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February 25, 1998 | James S. Granelli
Fugitive Ronald Dante, a former nightclub hypnotist and peddler of "permanent makeup" training classes, has been sentenced to 67 months in federal prison on a contempt of court conviction. Dante, 67, who fled near the end of his trial in November, was sentenced Monday. He last lived in Huntington Beach. He was convicted in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on contempt charges for violating past orders that prohibited him from misleading consumers in promotions and training courses.
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February 25, 1998 | James S. Granelli
Fugitive Ronald Dante, a former nightclub hypnotist and peddler of "permanent makeup" training classes, has been sentenced to 67 months in federal prison on a contempt of court conviction. Dante, 67, who fled near the end of his trial in November, was sentenced Monday. He last lived in Huntington Beach. He was convicted in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on contempt charges for violating past orders that prohibited him from misleading consumers in promotions and training courses.
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November 26, 1997 | James S. Granelli
A former nightclub hypnotist accused of bilking cosmetologists out of $1.5 million years ago through his training courses in "permanent makeup" has been convicted of violating orders that prohibit him from misleading consumers in promotional material and training courses. But Ronald Dante, who once was married briefly to the late actress Lana Turner, can't be found, say officials at the Federal Trade Commission. His last known address was in Huntington Beach.
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November 26, 1997 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former nightclub hypnotist accused of bilking cosmetologists out of $1.5 million through training courses in "permanent makeup" has been convicted of criminal contempt of court for violating orders that prohibit him from misleading consumers in promotions and training courses. But Ronald Dante, who once was married briefly to the late actress Lana Turner, apparently fled before the last day of testimony on Friday, said attorneys for both sides. His last known address was in Huntington Beach.
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November 26, 1997 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former nightclub hypnotist accused of bilking cosmetologists out of $1.5 million through training courses in "permanent makeup" has been convicted of criminal contempt of court for violating orders that prohibit him from misleading consumers in promotions and training courses. But Ronald Dante, who once was married briefly to the late actress Lana Turner, apparently fled before the last day of testimony on Friday, said attorneys for both sides. His last known address was in Huntington Beach.
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March 3, 1990 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former nightclub hypnotist who once was married to actress Lana Turner has been accused of bilking cosmetologists out of $1.5 million through his training courses in "permanent makeup." The Federal Trade Commission obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to freeze assets of Ronald Dante, alleged owner of Perma-Derm Academy in Fountain Valley.
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April 18, 2003 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A former professional stage hypnotist was indicted Thursday, accused of defrauding thousands of students out of more than $10 million through a phony diploma mill based in San Clemente. Ronald Pellar, 73, also known as Ronald Dante, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on nine counts of mail fraud for his alleged operation of Columbia State University, a correspondence school that offered bogus academic degrees in as little as 30 days, authorities said.
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November 26, 1997 | James S. Granelli
A former nightclub hypnotist accused of bilking cosmetologists out of $1.5 million years ago through his training courses in "permanent makeup" has been convicted of violating orders that prohibit him from misleading consumers in promotional material and training courses. But Ronald Dante, who once was married briefly to the late actress Lana Turner, can't be found, say officials at the Federal Trade Commission. His last known address was in Huntington Beach.
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March 3, 1990 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former nightclub hypnotist who once was married to actress Lana Turner has been accused of bilking cosmetologists out of $1.5 million through his training courses in "permanent makeup." The Federal Trade Commission obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to freeze assets of Ronald Dante, alleged owner of Perma-Derm Academy in Fountain Valley.
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