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March 24, 1991 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal thrift regulators first notified the Securities and Exchange Commission in late 1986 that they thought something was fishy with the financial statements of American Continental Corp., the parent of Lincoln Savings & Loan. The regulators told the SEC they uncovered evidence during an audit of the Irvine-based thrift that American Continental was selling securities based on "false and misleading" financial information.
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January 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will lead the Senate Ethics Committee during Sen. Tim Johnson's recovery from brain surgery. Johnson (D-S.D.) has been hospitalized in critical condition since Dec. 13, when he suffered a brain hemorrhage. His doctor said his recovery was expected to take several months.
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September 8, 1995 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 1975, Paige Wagers, age 21, landed her first job on Capitol Hill. She was hired in the office of Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood. One day, she was buzzed on the office intercom and asked to go to see the senator himself. Nervous, she entered the office of her new boss. "He immediately closed the door, and did not say anything to me, but grabbed me and had me pinned backwards with my back to the wall," she testified in an affidavit released Thursday.
NEWS
September 21, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate Ethics Committee has cleared Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) of wrongdoing for any special treatment he may have received from a brokerage firm that earned him a quick and hefty profit on a stock trade. In a letter made public by D'Amato, the committee said it "concluded that no improper conduct and no violation of law or Senate rule occurred." Victor Baird, the chief counsel of the panel, said no further action would be taken. The complaint was lodged in June by a watchdog group.
NEWS
December 12, 1990 | SARA FRITZ and ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Carolyn D. Jordan, aide to Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.), said Tuesday she knew nothing about nearly $1 million in contributions that the senator solicited from Lincoln Savings & Loan owner Charles H. Keating Jr. when she intervened on Keating's behalf with federal regulators.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will lead the Senate Ethics Committee during Sen. Tim Johnson's recovery from brain surgery. Johnson (D-S.D.) has been hospitalized in critical condition since Dec. 13, when he suffered a brain hemorrhage. His doctor said his recovery was expected to take several months.
NEWS
September 8, 1995 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Ethics Committee sent a letter to Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) on Thursday inquiring about a possible violation of campaign finance laws raised by the committee's investigation of Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). According to documents compiled during the committee's investigation of Packwood, the Oregon senator deliberately deleted passages recorded in his diary on March 6, 1992.
NEWS
May 18, 1995 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Ethics Committee on Wednesday issued what amounted to a formal indictment of Finance Committee Chairman Bob Packwood, ruling that substantial evidence exists to begin trial-like hearings on allegations of sexual misconduct, misuse of his office for personal gain and evidence tampering.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.) was rebuked Wednesday by the Senate Ethics Committee for failing to disclose more than $42,000 in gifts that he received between 1983 and 1988. The committee said Hatfield violated civil law and Senate rules by not disclosing the gifts, but there was no evidence that his actions "were intentional in nature." In a statement, Hatfield accepted full responsibility and said: "My mistakes were many and my omissions were serious. There is no one but myself to blame. . .
BUSINESS
February 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Senate Panel Seeks More Keating Testimony: The Senate Ethics Committee has asked Charles H. Keating Jr. to testify about the "possible assistance of certain senators" in his attempt to sell Lincoln Savings & Loan, according to a memo obtained by The Times. The committee also asked in a Feb.
NEWS
January 24, 1996 | Associated Press
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle has named Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to the Senate Ethics Committee. Reid and Murray will fill the vacancies created on the six-member panel when Sens. Richard Bryan (D-Nev.) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) left.
NEWS
September 8, 1995 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Ethics Committee sent a letter to Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) on Thursday inquiring about a possible violation of campaign finance laws raised by the committee's investigation of Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). According to documents compiled during the committee's investigation of Packwood, the Oregon senator deliberately deleted passages recorded in his diary on March 6, 1992.
NEWS
September 8, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Oregon's Bob Packwood meticulously, if unwittingly, scripted his own demise, Senate colleague Barbara Boxer of California deserves a healthy measure of co-authorship. When the Senate Ethics Committee last month rejected public hearings into Packwood's sexual misbehavior, Boxer badgered her fellow members into an unsuccessful floor vote to force open hearings, sending senators home for their summer recess into a buzz saw of angry constituents.
NEWS
September 8, 1995 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 1975, Paige Wagers, age 21, landed her first job on Capitol Hill. She was hired in the office of Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood. One day, she was buzzed on the office intercom and asked to go to see the senator himself. Nervous, she entered the office of her new boss. "He immediately closed the door, and did not say anything to me, but grabbed me and had me pinned backwards with my back to the wall," she testified in an affidavit released Thursday.
NEWS
August 1, 1995 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An irrevocably divided Senate Ethics Committee, voting along party lines late Monday, decided not to conduct hearings in public on the sexual misconduct charges against Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.), setting up what may be a volatile debate on the Senate floor, possibly as early as today. The committee split between three Republicans opposed and three Democrats in favor, failing to reach a majority vote for public hearings.
NEWS
July 13, 1995 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Ethics Committee came under intense pressure Wednesday to open its hearings on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.), chairman of the Finance Committee. Six of the Senate's eight female senators joined a growing number of advocacy groups in pressing the committee to permit the complaints to be made in public--something Republican leaders are clearly loath to do. "This is not a light or frivolous matter.
NEWS
December 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Senate Ethics Committee should hire an outside counsel to investigate sexual harassment accusations against Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.), Common Cause said Thursday. "Very serious questions have been raised about the committee's performance in upholding and enforcing Senate ethics rules and standards," the group's president, Fred Wertheimer, wrote to the committee. Common Cause is a private, nonpartisan group that monitors Congress. Ethics Committee Chairman Terry Sanford (D-N.C.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | The Times Washington Staff
QUITTING TIME: An empty chair at the Cabinet table and the opening for the top job at the Republican National Committee are not the only major vacancies President Bush is facing as his Administration reaches the traditional midterm exit point. Within the White House, for example, James Cicconi, a top Bush aide and a protege of Secretary of State James A. Baker III, is leaving to return to the Washington law office headed by power-broker Robert Strauss. And Constance B.
NEWS
July 11, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five women senators "strongly" urged the Senate Ethics Committee to hold public hearings on allegations of sexual and official misconduct by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). "We note that the committee has held public hearings in the past on major disciplinary cases, and we believe that the reputation of the Senate and the public's interest are best served by open hearings on a matter of such grave importance," the women said.
NEWS
June 28, 1995 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) appeared before the Senate Ethics Committee on Tuesday to answer allegations of sexual misconduct, evidence tampering and possible criminal solicitation of financial favors from lobbyists. The long-awaited hearing took place behind tightly closed doors, and neither Packwood nor any of the six senators on the ethics panel would comment on the three-hour session, beyond one member's quip that it had "certainly been a content-rich" encounter.
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