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August 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
The chief judge of the U.S. District Court bypassed the traditional random assignment system to send criminal cases against presidential friends Webster L. Hubbell and Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie to judges appointed by President Clinton, according to court officials. U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson's decision to abandon the longtime random computer assignment for the high-profile cases has raised concerns among several other judges, according to Associated Press interviews with them.
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August 23, 2011 | Nathaniel Popper and Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has hired a prominent Washington criminal law attorney to defend him against any charges resulting from government investigations into the financial crisis. Blankfein, one of the most prominent and successful figures on Wall Street, retained Reid Weingarten, an attorney known for representing clients in high-profile cases of alleged corporate wrongdoing. He has represented such former executives as WorldCom Inc. CEO Bernard J. Ebbers and former Tyco International Ltd. general counsel Mark Belnick.
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BUSINESS
August 23, 2011 | Nathaniel Popper and Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has hired a prominent Washington criminal law attorney to defend him against any charges resulting from government investigations into the financial crisis. Blankfein, one of the most prominent and successful figures on Wall Street, retained Reid Weingarten, an attorney known for representing clients in high-profile cases of alleged corporate wrongdoing. He has represented such former executives as WorldCom Inc. CEO Bernard J. Ebbers and former Tyco International Ltd. general counsel Mark Belnick.
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August 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
The chief judge of the U.S. District Court bypassed the traditional random assignment system to send criminal cases against presidential friends Webster L. Hubbell and Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie to judges appointed by President Clinton, according to court officials. U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson's decision to abandon the longtime random computer assignment for the high-profile cases has raised concerns among several other judges, according to Associated Press interviews with them.
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December 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Senate subcommittee hired attorney Reid Weingarten to investigate an alleged deal between the Reagan-Bush campaign and Iran to delay the release of 52 American hostages until after the 1980 elections. The naming of a special counsel means the probe is going ahead over GOP objections. Congress adjourned last month without acting on an allocation of $600,000 to hire new staff for the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Near East and pay costs of a full investigation.
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January 15, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown's ex-business partner paid $190,000 of Brown's personal debts last year, including legal bills, lines of credit and mortgages, the Washington Post reported. Nolanda Hill, Brown's former partner in First International Communications Corp., paid those debts in June, July and August of 1994, the newspaper reported.
BUSINESS
October 18, 2003 | From Reuters
Former Rite Aid Corp. Vice Chairman Franklin Brown was found guilty Friday on 10 criminal counts, including conspiracy and obstruction of justice, in one of the biggest corporate fraud cases in recent U.S. history. Brown, 75, who also served as the drugstore chain's chief counsel, was found guilty of making false statements in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission and obstructing a federal probe. He was acquitted on one count of wire fraud.
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September 28, 1993 | The Washington Post
Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, through his attorney, acknowledged for the first time Monday that he met three times in the last year with a Vietnamese businessman, whose dealings with Brown are now under scrutiny by a federal grand jury in Florida. Attorney Reid Weingarten said Brown met with Nguyen Van Hao, a former Vietnamese government official now living in Coral Springs, Fla.
BUSINESS
November 5, 2003 | From Reuters
An Oklahoma judge ordered a Dec. 1 preliminary hearing for Bernard J. Ebbers, the former chief executive of telephone company WorldCom Inc., on state charges of securities violations, court officials said Tuesday. The December date means Ebbers will appear in a state court in the $11-billion WorldCom accounting scandal before federal prosecutors file charges against him in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
BUSINESS
October 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
The federal government's conspiracy and fraud case against former Rite Aid Corp. chief counsel Franklin C. Brown moved a step closer to the jury Tuesday, as the lead prosecutor called the executive "a master manipulator" and Brown's own lawyer defended him as a kindly and innocent "old man shuffling around." U.S. District Judge Sylvia Rambo said she would instruct the jury of eight women and four men this morning.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
WorldCom Inc. former Chief Executive Bernard J. Ebbers, indicted on charges of defrauding investors, told CNBC that he didn't "know the facts" about alleged accounting fraud at the long-distance company. Ebbers' remarks to CNBC reporter David Faber are his first public comments on the collapse of WorldCom since the company filed for bankruptcy protection about a year ago after it admitted it had misstated its finances.
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September 30, 1993 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown on Wednesday rejected allegations that he accepted a $700,000 bribe to ease U.S. trade restrictions against Vietnam, terming the charges "ridiculous and preposterous." Brown, who took a leading role at a White House ceremony Wednesday on export promotion, was quoted by one of his spokesmen last month as saying that he had never met Nguyen Van Hao, the Vietnamese businessman who allegedly made the influence-peddling offer.
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