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January 10, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 12-person jury was selected Tuesday to hear the case of former real estate broker Janet F. McKinzie's involvement in the collapse of a tiny Orange County thrift. Opening arguments in the case are scheduled to be heard today. McKinzie faces 40 counts of bank fraud, conspiracy and racketeering and could receive more than 200 years in prison if convicted on all counts for her role in the 1987 failure of North America Savings & Loan in Santa Ana.
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January 10, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 12-person jury was selected Tuesday to hear the case of former real estate broker Janet F. McKinzie's involvement in the collapse of a tiny Orange County thrift. Opening arguments in the case are scheduled to be heard today. McKinzie faces 40 counts of bank fraud, conspiracy and racketeering and could receive more than 200 years in prison if convicted on all counts for her role in the 1987 failure of North America Savings & Loan in Santa Ana.
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BUSINESS
May 13, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Guatemala filed suit against three major tobacco companies, accusing them of violating U.S. anti-corruption laws to conceal information on the health risks of cigarettes. The suit, the first by a foreign government, was filed against Britain's BAT Industries of London and its U.S. cigarette unit, Brown & Williamson, Miami-based Brooke Group Ltd.'s Liggett Group unit and Philip Morris Cos. Guatemalan Atty. Gen.
BUSINESS
December 25, 1989 | From Reuters
Goldman, Sachs & Co. has been sued by one of its former vice presidents, who alleges that he was fired for refusing to give confidential client information to a separate partnership made up of Goldman principals. Leo Haviland, who previously headed Goldman's Energy Futures & Options Group, filed suit in Manhattan federal court last Wednesday alleging Goldman violated the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations act.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
The government of Canada sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. for $1 billion Tuesday, charging that it and related companies conspired to smuggle tobacco products into Canada to avoid millions of dollars in taxes. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Syracuse, N.Y., alleges the companies set up an elaborate network of smugglers and offshore companies to flood Canada with cheap cigarettes after the government doubled taxes and duties on tobacco in 1991.
NEWS
January 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
The second-ranking lawmaker in the South Carolina House and a highway commissioner were indicted Friday on federal corruption charges, bringing to 13 the number of people accused in an investigation of vote-selling. A federal grand jury indicted House Speaker Pro Tem Jack Rogers on charges of racketeering, bribery, witness tampering and extortion in extracting thousands of dollars from lobbyists.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1989 | ROBERT E. DALLOS, Times Staff Writer
Eastern Airlines' pilots and machinists unions Monday sued the airline and its chairman, Frank Lorenzo, charging that "fraudulent empire building, misrepresentations, extortion and other criminal means including asset stripping and asset shifting" had damaged the carrier's employees and shareholders. In their civil racketeering lawsuit, the unions charged that the defendants were leaving Eastern "in precarious financial condition and without means to survive."
BUSINESS
December 29, 1989 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former aerospace worker at the Johnson Space Center in Houston who blew the whistle on alleged fraud on the space shuttle has accused Rockwell International of a bizarre scheme of harassment, according to a court brief filed Thursday. Ria Solomon alleges in a federal suit that Rockwell security agents illegally used information from a Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal information computer to discredit Rockwell engineers who were corroborating her allegations.
NEWS
October 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court turned away free-speech arguments today and allowed the use of a federal racketeering law against 26 anti-abortion protesters in Philadelphia. The court let stand a successful lawsuit against the protesters by the operators of an abortion clinic in that city. Similar lawsuits, each invoking the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), have been filed against anti-abortion activists in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Brookline, Mass.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1989 | JOHN O'DELL, Times Staff Writer
Amcor Capital Corp., the Irvine real estate syndicator under criminal investigation by the Internal Revenue Service for alleged tax fraud, has been sued for alleged fraud and negligence by a disgruntled investor. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on June 29 but was not served on Amcor and its officers until earlier this week. Named as defendants are Amcor, founder Frederick H. Behrens of Newport Beach, former president George L.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writers
Federal prosecutors, responding to a recent jury verdict rejecting government charges that Teamsters Union elections were corrupted by organized crime, are planning to sharply cut back an unprecedented effort to take over the nation's largest union in an attempt to rid it of alleged mob influence, The Times learned Wednesday. Government sources said that U.S. Atty. Rudolph W.
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