Australia but was located there by the FBI and extradited to the United States for trial. McGrail, a former welterweight boxing champ who operated the defunct Bounty seafood restaurant in Torrance, was convicted May 11 of two counts of interstate transportation of forged securities and three counts of bank larceny.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1989
A former Torrance restaurateur who prosecutors say used bogus checks to steal almost $250,000 before fleeing to Australia seven years ago was ordered held without bail Thursday. Federal Magistrate George King agreed with the prosecutor who said that James McGrail, 52, who was extradited to the United States last week, is "a severe risk for flight." McGrail, who owned the now-defunct Bounty Restaurant, is charged with two counts of transporting forged checks and three counts of bank larceny.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989
A former Torrance restaurateur was convicted of bank fraud Thursday, almost seven years after he swindled $247,700 from a bank and fled to Australia. British-born James McGrail, 52, a legal resident of the United States, was convicted of two counts of interstate transportation of forged securities and three counts of bank larceny. Assistant U.S. Atty. Stephen Mansfield said McGrail faces up to 50 years in prison and a $35,000 fine when he is sentenced June 12 by U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1989
A former Torrance restaurateur and boxing champion has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to repay $247,000 he swindled from Security Pacific National Bank in 1982, federal court officials said. James McGrail, 52, deposited altered or stolen checks into the bank and then withdrew the funds in July and August, 1982. McGrail fled to Australia but was located there by the FBI and extradited to the United States for trial. McGrail, a former welterweight boxing champ who operated the defunct Bounty seafood restaurant in Torrance, was convicted May 11 of two counts of interstate transportation of forged securities and three counts of bank larceny.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1989 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
A former Torrance restaurateur who prosecutors say cashed two bogus checks for almost $250,000 before fleeing to Australia 7 years ago was ordered held without bail Thursday. Federal Magistrate George King agreed with the prosecutor who said that James McGrail, 52, who was extradited to the United States last week, is "a severe risk for flight."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1989
A former Torrance restaurateur who prosecutors say used bogus checks to steal almost $250,000 before fleeing to Australia seven years ago was ordered held without bail Thursday. Federal Magistrate George King agreed with the prosecutor who said that James McGrail, 52, who was extradited to the United States last week, is "a severe risk for flight." McGrail, who owned the now-defunct Bounty Restaurant, is charged with two counts of transporting forged checks and three counts of bank larceny.
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