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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1996
Re "Taiwan Lobbying in U.S. Gets Results," Nov. 4: We should not only focus on Indonesian interests, with John Huang's raising of questionable campaign contributions for the DNC. Taiwan has been buying goodwill or friendship internationally and locally in Chinese communities in the U.S. for years, except the practice has been more widespread and generous as Taiwan becomes richer. As a Chinese American who participated in some Chinatown functions I can attest to the cultivation mentioned in the article.
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July 26, 2000 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watergate tapes they are not. When congressional Republicans were probing White House campaign fund-raising coffees after the last presidential election, they rejoiced when they learned belatedly that the White House Communications Agency had filmed most of the events. Videotapes showed President Clinton greeting John Huang, Pauline Kanchanalak and other major figures in the 1996 Democratic fund-raising scandal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997
The most fascinating and mysterious character to emerge from the first two weeks of Senate hearings into abuses, and possible corruption, of election campaign fund-raising has been the man who isn't there. John Huang has not testified, and probably will not, but we've learned quite a bit about the former Commerce Department official and onetime Democratic National Committee fund-raiser. For one thing, he must have been one of the busiest people in Washington.
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December 17, 1999 | ART PINE and ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A GOP congressman who said in 1997 that he had "evidence" former Democratic fund-raiser John Huang had passed classified information to an Indonesian company never received such reports, according to FBI documents made public Thursday. Notes taken by FBI agents who investigated the case show that former Rep. Gerald B.H. Solomon (R-N.Y.
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November 15, 1996 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the afternoon of Oct. 18, 1994, a prominent Thai business consultant dropped by the Department of Commerce for a meeting with John Huang, then a principal deputy assistant secretary for international economic policy. The businesswoman, Pauline Kanchanalak, said that she and Huang were acquaintances and that they discussed a personal matter. But two days later, records show, Kanchanalak donated $32,500 to the Democratic National Committee. On Dec.
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October 30, 1996 | From Associated Press
Beleaguered Democratic fund-raiser John Huang, caught up in a controversy over foreign-linked donations to the party, said Tuesday he "was not trying to hide" from testifying in a federal civil suit. "I was really trying to stay away from the harassment of the media," Huang said in a deposition, repeating several times that his friends and relatives in the Washington area had been "harassed by the media."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Huang, whose fund-raising efforts for the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign sparked congressional and Justice Department investigations, was sentenced to one year of probation Thursday after pleading guilty to a felony conspiracy charge. Huang's plea, entered in Los Angeles federal court, was the result of a deal with the Justice Department's campaign finance task force, which agreed to recommend no jail time in exchange for his cooperation.
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December 16, 1999 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For three years, John Huang loomed as the central figure in the 1996 Democratic campaign fund-raising controversy triggered by millions of dollars in tainted contributions to help reelect President Clinton. And for three years, Huang has had virtually nothing to say in public. That changed Wednesday when a low-key and respectful Huang appeared before a congressional committee and national television audience.
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October 19, 1996 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic Party scrambled Friday to contain a spreading scandal, reimbursing a Southern California Buddhist temple $15,000 for hosting a campaign fund-raising event and asking federal election officials for a swift investigation of controversial donations to the party.
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October 19, 1996 | GLENN F. BUNTING and K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To Southern California's Asian American community, John Huang was something of a folk hero: dignified, fluent in five Chinese dialects, determined to help the community increase its political influence. "John rolled his sleeves up and was willing to go out there and raise money," says former Los Angeles Councilman Michael Woo. To President Clinton and a cash-craving Democratic Party, Huang excelled at soliciting millions of dollars while seeking no credit for himself.
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December 16, 1999 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For three years, John Huang loomed as the central figure in the 1996 Democratic campaign fund-raising controversy triggered by millions of dollars in tainted contributions to help reelect President Clinton. And for three years, Huang has had virtually nothing to say in public. That changed Wednesday when a low-key and respectful Huang appeared before a congressional committee and national television audience.
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November 3, 1999 | From Associated Press
In interviews with the FBI, fund-raiser John Huang said he was told President Clinton was surprised when Indonesian businessman James T. Riady told him of his plan to raise $1 million in political donations. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to Democratic political committees followed the meeting between Riady and Clinton.
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October 29, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Democratic fund-raiser John Huang has told the FBI that he helped raise $700,000 for President Clinton's first campaign for the White House through an illegal conduit scheme involving foreign-tainted money, a House committee chairman disclosed Thursday. Huang told FBI agents that the illegal scheme was approved by Indonesian businessman James T. Riady, a longtime Clinton friend who heads the worldwide Lippo banking group, according to a lengthy statement read by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.).
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October 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Former Commerce Department official John Huang has told federal investigators that White House aide Harold M. Ickes called him at his government office in 1995 and asked him to "round up" donations for the congressional campaign of Jesse Jackson Jr., legal sources said. Federal law prohibits government employees such as Ickes, who has left the White House and now advises Hillary Rodham Clinton's prospective Senate campaign, from soliciting campaign donations from subordinates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Huang, whose fund-raising efforts for the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign sparked congressional and Justice Department investigations, was sentenced to one year of probation Thursday after pleading guilty to a felony conspiracy charge. Huang's plea, entered in Los Angeles federal court, was the result of a deal with the Justice Department's campaign finance task force, which agreed to recommend no jail time in exchange for his cooperation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge found himself in the middle of a dispute Monday between the Justice Department and a powerful Republican congressman over the sentencing of former Democratic fund-raiser John Huang. In a letter to U.S. District Judge Richard A. Paez, Rep.
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June 18, 1997 | Associated Press
Former Democratic fund-raiser John Huang still wants limited immunity before testifying about campaign-finance abuses, House investigators said Tuesday. Huang's attorney told the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee that his client was either "misquoted or his remarks were misinterpreted" by a reporter who wrote that he was willing to answer questions if subpoenaed, said chief counsel John Rowley. Defense attorney Ty Cobb said that "Mr. Huang wouldn't testify voluntarily . . .
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May 26, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Democratic Party fund-raiser John Huang was charged Tuesday with conspiring to violate federal campaign finance laws and has agreed to plead guilty in a deal with prosecutors. A criminal information filed in Los Angeles federal court accuses Huang of arranging for fellow employees of the Indonesian-based Lippo Group to be reimbursed for contributions they were asked to make to two California politicians. One $2,500 donation went to Michael Woo's 1993 campaign for Los Angeles mayor.
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December 23, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge charged Tuesday that Commerce Department officials systematically concealed and destroyed documents that might have shed light on whether overseas trade missions were used to reward business executives who contributed to the Democratic Party. In a blistering 80-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth found "a pattern of abuse" by the department's office of general counsel in a four-year-old civil lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal organization.
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