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October 19, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former Congressman Robert Garcia was convicted Friday of extorting a no-interest loan from the scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp. But the jury was undecided on whether he demanded illegal payoffs. The jury also found that his wife, Jane Lee Garcia, was guilty of conspiracy and extorting $76,000 in payoffs from Wedtech. The verdict in U.S. District Court in Manhattan was the second time the South Bronx Democrat and his wife were convicted in the case.
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October 19, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former Congressman Robert Garcia was convicted Friday of extorting a no-interest loan from the scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp. But the jury was undecided on whether he demanded illegal payoffs. The jury also found that his wife, Jane Lee Garcia, was guilty of conspiracy and extorting $76,000 in payoffs from Wedtech. The verdict in U.S. District Court in Manhattan was the second time the South Bronx Democrat and his wife were convicted in the case.
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January 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Robert Garcia, the Bronx congressman who resigned his seat after he was convicted of extorting payoffs from the Wedtech Corp., was sentenced Friday to three years in prison. His wife, Jane Lee Garcia, who was convicted of the same charges, received the same sentence. "You yielded to the temptation of betraying your office so you and your wife might enjoy a higher life style," U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand said.
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June 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A federal appeals court Friday upheld the conviction of former Rep. Mario Biaggi in the Wedtech Corp. scandal, two days after he was paroled from a halfway house in connection with an unrelated conviction. Biaggi, 72, appealed his eight-year prison sentence and $242,000 fine after the conviction on charges he extorted millions of dollars in stock in exchange for his influence to win lucrative defense contracts in the Wedtech matter.
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October 21, 1989 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven-term Rep. Robert Garcia (D-N.Y.) and his wife were convicted Friday of using political influence to extort payoffs totaling more than $172,000 in the last major case arising from the Wedtech Corp. scandal. Garcia, the only congressman of Puerto Rican descent, and his wife, public relations consultant Jane Lee Garcia, were found guilty of two counts of extortion and one count of conspiracy by a federal court jury in New York after six days of deliberations.
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June 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A federal appeals court Friday upheld the conviction of former Rep. Mario Biaggi in the Wedtech Corp. scandal, two days after he was paroled from a halfway house in connection with an unrelated conviction. Biaggi, 72, appealed his eight-year prison sentence and $242,000 fine after the conviction on charges he extorted millions of dollars in stock in exchange for his influence to win lucrative defense contracts in the Wedtech matter.
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December 2, 1988
Rep. Robert Garcia (D-N.Y.) and his wife pleaded innocent to federal bribery and extortion charges stemming from the Wedtech corruption scandal. Garcia, 55, his wife, Jane Lee Garcia, 48, and a lawyer from Puerto Rico, Ralph Vallone Jr., 41, were indicted last week for an alleged conspiracy to obtain $185,000 in cash, interest-free loans and jewelry from the Wedtech Corp. The indictment came just a few days after former Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-N.Y.
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November 22, 1988 | Associated Press
Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia and his wife were indicted Monday on bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges in the Wedtech corruption scandal, accused among other things of accepting a diamond-and-emerald necklace from the company's founder. Garcia, 55, and his wife, Jane Lee Garcia, 48, were accused of extorting $76,000 in payments from Wedtech Corp. and a $20,000 interest-free loan from Mario Moreno, one-time Wedtech vice chairman.
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October 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Robert Garcia and his wife were convicted today of extorting payoffs from the Wedtech Corp. in exchange for exercising political influence for the military contractor. A U.S. District Court jury convicted the Garcias of conspiracy and two counts of extortion. They were acquitted of bribery and receipt of illegal gratuities. The 56-year-old Democrat was the second Bronx congressman found to have participated in illegal acts at Wedtech. Former Rep.
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January 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rep. Robert Garcia (D-N. Y.), who is scheduled for sentencing this month on his extortion conviction in the Wedtech case, announced Tuesday that he will resign from his House seat effective Sunday. Garcia, 56, and his 48-year-old wife, Jane Lee Garcia, were convicted in October of extorting $178,500 in cash, loans and jewelry from the Wedtech Corp., a now-defunct defense contractor based in Garcia's South Bronx district. Sentencing is set for Jan. 19.
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January 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Robert Garcia, the Bronx congressman who resigned his seat after he was convicted of extorting payoffs from the Wedtech Corp., was sentenced Friday to three years in prison. His wife, Jane Lee Garcia, who was convicted of the same charges, received the same sentence. "You yielded to the temptation of betraying your office so you and your wife might enjoy a higher life style," U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand said.
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October 21, 1989 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven-term Rep. Robert Garcia (D-N.Y.) and his wife were convicted Friday of using political influence to extort payoffs totaling more than $172,000 in the last major case arising from the Wedtech Corp. scandal. Garcia, the only congressman of Puerto Rican descent, and his wife, public relations consultant Jane Lee Garcia, were found guilty of two counts of extortion and one count of conspiracy by a federal court jury in New York after six days of deliberations.
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January 8, 1989 | IAN SIMPSON, United Press International
With FBI agents sniffing around bank records again and the mayor fleeing town amid a new financial scandal, it's not the best of times for Ponce, Puerto Rico's faded center of high society and old money. For decades, this port of 195,000 people on the dusty southern coast was the home to the island's proudest families. Their pastel-colored mansions, built with sugar and coffee fortunes, lined the narrow streets.
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