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May 1, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Frederick Johnston, a U.S. businessman accused of plotting to kill five people in a dispute over control of his former company in Orange, was ordered held without bail for four weeks Thursday by a British court. Johnston, who once controlled electronics manufacturer Statek Corp., was arrested last week by London police on charges he conspired to kill three American lawyers and two Swiss executives. The 71-year-old Johnston, looking frail and walking with a cane, is due back in court May 28.
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June 8, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
An American executive, imprisoned for hiring Irish hit men to kill associates who ousted him from control of Statek Corp., looted the Orange-based electronics maker of $28.5 million to pay for his lavish lifestyle, a judge ruled.
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September 20, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, P.J. Huffstutter covers high technology for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7830 and at p.j.huffstutter@latimes.com
Hans Frederick Johnston, who once controlled electronics manufacturer Statek Corp. in Orange and stands accused of allegedly plotting to kill five people, is expected to go to trial today in a London court. Last week, Johnston pleaded not guilty to the murder conspiracy charges, and guilty to two counts of using fake identification. Johnston was arrested in April 1998 by London police.
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June 8, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Frederick Johnston, a U.S. executive imprisoned for hiring Irish hit men to kill associates who ousted him from control of Orange-based Statek Corp., looted the electronics maker of $28.5 million to pay for his lavish lifestyle, a judge ruled. Delaware Chancery Court Judge Jack B.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Frederick Johnston, a U.S. executive imprisoned for hiring Irish hit men to kill associates who ousted him from control of Orange-based Statek Corp., looted the electronics maker of $28.5 million to pay for his lavish lifestyle, a judge ruled. Delaware Chancery Court Judge Jack B.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
The former chairman of an Orange-based electronics company was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday after being convicted in London of hiring hit men to kill former business associates. The evidence against Hans Frederick Johnston, 72, of Stamford, Conn., included a letter he had written in which he admitted he had decided to "eliminate" his former associates.
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March 9, 2000 | JEF FEELEY, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Frederick Johnston, an American executive convicted of hiring hit men to kill associates who ousted him for allegedly misappropriating company funds, has been temporarily prevented from retrieving $32 million in gold bullion stashed in Switzerland. A Delaware judge barred Johnston from asking British authorities to return the gold account's documents--seized after his arrest--until the judge hears arguments about who owns the bullion, according to court papers.
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February 16, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
The former chairman of an Orange-based electronics company, who was convicted of hiring hit men to kill business associates, has stashed away $32 million in gold bullion, his former partners allege in court papers. Frederick Johnston, 72, who headed the holding company for Statek Corp., is serving six years in a British prison for paying Irish criminals to kill former business partner Miklos Vendel and others involved in lawsuits over control of Statek.
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April 24, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer and Bloomberg News
A U.S. businessman who once controlled Orange County electronics manufacturer Statek Corp. has been arrested in London and accused of plotting to kill three American lawyers and two Swiss executives in a dispute over control of the company. Frederick Johnston, 71, a former director of Statek and its holding company, Technicorp International II, is being held without bail after being arrested Tuesday by Scotland Yard detectives. He faces charges of solicitation of murder.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER and JANET STOBART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After prosecutors discovered what they believe is a written confession, a British magistrate ordered an Orange County businessman accused of plotting to kill five people to stand trial in London later this year. Hans Frederick Johnston, who once controlled electronics manufacturer Statek Corp. in Orange, was arrested in April by London police, who charged the 71-year-old with conspiring to kill three American attorneys and two Swiss citizens, including his former partner at Statek.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2000 | JEF FEELEY, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Frederick Johnston, an American executive convicted of hiring hit men to kill associates who ousted him for allegedly misappropriating company funds, has been temporarily prevented from retrieving $32 million in gold bullion stashed in Switzerland. A Delaware judge barred Johnston from asking British authorities to return the gold account's documents--seized after his arrest--until the judge hears arguments about who owns the bullion, according to court papers.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
The former chairman of an Orange-based electronics company, who was convicted of hiring hit men to kill business associates, has stashed away $32 million in gold bullion, his former partners allege in court papers. Frederick Johnston, 72, who headed the holding company for Statek Corp., is serving six years in a British prison for paying Irish criminals to kill former business partner Miklos Vendel and others involved in lawsuits over control of Statek.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
The former chairman of an Orange-based electronics company was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday after being convicted in London of hiring hit men to kill former business associates. The evidence against Hans Frederick Johnston, 72, of Stamford, Conn., included a letter he had written in which he admitted he had decided to "eliminate" his former associates.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1999 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, P.J. Huffstutter covers high technology for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7830 and at p.j.huffstutter@latimes.com
Hans Frederick Johnston, who once controlled electronics manufacturer Statek Corp. in Orange and stands accused of allegedly plotting to kill five people, is expected to go to trial today in a London court. Last week, Johnston pleaded not guilty to the murder conspiracy charges, and guilty to two counts of using fake identification. Johnston was arrested in April 1998 by London police.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER and JANET STOBART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After prosecutors discovered what they believe is a written confession, a British magistrate ordered an Orange County businessman accused of plotting to kill five people to stand trial in London later this year. Hans Frederick Johnston, who once controlled electronics manufacturer Statek Corp. in Orange, was arrested in April by London police, who charged the 71-year-old with conspiring to kill three American attorneys and two Swiss citizens, including his former partner at Statek.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, American businessman Hans Frederick Johnston and Swiss engineer Miklos Vendel seemed like the perfect corporate match. Johnston's peers describe him as "ambitious and autocratic," a savvy deal-maker with an eye for ripe companies. Vendel fit the traditional scientific persona, studious and cautious, opting for a hands-off approach to his investments. Together, they decided to buy Statek Corp., a struggling high-tech firm in Orange.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
An American executive, imprisoned for hiring Irish hit men to kill associates who ousted him from control of Statek Corp., looted the Orange-based electronics maker of $28.5 million to pay for his lavish lifestyle, a judge ruled.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the surface, American businessman Hans Frederick Johnston and Swiss engineer Miklos Vendel seemed like the perfect corporate match. Johnston's peers describe him as "ambitious and autocratic," a savvy deal-maker with an eye for ripe companies. Vendel fit the traditional scientific persona, studious and cautious, opting for a hands-off approach to his investments. Together, they decided to buy Statek Corp., a struggling high-tech firm in Orange.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Frederick Johnston, a U.S. businessman accused of plotting to kill five people in a dispute over control of his former company in Orange, was ordered held without bail for four weeks Thursday by a British court. Johnston, who once controlled electronics manufacturer Statek Corp., was arrested last week by London police on charges he conspired to kill three American lawyers and two Swiss executives. The 71-year-old Johnston, looking frail and walking with a cane, is due back in court May 28.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer and Bloomberg News
A U.S. businessman who once controlled Orange County electronics manufacturer Statek Corp. has been arrested in London and accused of plotting to kill three American lawyers and two Swiss executives in a dispute over control of the company. Frederick Johnston, 71, a former director of Statek and its holding company, Technicorp International II, is being held without bail after being arrested Tuesday by Scotland Yard detectives. He faces charges of solicitation of murder.
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