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March 19, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury indicted a former Torrance banker on 34 counts of fraud and money laundering Thursday for allegedly bilking at least two dozen South Bay doctors, lawyers and a prominent Superior Court judge of more than $4.3 million. John (Whitey) O'Donnell, former president of Republic Bank in Torrance and a one-time official with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., faces up to 200 years in federal prison and an $18-million fine if convicted on all charges, Assistant U.S. Atty. John F.
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October 21, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even the federal prosecutor who helped send him to prison for an investment scam believes that John B. (Whitey) O'Donnell, former president of Torrance-based Republic Bank, sincerely wants to pay back the $2.8 million he owes his many victims. But Assistant U.S. Atty. John Libby acknowledges that probably the only way the hapless investors will ever get more than a small portion of their money back is if O'Donnell hits a lucky streak. O'Donnell "has certainly expressed a desire to make his victims whole," Libby said.
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February 14, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The returns seemed astronomically good: In just 30 to 45 days, a former South Bay banker promised, investment clients could expect to make as much as 25% on their money. The deal, federal prosecutors say, was too good to be true. Late last week, federal fraud charges were filed against John Bennett (Whitey) O'Donnell, former president of Republic Bank in Torrance. Federal prosecutors charge O'Donnell bilked at least 25 South Bay residents of more than $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury indicted a former Torrance banker on 34 counts of fraud and money laundering Thursday for allegedly bilking at least two dozen South Bay doctors, lawyers and a prominent Superior Court judge of more than $4.3 million. John (Whitey) O'Donnell, former president of Republic Bank in Torrance and a one-time official with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., faces up to 200 years in federal prison and an $18-million fine if convicted on all charges, Assistant U.S. Atty. John F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even the federal prosecutor who helped send him to prison for an investment scam believes that John B. (Whitey) O'Donnell, former president of Torrance-based Republic Bank, sincerely wants to pay back the $2.8 million he owes his many victims. But Assistant U.S. Atty. John Libby acknowledges that probably the only way the hapless investors will ever get more than a small portion of their money back is if O'Donnell hits a lucky streak. O'Donnell "has certainly expressed a desire to make his victims whole," Libby said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1993
A former South Bay bank president who pleaded guilty to bilking dozens of friends and associates in a $2.8-million investment scam was sentenced Monday to 41 years in prison, the lightest term he could have received. John B. (Whitey) O'Donnell, 58, former president of Republic Bank in Torrance, also was ordered by federal Judge Dickran Tevrizian to pay $2.8 million in restitution.
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February 17, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The returns seemed astronomically good: In just 30 to 45 days, a former South Bay banker promised, investment clients could expect to make as much as 25% on their money. The deal, federal prosecutors say, was too good to be true. Federal fraud charges have been filed against John Bennett (Whitey) O'Donnell, former president of Republic Bank in Torrance.
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February 14, 1993 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The returns seemed astronomically good: In just 30 to 45 days, a former South Bay banker promised, investment clients could expect to make as much as 25% on their money. The deal, federal prosecutors say, was too good to be true. Late last week, federal fraud charges were filed against John Bennett (Whitey) O'Donnell, former president of Republic Bank in Torrance. Federal prosecutors charge O'Donnell bilked at least 25 South Bay residents of more than $2.
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