April 4, 1996 |
A military jet carrying Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown and a delegation of U.S. corporate executives on a trade mission to the Balkans crashed into a hillside near the Croatian city of Dubrovnik in a driving rainstorm Wednesday. All 33 people aboard were presumed killed. The Pentagon was unable to confirm the casualty toll because a U.S. military team had been unable to reach the remote crash site more than 10 hours after the plane went down.
January 21, 1996 |
Under Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, travel expenses for the secretary's office have risen at least 145% over those of a well-traveled GOP predecessor, while many of Brown's aides are improperly using government credit cards for personal purchases, according to a confidential audit report obtained by The Times.
September 7, 1995 |
Stepping up the Clinton Administration's campaign to save the Commerce Department, Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown suggested Wednesday that it would make more sense to expand the agency than kill it. Testifying before a House subcommittee, Brown said abolishing the department and moving its surviving components elsewhere would cost taxpayers money.
July 7, 1995 |
A federal appeals court Thursday named Daniel S. Pearson as an independent counsel to look into the financial affairs of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown. The Miami attorney is the fourth special counsel named to investigate Clinton Administration officials. Pearson, 64, a former state judge and federal prosecutor, will be asked to determine if Brown broke the law in his private financial dealings or in his public reports of those transactions.
May 18, 1995 |
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno has asked for appointment of an independent counsel to determine if Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown has violated federal law in his private financial dealings or in his reports of those transactions, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
April 14, 1995 |
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno has ordered Justice Department investigators to expand their investigation of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown to pursue evidence that he may have illegally concealed his investment in a trouble-plagued, low-income apartment complex in suburban Maryland, according to knowledgeable sources. The order was issued earlier this week in response to reports that Brown had reported his investment on his annual financial disclosure forms inaccurately.
April 9, 1995 |
For more than two years in office, Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown has effectively concealed his personal investment in a trouble-plagued low-income apartment complex that is part of the rental empire of a Los Angeles businessman whom federal officials consider a notorious slumlord.
March 4, 1995 |
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Resolution Trust Corp. are investigating possible bank fraud in connection with three loans made by failed savings and loans to companies owned by Nolanda S. Hill, the former business partner of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, according to sources familiar with the investigations. FDIC investigators issued subpoenas this week for many records of Hill's principal business, Corridor Broadcasting Corp., the sources said.
February 22, 1995 |
When President Clinton invited a small, select group of corporate CEOs to the White House for lunch in the summer of 1993, there was only one invited guest whose company was not listed among the Fortune 500. Her name is Nolanda Hill, owner of a tiny, beleaguered firm known as Corridor Broadcasting Inc. and former business partner of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown. By all accounts, Hill's name was placed on the White House guest list by Brown.
February 17, 1995 |
The Justice Department announced Thursday that it has opened a preliminary inquiry to decide whether Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown's financial practices should be investigated by an independent counsel. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, who ordered the 90-day inquiry opened Wednesday, did not specify publicly what the investigation would cover but noted that the allegations have been "widely reported by the news media."