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October 26, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD
A federal jury on Wednesday convicted the former business partner of slain racing promoter Mickey Thompson of charges that he and his then-wife made false statements to three banks while trying to borrow nearly $400,000. Michael F. Goodwin and ex-wife Diane Seidel were each convicted on 13 of 15 counts of conspiracy and making false statements to the banks beginning in 1986.
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August 13, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO and EVAN HALPER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Thirteen years after auto racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife were shot to death in front of their San Gabriel Valley mansion, the man long considered a prime suspect in the murders was arrested Sunday night, authorities said. Michael F. Goodwin, a former business partner of Thompson, was taken into custody at 7:25 p.m. while he was eating dinner with his father and brother at his home in Dana Point, according to his attorney.
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July 16, 1993 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The case files were so thick they could reach the ceiling of the police office, encompassing more than 1,100 leads that have led nowhere, detectives said. Pleas for help went out on TV's "Unsolved Mysteries." Psychics rushed forth to offer visions of the people who gunned down millionaire car-racing pioneer Mickey Thompson and his wife in front of their 13-car garage in the San Gabriel Valley in 1988. But still, no arrests. Now, however, associates of Thompson say they hope the arrest this week of Michael F. Goodwin, Thompson's estranged business partner, in Santa Ana on bankruptcy fraud charges will somehow lead to a break in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2001 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen years after racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife were gunned down outside their San Gabriel Valley mansion, the Orange County Grand Jury is set to hear testimony from the man detectives have long named as their leading suspect in the alleged murder-for-hire case. Michael F. Goodwin, who maintains he had nothing to do with the 1988 slaying of his former business partner, said through a spokesman Monday he has received a subpoena to appear before the panel sometime next month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2001 | JOE MOZINGO and EVAN HALPER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Thirteen years after auto racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife were shot to death in front of their San Gabriel Valley mansion, the man long considered a prime suspect in the murders was arrested Sunday night, authorities said. Michael F. Goodwin, a former business partner of Thompson, was taken into custody at 7:25 p.m. while he was eating dinner with his father and brother at his home in Dana Point, according to his attorney.
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July 9, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Michael Goodwin, former business partner of slain racing promoter Mickey Thompson, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for making false statements to three banks while trying to borrow nearly $400,000. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor ordered that Goodwin be taken into custody immediately to start serving his sentence.
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July 9, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Michael Goodwin, the former business partner of slain racing promoter Mickey Thompson, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for making false statements to three banks while trying to borrow nearly $400,000. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor ordered that Goodwin be taken into custody immediately to start serving his sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2001 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirteen years after racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife were gunned down outside their San Gabriel Valley mansion, the Orange County Grand Jury is set to hear testimony from the man detectives have long named as their leading suspect in the alleged murder-for-hire case. Michael F. Goodwin, who maintains he had nothing to do with the 1988 slaying of his former business partner, said through a spokesman Monday he has received a subpoena to appear before the panel sometime next month.
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September 22, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former business partner of murdered off-road racing promoter Mickey Thompson went on trial in federal court here Thursday on charges that he and his ex-wife made false statements to three banks in order to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans. The joint trial of Michael F. Goodwin and Diane Seidel marks the end of a six-year federal investigation into the couple's finances.
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July 17, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The estranged business partner of murdered millionaire car-racing pioneer Mickey Thompson pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana to charges that he concealed and transferred more than $500,000 in assets during federal bankruptcy proceedings. Michael F.
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July 9, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Michael Goodwin, former business partner of slain racing promoter Mickey Thompson, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for making false statements to three banks while trying to borrow nearly $400,000. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor ordered that Goodwin be taken into custody immediately to start serving his sentence.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Michael Goodwin, the former business partner of slain racing promoter Mickey Thompson, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for making false statements to three banks while trying to borrow nearly $400,000. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor ordered that Goodwin be taken into custody immediately to start serving his sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD
A federal jury on Wednesday convicted the former business partner of slain racing promoter Mickey Thompson of charges that he and his then-wife made false statements to three banks while trying to borrow nearly $400,000. Michael F. Goodwin and ex-wife Diane Seidel were each convicted on 13 of 15 counts of conspiracy and making false statements to the banks beginning in 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former business partner of murdered off-road racing promoter Mickey Thompson went on trial in federal court here Thursday on charges that he and his ex-wife made false statements to three banks in order to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans. The joint trial of Michael F. Goodwin and Diane Seidel marks the end of a six-year federal investigation into the couple's finances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The estranged business partner of murdered millionaire car-racing pioneer Mickey Thompson pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana to charges that he concealed and transferred more than $500,000 in assets during federal bankruptcy proceedings. Michael F.
NEWS
July 16, 1993 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The case files were so thick they could reach the ceiling of the police office, encompassing more than 1,100 leads that have led nowhere, detectives said. Pleas for help went out on TV's "Unsolved Mysteries." Psychics rushed forth to offer visions of the people who gunned down millionaire car-racing pioneer Mickey Thompson and his wife in front of their 13-car garage in the San Gabriel Valley in 1988. But still, no arrests. Now, however, associates of Thompson say they hope the arrest this week of Michael F. Goodwin, Thompson's estranged business partner, in Santa Ana on bankruptcy fraud charges will somehow lead to a break in the case.
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February 17, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawyers for Michael F. Goodwin, convicted in January of the murders of auto racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife, Trudy, filed a motion for a new trial, to be heard March 1. The motion argues that the defense was not allowed to present evidence of other suspects, that jurors were given misleading instructions and that the rules for a jury viewing of the crime scene were improperly changed at the last minute. The Thompsons were shot in the driveway of their Bradbury home March 16, 1988.
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July 17, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former business partner of murdered car-racing pioneer Mickey Thompson pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to charges that he concealed and transferred more than $500,000 in assets during federal bankruptcy proceedings. Michael F. Goodwin, who law enforcement officials said has not been eliminated as a suspect in the 1988 murder of Thompson and his wife, Trudy, was ordered back to a federal cell in Los Angeles pending the posting of bail, which has been set at $850,000.
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