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April 4, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Fratricidal warfare in the Teamsters Union, precipitated by the Justice Department's anti-racketeering suit against the 1.6-million-member union, has intensified, despite the fact that the case was settled last month. On Monday, Teamster officials all over the country received a letter from Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Weldon L. Mathis, the union's No. 2 official, attacking the settlement that Teamster President William J. McCarthy and 10 Teamster vice presidents approved March 13.
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BUSINESS
August 1, 1989 | SCOT J. PALTROW, Times Staff Writer
A jury convicted the six defendants in the Princeton/Newport Limited Partners securities fraud trial on nearly all counts, giving federal prosecutors a decisive victory in their drive to apply the criminal racketeering statute to the securities industry. Five senior officials of the small securities trading partnership and a former Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. trader were convicted in U.S. District Court in Manhattan following a monthlong trial. The jury had deliberated for just over two days.
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BUSINESS
August 1, 1989 | SCOT J. PALTROW, Times Staff Writer
A jury convicted the six defendants in the Princeton/Newport Limited Partners securities fraud trial on nearly all counts, giving federal prosecutors a decisive victory in their drive to apply the criminal racketeering statute to the securities industry. Five senior officials of the small securities trading partnership and a former Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. trader were convicted in U.S. District Court in Manhattan following a monthlong trial. The jury had deliberated for just over two days.
NEWS
April 4, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Fratricidal warfare in the Teamsters Union, precipitated by the Justice Department's anti-racketeering suit against the 1.6-million-member union, has intensified, despite the fact that the case was settled last month. On Monday, Teamster officials all over the country received a letter from Teamsters Secretary-Treasurer Weldon L. Mathis, the union's No. 2 official, attacking the settlement that Teamster President William J. McCarthy and 10 Teamster vice presidents approved March 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1995
An alleged Mexican Mafia gang member indicted on federal racketeering charges has been arrested after spending five months as a fugitive. Sammy (Negro) Villalba, 28, was arrested Monday at the Fireside Inn in Buena Park by members of the Gangster Apprehension Team, a task force of FBI agents and local police that targeted the Mexican Mafia during a two-year investigation, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three members of the Mexican Mafia, including a reputed godfather of the violent prison gang, were sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole after a federal jury convicted them earlier this year of racketeering and conspiracy charges. A fourth defendant, 27-year-old Juan "China Boy" Arias, received a 32-year sentence in federal prison, partly because of his young age, the judge said.
NEWS
May 31, 1997 | GEORGE RAMOS and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a major victory for federal prosecutors, 12 members of the Mexican Mafia were convicted Friday of racketeering and conspiracy charges, including murder and extortion carried out in a ruthless bid to extend the group's influence beyond California's prisons.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Florida Governor Taps Rap: Florida's Gov. Bob Martinez called for a criminal investigation of a rap group last week because of its hot-selling album with sexually explicit lyrics. Martinez asked Peter Antonacci, Florida's statewide prosecutor, to conduct an investigation into whether Florida's Racketeer Influenced, Corrupt Organizations Act and obscenity laws have been violated by the widespread distribution of records by "The 2 Live Crew" and other rap groups.
NEWS
November 16, 1989 | From Times Staff and wire service reports
A Senate bid to curb the recent spate of civil lawsuits brought under a federal racketeering law quickly stalled today when Senate Judiciary Committee members deadlocked over a proposed bill to reform the legislation. The 1970 Racketeer Influenced, Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, was originally intended as a government weapon against organized crime. However, in the last decade it has been increasingly used in civil disputes against corporations. Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1990 | Associated Press
The Supreme Court refused today to limit the power of a federal judge's appointees to supervise elections and other activities of the Teamsters union. The justices rejected arguments that lower courts were unlawfully enforcing orders aimed at ridding the union of corruption and ties to organized crime. The case stems from the federal government's 1988 lawsuit accusing the Teamsters of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Zenith Insurance Settles Racketeering Case: Woodland Hills-based Zenith Insurance said it settled its Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit against Los Angeles lawyer Glen A. Lintner. Zenith said Lintner will pay an undisclosed sum and will conduct all future business with the company following business protocols "designed to eliminate the potential for fraud and abuse in the workers' compensation system."
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