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May 29, 1994
Jill E. Barad, president and chief operating officer at El Segundo-based Mattel Inc., was the highest-paid among California's 100 biggest public companies, pulling down nearly $5.5 million in 1993. Barad who gained distinction for reviving the Barbie doll, Mattel's top-selling product--is one of just two women in the Times' 1993 salary ranking. The other is Marion O. Sandler, co-chief executive of Golden West Financial, who earned $1.8 million.
April 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Mattel Inc. executive has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to lying to the Federal Election Commission, indicating that campaign contributions were made by relatives and other individuals when, in fact, they were paid for by the company. Fermin Cuza, 57, the company's former vice president of international trade and government relations, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
December 11, 1997 | Reuters
Barbie, who made news last month when Mattel Inc. announced plans to give the doll a more youthful face and a body make-over, is going brunet for the holidays. Barbie has been a brunet before, but this is the first time the 10-year-old Happy Holidays Barbie line will have darker hair. The company said collectors have embraced the holiday doll, pushing up prices for the 1988 version to as much as $795, up from its original price tag of $24.99.
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