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December 30, 1997 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre, hard-pressed to pay his personal bills, would show up with thousands of dollars in cash after hastily arranged meetings with people who had business ties to the city, according to a former aide entrusted with managing the lawmaker's money. Linda M.
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April 24, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A bitter custody case took a serious turn for Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre on Thursday when he was accused in court papers of abusing cocaine and improperly pulling funds from the estate of a young girl who has been in the Alatorres' care for two years. The allegations--strongly denied by the Alatorres' attorney--are contained in a motion to strip the couple of their legal guardianship of the 9-year-old girl, who is the niece of the councilman's wife.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A bitter custody case took a serious turn for Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre on Thursday when he was accused in court papers of abusing cocaine and improperly pulling funds from the estate of a young girl who has been in the Alatorres' care for two years. The allegations--strongly denied by the Alatorres' attorney--are contained in a motion to strip the couple of their legal guardianship of the 9-year-old girl, who is the niece of the councilman's wife.
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December 30, 1997 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre, hard-pressed to pay his personal bills, would show up with thousands of dollars in cash after hastily arranged meetings with people who had business ties to the city, according to a former aide entrusted with managing the lawmaker's money. Linda M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre's former secretary, who has said the lawmaker repeatedly appeared with wads of cash at City Hall, testified behind closed doors Tuesday in a contentious guardianship case. Linda M. Ward appeared for about an hour in the Superior Court case. She was expected to be questioned about the cash, as well as allegations that Alatorre has abused cocaine in recent years--accusations the councilman has strongly denied.
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January 9, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Internal Revenue Service has joined the widening federal investigation of Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre, examining whether the Eastside lawmaker hid income from the agency, The Times has learned. Although the FBI's public corruption squad is spearheading the investigation, the addition of agents from the IRS' criminal investigation division brings sophisticated money-tracking skills to the examination of Alatorre's personal finances, said law enforcement and legal experts.
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December 31, 1997 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI's public corruption squad has launched an investigation into the financial dealings of Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre, whose office was ordered late Tuesday to surrender records, The Times has learned. Alatorre--already the subject of a wide-ranging probe by local authorities--was said to be on vacation. But a top staff member confirmed that a federal agent had served a subpoena for documents maintained at his office. He said the councilman's office would comply.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Council President John Ferraro best summed up what probably was going through the minds of his colleagues Friday: "Richard Alatorre does things his way, and you'll have to ask him." That was the most telling public statement made in the council chambers Friday after Times articles this week raised new allegations about the councilman's financial dealings and his possible use of cocaine.
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June 3, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre repeatedly used cocaine with a friend and convicted narcotics offender while aggressively helping him obtain government business, according to allegations contained in court documents and supported by interviews. Alatorre's ties to Julian G. Carrasco date back more than 20 years, when the waste hauler and demolition specialist pleaded guilty to possessing and intending to distribute heroin.
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