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September 17, 1991 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 30-month sentence given to Robert Victor, a former executive of Magna Technologies Inc., brings to two the number of principals in the defunct Thousand Oaks company who have received prison terms for their roles in a stock manipulation case. Victor, 53, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty in March to four counts of securities and tax fraud in connection with the rise and fall of Magna Technologies stock in 1985. In pronouncing sentence in Los Angeles last week, U.S. District Court Judge Terry J.
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September 17, 1991 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 30-month sentence given to Robert Victor, a former executive of Magna Technologies Inc., brings to two the number of principals in the defunct Thousand Oaks company who have received prison terms for their roles in a stock manipulation case. Victor, 53, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty in March to four counts of securities and tax fraud in connection with the rise and fall of Magna Technologies stock in 1985. In pronouncing sentence in Los Angeles last week, U.S. District Court Judge Terry J.
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BUSINESS
March 29, 1990 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four former promoters of a defunct Thousand Oaks company have been named in a 42-count criminal indictment unsealed by a grand jury in Los Angeles Tuesday. The charges, stemming from the rapid rise and collapse of the stock of Magna Technologies in 1985, include multiple counts of conspiracy and securities and wire fraud. The indictment says Magna was a "shell corporation" with no assets that was used by the defendants to profit by manipulating its stock.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1990 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four former promoters of a defunct Thousand Oaks company have been named in a 42-count criminal indictment unsealed by a grand jury in Los Angeles Tuesday. The charges, stemming from the rapid rise and collapse of the stock of Magna Technologies in 1985, include multiple counts of conspiracy and securities and wire fraud. The indictment says Magna was a "shell corporation" with no assets that was used by the defendants to profit by manipulating its stock.
NEWS
September 6, 1987 | BARRY STAVRO and ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writers
On a crisp Sunday last November, an official of the ZZZZ Best carpet-cleaning company took the firm's lawyer and accountant on a tour of an office building in Sacramento, a final inspection before they gave their go-ahead for a public stock sale that would bring the company into the Wall Street limelight. The lawyer and accountant were there to see how ZZZZ Best's most profitable line of business worked.
SPORTS
September 16, 1995 | MARIO ARCE
Santa Paula 58, Desert 12--The Cardinals parlayed a 36-point second quarter and a strong performance by quarterback Willie Zavala into an easy victory at Desert. Zavala passed for 193 yards and four touchdowns, including two to his brother Robert. Victor Meza rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns in eight carries. Darryl Yates ran for a 75-yard touchdown punt return.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991 | PAUL PAYNE
A Las Vegas businessman who pleaded guilty to securities and tax fraud in connection with a fake Thousand Oaks company has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. In U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Monday, Robert Victor, 53, admitted his role in a scheme to boost the price of over-the-counter shares in Magna Technologies Inc. in 1985.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1991
A Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon has been convicted of conspiracy and four counts of securities and wire fraud in connection with his role in the manipulation of the stock of Magna Technologies Inc., a defunct Thousand Oaks company, the U.S. attorney's office said. Robert Gutstein, 53, Magna's former chairman, was found guilty May 31 in federal court in Los Angeles of conspiring with three other defendants to use a variety of illegal means to drive up the price of Magna's stock.
BUSINESS
March 12, 1991
A key figure in a criminal indictment pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to four counts of securities and tax fraud for his role in the manipulation of the stock of Magna Technologies Inc., a defunct Thousand Oaks company.
NEWS
August 7, 1986
Ten people have taken out nomination papers for the Nov. 4 special election to replace Councilman Louis A. Thompson, who died last month. Those taking out papers must complete and return them to the city clerk by 5 p.m. Friday. The election will be held with the Nov. 4 general election. Papers were taken out by former Councilman James Rowe, an 18-year council member who was defeated in November, 1985; Louis Heine, who finished fourth in the same 12-candidate race; Alfreddie Johnson Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1991 | GERRY BRAILO SPENCER
A Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon has been convicted of conspiracy and securities and wire fraud in connection with his role in the manipulation of the stock of Magna Technologies Inc., a defunct Thousand Oaks corporation, the U.S. attorney's office said. Robert Gutstein, 53, was found guilty after a four-week trial in federal court of conspiring with other defendants to manipulate the market price of Magna, said John F. Walsh, an assistant U.S. attorney.
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