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May 5, 1994 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the moment authorities tried to brand him as the mob-connected mastermind behind the fraud-ridden ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company, Maurice Rind issued a challenge: "They can investigate . . . until the world comes to an end, and they wouldn't come up with nothin'." Then, for nearly seven years, it looked like he might pull it off.
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May 5, 1994 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the moment authorities tried to brand him as the mob-connected mastermind behind the fraud-ridden ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company, Maurice Rind issued a challenge: "They can investigate . . . until the world comes to an end, and they wouldn't come up with nothin'." Then, for nearly seven years, it looked like he might pull it off.
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November 17, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A stockbroker refused to testify Wednesday in the Barry Minkow securities fraud trial, claiming that he was threatened in the courthouse hallway by a suspected organized crime figure who made "menacing gestures" at him and said, "We'll have our day . . . in court." Donald A.
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May 4, 1994 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ex-associate of imprisoned carpet-cleaning mogul Barry Minkow has settled a civil suit brought against him by the federal government, admitting no wrongdoing and claiming he is too poor to pay the $720,000 judgment against him for his alleged role in defrauding investors. The settlement with Maurice Rind of Encino, reached last week in U.S.
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February 21, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
As Maurice Rind told it to the Los Angeles Police Department's organized crime investigators, "We were protecting the kid from being extorted by everybody. . . . We didn't want the kid to get shook down. We were the police force." "The kid" was Barry Minkow, who turned his Reseda-based ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company into a hot stock on Wall Street, but who now is in Terminal Island federal prison awaiting trial on federal racketeering and fraud charges.
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November 14, 1989
A federal judge in Los Angeles threw out a lawsuit Monday by a former ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning financial consultant who accused police of illegally searching his Encino home and falsely branding him a suspected money launderer. Maurice Rind, 50, who was a consultant to the San Fernando Valley company owned by Barry Minkow, sued the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Daryl F. Gates and three detectives for $15 million after the July 8, 1987, search of his house.
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November 2, 1988
When the ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company hit Wall Street, the firm was in debt for $7 million and was in the control of mobsters, Barry Minkow testified Tuesday at his securities fraud trial. Minkow said he conducted "a road show" to sell investors on the financial wonders of ZZZZ Best in 1986 as he prepared a $15-million stock offering for the company, whose sales were inflated with made-up jobs repairing flood and fire damage to buildings for insurance companies.
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November 10, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Splash, the tony Malibu restaurant that Los Angeles police investigators charged was an organized-crime front, should have its liquor license revoked because of a cover-up of its true ownership, according to a proposed decision by an administrative law judge. "It is still not clear just who owns how much of the business," Administrative Law Judge W.F. Byrnes said in a three-page proposed ruling, dated Oct. 12 and made public Thursday by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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May 4, 1994 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ex-associate of imprisoned carpet-cleaning mogul Barry Minkow has settled a civil suit brought against him by the federal government, admitting no wrongdoing and claiming he is too poor to pay the $720,000 judgment against him for his alleged role in defrauding investors. The settlement with Maurice Rind of Encino, reached last week in U.S.
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October 27, 1987 | JANE HULSE, Times Staff Writer
A Van Nuys judge on Monday decided the Los Angeles County district attorney's office will prosecute a producer-director who alleged a conflict of interest involving a deputy district attorney. Dirk Wayne Summers faces 22 charges in five cases. They include grand theft, fraudulent use of credit cards, passing bad checks and forgery. One of the charges against him alleges he used someone's credit card in 1986 to charter a jet. Summers' attorney, James H.
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November 14, 1989
A federal judge in Los Angeles threw out a lawsuit Monday by a former ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning financial consultant who accused police of illegally searching his Encino home and falsely branding him a suspected money launderer. Maurice Rind, 50, who was a consultant to the San Fernando Valley company owned by Barry Minkow, sued the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Daryl F. Gates and three detectives for $15 million after the July 8, 1987, search of his house.
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November 10, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Splash, the tony Malibu restaurant that Los Angeles police investigators charged was an organized-crime front, should have its liquor license revoked because of a cover-up of its true ownership, according to a proposed decision by an administrative law judge. "It is still not clear just who owns how much of the business," Administrative Law Judge W.F. Byrnes said in a three-page proposed ruling, dated Oct. 12 and made public Thursday by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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September 19, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control argued Monday that the liquor license for the Malibu restaurant Splash should be revoked because the popular hangout for show business personalities is secretly controlled by two San Fernando Valley businessmen with criminal records. "We know the people involved are dirty," attorney David B. Wainstein told an ABC license hearing in Los Angeles conducted by Administrative Law Judge William F. Byrnes.
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December 19, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Now that a federal court jury has convicted Barry Minkow, law enforcement officials are shifting into what they call "Phase 2" of the prosecutions stemming from the collapse of Minkow's ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company. Still pending are the results of an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a possible second look at the evidence by a federal grand jury and the long-promised culmination of an investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
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December 7, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Fallen carpet-cleaning mogul Barry Minkow was portrayed on Tuesday as a consummate swindler driven by insatiable greed and a limitless ego and not--as Minkow has insisted--a vulnerable young man intimidated by mobsters into a life of crime. The 22-year-old Minkow, Assistant U.S. Atty. Gordon A. Greenberg told a Los Angeles federal court jury, "is a natural predator. . . . (Minkow) knows how to manipulate people and he does it well. . . .
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November 17, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A stockbroker refused to testify Wednesday in the Barry Minkow securities fraud trial, claiming that he was threatened in the courthouse hallway by a suspected organized crime figure who made "menacing gestures" at him and said, "We'll have our day . . . in court." Donald A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1989 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control argued Monday that the liquor license for the Malibu restaurant Splash should be revoked because the popular hangout for show business personalities is secretly controlled by two San Fernando Valley businessmen with criminal records. "We know the people involved are dirty," attorney David B. Wainstein told an ABC license hearing in Los Angeles conducted by Administrative Law Judge William F. Byrnes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
Fallen carpet-cleaning mogul Barry Minkow was portrayed on Tuesday as a consummate swindler driven by insatiable greed and a limitless ego and not--as Minkow has insisted--a vulnerable young man intimidated by mobsters into a life of crime. The 22-year-old Minkow, Assistant U.S. Atty. Gordon A. Greenberg told a Los Angeles federal court jury, "is a natural predator. . . . (Minkow) knows how to manipulate people and he does it well. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1988
When the ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company hit Wall Street, the firm was in debt for $7 million and was in the control of mobsters, Barry Minkow testified Tuesday at his securities fraud trial. Minkow said he conducted "a road show" to sell investors on the financial wonders of ZZZZ Best in 1986 as he prepared a $15-million stock offering for the company, whose sales were inflated with made-up jobs repairing flood and fire damage to buildings for insurance companies.
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February 26, 1988 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
An organized crime investigation into the ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company has produced evidence that a deputy district attorney leaked confidential information to one of the key suspects, police officials said. The state attorney general's office has been asked to consider obstruction of justice charges against Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael Edward Consiglio, who has been on paid leave for seven months pending the results of the inquiry, Los Angeles Police Department Cmdr.
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