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July 7, 1995 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sweeping federal investigation of municipal corruption has snared its first big target, a lobbyist long suspected of being a bagman for developers and politicians. Jeffrey T. Roberts, 43, a consultant on building projects in Fresno County, pleaded guilty last week to helping a city councilman extort a $10,000 campaign contribution from a developer.
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December 6, 1995 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Agent Jim Wedick was in his Sacramento office trying to close the books on the biggest political corruption case of his career--a sting that netted four crooked state senators and 10 other public officials--when the call came in from Fresno County. A city councilman allegedly was shaking down a developer on a rezoning vote. The angry developer had captured the $10,000 deal on a hidden tape recorder.
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December 6, 1995 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Agent Jim Wedick was in his Sacramento office trying to close the books on the biggest political corruption case of his career--a sting that netted four crooked state senators and 10 other public officials--when the call came in from Fresno County. A city councilman allegedly was shaking down a developer on a rezoning vote. The angry developer had captured the $10,000 deal on a hidden tape recorder.
NEWS
July 7, 1995 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sweeping federal investigation of municipal corruption has snared its first big target, a lobbyist long suspected of being a bagman for developers and politicians. Jeffrey T. Roberts, 43, a consultant on building projects in Fresno County, pleaded guilty last week to helping a city councilman extort a $10,000 campaign contribution from a developer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a tourist killed in a Christmas Eve, 1998, accident at Disneyland settled its claim against the park Wednesday, capping a case that focused the nation's attention on amusement park safety issues and spurred the state's first law regulating the industry. Terms of the settlement were sealed. An outside expert previously estimated the damages could top $20 million. Disneyland spokesman Ray Gomez declined comment.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that helped trigger regulation of California amusement parks, the family of a 17-year-old girl who died in a 1997 water slide collapse has tentatively settled a negligence lawsuit for $1.7 million. In the agreement--a copy of which was obtained Friday by The Times--none of the defendants admitted liability. The defendants include Waterworld USA in Concord, Calif.; its parent company, Premier Parks Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2000
The family of a tourist killed in a Christmas Eve, 1998, accident at Disneyland settled its claim against the park this week, capping a case that focused the nation's attention on amusement park safety issues and spurred the state's first law regulating the industry. Terms of the settlement were sealed. An outside expert previously estimated the damages could top $20 million. Disneyland spokesman Ray Gomez declined comment.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a case that helped trigger regulation of California amusement parks, the family of a 17-year-old girl who died in a 1997 water-slide collapse has tentatively settled a negligence lawsuit for $1.7 million. In the agreement, a copy of which was obtained Friday by The Times, none of the defendants admitted liability. The defendants include Waterworld USA in Concord, Calif., and its parent company, Premier Parks Inc.
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