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July 31, 1994 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like other scoundrels caught red-handed, convicted con man Barry Minkow says he has renounced crime and found Jesus--and he's banking on his dramatic conversion from Judaism to make a comeback. Sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with one of the largest Wall Street scams ever, the founder of the ZZZZ Best carpet-cleaning company in the San Fernando Valley may be paroled from federal prison as early as next July, after serving about a third of his term.
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July 31, 1994 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like other scoundrels caught red-handed, convicted con man Barry Minkow says he has renounced crime and found Jesus--and he's banking on his dramatic conversion from Judaism to make a comeback. Sentenced to 25 years in prison in connection with one of the largest Wall Street scams ever, the founder of the ZZZZ Best carpet-cleaning company in the San Fernando Valley may be paroled from federal prison as early as next July, after serving about a third of his term.
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BUSINESS
September 21, 1988 | Associated Press
A former Connecticut bank president, convicted of federal racketeering and bribe-related charges for his part in the multimillion-dollar fraud schemes of John Peter Galanis, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday. "I think you're dangerous," U.S. District Judge Charles L. Brieant told Anthony J. Marchese before sentencing him to 15 years for racketeering and an additional five years for crossing state lines to commit bribery. Marchese, 48, of Southport, Conn.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1988
I was delighted to read your editorial endorsing Proposition 100. Everything I have read about this initiative seems to support your opinion that it is the best of the lot. Not only does it offer me, as a good driver, a 20% premium reduction, but it will end many of the special breaks that have shielded the insurance industry from public accountability, protect seniors from rip-offs, and provide funds to law enforcement agencies to fight insurance fraud.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1988 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
John Peter Galanis, one of the country's top white-collar crime figures, was sentenced to 27 years in prison Wednesday on a wide range of charges including fraud, bribery and racketeering. The 45-year-old Galanis--known in his heyday for his flamboyant life style--was sentenced in federal court in White Plains, N.Y., by Judge Charles L. Brieant. He was convicted July 5 on 44 counts after a three-month trial and nine days of jury deliberation.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tax shelter promoter John Peter Galanis was convicted Tuesday of masterminding a series of multimillion-dollar fraud and racketeering schemes that stretched from Connecticut to California. Galanis, who enjoyed extravagant parties and $400 bottles of wine, was convicted after a three-month trial of bilking thousands of investors across the nation.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1988
I was delighted to read your editorial endorsing Proposition 100. Everything I have read about this initiative seems to support your opinion that it is the best of the lot. Not only does it offer me, as a good driver, a 20% premium reduction, but it will end many of the special breaks that have shielded the insurance industry from public accountability, protect seniors from rip-offs, and provide funds to law enforcement agencies to fight insurance fraud.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1987
The 44-year-old tax shelter promoter, a resident of San Diego County, was named in a 38-count federal indictment along with five associates on charges of racketeering, tax fraud and securities fraud. The indictment amounts to a formal charge against Galanis, who was arrested in mid-May at his home in Del Mar. Galanis is being held in a New York prison because he has been unable to make bail, which has been set at a minimum of $13 million.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1987
John F. Landon, 39, entered the plea in New York federal court in response to charges of fraud arising out of his role with the syndication of Transpac Drilling, an oil and gas shelter promotion organized by John Peter Galanis. Galanis was indicted last week on racketeering charges in the case. Landon pleaded guilty to mail fraud and conspiracy to commit tax, securities and bank fraud.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1988 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
John Peter Galanis, one of the country's top white-collar crime figures, was sentenced to 27 years in prison Wednesday on a wide range of charges including fraud, bribery and racketeering. The 45-year-old Galanis--known in his heyday for his flamboyant life style--was sentenced in federal court in White Plains, N.Y., by Judge Charles L. Brieant. He was convicted July 5 on 44 counts after a three-month trial and nine days of jury deliberation.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1988 | Associated Press
A former Connecticut bank president, convicted of federal racketeering and bribe-related charges for his part in the multimillion-dollar fraud schemes of John Peter Galanis, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday. "I think you're dangerous," U.S. District Judge Charles L. Brieant told Anthony J. Marchese before sentencing him to 15 years for racketeering and an additional five years for crossing state lines to commit bribery. Marchese, 48, of Southport, Conn.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1988 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tax shelter promoter John Peter Galanis was convicted Tuesday of masterminding a series of multimillion-dollar fraud and racketeering schemes that stretched from Connecticut to California. Galanis, who enjoyed extravagant parties and $400 bottles of wine, was convicted after a three-month trial of bilking thousands of investors across the nation.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1987
John F. Landon, 39, entered the plea in New York federal court in response to charges of fraud arising out of his role with the syndication of Transpac Drilling, an oil and gas shelter promotion organized by John Peter Galanis. Galanis was indicted last week on racketeering charges in the case. Landon pleaded guilty to mail fraud and conspiracy to commit tax, securities and bank fraud.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1987
The 44-year-old tax shelter promoter, a resident of San Diego County, was named in a 38-count federal indictment along with five associates on charges of racketeering, tax fraud and securities fraud. The indictment amounts to a formal charge against Galanis, who was arrested in mid-May at his home in Del Mar. Galanis is being held in a New York prison because he has been unable to make bail, which has been set at a minimum of $13 million.
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May 25, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A key figure in a $150-million real estate scam whose victims included Eddie Murphy and actress Kirstie Alley has been sentenced to 16 to 48 years in prison. Louis Rosen of University Heights, Ohio, was sentenced on 37 counts, including grand larceny and securities fraud. Prosecutors said he was the comptroller in deals set up by tax-shelter hustler John Peter Galanis, prosecutors said. Dist. Atty.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1987 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
A criminal court judge in Manhattan set bail Wednesday at an unusually high $10 million for John Peter Galanis, the San Diego County man arrested earlier this month on state and federal charges involving alleged massive securities fraud. The ruling by state Judge Harold Rothwax effectively means that Galanis, a 44-year-old convicted swindler, has little chance of getting out of jail anytime soon. Bail on the federal charges had already been set at a minimum of $3 million.
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