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May 24, 1991 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Toro man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to smuggling toxic waste from Los Angeles County to Mexico for illegal dumping, prosecutors said. U.S. Atty. Lourdes Baird said prosecution of Raymond Franco, 58, represents the first federal indictment and conviction under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, an environmental statute that prohibits unlawful transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.
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May 24, 1991 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Toro man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to smuggling toxic waste from Los Angeles County to Mexico for illegal dumping, prosecutors said. U.S. Atty. Lourdes Baird said prosecution of Raymond Franco, 58, represents the first federal indictment and conviction under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, an environmental statute that prohibits unlawful transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from Los Angeles and Orange counties into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from Los Angeles and Orange counties into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and Los Angeles County law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from California into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
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December 3, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles on Monday sentenced an El Toro man to 10 months in prison for illegally transporting hazardous waste to Mexico in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. also fined Raymond Franco $4,000. Franco was the first person in the nation charged and convicted under the federal act, a statute that prohibits the knowing transportation of any hazardous waste to a facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1990 | MARLA CONE
A Garden Grove manufacturing company pleaded guilty Monday to 25 felony counts, admitting that it routinely hid chemical waste in sawdust and illegally dumped it in trash taken to an Orange landfill. Laminating Co. of America agreed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to pay $525,000 in fines over the next three years, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Both the number of counts and the amount of the penalty make it one of the largest cases of illegal dumping in the county. U.S.
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September 23, 1990 | SARAH HENRY, Sarah Henry is a staff writer with the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco. This article is based, in part, on research for a CIR/Bill Moyers documentary, "Global Dumping Ground," scheduled to air Tuesday, Oct. 2, on PBS' "Frontline." Elana Rosen and Antonio Lopez provided additional research.
ON A MILD Southern California day in late October, 1988, California Highway Patrol "green cop" Sgt. Lance Erickson swung his unmarked Chevy into a parking lot in an industrial section of Garden Grove. The space was adjacent to the parking lot of the Laminating Co. of America, a firm that manufactures backings for circuit boards. Erickson's partner, CHP investigator Gary Hanson, was perched on a nearby rooftop, where he had a clear view of the firm's entrance and yard.
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November 22, 1987 | Stanley Meisler, Stanley Meisler is The Times bureau chief in Paris and regularly covers Spain. and
History hangs on most Spaniards in ways Americans can hardly understand. That difference is at the heart of the repeated failure of Spanish and U.S. officials to negotiate a new treaty allowing the United States to keep its military bases in Spain after May, 1988. After the seventh round of talks ended in failure early this month, an American spokesman insisted that U.S. negotiators understood the problems posed for Spain by a treaty dating back to the days of late dictator Francisco Franco.
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May 11, 1990 | MAURA DOLAN and LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITERS
Federal, state and Los Angeles County law enforcement officials announced Thursday the first federal felony indictment under an environmental law in a case involving the smuggling of toxic wastes from California into Mexico. Citing growing trafficking of hazardous garbage from California across the border, the officials also announced the creation of a new multi-agency task force intended to remove jurisdictional problems that have hampered such smuggling investigations in the past.
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