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July 10, 1987 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
After a two-year investigation, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Thursday indicted reputed organized crime figure Salvatore J. Pisello for allegedly evading $187,000 in taxes on income he received as a result of transactions with Los Angeles-based MCA Records. Pisello failed to report most of nearly $600,000 in income from the MCA deals between 1983 and 1985, and paid only $27,000 in taxes on all income over that three-year period, according to a statement issued by U.S. Atty. Robert C.
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April 4, 1989
A federal prosecutor who headed a controversial investigation into a reputed organized crime figure's business ties to MCA Inc. has been suspended from his job and barred from his office at the Los Angeles organized crime strike force, The Times has learned.
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BUSINESS
September 10, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Salvatore J. Pisello, who was recently convicted of evading taxes on money earned in a series of business deals with MCA Records, on Thursday filed a $50-million lawsuit against MCA, accusing the company of fraud and breach of contract in those same deals.
NEWS
January 22, 1989
For nearly four years, the case of U.S. vs. Salvatore Pisello went nowhere in the Los Angeles office of the Justice Department's Organized Crime Strike Force. Pisello, identified by the FBI as a member of New York's Gambino crime family, was suspected of lying on his 1979 federal income tax return and evading taxes on $50,000 he earned that year as a regional sales representative for Hillshire Farms Sausage.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Reputed mobster Salvatore J. Pisello has told government investigators that his initial contact with MCA Records in 1983 was through MCA Music and Entertainment Group Chairman Irving Azoff, according to papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It was the first time that Pisello had made any statement to investigators about his dealings with MCA.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
U.S. District Judge William J. Rea on Monday sentenced reputed mobster Salvatore J. Pisello to four years in prison for evading income tax on $382,000 that he earned through business deals with MCA Records in 1984 and 1985. Before sentence was passed, prosecutor Marvin L. Rudnick told the Los Angeles court of information claiming that Pisello reports to Michael A. Rizzitello, a reputed organized crime figure in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
A witness in the tax evasion trial of reputed mobster Salvatore Pisello testified Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that he made a series of unusual cash payments to Pisello in 1984 and 1985 as down payments on the purchase of about 1.5 million so-called cutout recordings from MCA Records.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1987 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER JR., Times Staff Writer
An often-bitter, 16-month legal battle between MCA Records and a distributor of budget records ended Tuesday, when a U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles ruled that MCA was not responsible for losses suffered by Scorpio Music as a result of a 1984 purchase of so-called cutout recordings from MCA. "We feel it was a just verdict, well supported by the facts," said Dennis Kinnaird, a lawyer with the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, which represented MCA.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1988 | Wm. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer and
The tax evasion trial of reputed organized crime figure Salvatore Pisello began Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles with the government prosecutor claiming that Pisello evaded taxes on about $450,000 in unreported income for the years 1983 to 1985. In his opening argument, Marvin L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1989
A federal prosecutor who headed a controversial investigation into a reputed organized crime figure's business ties to MCA Inc. has been suspended from his job and barred from his office at the Los Angeles organized crime strike force, The Times has learned.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Salvatore J. Pisello, who was recently convicted of evading taxes on money earned in a series of business deals with MCA Records, on Thursday filed a $50-million lawsuit against MCA, accusing the company of fraud and breach of contract in those same deals.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1988 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
U.S. District Judge William J. Rea on Monday sentenced reputed mobster Salvatore J. Pisello to four years in prison for evading income tax on $382,000 that he earned through business deals with MCA Records in 1984 and 1985. Before sentence was passed, prosecutor Marvin L. Rudnick told the Los Angeles court of information claiming that Pisello reports to Michael A. Rizzitello, a reputed organized crime figure in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Reputed mobster Salvatore J. Pisello has told government investigators that his initial contact with MCA Records in 1983 was through MCA Music and Entertainment Group Chairman Irving Azoff, according to papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It was the first time that Pisello had made any statement to investigators about his dealings with MCA.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Reputed organized crime figure Salvatore Pisello was found guilty on two counts of income tax evasion Friday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The verdict was handed down by U.S. District Judge William J. Rea, who presided over the non-jury trial. Pisello faces a maximum of a $100,000 fine and five years in prison on each of the counts, which cover income for 1984 and 1985. Earlier Friday, Judge Rea dismissed a third count of tax evasion for the year 1983.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The defense began presenting its case Thursday in the tax evasion trial of reputed mobster Salvatore Pisello with two record industry veterans testifying about the sometimes-murky world of "cutout," or discontinued, record sales. Pisello is charged with evading taxes on about $450,000 in unreported income for the years 1983 to 1985. Some of that alleged unreported income came from two cutout record sales that Pisello negotiated in 1984, apparently on behalf of MCA Records.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Testifying under a grant of immunity from prosecution in the tax evasion trial of reputed mobster Salvatore Pisello, the chief financial officer of MCA Records on Tuesday detailed a series of unusual financial transactions between Pisello and MCA in 1984 and 1985. Dan McGill, the senior vice president of finance for the MCA Music Entertainment Group, testified in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that he accepted on MCA's behalf three undated $60,000 checks from Pisello in early 1985.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The defense began presenting its case Thursday in the tax evasion trial of reputed mobster Salvatore Pisello with two record industry veterans testifying about the sometimes-murky world of "cutout," or discontinued, record sales. Pisello is charged with evading taxes on about $450,000 in unreported income for the years 1983 to 1985. Some of that alleged unreported income came from two cutout record sales that Pisello negotiated in 1984, apparently on behalf of MCA Records.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Testifying under a grant of immunity from prosecution in the tax evasion trial of reputed mobster Salvatore Pisello, the chief financial officer of MCA Records on Tuesday detailed a series of unusual financial transactions between Pisello and MCA in 1984 and 1985. Dan McGill, the senior vice president of finance for the MCA Music Entertainment Group, testified in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that he accepted on MCA's behalf three undated $60,000 checks from Pisello in early 1985.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
A witness in the tax evasion trial of reputed mobster Salvatore Pisello testified Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles that he made a series of unusual cash payments to Pisello in 1984 and 1985 as down payments on the purchase of about 1.5 million so-called cutout recordings from MCA Records.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1988 | Wm. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer and
The tax evasion trial of reputed organized crime figure Salvatore Pisello began Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles with the government prosecutor claiming that Pisello evaded taxes on about $450,000 in unreported income for the years 1983 to 1985. In his opening argument, Marvin L.
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