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January 11, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
A former Orange County mortgage broker has pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and racketeering charges stemming from the issuance of $15-million worth of mortgage bonds to an Alhambra bank and a Studio City-based pension fund. Federal prosecutors described the plea Friday by John Fred Parrish, 54, as an important milestone in a case that resulted from a joint state, federal and local investigation into mortgage fraud in Orange County. The probe is continuing, they said.
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January 11, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
A former Orange County mortgage broker has pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and racketeering charges stemming from the issuance of $15-million worth of mortgage bonds to an Alhambra bank and a Studio City-based pension fund. Federal prosecutors described the plea Friday by John Fred Parrish, 54, as an important milestone in a case that resulted from a joint state, federal and local investigation into mortgage fraud in Orange County. The probe is continuing, they said.
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BUSINESS
December 23, 1986 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
An Irvine mortgage broker, already facing federal extortion charges for threatening a creditor, was arraigned Monday on mail fraud and racketeering charges stemming from the alleged issuance of about $15-million worth of phony mortgage bonds. On Monday, John Fred Parrish, 54, was charged with defrauding Alhambra-based Progressive Savings & Loan Assn. out of $5.7 million in connection with an investment package on what turned out to be 40 acres of unbuildable property in Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1986 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Thursday indicted an Irvine mortgage broker on charges of threatening a Laguna Niguel man who owed him $500,000. John Fred Parrish, 54, the principal in Barclays Mortgage Co., is alleged to have arranged for a man to threaten Mark A. Wood. The man told Wood that he "could be found on the side of the road in a sack," or that Wood's wife might turn up missing if the money was not repaid, according to the indictment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
A former Orange County mortgage broker pleaded guilty Friday to federal mail fraud and racketeering charges stemming from the issuance of $15 million worth of mortgage bonds to an Alhambra bank and a Studio City-based pension fund. Federal prosecutors described the plea by John Fred Parrish, 54, as an important milestone in a case that resulted from a joint state, federal and local investigation into mortgage fraud in Orange County. The investigation is continuing, they said.
NEWS
May 3, 1988 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writer
George Scordel had done time for writing bad checks and he knew that white-collar criminals rarely went to jail for long. So when he started a new scam in 1981, he assured his son that they would not get more than a year if they got caught. On Monday, a federal judge in Los Angeles sentenced the 54-year-old Scordel to 20 years in prison for masterminding a scheme that used at least nine dummy corporations in Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley to bilk merchants out of more than $8 million.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
In one of the stiffest sentences handed down to a white-collar criminal in Southern California, former Irvine mortgage broker John Fred Parrish was sentenced Monday to serve 20 years in prison on federal racketeering and extortion charges. Parrish, described by one investigator as an "articulate swindler" with a down-home demeanor, was also fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $4.4 million to those he defrauded. U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer and
In one of the stiffest sentences handed down to a white-collar criminal in Southern California, a former Orange County mortgage broker was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison on federal racketeering and extortion charges. John Fred Parrish of Anaheim, described by one investigator as an "articulate swindler" with a down-home demeanor, was also ordered to pay $4.4 million to those he defrauded and fined $10,000. U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.
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