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January 7, 1987 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers defending former Norwalk Assemblyman Bruce E. Young announced Tuesday that he has rejected the possibility of any plea-bargain and plans instead to prove that he did "absolutely nothing illegal" during a lengthy association with convicted political corruption figure W. Patrick Moriarty.
April 28, 1989
A new trial was ordered Thursday for former Rockwell International Corp. official Ralph Affinito, whose conviction in a defense contract scheme was voided when mail fraud laws were narrowed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Affinito, of Rolling Hills Estates, was convicted by a Los Angeles federal court jury two years ago of five counts of mail fraud for allegedly channeling $430,000 worth of defense contracts to a machine shop he owned secretly.
October 17, 1995 | Times Wire Services
A former executive with the NFL pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Monday to one count of mail fraud for his role in a scheme to defraud the league of $350,000. Michael Ornstein admitted to submitting fraudulent invoices for goods the NFL never received.
January 15, 1988 | Associated Press
A young, unregistered financial consultant accused of diverting as much as $10 million of investors' money to his lush life style of fine art, luxury homes and fancy cars, was charged Thursday with mail fraud. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed a one-count criminal complaint against David Peter Bloom, who parlayed a college investment club into a $10-million investment business within two years of graduation.
For more than three years, ex-Tustin gynecologist Ivan C. Namihas has been shadowed by allegations that he sexually assaulted dozens of former patients in what was the largest medical abuse investigation in California history. The complaints--160 in all--cost Namihas his license. Although prosecutors say the allegations are too old to file sex abuse charges, the 62-year-old Brazilian-born doctor goes to trial Tuesday in U.S. District Court on 10 felony counts of mail fraud.
October 15, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury on Friday returned new criminal charges against political maverick Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. and six associates, alleging that they conspired to commit mail fraud by lying to creditors about how his organization would repay $30 million in loans. In a continuation of LaRouche's legal troubles over the last two years, the grand jury in Alexandria, Va.
June 18, 1990 | Gregory Crouch, Times staff writer
Just about everybody is familiar with the heroics and occasional misadventures of FBI agents, CIA operatives and Internal Revenue Service examiners. But there are other federal agents who make raids and bust bad guys but rarely get much attention--those of the U.S. Postal Inspector. Benjamin Franklin was the nation's first postal inspector. There are 1,800 postal inspectors today, and they have turned up in some high-profile cases in recent years.
November 26, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned on Friday the mail fraud conviction and 18-month prison sentence of once-powerful former Assemblyman Bruce E. Young, who had been accused of accepting concealed payments from fireworks manufacturer W. Patrick Moriarty. The federal appeals court issued a one-sentence order in San Francisco saying that Young's conviction was invalidated by a subsequent U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited the definition of mail fraud.
June 25, 1987 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that attorneys said could jeopardize the prosecution of corrupt politicians nationwide, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that officials may not be convicted in mail fraud schemes unless prosecutors prove that the public lost money--not simply that the politician enriched himself or associates. The decision dealt a particular blow to the public corruption cases of the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. U.S. Atty. Robert C.
Ex-Tustin gynecologist Ivan C. Namihas, on trial in federal court on fraud charges, once shook a patient while shouting at her that she had AIDS and later took several skin samples from her without anesthesia, a former patient testified Tuesday. Namihas, who was the object of the largest medical-abuse investigation in state history, is charged in U.S. District Court with 10 counts of mail fraud.
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