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July 8, 1992 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain in the Ronald Reagan Administration and two former executives of Conservative Digest have been charged with secretly taking $7.7 million from Kuwait to push for U.S. intervention against Iraq. An indictment unsealed Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Denver alleges that former Ambassador Sam Zakhem and two Colorado businessmen acted as secret agents for Kuwait and avoided U.S. income taxes in connection with the scheme.
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July 8, 1992 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain in the Ronald Reagan Administration and two former executives of Conservative Digest have been charged with secretly taking $7.7 million from Kuwait to push for U.S. intervention against Iraq. An indictment unsealed Tuesday by federal prosecutors in Denver alleges that former Ambassador Sam Zakhem and two Colorado businessmen acted as secret agents for Kuwait and avoided U.S. income taxes in connection with the scheme.
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August 14, 1986 | From Reuters
President Reagan plans to nominate Colorado businessman Sam Zakhem to be the new U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, the White House announced Wednesday. Zakhem, 50, would succeed Donald Leidel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
The San Diego businessman accused of masterminding a 1990 pro-war advertising campaign financed by Kuwait has posted bond and was to be released from the federal detention center here. William R. Kennedy Jr., who was indicted this month on charges of tax evasion and failing to truthfully register as a Kuwaiti agent in connection with the campaign, will be subject to electronic monitoring while at his El Cajon home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
A San Diego-area businessman accused of being a co-conspirator in a Kuwait-financed scheme to prod the United States into the Gulf War has been denied a bid for a court-appointed attorney. The judge says he makes too much money. William R. Kennedy Jr. of El Cajon, a precious-metals dealer, is being held in the federal detention center in Littleton, Colo., on $1 million bond. Kennedy, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain Sam Zakhem of Lakewood, Colo., and Scott Stanley of North Falmont, Mass.
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April 14, 1988 | Associated Press
The U.S. Navy frigate Samuel B. Roberts hit a mine near Iran's Farsi Island today while on patrol in the Persian Gulf, U.S. officials said. The Pentagon said six sailors were injured. Sam Zakhem, U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, said there were no fatalities. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Dan Howard said the ship was in no danger of sinking. He said four of the injured sailors suffered second-degree burns and two others had slight back injuries.
NATIONAL
August 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
In two years, Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers has gone from sharing the limelight with George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention to finishing dead last in a four-way congressional primary. Rogers, the nation's highest-ranking black Republican in a statewide elected office, was dogged by questions about his finances and feuds with state and national party leaders before Tuesday's primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1992 | From Associated Press
Bond for William R. Kennedy Jr., an El Cajon man accused of conspiring to convert millions of dollars from Kuwait for personal use, was reduced Wednesday from $1 million to $600,000 by a federal magistrate. Magistrate Judge Richard Borchers noted that Kennedy had no prior criminal record and posed no threat to the public. But in issuing his order he directed that any cash payment of bond be investigated to make sure it is not improper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
An indictment alleging that a former U.S. ambassador and two others were covertly paid by Kuwait to push the United States into the Gulf War claims they worked as hard at hiding the money as at urging U.S. intervention. Sam Zakhem, ambassador to Bahrain from 1986 to 1989, was one of three men named in the federal indictment unsealed here Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992
Those who recall their high school history may remember the name of "citizen" Edmond Genet, the agent of the French revolutionary government who caused such a stir by trying to influence the foreign policy of the nascent American republic. Foreign governments have been at it ever since, just as our own government seeks in many ways to shape public opinion and influence policies abroad. U.S.
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