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June 12, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men who pleaded guilty to a murder conspiracy charge for the near-fatal attack on a former Marine testified Thursday that they never intended to kill the man. John Caravaggio and Scott Smith testified that they thought they were going to be paid $500 to beat Wilbur Constable with baseball bats and had no idea that their partner, Blake Tek Yoon, would pull out a handgun and shoot the man in the back of the head. "I intended to beat him up a little bit and go home," Smith testified.
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June 25, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County businessman was found not guilty Wednesday of charges that he paid a reputed Las Vegas mobster $21,000 to kill his secretary's fiance as part of a plot to have an affair with her. Although a U.S. District Court jury acquitted Julius F. Schill, 58, of San Juan Capistrano in the scheme, it convicted his co-defendant, Richard J. Dota, of murder for hire and conspiracy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent Tustin businessman was arraigned Monday in federal court here on charges he conspired to have another man beaten and shot to death behind an Irvine office building. The victim, Wilbur Constable, 26, of Mission Viejo, survived a .38-caliber bullet wound in the head and a severe beating with baseball bats on Oct. 12. Workers later found him in a field near the Irvine Spectrum business park, and he was taken to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men who pleaded guilty to a murder conspiracy charge for the near-fatal attack on a former Marine testified Thursday that they never intended to kill the man. John Caravaggio and Scott Smith testified that they thought they were going to be paid $500 to beat Wilbur Constable with baseball bats and had no idea that their partner, Blake Tek Yoon, would pull out a handgun and shoot the man in the back of the head. "I intended to beat him up a little bit and go home," Smith testified.
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June 5, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An attorney for a San Juan Capistrano businessman accused of trying to kill his secretary's fiance bombarded the woman with questions and seemingly scandalous evidence Thursday, suggesting that she lied about not having a sexual affair with her boss. During an intense cross-examination, Cynthia Asher, 24, of Lake Forest admitted that her boss, Julius F. Schill, bought her expensive gifts and frequently wined and dined her.
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June 4, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County secretary testified Wednesday that her boss, who is on trial for an unsuccessful murder attempt on her boyfriend, promised to buy her a fancy car, a house and a horse farm if she became his sexual "companion." "He'd tell me that he could provide a better life for me than" her boyfriend, said Cynthia Asher, 24, of Lake Forest of her 57-year-old boss, Julius F. Schill of San Juan Capistrano. "He wanted a relationship with me."
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June 25, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County businessman was found not guilty Wednesday of charges that he paid a reputed Las Vegas mobster $21,000 to kill his secretary's fiance as part of a plot to have an affair with her. Although a U.S. District Court jury acquitted Julius F. Schill, 58, of San Juan Capistrano in the scheme, it convicted his co-defendant, Richard J. Dota, of murder for hire and conspiracy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tustin businessman has pleaded not guilty to charges that he hired a reputed mobster to arrange the murder of his secretary's boyfriend. Julius Frederick Schill, 57, entered his plea in a federal court hearing Monday and was ordered to stand trial March 10. Richard Marion Dota, 55, the man Schill allegedly hired to arrange the killing, also pleaded not guilty. Federal authorities said Schill, the owner of the Tustin-based Auto Photo Systems, was expected to be released on $1.
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January 30, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man accused of arranging a mob-style murder contract on an ex-Marine as a favor for a Tustin businessman was denied bail Wednesday in federal court. Richard Marion Dota, 55, of Las Vegas sought to be released on $250,000 bail, but U.S. Magistrate Ronald W. Rose refused the request, saying the defendant had an extensive criminal record and was a flight risk, as well as a danger to public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man who survived a vicious mob-style murder attempt that authorities say was financed by a wealthy Orange County businessman said Tuesday that he had no idea why three thugs beat him with bats, shot him in the back of the head and left him for dead.
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June 5, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An attorney for a San Juan Capistrano businessman accused of trying to kill his secretary's fiance bombarded the woman with questions and seemingly scandalous evidence Thursday, suggesting that she lied about not having a sexual affair with her boss. During an intense cross-examination, Cynthia Asher, 24, of Lake Forest admitted that her boss, Julius F. Schill, bought her expensive gifts and frequently wined and dined her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County secretary testified Wednesday that her boss, who is on trial for an unsuccessful murder attempt on her boyfriend, promised to buy her a fancy car, a house and a horse farm if she became his sexual "companion." "He'd tell me that he could provide a better life for me than" her boyfriend, said Cynthia Asher, 24, of Lake Forest of her 57-year-old boss, Julius F. Schill of San Juan Capistrano. "He wanted a relationship with me."
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January 30, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man accused of arranging a mob-style murder contract on an ex-Marine as a favor for a Tustin businessman was denied bail Wednesday in federal court. Richard Marion Dota, 55, of Las Vegas sought to be released on $250,000 bail, but U.S. Magistrate Ronald W. Rose refused the request, saying the defendant had an extensive criminal record and was a flight risk, as well as a danger to public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Tustin businessman has pleaded not guilty to charges that he hired a reputed mobster to arrange the murder of his secretary's boyfriend. Julius Frederick Schill, 57, entered his plea in a federal court hearing Monday and was ordered to stand trial March 10. Richard Marion Dota, 55, the man Schill allegedly hired to arrange the killing, also pleaded not guilty. Federal authorities said Schill, the owner of the Tustin-based Auto Photo Systems, was expected to be released on $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | MATT LAIT and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man who is accused of pulling the trigger in a mob-style murder attempt on a Mission Viejo man said Wednesday that he was embarrassed when he learned what the motive was behind the contract to kill. Blake Tek Yoon said he and his "crew" believed they were out to kill a mob figure last Oct. 11. But the victim turned out to be Wilbur Constable, a 25-year-old salesclerk and ex-Marine who authorities said merely stood in the way of a wealthy businessman's romantic pursuits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man who survived a vicious mob-style murder attempt that authorities say was financed by a wealthy Orange County businessman said Tuesday that he had no idea why three thugs beat him with bats, shot him in the back of the head and left him for dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | MATT LAIT and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man who is accused of pulling the trigger in a mob-style murder attempt on a Mission Viejo man said Wednesday that he was embarrassed when he learned what the motive was behind the contract to kill. Blake Tek Yoon said he and his "crew" believed they were out to kill a mob figure last Oct. 11. But the victim turned out to be Wilbur Constable, a 25-year-old salesclerk and ex-Marine who authorities said merely stood in the way of a wealthy businessman's romantic pursuits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1992 | MATT LAIT
A local businessman accused of hiring a man to kill his secretary's boyfriend was sued Friday by the secretary and her boyfriend. Cynthia Asher and Wilbur Constable filed suit in Orange County Superior Court against Julius F. Schill, seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery, conspiracy, emotional distress and sexual harassment. The suit comes three days before Schill goes to trial for allegedly arranging the murder attempt.
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January 7, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent Tustin businessman was arraigned Monday in federal court here on charges he conspired to have another man beaten and shot to death behind an Irvine office building. The victim, Wilbur Constable, 26, of Mission Viejo, survived a .38-caliber bullet wound in the head and a severe beating with baseball bats on Oct. 12. Workers later found him in a field near the Irvine Spectrum business park, and he was taken to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo.
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