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August 9, 1991 | From the Washington Post
Bank Chairman Agha Hasan Abedi, President Swaleh Naqvi and a few other top officials of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International drained it of more than $2.5 billion through bad investments and fraud, the bank's former chief financial officer charged Thursday.
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May 31, 1993 | From Associated Press
For an attorney who once ran Washington's largest bank, and defended the likes of Bert Lance and Jim Wright, Robert A. Altman has a daily routine that's anything but rewarding and glamorous. Since March, Altman's life has centered around a small, dingy courtroom in lower Manhattan. Lawyers flagrantly disobey no-smoking signs in the hallways. Police and cuffed felons jam the elevators.
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July 28, 1992 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and JOHN GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lawyers for Clark M. Clifford, a former defense secretary and one of the most influential lawyers of his era, are expected to make a final plea today to prevent his indictment in the Bank of Credit & Commerce International scandal, sources close to the investigation said Monday. New York Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau hopes to make a final decision this week on whether to charge Clifford and his longtime partner and protege, Robert A.
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July 28, 1992 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and JOHN GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lawyers for Clark M. Clifford, a former defense secretary and one of the most influential lawyers of his era, are expected to make a final plea today to prevent his indictment in the Bank of Credit & Commerce International scandal, sources close to the investigation said Monday. New York Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau hopes to make a final decision this week on whether to charge Clifford and his longtime partner and protege, Robert A.
BUSINESS
May 31, 1993 | From Associated Press
For an attorney who once ran Washington's largest bank, and defended the likes of Bert Lance and Jim Wright, Robert A. Altman has a daily routine that's anything but rewarding and glamorous. Since March, Altman's life has centered around a small, dingy courtroom in lower Manhattan. Lawyers flagrantly disobey no-smoking signs in the hallways. Police and cuffed felons jam the elevators.
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August 23, 1993 | Compiled by The Times Washington Bureau
SIGHTING: Lawyer-banker Robert A. Altman, cleared of New York state charges in the Bank of Credit & Commerce International scandal, was greeted like a returning hero when he made his first post-acquittal appearance at Duke Zeibert's, a posh watering hole favored by prominent lawyers and lobbyists. . . . Duke gave Altman a bear hug, after which half a dozen defense attorneys traipsed over to repeat the gesture, pounding him on the back and saying: "Great victory, Bob. Great victory."
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July 30, 1993 | From Reuters
A state judge dealt a blow to the federal government's BCCI bribery-and-fraud case Thursday, dismissing four of the eight charges against Washington attorney Robert A. Altman. Altman and law partner Clark M. Clifford, a longtime Washington powerbroker and former defense secretary, were indicted last year by a New York state grand jury for allegedly taking bribes that enabled the Bank of Credit & Commerce International to hide its illegal ownership of U.S. banks.
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November 2, 1993 | from Associated Press
Prosecutors asked a court Monday to drop state bribery and fraud charges against former Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford in connection with the BCCI scandal. Papers submitted to state Supreme Court Justice John A. K. Bradley said the Manhattan district attorney's office was requesting the dismissal because of Clifford's poor health. Clifford, 86, underwent heart surgery this summer and suffers from numerous other health problems.
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August 1, 1992 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford, an elder statesman of the Democratic Party, and his business partner and protege Robert A. Altman pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to charges stemming from their alleged involvement in the Bank of Credit & Commerce International scandal. During the brief courtroom appearance, U.S. District Judge June Green set trial for Oct. 26.
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February 3, 1998 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two celebrity photographers who pursued actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, NBC News correspondent Maria Shriver, through Westside streets last May as the couple drove their son to preschool were convicted Monday of misdemeanor false imprisonment charges by a judge who branded the paparazzi's actions "outrageous." Stressing that his verdict was not intended to inhibit news photographers from legally going about their work, Superior Court Judge Robert A.
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August 9, 1991 | From the Washington Post
Bank Chairman Agha Hasan Abedi, President Swaleh Naqvi and a few other top officials of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International drained it of more than $2.5 billion through bad investments and fraud, the bank's former chief financial officer charged Thursday.
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April 8, 1993 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing former Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford's poor health and the continuing New York state trial of his law partner, Robert A. Altman, the Justice Department Wednesday moved to drop fraud and conspiracy charges against the two in an international bank scandal. But federal prosecutors sought to reserve their right to bring broader charges against the two after the conclusion of Altman's New York trial, which began last month. Clifford is recovering from quadruple bypass surgery.
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March 5, 1991 | PAUL HOUSTON and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Federal Reserve Board on Monday ordered a major international bank that once was convicted of money-laundering to divest itself of secret control over Washington's largest bank. The order includes an agreement by the Bank of Credit & Commerce International, or BCCI, that it will cease all operations in the United States.
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