April 14, 1999 |
A Newport Beach man is scheduled to be sentenced today to 16 months in state prison after admitting a scheme to sell up to $1 million of counterfeit John Paul Mitchell hair products, authorities said. Joseph Frederick Thompson, 33, was charged in 1997 with selling 10 tractor-trailer loads of fake Mitchell-brand shampoo and conditioner to a New York distributor, but fled the country before he could be prosecuted.
December 20, 1991 |
John Paul Jones De Joria and Michelle Gilliam--better known as Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas and "Knot's Landing"--first joined forces in their junior year at Marshall High. Phillips recalls that neither of them was part of the "social-climbing set" and at least one of their teachers predicted they would flunk adulthood.
February 15, 2001 |
The International Salon and Spa Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center was an MTV-style affair, with pulsing music, outrageous fashions and more hair color than nature ever intended. The vast majority of the 35,000-plus attendees, mostly salon professionals, were women. Several of the men roaming the seemingly endless aisles of nail polish, brushes, mousse, gel and moisturizer were wearing skirts.
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March 30, 1999
A fugitive wanted in connection with an alleged scam to produce and sell $1 million worth of counterfeit John Paul Mitchell hair-care products was arrested Monday by federal agents, authorities said. Joseph Frederick Thompson, 33, was taken into custody as he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport, according to FBI spokeswoman Cheryl Mimura. Thompson is accused of conspiring with accomplices to sell the popular hair-care products in 1996 and 1997, Mimura said.
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March 10, 1992 |
The motives and truthfulness of alleged victims emerged as prime issues as final arguments got under way Monday in Van Nuys Superior Court in the fraud trial of Mark R. Weinberg. Weinberg, 37, a onetime Beverly Hills commodities broker and television producer, is charged with defrauding wealthy clients of more than $1 million by diverting to his own use money they gave him for investments.