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October 2, 1991 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spokesman for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday accused the Justice Department of hampering a Senate inquiry into the handling of its investigation of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International. According to a Kerry staff member, the department has refused to allow Senate testimony from Robert Mazur, the former Customs Service agent whose undercover work led to the first criminal charges against BCCI, and from Mark Jackowski, the original prosecutor on the case.
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October 2, 1991 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A spokesman for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Tuesday accused the Justice Department of hampering a Senate inquiry into the handling of its investigation of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International. According to a Kerry staff member, the department has refused to allow Senate testimony from Robert Mazur, the former Customs Service agent whose undercover work led to the first criminal charges against BCCI, and from Mark Jackowski, the original prosecutor on the case.
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January 19, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortly after 10 o'clock one Saturday night 14 months ago, shotgun-toting federal agents burst into Aqbal Ashraf's home in Agoura Hills, Calif., and arrested him in the presence of his wife and two small children. Ashraf, who manages the Los Angeles branch of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, was told he had been charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. He was one of eight people arrested nationwide that night in what the U.S.
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November 22, 1991 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The undercover agent who broke the case against the Bank of Credit & Commerce International said Thursday that hundreds of leads indicating wrongdoing by the bank were not pursued because of a lack of resources. Testifying from behind a frosted-glass screen to conceal his face, federal agent Robert Mazur told a Senate subcommittee that the delay in aggressively investigating the evidence left him frustrated and contributed to his decision to quit the U.S. Customs Service last April.
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September 3, 1991 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Agha Hasan Abedi sounded more like Darth Vader than the founder of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International when he spoke to his executives about the force driving the bank at a conference in Miami one Sunday late in 1985. "Mr. Awan, may I ask you, do you feel the force within, which within you drives you?" Abedi asked Amjad Awan, an official in the bank's Washington office. "How many times do you feel? And what does it make you feel? What do you become when you feel that?
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