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October 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three Ventura County brothers were charged with stealing $2.3 million from more than 100 people who invested in their now-defunct oil and gas exploration company. The Fuentes brothers were identified as Charles E., 47, of Thousand Oaks, president of Fountain Oil & Gas Co.; James A., 42, of Westlake Village, vice president of the company, and Kenneth R., 36, of Thousand Oaks, the company's senior account manager.
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April 2, 1998 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's accused of duping the ex-wife of a television screenwriter, the woman who wrote "Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them," and a former Mr. Universe. All three have been called to testify against Frank Boyd Cockrell II in a securities fraud case that reads like a bad novel. Cockrell, 49, faces 24 felony counts in the case, including tax evasion, grand theft and money laundering.
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BUSINESS
March 25, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Amgen Suit Dismissed: The Thousand Oaks-based biotechnology firm said a federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a class-action shareholder lawsuit that charged Amgen and two senior executives--Chairman Gordon Binder and Senior Vice President Lowell Sears--with securities laws violations. Plaintiffs' lawyers and Amgen requested the dismissal after reviewing the records of Amgen and various securities analysts and concluding that it was inappropriate to pursue the case, Amgen said.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Amgen Suit Dismissed: The Thousand Oaks-based biotechnology firm said a federal judge in Los Angeles has dismissed a class-action shareholder lawsuit that charged Amgen and two senior executives--Chairman Gordon Binder and Senior Vice President Lowell Sears--with securities laws violations. Plaintiffs' lawyers and Amgen requested the dismissal after reviewing the records of Amgen and various securities analysts and concluding that it was inappropriate to pursue the case, Amgen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1998 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's accused of duping the ex-wife of a television screenwriter, the woman who wrote "Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them," and a former Mr. Universe. All three have been called to testify against Frank Boyd Cockrell II in a securities fraud case that reads like a bad novel. Cockrell, 49, faces 24 felony counts in the case, including tax evasion, grand theft and money laundering.
NEWS
October 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three Ventura County brothers were charged with stealing $2.3 million from more than 100 people who invested in their now-defunct oil and gas exploration company. The Fuentes brothers were identified as Charles E., 47, of Thousand Oaks, president of Fountain Oil & Gas Co.; James A., 42, of Westlake Village, vice president of the company, and Kenneth R., 36, of Thousand Oaks, the company's senior account manager.
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