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December 21, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
Refusing to grant Stuart Karl "a private court," a judge ruled Wednesday that the one-time whiz kid of the video industry will have to testify in public about his stormy business relationship with Lorimar Telepictures Corp. Karl, who rapidly gained riches through the Jane Fonda workout videos but fell nearly as quickly into bankruptcy and political scandal, is expected to be a key witness in an ongoing legal malpractice trial in Orange County Superior Court. He may testify next month.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1991 | DANA PARSONS
Our library files at The Times are indexed by the subject's name and an identifying word or phrase. So when I heard that Stuart Karl had died Friday, I went to get his file. Stuart Karl, millionaire. That's how the file reads. And even though in the wake of his premature death the description has a certain melancholy ring to it, it's probably a designation that the fun-loving Karl would have enjoyed. Being a millionaire was something that Karl set out to do. And do before he hit 30.
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August 17, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stuart Karl, a political fund-raiser and one-time music video Wunderkind who made a fortune selling Jane Fonda workout tapes but saw his business empire dissolve in bankruptcy and political scandal, died Friday at Hoag Memorial Hospital. He was 38. Karl had battled skin cancer for two years. He had been hospitalized for a week, said his father, George Karl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stuart Karl, the one-time boy wonder of the video industry who became a millionaire selling Jane Fonda workout tapes but saw his business empire dissolve in bankruptcy and political scandal, died Friday at Hoag Memorial Hospital. He was 38. Karl succumbed after a two-year battle with skin cancer. He had been in and out of the hospital for the past six months and had been hospitalized for the past week, according to his father, George Karl.
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December 6, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
Stuart Karl Jr., the millionaire producer of the Jane Fonda workout tapes, Monday was fined $60,000 and placed on 3 years' probation in a federal case in which he was charged with making $185,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart and other candidates. "Your honor, I regret doing these things that brought me here today," Karl, of Newport Beach, told U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler in a 30-minute hearing in Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1991 | DANA PARSONS
Our library files at The Times are indexed by the subject's name and an identifying word or phrase. So when I heard that Stuart Karl had died Friday, I went to get his file. Stuart Karl, millionaire. That's how the file reads. And even though in the wake of his premature death the description has a certain melancholy ring to it, it's probably a designation that the fun-loving Karl would have enjoyed. Being a millionaire was something that Karl set out to do. And do before he hit 30.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stuart Karl, the one-time boy wonder of the video industry who became a millionaire selling Jane Fonda workout tapes but saw his business empire dissolve in bankruptcy and political scandal, died Friday at Hoag Memorial Hospital. He was 38. Karl succumbed after a two-year battle with skin cancer. He had been in and out of the hospital for the past six months and had been hospitalized for the past week, according to his father, George Karl.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1989 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Video entrepreneur Stuart Karl, who achieved fame and fortune with the Jane Fonda workout tapes and then suffered a series of reversals that included a felony conviction and bankruptcy, has returned to the video business as president of a fledgling Los Angeles production company. Karl was named president of NAC Home Video, a unit of the closely held television production and record company Gold 'N M Communications. Gold 'N M Chairman Michael E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1988 | DANA PARSONS, Times Staff Writer
As boy wonders go, Stuart Karl always cut a pretty good figure. Born into Southern California comfort, he had the cheery, blond looks and the happy-go-lucky mien of someone living the charmed life. He reportedly was a millionaire before his 30th birthday. But as with many charmed lives, Karl's was partly illusion. And on Dec. 5 in a federal courtroom in Santa Ana, Karl's storybook reign as a Wunderkind will come to an inglorious end. On that date, he is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S.
NEWS
December 6, 1988
Video entrepreneur Stuart Karl Jr. was fined $60,000 and placed on three years' probation after he pleaded guilty to charges involving $185,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart and congressional candidates in six states in 1984 and 1986. "Your honor, I regret doing these things that brought me here today," Karl told U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler in Santa Ana. Karl, 35, of Newport Beach, pleaded guilty Aug.
NEWS
August 17, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stuart Karl, a political fund-raiser and one-time music video Wunderkind who made a fortune selling Jane Fonda workout tapes but saw his business empire dissolve in bankruptcy and political scandal, died Friday at Hoag Memorial Hospital. He was 38. Karl had battled skin cancer for two years. He had been hospitalized for a week, said his father, George Karl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One-time video business whiz Stuart Karl, indirectly embroiled in an ongoing legal malpractice trial, admitted Tuesday that he made mistakes in his well-publicized dealings with entertainment giant Lorimar but stressed that he is now "trying to look forward, not back."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
Refusing to grant Stuart Karl "a private court," a judge ruled Wednesday that the one-time whiz kid of the video industry will have to testify in public about his stormy business relationship with Lorimar Telepictures Corp. Karl, who rapidly gained riches through the Jane Fonda workout videos but fell nearly as quickly into bankruptcy and political scandal, is expected to be a key witness in an ongoing legal malpractice trial in Orange County Superior Court. He may testify next month.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1989
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BUSINESS
December 8, 1989 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Video entrepreneur Stuart Karl, who achieved fame and fortune with the Jane Fonda workout tapes and then suffered a series of reversals that included a felony conviction and bankruptcy, has returned to the video business as president of a fledgling Los Angeles production company. Karl was named president of NAC Home Video, a unit of the closely held television production and record company Gold 'N M Communications. Gold 'N M Chairman Michael E.
NEWS
July 26, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
As federal officials prepared to auction his Newport Beach house last week, one-time videotape king Stuart Karl filed for bankruptcy court protection, declaring that he owes nearly $4 million in delinquent taxes and other debts. Karl, convicted last year of making an illegal contribution to the Democratic presidential campaign of Gary Hart, filed under Chapter 11 of the federal Bankruptcy Code on July 19.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1988
Sentencing is scheduled for Monday for Orange County Democratic activist and businessman Stuart Karl, who pleaded guilty in August to conspiring to violate federal laws limiting political contributions. Karl was indicted June 9 after employees of his home video company told federal investigators that Karl had reimbursed them in cash for contributions made in their names to political candidates in 1984 and 1986.
NEWS
August 23, 1988 | John Spano
The Federal Election Commission is looking into whether former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart knowingly received illegal campaign contributions during his 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns, according to documents filed in federal court in Los Angeles. The commission voted unanimously on March 30 to look into allegations of illegal fund-raising and campaign expenditures by Hart and Orange County businessmen David Stein and Stuart Karl, the documents show. That inquiry remains open, an FEC source said.
NEWS
December 6, 1988
Video entrepreneur Stuart Karl Jr. was fined $60,000 and placed on three years' probation after he pleaded guilty to charges involving $185,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart and congressional candidates in six states in 1984 and 1986. "Your honor, I regret doing these things that brought me here today," Karl told U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler in Santa Ana. Karl, 35, of Newport Beach, pleaded guilty Aug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Political Writer
Stuart Karl Jr., the millionaire producer of the Jane Fonda workout tapes, Monday was fined $60,000 and placed on three years' probation in a federal case that charged him with making $185,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart and other candidates. "Your honor, I regret doing these things that brought me here today," Karl told U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler in a 30-minute hearing in Santa Ana.
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