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August 6, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least three Orange County district attorney's office investigators have been assigned to help police investigate the possibility that owners of an Orange recycling company misappropriated up to $6 million in city funds, officials said Tuesday. The additional staffing was requested by Orange police, who said the complex case will involve the review of thousands of documents and interviews that they cannot possibly finish without pulling investigators off other cases.
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April 29, 1999 | Crystal Carreon, (714) 966-7835
Minutes before midnight Tuesday, City Council members resolved a two-year controversy by unanimously approving a $9.3-million settlement with Orange Resource Recovery Systems and Orange Disposal Services, trash hauling companies owned by the Hambarian family, the city's exclusive hauler for 43 years. The council also approved a 10-year contract with USA Waste of California, also known as Waste Management of Orange.
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March 30, 1999 | LESLEY WRIGHT and GREG HERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the latest skirmish of a long-running case over an alleged embezzlement scheme, the city of Orange filed suit Monday against the only trash company that has ever served its residents. The suit filed in Orange County Superior Court charges the owners of Orange Disposal Services Inc. and its subsidiary recycling arm with breach of contract, fraud and racketeering. Also named are companies associated with the recycling company, Orange Resource Recovery Systems Inc.
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April 28, 1999 | CRYSTAL CARREON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Orange City Council hoped to wash its hands Tuesday of the trash collection controversy that has rocked local politics for nearly two years. In a meeting with public comment that lasted into the night, council members weighed a multimillion-dollar settlement with the Hambarian family, whose company, Orange Disposal Services Inc., was the city's exclusive trash collector for four decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1999 | CRYSTAL CARREON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Orange City Council hoped to wash its hands Tuesday of the trash collection controversy that has rocked local politics for nearly two years. In a meeting with public comment that lasted into the night, council members weighed a multimillion-dollar settlement with the Hambarian family, whose company, Orange Disposal Services Inc., was the city's exclusive trash collector for four decades.
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July 1, 1997 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The former head of an Orange recycling company, now under investigation for involvement in the suspected misappropriation of up to $6 million in city funds, has hired Los Angeles criminal attorney Robert Shapiro, a member of O.J. Simpson's "Dream Team" defense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One day after revealing that they suspect the misappropriation of public funds by their private trash hauler and recycling company, city officials said they will review oversight procedures but insisted they have always had adequate controls in place. "Certainly, we will look at all of the policies and procedures that surround this," said Councilman Mark Murphy. "I'm always concerned that we maximize the oversight we have.
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June 6, 1997 | SCOTT MARTELLE and LESLEY WRIGHT and DAVAN MAHARAJ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city and law enforcement officials have launched an investigation into alleged misappropriation of public funds by owners of Orange Disposal Services Inc., the private contractor that has hauled the city's trash for more than 40 years, according to Orange County Superior Court records and city officials. The city suspects that members of the Hambarian family, which owns Orange Disposal, borrowed from a public fund to finance private investments, according to the court records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1999 | Crystal Carreon, (714) 966-7835
Minutes before midnight Tuesday, City Council members resolved a two-year controversy by unanimously approving a $9.3-million settlement with Orange Resource Recovery Systems and Orange Disposal Services, trash hauling companies owned by the Hambarian family, the city's exclusive hauler for 43 years. The council also approved a 10-year contract with USA Waste of California, also known as Waste Management of Orange.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite two warnings that there was something wrong with their recycling company's books, city officials last year agreed to forego a complete audit of the company's 1995 revenue and let the recycling firm miss three deadlines for reporting its 1996 financial results, letters made public Tuesday indicate. It was not until February of this year that City Atty. David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1999 | LESLEY WRIGHT and GREG HERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the latest skirmish of a long-running case over an alleged embezzlement scheme, the city of Orange filed suit Monday against the only trash company that has ever served its residents. The suit filed in Orange County Superior Court charges the owners of Orange Disposal Services Inc. and its subsidiary recycling arm with breach of contract, fraud and racketeering. Also named are companies associated with the recycling company, Orange Resource Recovery Systems Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least three Orange County district attorney's office investigators have been assigned to help police investigate the possibility that owners of an Orange recycling company misappropriated up to $6 million in city funds, officials said Tuesday. The additional staffing was requested by Orange police, who said the complex case will involve the review of thousands of documents and interviews that they cannot possibly finish without pulling investigators off other cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1997 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The former head of an Orange recycling company, now under investigation for involvement in the suspected misappropriation of up to $6 million in city funds, has hired Los Angeles criminal attorney Robert Shapiro, a member of O.J. Simpson's "Dream Team" defense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite two warnings that there was something wrong with their recycling company's books, city officials last year agreed to forego a complete audit of the company's 1995 revenue and let the recycling firm miss three deadlines for reporting its 1996 financial results, letters made public Tuesday indicate. It was not until February of this year that City Atty. David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One day after revealing that they suspect the misappropriation of public funds by their private trash hauler and recycling company, city officials said they will review oversight procedures but insisted they have always had adequate controls in place. "Certainly, we will look at all of the policies and procedures that surround this," said Councilman Mark Murphy. "I'm always concerned that we maximize the oversight we have.
NEWS
June 6, 1997 | SCOTT MARTELLE and LESLEY WRIGHT and DAVAN MAHARAJ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city and law enforcement officials have launched an investigation into alleged misappropriation of public funds by owners of Orange Disposal Services Inc., the private contractor that has hauled the city's trash for more than 40 years, according to Orange County Superior Court records and city officials. The city suspects that members of the Hambarian family, which owns Orange Disposal, borrowed from a public fund to finance private investments, according to the court records.
NEWS
July 5, 1997 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER and LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An auditor told the city public works director in early 1996 that he could not locate money from the sale of recycled material that belonged to the city, yet officials failed to take any action for more than a year, according to documents released Thursday. In a strongly worded letter, auditor Steven V. Nakada told Public Works Director Harry W. Thomas that files were deliberately kept from him, money that should have been deposited into company bank accounts wasn't, and that his audit was impeded "because of unsatisfactory cooperation from the [recycling company]
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