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December 12, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arkansas woman was indicted Friday on charges of bilking couples in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere by falsely promising to give them her unborn babies in exchange for living expenses while she was pregnant. Leanne Dees, 28, of Paragould, Ark., was charged with mail and wire fraud in a 15-count federal indictment unsealed Friday. She is being held at the Craighead County Jail in Jonesboro, Ark., according to court documents.
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March 7, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who worked for President Bush's campaign advertising firm was indicted Tuesday in the bizarre case of a pilfered debate video that was mailed mysteriously last fall to an advisor of then-Vice President Al Gore. Juanita Yvette Lozano, 30, was charged by a federal grand jury in Austin, Texas, with mail fraud, perjury and lying to the FBI about her role in the political espionage, which has been the subject of a Justice Department investigation for nearly six months.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1992
An ex-Globe reporter and his wife who were the secret "sources" for celebrity stories they sold to tabloid newspapers pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud and tax violations. Tony and Renee Castro, who made more than $210,000 that way, pleaded guilty to the counts contained in an Oct. 6 indictment. At Monday's hearing before U.S. District Judge James M. Ideman, Tony Castro pleaded guilty to eight counts of mail fraud and one count of tax evasion.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1999 | Robin Fields
Federal agents arrested two brothers from Yorba Linda, accusing them of fraudulently obtaining $30 million in government-backed housing loans. Danilo Torres Guinto, 40, and Edgardo Torres Guinto, 39, will face mail fraud charges, FBI officials in Los Angeles said. The Guintos' arrests constitute the latest phase in the FBI's two-year "Mortgage Mill" operation, aimed at dismantling the largest fraud scheme ever perpetrated against the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County socialite Daniel Hernandez pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of money laundering and one of mail fraud and agreed to pay the government $7.8 million he stole from a precious-metals firm to finance his lavish, philanthropic lifestyle. Under the plea agreement, which was sealed but read in part by U.S. District Court Judge Alicemari H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1993
A writer was sentenced Monday to five months in federal prison for selling false stories about celebrities to tabloid newspapers--articles the judge said the publishers wanted to print. U.S. District Judge James Ideman handed down the sentence to former Globe correspondent Tony Castro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER HEREDIA
A 44-year-old Ventura man has pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud in connection with business dealings with Mobil Oil of Indonesia, the U. S. attorney's office said. Howard Bruce Nicholls, former president of the now-defunct National Equipment and Supply Co. in Ventura, pleaded guilty Monday to the charges, Assistant U. S. Atty. Daniel O'Brien said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along with unlisted telephone numbers and dark sunglasses, privacy-conscious Californians have made commercial mailboxes a common accessory. But a new federal rule intended to crimp mail fraud is threatening to remove some of the anonymity and convenience enjoyed by mailbox users. In an effort to make life difficult for scam artists who use private mailboxes, the U.S.
NEWS
August 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An AIDS researcher accused of using more than $570,000 in federal grant money for his own use surrendered to authorities in Miami, vowing to continue his work. Dr. Lionel Resnick was charged Aug. 21 with 49 federal counts of mail fraud and three counts of money laundering. He was released on $100,000 bond. Resnick was chief of research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
NEWS
March 7, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who worked for President Bush's campaign advertising firm was indicted Tuesday in the bizarre case of a pilfered debate video that was mailed mysteriously last fall to an advisor of then-Vice President Al Gore. Juanita Yvette Lozano, 30, was charged by a federal grand jury in Austin, Texas, with mail fraud, perjury and lying to the FBI about her role in the political espionage, which has been the subject of a Justice Department investigation for nearly six months.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Along with unlisted telephone numbers and dark sunglasses, privacy-conscious Californians have made commercial mailboxes a common accessory. But a new federal rule intended to crimp mail fraud is threatening to remove some of the anonymity and convenience enjoyed by mailbox users. In an effort to make life difficult for scam artists who use private mailboxes, the U.S.
NEWS
August 27, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An AIDS researcher accused of using more than $570,000 in federal grant money for his own use surrendered to authorities in Miami, vowing to continue his work. Dr. Lionel Resnick was charged Aug. 21 with 49 federal counts of mail fraud and three counts of money laundering. He was released on $100,000 bond. Resnick was chief of research at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County socialite Daniel Hernandez pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of money laundering and one of mail fraud and agreed to pay the government $7.8 million he stole from a precious-metals firm to finance his lavish, philanthropic lifestyle. Under the plea agreement, which was sealed but read in part by U.S. District Court Judge Alicemari H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER HEREDIA
A 44-year-old Ventura man has pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud in connection with business dealings with Mobil Oil of Indonesia, the U. S. attorney's office said. Howard Bruce Nicholls, former president of the now-defunct National Equipment and Supply Co. in Ventura, pleaded guilty Monday to the charges, Assistant U. S. Atty. Daniel O'Brien said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1993
A writer was sentenced Monday to five months in federal prison for selling false stories about celebrities to tabloid newspapers--articles the judge said the publishers wanted to print. U.S. District Judge James Ideman handed down the sentence to former Globe correspondent Tony Castro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arkansas woman was indicted Friday on charges of bilking couples in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere by falsely promising to give them her unborn babies in exchange for living expenses while she was pregnant. Leanne Dees, 28, of Paragould, Ark., was charged with mail and wire fraud in a 15-count federal indictment unsealed Friday. She is being held at the Craighead County Jail in Jonesboro, Ark., according to court documents.
BUSINESS
May 12, 1999 | Robin Fields
Federal agents arrested two brothers from Yorba Linda, accusing them of fraudulently obtaining $30 million in government-backed housing loans. Danilo Torres Guinto, 40, and Edgardo Torres Guinto, 39, will face mail fraud charges, FBI officials in Los Angeles said. The Guintos' arrests constitute the latest phase in the FBI's two-year "Mortgage Mill" operation, aimed at dismantling the largest fraud scheme ever perpetrated against the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1992
An ex-Globe reporter and his wife who were the secret "sources" for celebrity stories they sold to tabloid newspapers pleaded guilty Monday to mail fraud and tax violations. Tony and Renee Castro, who made more than $210,000 that way, pleaded guilty to the counts contained in an Oct. 6 indictment. At Monday's hearing before U.S. District Judge James M. Ideman, Tony Castro pleaded guilty to eight counts of mail fraud and one count of tax evasion.
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