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February 13, 1990 | From Times and Wire Service Reports
Reuben Sturman, described in a 1986 presidential report as the world's largest distributor of pornography, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison and fined $2.46 million for tax evasion. Sturman, 65, who has a 5,610-square-foot Tudor-style house in Van Nuys and owns another residence in the Cleveland area, was convicted Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court of failing to report $2.7 million in income from 1978 to 1982. U.S.
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May 31, 1995 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking back on his life from the barred perspective of a cell at the federal penitentiary in Lompoc, the dethroned King of Porn regrets only one thing. "I should have paid my taxes," says Reuben Sturman, a bright-eyed, gray-bearded man of 70 who once ran the world's most far-flung and successful pornography empire.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reuben Sturman, once described by authorities as the world's most successful pornographer and a man who for years frustrated repeated government attempts to put him in jail, has proven his reputation for wriggling out of the grasp of authorities was no fluke. Sturman, 68, disappeared on Monday last week from the minimum security Federal Prison Camp, Boron, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for tax evasion, racketeering and shipping obscene material through the mail.
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February 10, 1993 | From a Times staff writer
A prison escapee described by authorities as a major figure in the pornography industry was arrested Tuesday morning inside an apartment he had been renting since January. Ruben Sturman, 68, was surprised by federal marshals at 7:10 a.m. at the apartment in the 2500 block of West Ball Road. He was arrested without incident, but officers found a loaded .45-caliber pistol in an open briefcase next to his bed, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Jan Axthelm.
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October 19, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
About $800,000 in artworks and other property was seized from the Van Nuys home of alleged pornography kingpin Reuben Sturman to help pay off a $4.9-million tax bill, the Internal Revenue Service reported today. The property was taken Thursday from Sturman's sprawling home in the 13900 block of Weddington Street and will later be sold at a public auction to pay the back taxes, said Patricia Hudak, IRS assistant public affairs officer in Cleveland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1995 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking back on his life from the barred perspective of a cell at the federal penitentiary in Lompoc, the dethroned King of Porn regrets only one thing. "I should have paid my taxes," says Reuben Sturman, a bright-eyed, gray-bearded man of 70 who once ran the world's most far-flung and successful pornography empire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1993 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prison escapee described by authorities as "a major figure in the pornography industry" was arrested Tuesday morning inside an apartment he had been renting since January. Ruben Sturman, 68, was surprised by federal marshals at 7:10 a.m. at the apartment in the 2500 block of West Ball Road. He was arrested without incident, but officers found a loaded .45-caliber pistol in an open briefcase next to his bed, said Jan Axthelm , supervisory deputy U.S. marshal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1993 | From a Times staff writer
A prison escapee described by authorities as a major figure in the pornography industry was arrested Tuesday morning inside an apartment he had been renting since January. Ruben Sturman, 68, was surprised by federal marshals at 7:10 a.m. at the apartment in the 2500 block of West Ball Road. He was arrested without incident, but officers found a loaded .45-caliber pistol in an open briefcase next to his bed, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Jan Axthelm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1990
Reuben Sturman, described in a 1986 presidential report as the world's largest distributor of pornography, was sentenced Monday in Cleveland, Ohio, to 10 years in prison and fined $2.46 million for evading taxes on millions of dollars in income. Sturman, 65, who maintains a 5,610-square-foot, Tudor-style house in Van Nuys and another residence in the Cleveland area, was convicted Nov. 17 of failing to report $2.7 million in income from 1978 to 1982. U.S.
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June 11, 1992 | Associated Press
Pornographer Reuben Sturman was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday under a plea bargain that allows him to avoid a second trial on racketeering and pornography charges. The 68-year-old Sturman, who had successfully fought four prior prosecutions, was taken into custody after the sentencing before U.S. District Judge Lloyd George. Federal marshals said Sturman would be taken to the Boron federal prison in California to serve his sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1993 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prison escapee described by authorities as "a major figure in the pornography industry" was arrested Tuesday morning inside an apartment he had been renting since January. Ruben Sturman, 68, was surprised by federal marshals at 7:10 a.m. at the apartment in the 2500 block of West Ball Road. He was arrested without incident, but officers found a loaded .45-caliber pistol in an open briefcase next to his bed, said Jan Axthelm , supervisory deputy U.S. marshal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reuben Sturman, once described by authorities as the world's most successful pornographer and a man who for years frustrated repeated government attempts to put him in jail, has proven his reputation for wriggling out of the grasp of authorities was no fluke. Sturman, 68, disappeared on Monday last week from the minimum security Federal Prison Camp, Boron, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for tax evasion, racketeering and shipping obscene material through the mail.
NEWS
October 19, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
About $800,000 in artworks and other property was seized from the Van Nuys home of alleged pornography kingpin Reuben Sturman to help pay off a $4.9-million tax bill, the Internal Revenue Service reported today. The property was taken Thursday from Sturman's sprawling home in the 13900 block of Weddington Street and will later be sold at a public auction to pay the back taxes, said Patricia Hudak, IRS assistant public affairs officer in Cleveland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1990 | From Times and Wire Service Reports
Reuben Sturman, described in a 1986 presidential report as the world's largest distributor of pornography, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison and fined $2.46 million for tax evasion. Sturman, 65, who has a 5,610-square-foot Tudor-style house in Van Nuys and owns another residence in the Cleveland area, was convicted Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court of failing to report $2.7 million in income from 1978 to 1982. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1990
About $800,000 worth of artworks and other property has been seized from the Van Nuys home of alleged pornography kingpin Reuben Sturman to help pay off his $4.9-million tax bill, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday. The property was taken Thursday from Sturman's sprawling home in the 13900 block of Weddington Street and will be sold at a public auction to pay the back taxes, said Patricia Hudak, IRS assistant public affairs officer in Cleveland.
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October 27, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ex-wife of a man once described as the world's most successful pornographer has been indicted for allegedly attempting to influence a juror and three witnesses in two cases against her former husband. Naomi Delgado, 30, of Van Nuys was charged by a federal grand jury in U.S.
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