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May 25, 1989
Two Orange County men were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of taking more than $7,600 in bribes from the operator of a security business while they were deputy marshals in the federal courthouse in Los Angeles. Joseph Gieniec, 43, of Santa Ana, who transferred out of the U.S. Marshals Service in 1986, and Gordon Tornberg, 59, of Tustin, who continues to work for that office, were accused of accepting gratuities in 1984 from Joseph Rydzewski, who owned a Santa Ana company that supplied security guard services to the marshals.
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November 16, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former owner of an Orange County security company was placed on probation Wednesday and ordered to pay $220,000 in fines and restitution for funneling cash to two deputy U.S. marshals who helped him keep a lucrative security contract. Joseph Rydzewski, 34, of Santa Ana, admitted participating in the cash-for-influence scheme and emerged as the chief witness against the two ex-deputy marshals.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON and MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writers
A former U.S. marshal indicted on charges of accepting illegal gratuities says investigators misunderstood a friendship that included personal loans and other favors between him and the owner of a firm that held a federal contract. A federal grand jury on Wednesday charged Joseph Gieniec, 43, of Santa Ana with accepting $4,232 from Joseph Rydzewski, owner of Lyons International Security, a Santa Ana company hired by the government to guard property seized from drug traffickers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Two U.S. marshals from Orange County, implicated in a cash-for-influence scheme in the federal justice system, were convicted Wednesday of accepting thousands of dollars in illegal payments from a government contractor. "We felt this was just a horrendous conflict of interest, and we were all definite on that," said juror Kerry Page of Riverside County. "There are certain things you don't do in a business relationship, and they crossed the line."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Two U.S. marshals from Orange County violated their positions of public trust by essentially selling off a lucrative government contract for their own personal gain, prosecutors charged Wednesday in federal court in Santa Ana. Federal attorneys opened the trial of Joseph Gieniec, 43, of Santa Ana, and Gordon Tornberg, 59, of Tustin, by detailing for the first time the motives behind the alleged kickback scheme. Assistant U.S. Atty. Bruce E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Ana owner of a security firm, painting a detailed portrait of an alleged cash-for-influence scheme in the federal court system, testified Thursday that he paid thousands of dollars in cash and favors to two U.S. marshals to secure and hold onto a lucrative government contract. Joseph Rydzewski, 33, ran a 200-employee security firm in Orange County that, between about 1982 and 1984, received some $400,000 from the local district of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Two U.S. marshals from Orange County, implicated in a cash-for-influence scheme in the federal justice system, were convicted Wednesday of accepting thousands of dollars in illegal payments from a government contractor. "We felt this was just a horrendous conflict of interest, and we were all definite on that," said juror Kerry Page of Riverside County. "There are certain things you don't do in a business relationship, and they crossed the line."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1989 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former owner of an Orange County security company was placed on probation Wednesday and ordered to pay $220,000 in fines and restitution for funneling cash to two deputy U.S. marshals who helped him keep a lucrative security contract. Joseph Rydzewski, 34, of Santa Ana, admitted participating in the cash-for-influence scheme and emerged as the chief witness against the two ex-deputy marshals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989 | MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writer
Two county men were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of taking more than $7,600 in bribes from the operator of a security business while they were deputy marshals in the federal courthouse in Los Angeles. Joseph Gieniec, 43, of Santa Ana, who transferred out of the U.S. Marshals Service in 1986; and Gordon Tornberg, 59, of Tustin, who continues to work for that office, were accused of accepting gratuities in 1984 from Joseph Rydzewski, who owned a Santa Ana company that supplied security-guard services to the marshals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Ana owner of a security firm, painting a detailed portrait of an alleged cash-for-influence scheme in the federal court system, testified Thursday that he paid thousands of dollars in cash and favors to two U.S. marshals to secure and hold onto a lucrative government contract. Joseph Rydzewski, 33, ran a 200-employee security firm in Orange County that, between about 1982 and 1984, received some $400,000 from the local district of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Two U.S. marshals from Orange County violated their positions of public trust by essentially selling off a lucrative government contract for their own personal gain, prosecutors charged Wednesday in federal court in Santa Ana. Federal attorneys opened the trial of Joseph Gieniec, 43, of Santa Ana, and Gordon Tornberg, 59, of Tustin, by detailing for the first time the motives behind the alleged kickback scheme. Assistant U.S. Atty. Bruce E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON and MARIA NEWMAN, Times Staff Writers
A former U.S. marshal indicted on charges of accepting illegal gratuities says investigators misunderstood a friendship that included personal loans and other favors between him and the owner of a firm that held a federal contract. A federal grand jury on Wednesday charged Joseph Gieniec, 43, of Santa Ana with accepting $4,232 from Joseph Rydzewski, owner of Lyons International Security, a Santa Ana company hired by the government to guard property seized from drug traffickers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989
Two Orange County men were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of taking more than $7,600 in bribes from the operator of a security business while they were deputy marshals in the federal courthouse in Los Angeles. Joseph Gieniec, 43, of Santa Ana, who transferred out of the U.S. Marshals Service in 1986, and Gordon Tornberg, 59, of Tustin, who continues to work for that office, were accused of accepting gratuities in 1984 from Joseph Rydzewski, who owned a Santa Ana company that supplied security guard services to the marshals.
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