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October 28, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Housing Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. declared himself innocent of wrongdoing Friday but again invoked Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination to avoid testifying about scandals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "I believe that I committed no illegal or wrongful acts," Pierce said in a statement to a House oversight subcommittee. "I look forward to the time when innuendoes and rumors to the contrary are put to rest.
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October 28, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Housing Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. declared himself innocent of wrongdoing Friday but again invoked Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination to avoid testifying about scandals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "I believe that I committed no illegal or wrongful acts," Pierce said in a statement to a House oversight subcommittee. "I look forward to the time when innuendoes and rumors to the contrary are put to rest.
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August 4, 1989 | GWEN IFILL and JOHN WARD ANDERSON, The Washington Post
Newly released records from the files of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. provide additional evidence that he became involved in selected cases at the behest of political associates, contrary to his statement before Congress that he played little role in awarding HUD funds. In one case, former Interior Secretary James G.
NEWS
August 4, 1989 | GWEN IFILL and JOHN WARD ANDERSON, The Washington Post
Newly released records from the files of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. provide additional evidence that he became involved in selected cases at the behest of political associates, contrary to his statement before Congress that he played little role in awarding HUD funds. In one case, former Interior Secretary James G.
NEWS
September 26, 1989
A federal judge rejected a bid by four television networks that they be allowed to broadcast a House subcommittee hearing featuring Samuel R. Pierce Jr. Pierce, who was secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Department for all eight years of the Ronald Reagan Administration, is scheduled to testify under subpoena today before a House Government Operations subcommittee that has been probing the HUD scandals since May. U.S.
NEWS
May 13, 1986 | Associated Press
The National Assn. of Realtors today agreed to support a federal program using "testers" to visit home sales and rental agents to ensure they are not discriminating against minorities. As recently as May 2, the 700,000-member group testified against the proposal on Capitol Hill. Clark E. Wallace, the association president, said the change in stance was brought about by an agreement on guidelines with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1989
Four Congressional committees and the Justice Department are investigating theft, mismanagement, favoritism and influence-peddling at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Reagan Administration. The opportunity for boodle has rarely been so readily acknowledged. "I don't make any bones about it," said a former Reagan housing official as he explained how the hiring of prominent Republicans as lobbyists and consultants greased the skids for the delivery of public money into private hands.
REAL ESTATE
June 1, 1986 | Associated Press
Steps aimed at cracking down on fraud in FHA-insured mortgages for single-family homes, have been announced by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr.. Pierce said he was acting on a department task force's recommendations that HUD adopt a tighter policy on assumptions of insured loans and stricter penalties for mortgagors who default on FHA loans.
NEWS
April 29, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deborah Gore Dean, a central figure in the HUD scandal of the Ronald Reagan Administration, was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday. She is accused of taking an illegal gratuity to perform official acts and then lying about it to a Senate committee. The indictment charges Gore with demanding and accepting $4,000 from "a private individual" while she was executive assistant to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Housing Secretary Jack Kemp is about to risk the wrath of Congress by refusing to spend funds earmarked for pet projects in the home districts of powerful members of the Senate and House appropriations committees. Kemp declared that it was "disgraceful" for Congress to allocate $91.7 million for 38 programs the Bush Administration never requested as part of the appropriations bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development for this fiscal year.
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