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January 17, 2001
I read that the Justice Department has finally found James T. Riady guilty of "knowingly and willfully conspir[ing] and agree[ing] to defraud the United States" (Jan. 12). But what the article didn't mention was that President Clinton and the DNC were just as guilty in accepting these donations. I wonder how much impetus this money gave to Clinton's reelection? It looks as if crime pays--after all, Clinton won. I wonder how many other illegal donations were made to the Clintons/Democrats that are still undetected?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001
James T. Riady, who heads the worldwide Lippo banking group and is a longtime friend of President Clinton, appeared in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday on charges related to illegal campaign contributions in the 1996 Democratic fund-raising scandal and during previous years. Last week, Riady, 44, of Indonesia, agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions to Democratic candidates through foreign sources.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001
James T. Riady, who heads the worldwide Lippo banking group and is a longtime friend of President Clinton, appeared in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday on charges related to illegal campaign contributions in the 1996 Democratic fund-raising scandal and during previous years. Last week, Riady, 44, of Indonesia, agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions to Democratic candidates through foreign sources.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001
I read that the Justice Department has finally found James T. Riady guilty of "knowingly and willfully conspir[ing] and agree[ing] to defraud the United States" (Jan. 12). But what the article didn't mention was that President Clinton and the DNC were just as guilty in accepting these donations. I wonder how much impetus this money gave to Clinton's reelection? It looks as if crime pays--after all, Clinton won. I wonder how many other illegal donations were made to the Clintons/Democrats that are still undetected?
NEWS
August 29, 1997 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His boss is James T. Riady, the elusive billionaire who refuses to answer Senate investigators' questions about his relationship with President Clinton. Another of his longtime superiors was John Huang, the fallen Democratic fund-raiser who also is refusing to talk. In fact, James E. Per Lee, president and chief executive officer of LippoBank California, has spent more time with Riady and Huang than any federal agent or congressional staffer assigned to the campaign finance investigations.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1997 | Chris Kraul
Lippo Bank California will close its Westminster branch within 90 days and transfer the office's deposits to nearby Cathay Bank in response to a regulatory order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to improve earnings, capital and asset quality. Headquartered in Los Angeles with assets of about $100 million, Lippo will retain branches in Los Angeles, San Jose and San Francisco.
NEWS
October 18, 1996 | From Newsday
The wealthy Riady family of Indonesia, which has donated at least $854,700 to Democrats through its various entities since 1979, also contributed $1,000 to then-Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) when he was seeking the 1988 Republican presidential nomination, federal elections records show. Dole, who has accused President Clinton and the Democrats of granting the family favors in return for campaign money, received $1,000 on Dec. 31, 1987, from Aileen Riady, wife of James T.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1988 | James S. Granelli, Times Staff Writer
The major centers for Pacific Rim business in California may be Los Angeles and San Francisco, but at least one bank engaged in import-export activities thinks that the Vietnamese community in Westminster also is a hot area. The Bank of Trade, which opened 16 1/2 years ago in San Francisco's Chinatown and added a branch in Los Angeles' Chinatown in 1986, has opened an office in the Asian Garden mall in Westminster.
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November 3, 1999 | From Associated Press
In interviews with the FBI, fund-raiser John Huang said he was told President Clinton was surprised when Indonesian businessman James T. Riady told him of his plan to raise $1 million in political donations. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to Democratic political committees followed the meeting between Riady and Clinton.
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January 19, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles immigration consultant Maria Hsia, convicted last March for her role in obtaining $100,000 in illegal campaign donations, is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, more than 10 months after a federal court jury found her guilty on five felony counts.
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August 29, 1997 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His boss is James T. Riady, the elusive billionaire who refuses to answer Senate investigators' questions about his relationship with President Clinton. Another of his longtime superiors was John Huang, the fallen Democratic fund-raiser who also is refusing to talk. In fact, James E. Per Lee, president and chief executive officer of LippoBank California, has spent more time with Riady and Huang than any federal agent or congressional staffer assigned to the campaign finance investigations.
NEWS
February 6, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three days after surrendering to FBI agents, Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a central figure in the political fund-raising controversy, pleaded not guilty Thursday to 15 counts of conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice and election-law violations. Standing alongside his lawyers, Trie called out "not guilty" when U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman asked for his plea.
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July 25, 2000 | From the Washington Post
President Clinton on Monday followed Vice President Al Gore's lead and voluntarily released a transcript of his April interview with Justice Department investigators probing campaign fund-raising controversies. In a lengthy and occasionally contentious session, the investigators grilled Clinton about his relationship with the Riady family of Indonesia, quizzing him about what the family may have gotten in exchange for its largess to Clinton's political campaigns.
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