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May 21, 1987 | United Press International
Two crewmen were killed Wednesday when their U.S. Air Force F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber crashed while on a practice run at a bombing range in northern Spain, authorities said. U.S. Embassy spokesman Robert Plotkin identified the airmen as 1st Lt. William Rogers and Maj. Michael Naum. Their ages and hometowns were not available.
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BUSINESS
February 25, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Jeffrey K. Skilling's decision to testify before Congress a second time carries new risks of possible criminal charges against him, legal experts said. Lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee will ask Skilling on Tuesday to explain what they say are contradictions between his testimony to a House panel on Feb. 7 and that of other Enron executives, who say he knew details of the partnerships that triggered the energy trader's collapse.
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November 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee today requested the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate former HUD Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. As a result of the request, Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh must report to Congress within 30 days whether he has opened a preliminary investigation, the next step in a procedure that could lead to court appointment of an independent counsel, sometimes called a special prosecutor. Rep. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Bruce A.
NEWS
July 20, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of hours of telephone conversations involving Melvyn R. Paisley, a primary figure in the Pentagon fraud investigation, were recorded illegally by the government and should not be used against Paisley, the former Navy official's attorneys said Tuesday.
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June 18, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-running investigation into fraud and corruption in the Ronald Reagan Administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development brought down its highest former official Thursday when Thomas T. Demery, once the department's No. 3 executive, pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Demery, 43, a former assistant secretary for housing, pleaded guilty to accepting a gratuity and obstructing justice. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson said that he would impose sentence at a later date.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2000 | From Reuters
A federal grand jury indicted two former HBO & Co. executives Thursday for an alleged stock scheme that cost shareholders $9 billion and began shortly before the software firm's 1999 merger with medical products supplier McKesson Inc.
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November 3, 1989 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A panel of House Democrats on Thursday formally asked the Justice Department to seek appointment of an independent counsel to investigate whether Samuel R. Pierce Jr. committed any crimes during his scandal-ridden tenure as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "The only way this country will get to the bottom of the mess at HUD is through an investigation by an independent counsel," said Rep. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.
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March 3, 1990 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former federal Judge Arlin M. Adams was named Friday as independent counsel to investigate charges that former Housing Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. illegally favored prominent Republican consultants in awarding multimillion dollar housing contracts. Adams, 68, was appointed by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals at the request of Atty. Gen.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1989 | From Associated Press Writer
Continental Can Co. developed a secret and sophisticated computer program used nationwide to deny longtime employees pension benefits, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. In a sharply worded opinion against the company, U.S. District Judge H. Lee Sarokin directed Continental Can to begin negotiating settlements with about 2,500 Continental workers. Costs to the company could approach $500 million. "The plan was shrouded in secrecy and executed companywide at the specific direction of the highest levels of corporate management," Sarokin said in a written opinion.
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January 28, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
An aide to then-presidential counselor Edwin Meese III warned Army and Small Business Administration officials in 1982 that he would "not stand for any foot-dragging" on an Army contract being lobbied by former White House aide Lyn Nofziger, the aide testified Wednesday. James E. Jenkins, on the witness stand at Nofziger's trial on illegal-lobbying charges, said that his warning became even more pungent toward the end of a May 19 White House meeting with the officials about the contract.
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