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April 6, 1991 | RICH CONNELL and RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Police Chief Daryl F. Gates fights to regain the helm of his besieged department, Police Department investigations of Mayor Tom Bradley and the Police Commission president are becoming a new legal and political battlefront. Knowledgeable sources say the chief in recent days has made pointed--even threatening--references to ongoing probes of the mayor and Police Commission President Daniel P.
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July 2, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An aficionado of modern art, Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs recently attended an exhibition by sculptor Richard Serra in Bilbao, Spain, but he didn't want to pay the air fare out of his own pocket. So Wachs did what many council members do when traveling abroad: He tapped a special political fund for the trip. As did Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg for a recent trip to China, and Councilwoman Laura Chick, who traveled to Mexico.
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May 1, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer who figures in a Los Angeles corruption probe collected questionable campaign donations for Mayor Tom Bradley while seeking approval for a city-subsidized housing development, records and interviews show. Developer-consultant Harold R. Washington arranged $3,500 in donations for Bradley's 1989 reelection campaign, The Times found.
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August 26, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre, whose personal finances and public actions are under federal investigation, offered his first explanation Tuesday of thousands of dollars in cash he used to pay private expenses in recent years. Returning to the witness stand in a contentious child custody case, the Eastside lawmaker told Superior Court Judge Henry W. Shatford that he had accumulated "lots of cash" from per diem payments he saved during his days in the Legislature.
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April 8, 1994 | MARC LACEY and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's most complete financial disclosure to date shows that he earned more than $6 million last year from an investment portfolio that exceeded $70 million. In addition to his investment gains, Riordan earned $440,000 for six months work at his law firm, Riordan & McKinzie. He took a massive pay cut in July when he moved to City Hall, where he draws a salary of $1 a year.
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March 7, 1990 | TRACY WOOD and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, after a two-year delay, ordered an investigation Tuesday of $125,000 in payments from a onetime massage-parlor owner to a former top aide to Mayor Tom Bradley and to the aide's wife. Reiner announced the investigation after The Times made inquiries about the financial relationship between Art Gastelum and Hal Mintz, a former college instructor and real estate investor who pleaded no contest in 1988 to maintaining a West Hollywood house of prostitution.
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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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March 14, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first action of its kind, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission fined Councilman Hal Bernson $1500 Thursday for misspending funds from his officeholder's account. After a lengthy hearing, the commission ruled that Bernson had improperly spent $772 on tickets to the Hollywood Bowl, even though he used them to discuss city business with politicians and community activists. "This is a kangaroo court," Bernson said during a break in the proceedings.
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March 14, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first action of its kind, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission fined Councilman Hal Bernson $1,500 Thursday for misspending funds from his officeholder's account. After a lengthy hearing, the commission ruled that Bernson had improperly spent $772 on tickets to the Hollywood Bowl, even though he used them to discuss city business with politicians and community activists. "This is a kangaroo court," Bernson said during a break in the proceedings.
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January 10, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Friday to conduct a hearing that will determine if City Councilman Hal Bernson violated the law by using so-called officeholder funds to buy season tickets to the Hollywood Bowl. The commission's decision comes the same week that the City Council defended the controversial officeholder accounts, asking voters to override a state initiative that lowered the contribution and spending limit on the accounts from $75,000 a year to $10,000.
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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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March 14, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first action of its kind, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission fined Councilman Hal Bernson $1500 Thursday for misspending funds from his officeholder's account. After a lengthy hearing, the commission ruled that Bernson had improperly spent $772 on tickets to the Hollywood Bowl, even though he used them to discuss city business with politicians and community activists. "This is a kangaroo court," Bernson said during a break in the proceedings.
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March 14, 1997 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first action of its kind, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission fined Councilman Hal Bernson $1,500 Thursday for misspending funds from his officeholder's account. After a lengthy hearing, the commission ruled that Bernson had improperly spent $772 on tickets to the Hollywood Bowl, even though he used them to discuss city business with politicians and community activists. "This is a kangaroo court," Bernson said during a break in the proceedings.
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January 10, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Friday to conduct a hearing that will determine if City Councilman Hal Bernson violated the law by using so-called officeholder funds to buy season tickets to the Hollywood Bowl. The commission's decision comes the same week that the City Council defended the controversial officeholder accounts, asking voters to override a state initiative that lowered the contribution and spending limit on the accounts from $75,000 a year to $10,000.
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January 10, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Friday to conduct a hearing that will determine if City Councilman Hal Bernson violated the law by using officeholder funds to buy season tickets to the Hollywood Bowl. The commission's decision comes the same week that the City Council defended the controversial officeholder accounts, asking voters to override a state initiative that lowered the spending limit on the accounts from $75,000 a year to $10,000. The hearing, scheduled for Feb.
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December 20, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An independent hearing officer has ruled that there is "probable cause" to bring City Councilman Hal Bernson to trial for allegedly violating ethics laws by using officeholder funds to buy tickets to the Hollywood Bowl. Bernson spent $1,140 on parking and season tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the bowl last year, despite repeated warnings from ethics officials that the purchase violated the law.
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January 10, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Friday to conduct a hearing that will determine if City Councilman Hal Bernson violated the law by using officeholder funds to buy season tickets to the Hollywood Bowl. The commission's decision comes the same week that the City Council defended the controversial officeholder accounts, asking voters to override a state initiative that lowered the spending limit on the accounts from $75,000 a year to $10,000. The hearing, scheduled for Feb.
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December 20, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An independent hearing officer has ruled that there is "probable cause" to bring City Councilman Hal Bernson to trial for allegedly violating ethics laws by using officeholder funds to buy tickets to the Hollywood Bowl. Bernson spent $1,140 on parking and season tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the bowl last year, despite repeated warnings from ethics officials that the purchase violated the law.
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April 24, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the past two years, Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson spent political contributions on expensive meals, gifts and tickets to sporting events and concerts--a pattern of expenditures similar to those for which he was harshly criticized earlier this month by an Ethics Commission audit of his spending in 1991.
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April 8, 1994 | MARC LACEY and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's most complete financial disclosure to date shows that he earned more than $6 million last year from an investment portfolio that exceeded $70 million. In addition to his investment gains, Riordan earned $440,000 for six months work at his law firm, Riordan & McKinzie. He took a massive pay cut in July when he moved to City Hall, where he draws a salary of $1 a year.
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