June 12, 1986
The Culver City council this week approved permits for 10 nonprofit groups to sell so-called "safe and sane" fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday and has authorized up to $8,500 in city funds for a local service group to stage the city's annual fireworks display. The 10 local veterans' and civic organizations applied in April for the right to sell state-approved fireworks in Culver City from June 29 to July 4.
March 15, 1985 |
A group of unidentified investors is negotiating to take control of Pyrotronics Corp., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of so-called "safe-and-sane" fireworks, from W. Patrick Moriarty, who earlier this week pleaded guilty to a variety of corruption charges and agreed to testify against local and state politicians.
November 20, 1990 |
A Glendale real estate appraiser on Monday was given five years probation for conspiring to falsify the books of defunct Consolidated Savings Bank in Irvine and for failing to file income tax returns. U.S. District Court Judge Harry Hupp also ordered Harlan Wolfe to provide 750 hours of community service, cooperate with the Internal Revenue Service in figuring his tax bill from 1983 through 1987, and file timely and truthful income tax returns in the future. Wolfe, 61, pleaded guilty Aug.
October 16, 1985 |
Pyrotronics, the Anaheim fireworks company formerly owned by political corruption figure W. Patrick Moriarty, has filed a $2-million suit against eight former employees and a fireworks company they formed in Orange. The suit, filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court, alleges that the eight workers stole secret client lists from Pyrotronics Corp. and asks that their new employer, Red Dragon Fireworks Co., be prevented from using those lists.
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August 1, 1985 |
W. Patrick Moriarty, the bankrupt Orange County businessman awaiting sentencing on a number of political corruption charges, has a contract with the fireworks company he once controlled that will pay him nearly $1 million over the next nine years--even though he might be in prison. Moriarty will be paid $150,000 this year and $100,000 annually for the following eight years by Pyrotronics Corp.
November 20, 1990 |
A Glendale real estate appraiser Monday was given five years' probation and barred from appraisal work during that period for conspiring to falsify the books of defunct Consolidated Savings Bank in Irvine and for failing to file income-tax returns. U.S. District Judge Harry L.