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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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