Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStuart E Weisberg
IN THE NEWS

Stuart E Weisberg

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writers
Some witnesses may have been "skirting perjury," Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo) said Wednesday in disclosing that former Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. would be called to testify again before the House subcommittee investigating influence peddling and mismanagement in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Lantos said the subcommittee he heads will also recall Paul J.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writers
Some witnesses may have been "skirting perjury," Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo) said Wednesday in disclosing that former Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. would be called to testify again before the House subcommittee investigating influence peddling and mismanagement in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Lantos said the subcommittee he heads will also recall Paul J.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
January 30, 1990 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It now seems unlikely that two controversial projects approved by the federal Housing and Urban Development department will come up for hearings before a congressional subcommittee. Stuart E. Weisberg, staff director of the subcommittee, said last year that the two Southland projects--Robinson Ranch in southern Orange County and Desert Falls in Riverside County--might be the subject of subcommittee hearings that ran through much of the second half of 1989.
NEWS
October 24, 1989 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A housing project that former Interior Secretary James G. Watt helped push through the Department of Housing and Urban Development apparently wound up costing taxpayers an extra $4 million in rent subsidies, according to documents released Monday. In 1988, Thomas T. Demery, then assistant secretary for housing at HUD, raised numerous questions about whether the 300-unit apartment project in Essex, Md., should have been funded by HUD in a housing subsidy program.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Justice Department lawyers are considering proposing legislation to outlaw some of the kinds of influence peddling that have been revealed by investigations of Housing and Urban Development programs, the head of the department's criminal division said Friday. Assistant Atty. Gen. Edward S. G. Dennis Jr.
NEWS
August 4, 1989 | GWEN IFILL and JOHN WARD ANDERSON, The Washington Post
Newly released records from the files of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. provide additional evidence that he became involved in selected cases at the behest of political associates, contrary to his statement before Congress that he played little role in awarding HUD funds. In one case, former Interior Secretary James G.
NEWS
July 8, 1989 | MARLENE CIMONS, Times Staff Writer
In his strongest comments yet on the burgeoning scandals in his department, Housing Secretary Jack Kemp on Friday blamed Samuel R. Pierce Jr., his predecessor, for the agency's current troubles and indicated that he might halt additional programs as part of his in-house cleanup.
NEWS
August 23, 1989 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
The House subcommittee investigating the widening HUD scandal will examine whether the Newport Beach development company headed by William Lyon received preferential treatment when it bought the 827-acre Robinson Ranch in southern Orange County from the agency in 1985, a panel official said Tuesday. The Department of Housing and Urban Development accepted the Lyon Co.'
NEWS
August 5, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
During the rebellious 1960s at San Francisco State College, a young radical once spewed a string of obscenities at economics professor Tom Lantos. The youth was amazed when his antagonist, instead of responding in kind, turned aside the verbal assault with a dash of dignity. "I choose to be gracious," the ex-professor, now a fifth-term Democratic congressman from San Mateo, remembers telling the student, refusing to take the bait.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1989 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles is not likely to figure prominently in two key scandals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, in part because officials took steps in 1988 to clean up "a mess" in which hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sales of foreclosed homes were lost, according to federal officials.
NEWS
January 12, 1998 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So the Office of Independent Counsel, created to cope with Watergate-style crimes reaching into the White House, has now come to this: A well-liked local couple who run a commercial lighting business are set to go on trial here Thursday on charges that they secretly helped their sister purchase a home. The couple, Patsy and Allen Ray Wooten, signed the mortgage papers for her sister, Linda Jones.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|