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September 7, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge's abrupt dismissal this week of the biggest music payola and racketeering trial in 30 years highlights a textbook example of government bungling and could make it much harder to prosecute future cases of alleged payola or other wrongdoing in the music industry, experts say.
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September 7, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge's abrupt dismissal this week of the biggest music payola and racketeering trial in 30 years highlights a textbook example of government bungling and could make it much harder to prosecute future cases of alleged payola or other wrongdoing in the music industry, experts say.
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NEWS
December 1, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major case that could send shock waves through the music industry, a federal grand jury Thursday issued a 51-count indictment against Joseph Isgro of Glendale, who was once one of the nation's leading independent record promoters.
NEWS
September 5, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing "outrageous government misconduct," a federal judge Tuesday dismissed the biggest payola case in 30 years, abruptly ending the trial of record promoter Joseph Isgro and two other defendants after they successfully claimed that prosecutors had improperly withheld key documents. U.S. District Judge James M.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge in Los Angeles said Thursday that he will decide over the Labor Day weekend whether to dismiss the biggest payola trial in 30 years and bring an end to the government's case against former record promoter Joseph Isgro and two other defendants due to claims that prosecutors improperly withheld key documents. "What is clear is that there has been a violation," said U.S. District Judge James M. Ideman. "Material that should have been turned over long ago was not turned over. . . .
NEWS
September 5, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing "outrageous government misconduct," a federal judge Tuesday dismissed the biggest payola case in 30 years, abruptly ending the trial of record promoter Joseph Isgro and two other defendants after they successfully claimed that prosecutors had improperly withheld key documents. U.S. District Judge James M.
NEWS
December 4, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A one-time major independent record promoter and one of his business associates pleaded innocent in federal court in Los Angeles today to charges stemming from a cash and cocaine payola scam. Joseph Isgro, 42, who has promoted records by such artists as Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie, entered his innocent plea to 51 counts, including racketeering, conspiracy to defraud five record companies and making undisclosed payola payments to radio stations.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph Isgro, once one of the nation's leading independent record promoters, pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to a 51-count indictment filed against him last week stemming from a three-year probe into "payola" in the record industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1991
Services will be held Saturday for Huntington Beach attorney and civic leader Raymond G. Anderson, who died last Wednesday of an apparent heart attack in a courtroom. He was 55. Anderson, a 28-year resident of Huntington Beach, was graduated from UCLA in 1959. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy, he became a senior scientist for the space division of Northrop Corp. In 1976, he was graduated with honors from Western State University College of Law.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breaking his silence over his recent payola trial, Joseph Isgro--the nation's best-known record promoter--said he hopes the release of a federal judge's opinion criticizing government prosecutors' conduct in the case will erase any "lingering doubts" about his innocence. Isgro's remarks came after U.S. District Judge James M.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1990 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge in Los Angeles said Thursday that he will decide over the Labor Day weekend whether to dismiss the biggest payola trial in 30 years and bring an end to the government's case against former record promoter Joseph Isgro and two other defendants due to claims that prosecutors improperly withheld key documents. "What is clear is that there has been a violation," said U.S. District Judge James M. Ideman. "Material that should have been turned over long ago was not turned over. . . .
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a major case that could send shock waves through the music industry, a federal grand jury Thursday issued a 51-count indictment against Joseph Isgro of Glendale, who was once one of the nation's leading independent record promoters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1993 | DAVID E. BRADY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Under current state law, a person convicted of arson can be sentenced to a maximum of eight years in prison if the fire burns an inhabited structure and nine years if it causes serious bodily injury. If an intentionally set blaze results in death, the arsonist may also be prosecuted for homicide, which carries stiffer penalties. Following the recent Calabasas-Malibu fire, which destroyed hundreds of structures and killed three people, Gov.
NEWS
February 23, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a fine summer night in June 2000, two Rhode Island college students were out on a date. Hours later, Amy Shute and Jason Burgeson were shot dead at a partially constructed golf course, victims of a crime whose icy randomness jarred this hard-edged city. Providence shuddered anew this week as chilling details of the killings unfolded at the trial of the only one of the five men who did not plead guilty to a plot to rob, carjack and murder anyone they happened to find that night.
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