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July 27, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The Internal Revenue Service office in Los Angeles in charge of criminal tax cases was hobbled in recent years by an overbearing director who would tolerate no dissent and by an in-house watchdog unit that failed to do its job, Congress was told Wednesday. Testimony by four past and present IRS investigators came as a House subcommittee continued hearings into charges of misconduct centering on Ronald Saranow, former chief of the agency's criminal investigation division in Los Angeles.
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June 4, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JIM SCHACHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Now that the owners of jeans giants Guess and Jordache have patched up their legal differences, they are free to bury the ugly memories of 6 1/2 years of brutal corporate warfare. In fact, the Marciano brothers of Guess and the Nakash brothers of Jordache say they settled their dispute so that they could devote full attention to their apparel businesses.
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BUSINESS
July 29, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Ronald Saranow, the Internal Revenue Service's former investigative chief in Los Angeles, sought to reduce criminal charges against a fellow agent accused of preparing a phony tax return for a Mafia loan shark, apparently as a personal favor to a friend, congressional investigators probing the tax agency said Friday.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1989 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A watchdog group charged Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service's top criminal investigator in Los Angeles and several colleagues improperly bought property from an El Monte firm that was being audited by the IRS and then used it for their own tax benefit. "Had anything like the El Monte situation occurred in the district I was working in, the officials certainly would have been fired," said Paul J.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1989 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A watchdog group charged Tuesday that the Internal Revenue Service's top criminal investigator in Los Angeles and several colleagues improperly bought property from an El Monte firm that was being audited by the IRS and then used it for their own tax benefit. "Had anything like the El Monte situation occurred in the district I was working in, the officials certainly would have been fired," said Paul J.
BUSINESS
June 4, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and JIM SCHACHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Now that the owners of jeans giants Guess and Jordache have patched up their legal differences, they are free to bury the ugly memories of 6 1/2 years of brutal corporate warfare. In fact, the Marciano brothers of Guess and the Nakash brothers of Jordache say they settled their dispute so that they could devote full attention to their apparel businesses.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1989 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles office of the Internal Revenue Service will be the focus of attention today when a congressional subcommittee, after a yearlong investigation, begins a series of major hearings on corruption and misconduct at the IRS. The IRS has strongly opposed the investigation, which members of Congress believe could uncover one of the biggest scandals in recent years for the image-conscious tax collection agency.
NEWS
July 26, 1989 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, Times Staff Writer
Dozens of tax evaders in Los Angeles have been given protection against criminal prosecution for the last 11 years in a unique program in which they made anonymous payments to the Internal Revenue Service and placed tax returns in secret safe deposit boxes, investigators told a congressional hearing Tuesday. The Los Angeles office approved the unprecedented amnesty-type program without permission from Washington, an investigator said.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1987 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
The chief of the Internal Revenue Service's criminal investigation division in Los Angeles is under investigation by superiors after a series of allegations about improper conduct in connection with a bitter, long-running feud between Guess and Jordache, rival blue-jeans makers. The official acknowledged that the investigation was begun months ago, but he said it was recently stepped up at his request because he feels that it will clear his name. First reported in the Nov.
NEWS
August 11, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, acknowledging that congressional hearings have exposed ethics problems within the agency, pledged Thursday to tighten procedures to ensure that IRS employees are held to "the highest standards" of conduct. Fred T. Goldberg Jr.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Ronald Saranow, the Internal Revenue Service's former investigative chief in Los Angeles, sought to reduce criminal charges against a fellow agent accused of preparing a phony tax return for a Mafia loan shark, apparently as a personal favor to a friend, congressional investigators probing the tax agency said Friday.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The Internal Revenue Service office in Los Angeles in charge of criminal tax cases was hobbled in recent years by an overbearing director who would tolerate no dissent and by an in-house watchdog unit that failed to do its job, Congress was told Wednesday. Testimony by four past and present IRS investigators came as a House subcommittee continued hearings into charges of misconduct centering on Ronald Saranow, former chief of the agency's criminal investigation division in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1989 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles office of the Internal Revenue Service will be the focus of attention today when a congressional subcommittee, after a yearlong investigation, begins a series of major hearings on corruption and misconduct at the IRS. The IRS has strongly opposed the investigation, which members of Congress believe could uncover one of the biggest scandals in recent years for the image-conscious tax collection agency.
BUSINESS
July 28, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Top officials of the Internal Revenue Service defended the agency Thursday against charges of unethical conduct, telling a House subcommittee that their own internal policing system is working well and that ethical lapses by employees are "isolated." But Rep. Doug Barnard Jr. (D-Ga.
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