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July 9, 1987
Two former Wedtech Corp. associates bilked the now-bankrupt and scandal-ridden Bronx, N.Y., defense contractor of $315,000 more than originally believed through fraudulent billings, the company charged. An expanded lawsuit brought to $1,455,000 the amount of money the two--W. Franklyn Chinn and R. Kent London--allegedly embezzled from Wedtech through fraudulent consulting, travel and entertainment charges. Chinn has been at the center of the Wedtech influence-buying scandal that brought Atty.
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October 17, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
E. Robert Wallach, a close associate of former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison and fined $250,000 for racketeering and fraud in the Wedtech scandal. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen, calling Wallach's conduct "sickening," also ordered the San Francisco lawyer to forfeit $425,000 that the jury found he had received illegally from the New York-based defense firm. The judge gave two of his convicted associates, former Wedtech consultants R.
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July 11, 1989
Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III testified in New York that his longtime friend and former lawyer E. Robert Wallach never sought preferential treatment for the Wedtech Corp. Meese also testified at Wallach's racketeering trial that Wallach never asked him to intervene in the investigation of the now-defunct military contractor.
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August 9, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writers
E. Robert Wallach, a close associate of former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, was convicted Tuesday of racketeering and fraud charges in the Wedtech scandal. Wallach was acquitted of a separate racketeering conspiracy charge by a New York federal court jury. Two associates--W. Franklyn Chinn of San Francisco and R. Kent London of Honolulu--were convicted on racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and fraud charges in connection with payments they received from Wedtech Corp.
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July 19, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal judge Monday set a Jan. 3 trial date for three men charged with racketeering in the Wedtech Corp. scandal, ensuring that potentially embarrassing testimony about the bankrupt defense contractor will not be given until after the presidential election. Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Richard Owen for an earlier date, but the defense said it needed more time and one defense attorney said he would be tied up in other trials until early December. The defendants are attorney E.
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August 9, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writers
E. Robert Wallach, a close associate of former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, was convicted Tuesday of racketeering and fraud charges in the Wedtech scandal. Wallach was acquitted of a separate racketeering conspiracy charge by a New York federal court jury. Two associates--W. Franklyn Chinn of San Francisco and R. Kent London of Honolulu--were convicted on racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and fraud charges in connection with payments they received from Wedtech Corp.
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August 22, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
James C. McKay, the independent counsel investigating the ties of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III to scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp., secretly urged Friday that Meese's former financial adviser be jailed immediately for refusing to release foreign bank account records needed in the influence-peddling inquiry. McKay's plea to back up a contempt of court finding with an indefinite jail sentence for former Meese adviser W. Franklyn Chinn was submitted under seal to the U.S.
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October 17, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
E. Robert Wallach, a close associate of former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison and fined $250,000 for racketeering and fraud in the Wedtech scandal. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen, calling Wallach's conduct "sickening," also ordered the San Francisco lawyer to forfeit $425,000 that the jury found he had received illegally from the New York-based defense firm. The judge gave two of his convicted associates, former Wedtech consultants R.
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August 6, 1989
Jurors in the New York trial of attorney E. Robert Wallach on racketeering charges were unable to reach a verdict after a fourth day of deliberations and one juror was dismissed because of illness, prompting defense attorneys to call for a mistrial. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen denied the mistrial motion and instructed the 11 remaining jurors to continue their deliberations today. Wallach, 55, a close friend of former U.S. Atty. Gen.
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July 8, 1987 | United Press International
Two former Wedtech Corp. associates bilked the bankrupt and scandal-ridden Bronx defense contractor of $315,000 through fraudulent consulting, travel and entertainment billings, the company charged today. One of the two men, W. Franklyn Chinn, has been at the center of the Wedtech influence-buying scandal that has brought Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III under investigation and Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-N.Y.) under indictment.
NEWS
July 11, 1989
Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III testified in New York that his longtime friend and former lawyer E. Robert Wallach never sought preferential treatment for the Wedtech Corp. Meese also testified at Wallach's racketeering trial that Wallach never asked him to intervene in the investigation of the now-defunct military contractor.
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July 19, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal judge Monday set a Jan. 3 trial date for three men charged with racketeering in the Wedtech Corp. scandal, ensuring that potentially embarrassing testimony about the bankrupt defense contractor will not be given until after the presidential election. Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Richard Owen for an earlier date, but the defense said it needed more time and one defense attorney said he would be tied up in other trials until early December. The defendants are attorney E.
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August 22, 1987 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
James C. McKay, the independent counsel investigating the ties of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III to scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp., secretly urged Friday that Meese's former financial adviser be jailed immediately for refusing to release foreign bank account records needed in the influence-peddling inquiry. McKay's plea to back up a contempt of court finding with an indefinite jail sentence for former Meese adviser W. Franklyn Chinn was submitted under seal to the U.S.
NEWS
July 9, 1987
Two former Wedtech Corp. associates bilked the now-bankrupt and scandal-ridden Bronx, N.Y., defense contractor of $315,000 more than originally believed through fraudulent billings, the company charged. An expanded lawsuit brought to $1,455,000 the amount of money the two--W. Franklyn Chinn and R. Kent London--allegedly embezzled from Wedtech through fraudulent consulting, travel and entertainment charges. Chinn has been at the center of the Wedtech influence-buying scandal that brought Atty.
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January 21, 1988 | From the Washington Post
W. Franklyn Chinn, Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III's former financial adviser, has defrauded clients of at least $1.3 million since he began managing Meese's investments in 1985, according to an affidavit by an Internal Revenue Service investigator. The affidavit, filed in U. S. District Court in New York last week, says at least $380,000 of the fraudulently obtained funds remains under Chinn's control in accounts in Hong Kong and London.
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October 16, 1989 | From Associated Press
E. Robert Wallach, a close associate of former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, was sentenced today to six years in prison for his racketeering conviction in the Wedtech Corp. scandal. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen said Wallach used his influence to gain access "to the back steps of the White House" and made almost half a million dollars as a result.
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