June 11, 1991 |
Police investigators following the serpentine money trails of a company strongly suspected of being tied to a major Japanese yakuza (gangster) group have stumbled across a surprising American connection.
December 5, 1992 |
President Bush's mother, Dorothy, bequeathed the bulk of her estate to her five children, but she also left $2,000 to the family's former cook and nearly $50,000 to various charities and institutions. Mrs. Bush died Nov. 19 at her home in Greenwich, Conn., a day after suffering a stroke. She was 91. Her will, filed last week in Martin County Circuit Court, didn't give the estate's value, but it is believed to be worth millions. The will was revised less than six months ago.
December 13, 1989 |
A company that employs President Bush's brother, Prescott, as a consultant stands to benefit if the President clears the way for the shipment of two satellites to China by the Hughes Aircraft Co. U.S. officials and foreign diplomats have said President Bush is expected to approve exporting the satellites within the next week or two. The action would represent one of the measures the Administration is taking in an effort to improve strained relations with China.
December 19, 1988 |
Members of the Electoral College, which includes George Bush's son Neil and brother Prescott, voted in state capitals across the country today to formally elect Bush as President, fulfilling an antiquated but surviving constitutional ritual. "It was a nice honor, to get to cast a vote for my dad," Neil Bush, a Denver oilman, said before performing his duty in Colorado as one of the nation's 538 electors. "It'll be nice to be a small footnote in history."
June 26, 1992 |
Prescott Bush, the President's elder brother, Thursday escalated his legal battle with a group of reputed Japanese organized crime figures--a move certain to cause political embarrassment for the White House. The Japanese group filed suit against Prescott Bush on May 5, claiming that he had reneged on an agreement to pay them $2.5 million as a result of a failed business deal. On Thursday, Bush filed a countersuit in U.S.
June 16, 1992 |
Suit Names President's Brother: A Tokyo investment company linked to the Japanese underworld has filed a $2.5-million lawsuit against Prescott S. Bush Jr., the president's older brother, over an investment that he helped arrange in an American firm that collapsed last year. West Tsusho Co. filed the suit in federal court in New York on May 8 but it attracted public attention only Monday, when a judge ordered Bush to respond by June 25.