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March 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Copeland Bankruptcy Filing: Orange County investor Robert F. Copeland, who helped launch the once-successful the Hop nightclub chain, has filed for personal bankruptcy and is seeking to liquidate his corporate enterprise. The Chapter 7 filing was entered in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana on Thursday, according to court documents. His Lake Forest firm, Copeland Brothers Inc., once ran seven 1950s-themed nightclubs in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. The clubs were closed last year.
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March 13, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Copeland Bankruptcy Filing: Orange County investor Robert F. Copeland, who helped launch the once-successful the Hop nightclub chain, has filed for personal bankruptcy and is seeking to liquidate his corporate enterprise. The Chapter 7 filing was entered in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana on Thursday, according to court documents. His Lake Forest firm, Copeland Brothers Inc., once ran seven 1950s-themed nightclubs in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. The clubs were closed last year.
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November 26, 1987 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Former Ramona Savings & Loan Assn. owner John Lee Molinaro pleaded guilty to four criminal fraud charges Wednesday, admitting in court that he approved $10 million in loans to business associates who passed along most of the money to another friend who wanted to buy the S&L. Molinaro, 46, is believed to be the first former savings and loan executive to be charged with criminal fraud relating to the collapse of a California savings and loan.
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November 21, 1987 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Federal authorities filed criminal fraud charges Friday against John L. Molinaro, owner and ousted head of the failed Ramona Savings & Loan Assn., alleging that he illegally received $6.4 million of S&L funds in an attempt to sell the Orange-based institution in early 1986.
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