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January 24, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An international arms dealer who has supplied an estimated $1.6 billion in weapons to Iraq believes the worst part of the conflict with Baghdad still lies ahead. Sarkis G. Soghanalian, whose annual earnings of $12 million rank him among the world's richest arms brokers, says that despite intensive bombing of Iraq, the ground war will be agonizingly slow because the dug-in Iraqis are "fierce and hardened soldiers."
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July 31, 2001 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After examining a secret government document, a Los Angeles federal judge on Monday agreed to sentence an international arms dealer with close ties to the Central Intelligence Agency to 10 months in prison--time already served--on a charge of wire fraud. In exchange for Sarkis Soghanalian's cooperation in an unspecified investigation, the U.S. attorney's office recommended that he spend no further time behind bars. At the outset of Monday's hearing, U.S. District Judge Ronald S.W.
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October 22, 1991 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Millionaire arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian was found guilty Friday of violating federal weapons smuggling and conspiracy statutes in connection with a failed attempt to sell 103 helicopters and two rocket launchers to Iraq in 1983. After two days of deliberation, a 12-member jury decided that Soghanalian conspired with two former executives of the Los Angeles-based Hughes Helicopter Corp. to skirt a U.S. export ban on arms sales to Iraq, and then lied about it.
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December 30, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An international arms dealer nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" has been arrested here on charges that he conspired to defraud a Los Angeles bank of more than $3 million. Sarkis Soghanalian, 70, was taken into custody last week and is being held without bond pending extradition to Los Angeles to face a 10-count federal indictment charging him with bank fraud and money laundering.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2001 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After examining a secret government document, a Los Angeles federal judge on Monday agreed to sentence an international arms dealer with close ties to the Central Intelligence Agency to 10 months in prison--time already served--on a charge of wire fraud. In exchange for Sarkis Soghanalian's cooperation in an unspecified investigation, the U.S. attorney's office recommended that he spend no further time behind bars. At the outset of Monday's hearing, U.S. District Judge Ronald S.W.
NEWS
December 30, 1999 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An international arms dealer nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" has been arrested here on charges that he conspired to defraud a Los Angeles bank of more than $3 million. Sarkis Soghanalian, 70, was taken into custody last week and is being held without bond pending extradition to Los Angeles to face a 10-count federal indictment charging him with bank fraud and money laundering.
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January 30, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
The United States intervened to block Ferdinand E. Marcos from returning to the Philippines after receiving "credible evidence" that he was planning to fly back to his homeland amid an uprising in the nation he ruled for 20 years, U.S. officials said Thursday. Carl Taylor, a State Department official stationed in Hawaii, visited the former president Wednesday evening to check reports of his impending departure.
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October 22, 1991 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Millionaire arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian was found guilty Friday of violating federal weapons smuggling and conspiracy statutes in connection with a failed attempt to sell 103 helicopters and two rocket launchers to Iraq in 1983. After two days of deliberation, a 12-member jury decided that Soghanalian conspired with two former executives of the Los Angeles-based Hughes Helicopter Corp. to skirt a U.S. export ban on arms sales to Iraq, and then lied about it.
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January 24, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An international arms dealer who has supplied an estimated $1.6 billion in weapons to Iraq believes the worst part of the conflict with Baghdad still lies ahead. Sarkis G. Soghanalian, whose annual earnings of $12 million rank him among the world's richest arms brokers, says that despite intensive bombing of Iraq, the ground war will be agonizingly slow because the dug-in Iraqis are "fierce and hardened soldiers."
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