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October 5, 1995 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has ruled that former San Diego Padres pitcher John F. D'Acquisto, his lawyer and two of his companies defrauded two investors out of $6.5 million in an investment scheme. U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff ruled that D'Acquisto, his companies and lawyer Thomas F. Goodman falsely represented themselves to the investors as sophisticated money managers and falsely stated that investors' funds were secure in low-risk ventures that would be paid back, with interest.
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May 28, 1999 | TONY PERRY
Former major league pitcher John D'Acquisto was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in San Diego to an additional 55 months in federal prison for his guilty plea in a $7-million investment fraud. D'Acquisto, 46, admitted using $1.3 million in investor funds to buy racehorses, luxury cars, property and a part interest in a Mexican baseball team. He has been in prison since 1996 for a related conviction in New York in which he admitted selling counterfeit securities.
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May 28, 1999 | TONY PERRY
Former major league pitcher John D'Acquisto was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in San Diego to an additional 55 months in federal prison for his guilty plea in a $7-million investment fraud. D'Acquisto, 46, admitted using $1.3 million in investor funds to buy racehorses, luxury cars, property and a part interest in a Mexican baseball team. He has been in prison since 1996 for a related conviction in New York in which he admitted selling counterfeit securities.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has ordered Anaheim Hills attorney Thomas F. Goodman, former San Diego Padre pitcher John F. D'Acquisto and two D'Acquisto-controlled investment companies to pay $121,640 in fines and interest to close out a 1995 securities fraud case. Goodman, who was D'Acquisto's attorney, said he has appealed the judgment, which was announced Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fraud charge "is not correct," he said. "I was merely the attorney, not a participant."
BUSINESS
February 6, 1998 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has ordered Anaheim Hills attorney Thomas F. Goodman, former San Diego Padre pitcher John F. D'Acquisto and two D'Acquisto-controlled investment companies to pay $121,640 in fines and interest to close out a 1995 securities fraud case. Goodman, who was D'Acquisto's attorney, said he has appealed the judgment, which was announced Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fraud charge "is not correct," he said. "I was merely the attorney, not a participant."
BUSINESS
July 14, 1995
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that a firm headed by former San Diego Padres pitcher John F. D'Acquisto defrauded a Costa Mesa company and two other investors out of millions of dollars. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles alleges that D'Acquisto Financial Group Inc. of San Diego and other defendants guaranteed investors returns of 5% to 7% a week.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1995 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has ruled that former San Diego Padres pitcher John F. D'Acquisto, his lawyer and two of his companies defrauded two investors out of $6.5 million in an investment scheme. U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff ruled that D'Acquisto, his companies and lawyer Thomas F. Goodman falsely represented themselves to the investors as sophisticated money managers and falsely stated that investors' funds were secure in low-risk ventures that would be paid back, with interest.
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