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August 4, 1991 | Victor F. Zonana, Victor F. Zonana is a reporter at The Times New York bureau. He interviewed Robert M. Morgenthau in the district attorney's office
The word that leaps to mind when first encountering Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert M. Morgenthau is rectitude. The 72-year-old prosecutor, who lit a fire under the Justice Department in the mushrooming Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal, is not some two-bit politician out to grab headlines. As the son of Henry Morgenthau Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt's Treasury secretary, the district attorney is steeped in a heritage of public service.
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BUSINESS
January 12, 2014 | By Andrew Hill
When Dennis Kozlowski leaves prison on parole this week, having served more than eight years for 22 felonies, he will find comfort in Catherine Neal's new book. But for everyone else, the account, which declares the former Tyco chief executive innocent of stealing from the conglomerate, is disappointing. Neal's book, "Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski," is published by Palgrave Macmillan. Kozlowski's name is embedded in the history of the U.S. corporate scandals that began with the collapse of Enron in late 2001.
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BUSINESS
January 12, 2014 | By Andrew Hill
When Dennis Kozlowski leaves prison on parole this week, having served more than eight years for 22 felonies, he will find comfort in Catherine Neal's new book. But for everyone else, the account, which declares the former Tyco chief executive innocent of stealing from the conglomerate, is disappointing. Neal's book, "Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski," is published by Palgrave Macmillan. Kozlowski's name is embedded in the history of the U.S. corporate scandals that began with the collapse of Enron in late 2001.
NATIONAL
August 14, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A white police officer who killed an off-duty black colleague in a friendly-fire incident will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said. A grand jury voted not to indict Andrew Dunton in the May shooting of Omar Edwards on a dark street, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau said. Edwards had drawn his gun and was chasing a man who had broken into his car. Dunton apparently mistook Edwards for an armed suspect. Some civil rights advocates have charged that race was a factor in the shooting.
NATIONAL
August 14, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A white police officer who killed an off-duty black colleague in a friendly-fire incident will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said. A grand jury voted not to indict Andrew Dunton in the May shooting of Omar Edwards on a dark street, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau said. Edwards had drawn his gun and was chasing a man who had broken into his car. Dunton apparently mistook Edwards for an armed suspect. Some civil rights advocates have charged that race was a factor in the shooting.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2004 | From Reuters
Ten stockbrokers at a now-defunct securities firm were accused Wednesday in a racketeering indictment of defrauding hundreds of customers out of millions of dollars, authorities said. The brokers, who once worked for LCP Capital Corp. in Manhattan, were paid millions of dollars in cash bribes by stock promoters to pump up the prices of 14 stocks, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau said.
NEWS
April 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teenager killed by police after he allegedly threatened officers with a machete was shot in the back, Police Commissioner Howard Safir said. Safir and Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau promised a full investigation into the shooting early Sunday of 16-year-old Kevin Cedeno by Officer Anthony Pellegrini.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Clifford Attorney Decries Freeze on Client's Assets: An attorney for Clark Clifford says Clifford and his law partner cannot pay routine expenses, doctors' bills and legal fees because prosecutors froze their assets after indicting them in the BCCI banking scandal. Robert S. Bennett accused Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau of seeking to destroy Clifford and Robert Altman.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Two employees of the Whitney Museum of American Art have been charged with stealing $880,000 over a two-year period by voiding ticket sales and pocketing the cash, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau said Thursday.
NEWS
March 27, 1986 | United Press International
A grand jury indicted the Bronx Democratic boss and five others today on charges of bribing city officials, including one who has since killed himself, bringing to 11 the number of people charged in a scandal rocking Mayor Edward Koch's administration. The scandal--labled a "confidence game" by a city prosecutor--involves the most serious allegations of corruption in New York City since the administration of Jimmy Walker 50 years ago. Dist. Atty.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Two employees of the Whitney Museum of American Art have been charged with stealing $880,000 over a two-year period by voiding ticket sales and pocketing the cash, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau said Thursday.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2004 | From Reuters
Ten stockbrokers at a now-defunct securities firm were accused Wednesday in a racketeering indictment of defrauding hundreds of customers out of millions of dollars, authorities said. The brokers, who once worked for LCP Capital Corp. in Manhattan, were paid millions of dollars in cash bribes by stock promoters to pump up the prices of 14 stocks, Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau said.
NEWS
April 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teenager killed by police after he allegedly threatened officers with a machete was shot in the back, Police Commissioner Howard Safir said. Safir and Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau promised a full investigation into the shooting early Sunday of 16-year-old Kevin Cedeno by Officer Anthony Pellegrini.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Clifford Attorney Decries Freeze on Client's Assets: An attorney for Clark Clifford says Clifford and his law partner cannot pay routine expenses, doctors' bills and legal fees because prosecutors froze their assets after indicting them in the BCCI banking scandal. Robert S. Bennett accused Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau of seeking to destroy Clifford and Robert Altman.
NEWS
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?
OPINION
August 4, 1991 | Victor F. Zonana, Victor F. Zonana is a reporter at The Times New York bureau. He interviewed Robert M. Morgenthau in the district attorney's office
The word that leaps to mind when first encountering Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert M. Morgenthau is rectitude. The 72-year-old prosecutor, who lit a fire under the Justice Department in the mushrooming Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal, is not some two-bit politician out to grab headlines. As the son of Henry Morgenthau Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt's Treasury secretary, the district attorney is steeped in a heritage of public service.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1991 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New York Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau criticized the Justice Department on Thursday for refusing to cooperate in an investigation by his office of money laundering and fraud allegations at a Luxembourg bank. Morgenthau said his two-year investigation of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International has been slowed by the Justice Department's refusal to grant him access to a key witness, rejection of offers to share evidence and failure to return repeated telephone calls.
NEWS
June 17, 1987 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Bernhard H. Goetz, the shy gunman who became a national symbol of urban violence after shooting four black teen-agers in a Manhattan subway 2 1/2 years ago, was acquitted Tuesday of all attempted murder charges and convicted only of illegally possessing a weapon. Goetz stood, his thin shoulders hunched forward and eyes cast downward, but showed no emotion as the jury foreman intoned, "Not Guilty" to 12 other charges, including four counts each of attempted murder and assault.
BUSINESS
May 24, 1991 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New York Dist. Atty. Robert Morgenthau criticized the Justice Department on Thursday for refusing to cooperate in an investigation by his office of money laundering and fraud allegations at a Luxembourg bank. Morgenthau said his two-year investigation of the Bank of Credit & Commerce International has been slowed by the Justice Department's refusal to grant him access to a key witness, rejection of offers to share evidence and failure to return repeated telephone calls.
NEWS
June 17, 1987 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
Bernhard H. Goetz, the shy gunman who became a national symbol of urban violence after shooting four black teen-agers in a Manhattan subway 2 1/2 years ago, was acquitted Tuesday of all attempted murder charges and convicted only of illegally possessing a weapon. Goetz stood, his thin shoulders hunched forward and eyes cast downward, but showed no emotion as the jury foreman intoned, "Not Guilty" to 12 other charges, including four counts each of attempted murder and assault.
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