May 20, 1991 |
The aging Chinese men sit at five defense tables in the enormous courtroom, looking like retired businessmen. White-haired Wilson Moy, 74, the unofficial mayor of Chinatown, keeps adjusting his glasses and tugging his cardigan sweater tighter around him. Henry H. Fong, 69, is natty in a crisp white shirt and dark suit. As they listen, Sheu Mon Moy describes being dragged into Chinatown's city hall and beaten severely by members of a street gang called the Ghost Shadows.
March 26, 2003 |
The government of Serbia said Tuesday that it had arrested the man suspected of firing the bullet that killed Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic two weeks ago. The alleged sniper, Zvezdan Jovanovic, was the deputy commander of a Serbian paramilitary group that had been established under former President Slobodan Milosevic and had ties to organized crime, said Serbia's new premier, Zoran Zivkovic. The group is accused of perpetrating some of the worst atrocities of the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s.
January 11, 1989 |
U.S. Atty. Rudolph W. Giuliani, who has prosecuted Mafia chieftains, millionaire Wall Street insider traders, corrupt municipal officials and drug kingpins, announced Tuesday he would resign at the end of the month amid speculation he might run for mayor of New York City. Giuliani, 44, whose high-profile cases earned him a national reputation as a crime fighter, declined to disclose his future plans, but showed interest in continuing public service.
November 26, 1997 |
In a case that shows how the mob is trying to muscle in on Wall Street, a federal grand jury here indicted 19 men, including two reputed Mafia chieftains and several stockbrokers, in an alleged plot to manipulate the stock of an obscure Arizona company, prosecutors said Tuesday.
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September 28, 1990 |
Saying that the city "shouldn't help launder . . . mob money," San Diego City Councilman Bruce Henderson charged Thursday that the city's Housing Commission is preparing to buy two low-income housing complexes from a Florida businessman with a lengthy history of purported underworld connections. Complaining that the proposed $38.5-million sale could be a "major embarrassment for the city and just plain wrong," Henderson said that unless questions about Alvin I.
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February 27, 1992 |
Along with investigating whether the slaying of a Japanese businessman from Camarillo was a hate crime, detectives are also exploring whether he may have been killed by Japanese gangsters because of business dealings, authorities said Wednesday. While pursuing the possibility that Yasuo Kato's killing was committed by a motorcyclist who threatened his life two weeks earlier, Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt.
October 11, 2001 |
In a high-profile corruption case pointing to ties between local government leaders and organized crime, a Chinese court sentenced more than a dozen key officials in the country's fifth-largest city, state-run media reported today. Authorities sentenced Mu Suixin, the ex-mayor of Shenyang, to death with a two-year reprieve, a sentence that is usually commuted to life in prison.
January 23, 1992 |
A San Diego attorney was found guilty Tuesday of swindling four Westside hotels out of more than $55,000 in a scam in which his company helped two alleged Boston organized crime figures avoid paying extravagant hotel bills, the Los Angeles district attorney's office reported. Fred Henry Arm, 55, was convicted in Van Nuys Superior Court on six counts of defrauding an innkeeper, said Sandy Gibbons, spokeswoman for the district attorney.
March 30, 1992 |
Rates, recycling and landfills are hot political topics from coast to coast, and waste haulers have long been generous contributors to the reelection campaigns of the officials who award trash hauling contracts. But the industry has paid a price for its high political profile, as well as for its long list of environmental, antitrust and other violations.
January 27, 1993 |
Salvatore Riina faces his accusers with exaggerated politeness and a cloying peasant servility. Arrested this month after 23 years in hiding, Riina says he is a misunderstood old man with diabetes, a heart ailment and nothing to say. Investigating magistrates know Riina as the sanguinary boss of bosses of the Mafia, for more than a decade among the most powerful and dangerous criminals on Earth. "I am not the monster that everyone thinks," Riina told one of the judges.