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December 15, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert A. Ferrante, a once-flamboyant developer who was acquitted last year of criminal charges in one of the FBI's top-priority bank fraud cases, filed for bankruptcy Monday. Ferrante of Newport Beach listed debts of $24.2 million and assets of only $777,300 in his Chapter 7 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. A Chapter 7 filing seeks a court-monitored liquidation of assets to pay creditors.
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November 11, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer whose deals in the 1980s sent a South Bay councilman to prison and plunged an Orange County thrift into insolvency has emerged as the catalyst for a billion-dollar proposal to lure an NFL team to a combined stadium and shopping mall in Carson. Robert A. Ferrante, 49, would become a limited partner in the mall development--a potentially lucrative prospect he now dreams of from his trailer office on a corner of a 157-acre former landfill.
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BUSINESS
February 15, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only two months ago, Robert A. Ferrante must have felt relief when he settled civil lawsuits with federal thrift regulators stemming from the 1986 collapse of Consolidated Savings Bank. The Newport Beach developer was even working with them to recoup the losses at the defunct savings and loan. But relief turned to rancor Thursday when a Los Angeles federal grand jury indicted Ferrante and eight associates.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1994 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert A. Ferrante, former owner of a now-defunct Irvine thrift, won another victory from federal officials Monday when a judge threw out the government's $5-million civil penalties case against him. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer dismissed the complaint filed by the U.S. attorney's office after Ferrante's lawyers argued that the case against him violated the Constitution's double jeopardy prohibition.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bankers' Trial Begins: Former thrift owner Robert A. Ferrante and five others will go on trial today in federal court on conspiracy and fraud charges stemming from the operation of now-defunct Consolidated Savings Bank in Irvine. The six, indicted after a five-year FBI investigation, have decided to forgo a jury trial. Instead, they will be tried before U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer in Los Angeles on 17 counts accusing them of criminal wrongdoing in two transactions.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ferrante Associates Win New Trials: Two business associates of Robert A. Ferrante, the former owner of now-defunct Consolidated Savings Bank, have been granted new federal trials on fraud and conspiracy charges. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer granted defense motions for new trials for Raymond L. Arthun and Ottavio A. Angotti because neither the court nor federal prosecutors followed proper procedures in obtaining their waivers of a jury trial.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1992
Closing arguments began Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court in a criminal case against former Consolidated Savings Bank owner Robert A. Ferrante and five associates. Earlier this month, prosecutors dropped 11 of 14 criminal counts against Ferrante that related to a series of loans that the now-defunct Irvine thrift made to Pyrotronics Inc. in Anaheim. Ferrante is still facing charges that he allegedly helped funnel Consolidated loan proceeds through a third party in order to benefit himself.
NEWS
November 11, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A developer whose deals in the 1980s sent a South Bay councilman to prison and plunged an Orange County thrift into insolvency has emerged as the catalyst for a billion-dollar proposal to lure an NFL team to a combined stadium and shopping mall in Carson. Robert A. Ferrante, 49, would become a limited partner in the mall development--a potentially lucrative prospect he now dreams of from his trailer office on a corner of a 157-acre former landfill.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1994
A limited partnership partly owned by former Orange County developer Robert A. Ferrante is seeking bankruptcy protection for a four-story office building in Santa Ana. OCPC Ltd. in Torrance made its Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana on Dec. 30. A hearing is scheduled for March 17.
BUSINESS
February 15, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Thursday issued a 31-count indictment against Robert A. Ferrante, the former owner of Consolidated Savings Bank, and eight others stemming from the 1986 collapse of the Irvine-based thrift. Ferrante, 41, of Newport Beach was charged with wire and mail fraud stemming from two transactions in which he allegedly made insider loans to family and friends and to companies and development projects in which he had an interest.
BUSINESS
January 4, 1994
A limited partnership partly owned by former Orange County developer Robert A. Ferrante is seeking bankruptcy protection for a four-story office building in Santa Ana. OCPC Ltd. in Torrance made its Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana on Dec. 30. A hearing is scheduled for March 17.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert A. Ferrante, a once-flamboyant developer who was acquitted last year of criminal charges in one of the FBI's top-priority bank fraud cases, filed for bankruptcy Monday. Ferrante of Newport Beach listed debts of $24.2 million and assets of only $777,300 in his Chapter 7 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana. A Chapter 7 filing seeks a court-monitored liquidation of assets to pay creditors.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ferrante Associates Win New Trials: Two business associates of Robert A. Ferrante, the former owner of now-defunct Consolidated Savings Bank, have been granted new federal trials on fraud and conspiracy charges. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer granted defense motions for new trials for Raymond L. Arthun and Ottavio A. Angotti because neither the court nor federal prosecutors followed proper procedures in obtaining their waivers of a jury trial.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former S&L Chief Acquitted: Robert A. Ferrante, the target of a five-year FBI investigation, was acquitted of all charges stemming from the operation of now-defunct Consolidated Savings Bank in Irvine. Three co-defendants were also acquitted, but two close associates, Ottavio A. Angotti and Raymond L. Arthun, were convicted of conspiracy and fraud counts relating to $4 million in loans that Consolidated made to Pyrotronics Corp., an Anaheim fireworks manufacturer.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert A. Ferrante, the target of a five-year, top-priority FBI investigation, was acquitted Monday of all criminal charges stemming from the operation of now-defunct Consolidated Savings Bank in Irvine. Three co-defendants were also acquitted, but two others, Ottavio A. Angotti and Raymond L. Arthun, were convicted on conspiracy and fraud counts relating to $4 million in loans that Consolidated made to Pyrotronics Corp.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1992
Closing arguments began Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court in a criminal case against former Consolidated Savings Bank owner Robert A. Ferrante and five associates. Earlier this month, prosecutors dropped 11 of 14 criminal counts against Ferrante that related to a series of loans that the now-defunct Irvine thrift made to Pyrotronics Inc. in Anaheim. Ferrante is still facing charges that he allegedly helped funnel Consolidated loan proceeds through a third party in order to benefit himself.
BUSINESS
October 4, 1994 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert A. Ferrante, former owner of a now-defunct Irvine thrift, won another victory from federal officials Monday when a judge threw out the government's $5-million civil penalties case against him. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer dismissed the complaint filed by the U.S. attorney's office after Ferrante's lawyers argued that the case against him violated the Constitution's double jeopardy prohibition.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors, lacking evidence after three weeks of trial, dropped 11 of 14 criminal counts Thursday against Robert A. Ferrante as the government rested its case against the former owner of Consolidated Savings Bank and five others. On their own motion, prosecutors dropped all charges against Ferrante relating to a series of loans that the now-defunct Irvine thrift made to Pyrotronics Inc. in Anaheim, once the state's biggest maker of so-called safe and sane fireworks.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1992 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert A. Ferrante was "the boss of Pyrotronics" at the same time that he owned a tiny savings and loan that was making $5 million in loans to the Anaheim fireworks company, a former chief executive of Pyrotronics Inc. testified on Thursday. Donald P. Crivellone said that Ferrante installed him as the top operating officer at Pyrotronics in March, 1985, and made other crucial management decisions even though documents show that Ferrante neither owned nor had any other control of the company.
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