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June 21, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Was it quiet, fraudulent scheming, or just side-chatter among traders involved in one of the world's most hectic occupations? That question, which has been at the heart of the case from the beginning, still confronted jurors as closing arguments began Wednesday in the first trial stemming from the highly publicized federal probe into corruption on Chicago's two big commodities exchanges.
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June 21, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Was it quiet, fraudulent scheming, or just side-chatter among traders involved in one of the world's most hectic occupations? That question, which has been at the heart of the case from the beginning, still confronted jurors as closing arguments began Wednesday in the first trial stemming from the highly publicized federal probe into corruption on Chicago's two big commodities exchanges.
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BUSINESS
May 25, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that everyone has to wait at least until next fall to find out who killed Laura Palmer on "Twin Peaks," here's a real-life mystery to ponder: What's on those tapes they are playing in the first big trial in Chicago's highly-publicized commodities fraud case?
BUSINESS
May 25, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that everyone has to wait at least until next fall to find out who killed Laura Palmer on "Twin Peaks," here's a real-life mystery to ponder: What's on those tapes they are playing in the first big trial in Chicago's highly-publicized commodities fraud case?
BUSINESS
May 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
An undercover FBI agent told jurors Thursday that he traded thousands of commodities contracts for customers while secretely recording pit traders' conversations during an unprecedented sting operation. FBI Agent Randall Jannett took the witness stand to defend his ability to spot illegal trading during a wide-ranging federal probe of corruption at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Good things happen to those who help out." That simple sentence, allegedly said by commodities broker Robert Mosky to an undercover FBI agent posing as a fellow trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, lies at the heart of the government's case in its highly publicized attack against corruption on Chicago's big commodities markets. The case is the first to come to trial in the government's massive sting operation at both the Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
"Have you ever been known," commodities trader Peter Vogel was asked, "by any other name?" Vogel lied. But, after all, that was his job. So, on his 1987 application for registration as a floor broker with the National Futures Assn., he marked "no." But Peter Vogel, of Dolphin Trading Co. on Chicago's Wacker Drive, didn't really exist--and neither did Dolphin Trading.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Did you ever try to eavesdrop on a private conversation in the Great Western Forum--in the middle of a Laker fast break? That's roughly the dilemma that jurors were faced with on Friday in the fraud and racketeering trial of three Chicago commodities traders--currency broker Robert Mosky and traders David Zatz and Danny Scheck.
NEWS
July 10, 1990 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government's attack on corruption in Chicago's big commodities markets appeared to suffer a significant setback Monday when a jury in federal court here failed to convict three currency traders on any of the main racketeering or fraud charges against them.
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