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July 28, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Although denying any wrongdoing, Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre for the first time acknowledged Monday that a friend with city business helped him with a real estate transaction that sparked a federal corruption investigation. The embattled lawmaker's acknowledgment came during a rancorous Superior Court hearing about whether Alatorre and his wife should retain guardianship of their niece, who has lived with them for two years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Although denying any wrongdoing, Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre for the first time acknowledged Monday that a friend with city business helped him with a real estate transaction that sparked a federal corruption investigation. The embattled lawmaker's acknowledgment came during a rancorous Superior Court hearing about whether Alatorre and his wife should retain guardianship of their niece, who has lived with them for two years.
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NEWS
July 31, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
Highland Federal Savings & Loan Assn., a 21-year-old thrift with 10 local branches, is the lender of first--and sometimes last--resort for some of the city's worst slumlords. Its president, Ben Karmelich, and board of directors have repeatedly made exceptions to their own lending policies to give large, sometimes risky loans to slumlords, their companies and their agents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the first government action of its kind in California, a Los Angeles landlord who is allegedly responsible for exposing possibly thousands of tenants and their children to dangerous levels of lead contamination has agreed to clean up a sprawling Eastside complex and pay a $1.2-million settlement. The agreement struck by Los Angeles City Atty. James K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the first government action of its kind in California, a Los Angeles landlord who is allegedly responsible for exposing possibly thousands of tenants and their children to dangerous levels of lead contamination has agreed to clean up a sprawling Eastside complex and pay a $1.2-million settlement. The agreement struck by Los Angeles City Atty. James K.
NEWS
December 23, 1997 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre, struggling to purchase a new home last year, received a wide range of help from associates of a businessman with a multimillion-dollar deal being championed at City Hall by the lawmaker, a Times investigation has found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1997
There's a good reason that politicians should hold themselves to a high ethical standard: Favors done for them tend to smell to high heaven. Tuesday's report in The Times by Rich Connell and Robert J. Lopez on Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre's home purchase is a case in point; it ought to provide plenty of raw material for examination by the city Ethics Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal authorities have escalated a corruption investigation of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre, summoning witnesses before a grand jury to testify about the Eastside lawmaker's financial dealings. The use of the grand jury to obtain sworn testimony signals that the investigation has reached a new and potentially crucial stage in determining whether criminal charges will be brought against the councilman and others connected to his activities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1998 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Internal Revenue Service has joined the widening federal investigation of Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre, examining whether the Eastside lawmaker hid income from the agency, The Times has learned. Although the FBI's public corruption squad is spearheading the investigation, the addition of agents from the IRS' criminal investigation division brings sophisticated money-tracking skills to the examination of Alatorre's personal finances, said law enforcement and legal experts.
NEWS
December 31, 1997 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI's public corruption squad has launched an investigation into the financial dealings of Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alatorre, whose office was ordered late Tuesday to surrender records, The Times has learned. Alatorre--already the subject of a wide-ranging probe by local authorities--was said to be on vacation. But a top staff member confirmed that a federal agent had served a subpoena for documents maintained at his office. He said the councilman's office would comply.
NEWS
December 23, 1997 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre, struggling to purchase a new home last year, received a wide range of help from associates of a businessman with a multimillion-dollar deal being championed at City Hall by the lawmaker, a Times investigation has found.
NEWS
July 31, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
Highland Federal Savings & Loan Assn., a 21-year-old thrift with 10 local branches, is the lender of first--and sometimes last--resort for some of the city's worst slumlords. Its president, Ben Karmelich, and board of directors have repeatedly made exceptions to their own lending policies to give large, sometimes risky loans to slumlords, their companies and their agents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2007 | David Zahniser and Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writers
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre is enjoying a second coming at City Hall. Six years after he left the public stage -- his reputation in tatters after admitting that he took cash from people trying to influence him -- he has returned as an advocate for companies seeking city business. The gravel-voiced 64-year-old, a pioneering Mexican American politician known as one of the architects of Latino empowerment in California, is trading on his status as an elder statesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2001 | RICH CONNELL and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre allegedly extorted tens of thousands of dollars from the owner of an 1,100-unit apartment complex who feared Alatorre would report building code violations, according to federal court records unsealed Wednesday. Alatorre pleaded guilty this week to felony tax evasion, admitting that he accepted $42,000 in unreported income from people seeking his influence as a councilman and member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.
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