YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJohn Fedders

John Fedders

May 15, 1988 | DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press
Charlotte Fedders ushers a guest from the cluttered kitchen of her suburban Washington home to the sunny living room filled with photographs of her children. A cat snuggling on the couch is quickly shooed away and Fedders begins to describe in even tones the physical and mental abuse inflicted by her husband, the former top chief of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
October 15, 1985
A Montgomery County, Md., judge granted a divorce to the wife of former Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement director John M. Fedders, on grounds that Fedders was cruel during the 19-year marriage. Circuit Court Judge James S. McAuliffe awarded Charlotte Fedders use of the couple's home, custody of their five children and $1,500 a month in support. Fedders separated from his wife in 1983.
May 12, 1990 | IRV LETOFSKY
Wives who get beaten and smashed by their husbands and don't get rid of them are pretty stupid. Likewise, husbands who beat and smash their wives ought to be kicked and clubbed. There, we said it. That's probably the pervasive sentiment on the matter of battered wives. "Shattered Dreams," which airs on Channels 2 and 8 Sunday at 9 p.m., takes on said domestic violence with Lindsay Wagner and Michael Nouri.
November 19, 1987 | JIM NAUGHTON, The Washington Post
The autumn landscape looks to have been designed by Norman Rockwell for the purpose of having children walk through it. Andrew and Peter Fedders are doing their part, tromping up Carmelita Drive on their way home from elementary school. As they reach the fringes of the front lawn, their mother appears on the small porch of their large house to bid a guest goodby.
February 26, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A top Securities and Exchange Commission official, despite court testimony that he has been a chronic wife-beater with severe personal and financial problems, won support Monday from the SEC's chairman for doing an "outstanding job" as the chief enforcer of federal securities laws. In an impromptu news conference, commission Chairman John S. R. Shad told reporters that he has not asked for the resignation of John M. Fedders, the SEC's director of enforcement.
April 30, 1985
Gary Lynch on Monday was appointed director of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, replacing John Fedders, who resigned amid disclosures that he had abused his wife. SEC Chairman John S. R. Shad announced the selection of Lynch, who has been an attorney in the commission's enforcement division since 1976. Lynch, 34, had been serving as acting head of the enforcement division in the two months since Fedders quit.
March 20, 1985
I was glad to read Ellen Goodman's essay (Editorial Pages, Feb. 28) on John M. Fedders, the Securities and Exchange Commission official who was forced to resign. I disagreed with her conclusion that "his personal woes didn't affect his work." I think brutalizing another human being probably has affected every aspect of Fedder's life and work. But the important thing is that Goodman wrote her essay and brought to the attention of very many people the fact that highly respectable men beat and brutalize their wives--men in power, men in highly respected jobs.
September 8, 1988 | SCOT J. PALTROW, Times Staff Writer
Since Gary G. Lynch took over as director of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the SEC has brought by far the biggest cases it has ever undertaken. Some say Lynch, now 38, simply happened to get the job at the right time. Securities lawyers said insider trading on Wall Street had become so flagrant and was being carried out by such big players that cases against individuals such as Dennis B. Levine and Ivan F. Boesky were inevitable.
Los Angeles Times Articles