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August 27, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writers
The FBI's late-night raid of Capitol offices this week was the culmination of a "classic sting operation" that used two phony companies and a legislative staff member armed with a hidden recording device to uncover corruption in the Legislature, sources said Friday.
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September 4, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writers
In early 1986, a stocky, gregarious man with a deep Southern drawl arrived in the state Capitol on a mission. Calling himself Jack Gordon, he told legislators he needed a law passed to help his Alabama company get a special break on state-backed loans to finance a new shrimp-processing plant near Sacramento. Like many outsiders with a financial stake in legislation, he hired a lobbyist and began passing out thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.
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September 4, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writers
In early 1986, a stocky, gregarious man with a deep Southern drawl arrived in the state Capitol on a mission. Calling himself Jack Gordon, he told legislators he needed a law passed to help his Alabama company get a special break on state-backed loans to finance a new shrimp-processing plant near Sacramento. Like many outsiders with a financial stake in legislation, he hired a lobbyist and began passing out thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.
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August 27, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writers
The FBI's late-night raid of Capitol offices this week was the culmination of a "classic sting operation" that used two phony companies and a legislative staff member armed with a hidden recording device to uncover corruption in the Legislature, sources said Friday.
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August 26, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writers
Armed with court orders in a late-night sweep that ended early Thursday, two dozen or more federal agents fanned through the Capitol searching offices and questioning legislators in an investigation into possible violations of the federal anti-racketeering and extortion act. The probe, by the FBI and U.S. attorney's office here, centers on two special-interest bills, one carried in 1986 and another this year by Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles).
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January 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
Federal prosecutors say former state Assembly aide Tyrone Netters should be sentenced to five years and three months in prison and former lobbyist Darryl Freeman to three years. The two were convicted in October by a U.S. District Court jury of corruption charges relating to the FBI Capitol sting. They are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14 by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton.
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October 14, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
The day after the Legislature gave final approval to a bill benefiting a bogus company set up by the FBI, an aide to the measure's author received a $2,000 contribution to his local election campaign from the phony firm, according to records obtained Thursday. Tyrone Netters, an aide to Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles), reported the $2,000 contribution from Peachstate Capital West Ltd.
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September 1, 1988 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writers
An FBI dummy corporation funneled nearly $12,000 in campaign contributions to Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and two others through a pair of intermediaries who said Wednesday they were unaware they were participating in a federal sting operation.
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August 26, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS and JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writers
Armed with court orders in a late-night sweep that ended early Thursday, two dozen or more federal agents fanned through the Capitol searching offices and questioning legislators in an investigation into possible violations of the federal anti-racketeering and extortion act. The probe, by the FBI and U.S. attorney's office here, centers on two special-interest bills, one carried in 1986 and another this year by Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles).
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