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April 15, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
The fraud allegations against former Orange trash-hauling executive Jeffrey Hambarian stem from an elaborate conspiracy hatched by others, his lawyer said Thursday in his opening statement. Other supposedly illegal actions that Hambarian is accused of were actually typical business practices in the industry, said attorney Mark Geragos, speaking to the Orange County Superior Court jury in Santa Ana in a folksy tone for less than an hour.
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January 21, 2006 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A man once embraced as a hometown hero was sentenced Friday to nearly 15 years in prison for bilking the city of Orange out of $4.3 million through his trash hauling company. Jeffrey Hambarian, 51, who had faced up to 20 years in prison, was also ordered to pay $12 million in restitution and fines. Hambarian's attorney, Mark Geragos, unsuccessfully sought a sentence similar to those given to Martha Stewart and other executives with no criminal history.
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December 18, 1998 | RICHARD MAROSI and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The one-time head of a powerful Orange recycling company faces 65 felony counts for allegedly bilking the city out of $4 million in a 13-year fraud and embezzlement scheme that prosecutors said Thursday continued undetected because of lax municipal oversight. Jeffrey Hambarian, whose family has been Orange's exclusive trash hauler for 43 years, was arrested and booked into Orange County Central Jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2005 | David Reyes and Claire Luna, Times Staff Writers
A former executive of a family-run trash-hauling and recycling business in Orange was convicted Wednesday of bilking the city of $4.3 million in phony billings, creating a scandal that rocked the town when it surfaced eight years ago. Jeffrey Hambarian, 50, faces up to 20 years in prison and $14 million in fines when he is sentenced Sept. 16. The conviction marked "a significant milestone ... a significant day for the citizens of Orange," said Mayor Mark A.
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April 12, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to avoid a catastrophic blow to their fraud case against a former Orange recycling company executive, prosecutors are seeking to preserve the testimony from a key witness who they fear may die before the long-awaited trial begins. The witness, Pat Augimeri, is scheduled to undergo pre-trial questioning this month, but prosecutors want the recorded, rarely used court procedure moved up because of concerns over his health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a significant decision moving forward a long-delayed municipal-fraud case, an appeals court on Friday ruled that the Orange County district attorney's office can prosecute the head of an Orange recycling firm even though the investigation was marred by conflicts of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1998 | RICHARD MAROSI and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The former head of a recycling company pleaded not guilty Friday to 65 felony counts of allegedly bilking Orange out of $4 million, as city officials indicated they will no longer do business with the firm. Jeffrey Hambarian, whose family has been the city's exclusive waste hauler for 42 years, watched intently from the custody box in Orange County Superior Court as his attorney, Marshall Schulman, entered the plea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Trial started Wednesday for a former trash-hauling executive accused of siphoning $4.3 million from Orange city coffers, almost eight years after the scandal rocked a town known for its quaint downtown dotted with antiques shops and Craftsman bungalows. Jeffrey Hambarian, 50, used a series of schemes to pilfer the money, Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Ronald Cafferty told jurors in Central Court in Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city manager of Orange has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine to settle a lawsuit alleging a conflict of interest involving a trash recycling firm executive who was recently indicted. In the settlement reached Wednesday, David L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1998 | RICHARD MAROSI and LESLEY WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Taking advantage of lax municipal oversight, a recycling company executive bilked the city of Orange out of $4.2 million in an elaborate series of fraud and embezzlement schemes over a 13-year period, prosecutors said Thursday. Jeffery Hambarian, whose family has been the city's trash hauler for 40 years, was arrested and charged Thursday with 65 felony counts, including grand theft, commercial bribery, perjury and money laundering. Prosecutors allege that Hambarian falsified more than $2.
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June 26, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Folks who know the civic-minded Hambarian family wonder how one of the clan's sons seemingly wandered so far astray, landing in an Orange County courtroom, accused of swindling millions of dollars from his hometown. Jeffrey Hambarian grew up in Orange, a small town with conservative values, his family steeped in an old-fashioned work ethic. His father, Sam, began collecting the city's garbage in the 1950s, tooling around in a road-weary pickup that spoke to his thriftiness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
The fraud allegations against former Orange trash-hauling executive Jeffrey Hambarian stem from an elaborate conspiracy hatched by others, his lawyer said Thursday in his opening statement. Other supposedly illegal actions that Hambarian is accused of were actually typical business practices in the industry, said attorney Mark Geragos, speaking to the Orange County Superior Court jury in Santa Ana in a folksy tone for less than an hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Trial started Wednesday for a former trash-hauling executive accused of siphoning $4.3 million from Orange city coffers, almost eight years after the scandal rocked a town known for its quaint downtown dotted with antiques shops and Craftsman bungalows. Jeffrey Hambarian, 50, used a series of schemes to pilfer the money, Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Ronald Cafferty told jurors in Central Court in Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a significant decision moving forward a long-delayed municipal-fraud case, an appeals court on Friday ruled that the Orange County district attorney's office can prosecute the head of an Orange recycling firm even though the investigation was marred by conflicts of interest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an attempt to avoid a catastrophic blow to their fraud case against a former Orange recycling company executive, prosecutors are seeking to preserve the testimony from a key witness who they fear may die before the long-awaited trial begins. The witness, Pat Augimeri, is scheduled to undergo pre-trial questioning this month, but prosecutors want the recorded, rarely used court procedure moved up because of concerns over his health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city manager of Orange has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine to settle a lawsuit alleging a conflict of interest involving a trash recycling firm executive who was recently indicted. In the settlement reached Wednesday, David L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2005 | Claire Luna, Times Staff Writer
Folks who know the civic-minded Hambarian family wonder how one of the clan's sons seemingly wandered so far astray, landing in an Orange County courtroom, accused of swindling millions of dollars from his hometown. Jeffrey Hambarian grew up in Orange, a small town with conservative values, his family steeped in an old-fashioned work ethic. His father, Sam, began collecting the city's garbage in the 1950s, tooling around in a road-weary pickup that spoke to his thriftiness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2006 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A man once embraced as a hometown hero was sentenced Friday to nearly 15 years in prison for bilking the city of Orange out of $4.3 million through his trash hauling company. Jeffrey Hambarian, 51, who had faced up to 20 years in prison, was also ordered to pay $12 million in restitution and fines. Hambarian's attorney, Mark Geragos, unsuccessfully sought a sentence similar to those given to Martha Stewart and other executives with no criminal history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1998 | RICHARD MAROSI and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The former head of a recycling company pleaded not guilty Friday to 65 felony counts of allegedly bilking Orange out of $4 million, as city officials indicated they will no longer do business with the firm. Jeffrey Hambarian, whose family has been the city's exclusive waste hauler for 42 years, watched intently from the custody box in Orange County Superior Court as his attorney, Marshall Schulman, entered the plea.
NEWS
December 18, 1998 | RICHARD MAROSI and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The one-time head of a powerful Orange recycling company faces 65 felony counts for allegedly bilking the city out of $4 million in a 13-year fraud and embezzlement scheme that prosecutors said Thursday continued undetected because of lax municipal oversight. Jeffrey Hambarian, whose family has been Orange's exclusive trash hauler for 43 years, was arrested and booked into Orange County Central Jail.
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