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October 24, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the waning days of the 1986 congressional session, Pete Wilson stood on the Senate floor and vowed to "use whatever parliamentary procedures are available" to block a bill that would have effectively closed several precious metals dealers, including a controversial Newport Beach investment firm. Ultimately, Wilson won the fight. Monex International, despite concerns of federal regulators and losses by thousands of investors, remains in business.
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October 24, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the waning days of the 1986 congressional session, Pete Wilson stood on the Senate floor and vowed to "use whatever parliamentary procedures are available" to block a bill that would have effectively closed several precious metals dealers, including a controversial Newport Beach investment firm. Ultimately, Wilson won the fight. Monex International, despite concerns of federal regulators and losses by thousands of investors, remains in business.
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February 8, 2000 | Edmund Sanders
A Florida investor who says he lost $130,000 through Newport Beach-based Monex Deposit Corp. filed a lawsuit against the company, which sells gold, silver and other precious metals, his attorney said Monday. The suit, filed by Paul Weber in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, alleges that Monex manipulated prices, interest rates and margin calls in its dealings with investors who had margin accounts at the firm since March 1996.
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November 20, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
In these troubled economic times, it's not hard to understand why people might want to protect their life savings by purchasing a hard asset like gold or silver. At least, that's the pitch of Monex, the big Newport Beach investment firm, which bills itself as "America's trusted name in precious metals investments" and assures clients that it's "committed to customer service. " So let's take a look at the experiences of some customers who say their trust in Monex was misplaced.
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October 24, 1990 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Although he has harshly criticized his opponent in the governor's race for taking special-interest money, Pete Wilson has himself intervened on behalf of a number of political supporters with a considerable stake in federal government decisions, a review of his record in the U.S. Senate shows.
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