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February 20, 1993 | MARK PLATTE and JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Orange County society couple known for their lavish lifestyle and arts patronage were charged Friday with mail fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and illegal wire transfers in connection with nearly $8 million missing from a Santa Fe Springs precious metals firm.
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May 24, 1994 | FERNANDO ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susie Amash Hernandez, the once-wealthy Orange County socialite convicted with her husband of a precious metals scam, reported to the women's Federal Prison Camp in Phoenix on Monday to start her 16-month sentence, her attorney said. Hernandez's husband, Danny Hernandez, 41, who authorities said masterminded the scam, is serving a six-year sentence at the Boron Federal Prison Camp near Brawley, said Joan Politeo Freeman, a deputy federal public defender.
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May 5, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When times were better and the money was flowing, Susie Hernandez had a $400,000 jewelry collection, a fleet of luxury cars at her disposal, a 12-room house in Mission Viejo and the expectation that she could travel with her husband, Danny, wherever she pleased.
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May 5, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When times were better and the money was flowing, Susie Hernandez had a $400,000 jewelry collection, a fleet of luxury cars at her disposal, a 12-room house in Mission Viejo and the expectation that she could travel with her husband, Danny, wherever she pleased.
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June 25, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County socialite Susie Hernandez, accused of helping her husband steal nearly $8 million from his employer, pleaded guilty Thursday to income tax evasion as part of a confidential plea bargain. Hernandez, 41, and her husband, Daniel, were arrested last February after a yearlong investigation into allegations that they skimmed millions of dollars from PGP Industries of Santa Fe Springs, a precious metals firm.
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May 24, 1994 | FERNANDO ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susie Amash Hernandez, the once-wealthy Orange County socialite convicted with her husband of a precious metals scam, reported to the women's Federal Prison Camp in Phoenix on Monday to start her 16-month sentence, her attorney said. Hernandez's husband, Danny Hernandez, 41, who authorities said masterminded the scam, is serving a six-year sentence at the Boron Federal Prison Camp near Brawley, said Joan Politeo Freeman, a deputy federal public defender.
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January 19, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny and Susie Hernandez embezzled $1 million more than previously thought from his former employer and even after the socialite couple's arrests in March, put $80,000 into an escrow account to buy actor Richard Gere's $1.5-million home, authorities allege. In court papers, the U.S. attorney's office has recommended that Danny Hernandez spend between 12 1/2 and 15 1/2 years in federal prison, more than double the sentence suggested by his probation officer.
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February 20, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For her 40th birthday, Daniel Hernandez stashed a diamond bracelet in the glove compartment of his wife's gift--a red convertible Ferrari Mondial. For his 40th, Susie Hernandez threw a bash at the tony Four Seasons Hotel for 110 of their nearest and dearest. The engraved invitations came in the mail, embossed on champagne bottles with a color picture of the birthday boy.
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September 28, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Monday ordered Daniel Hernandez, who has admitted skimming millions of dollars from his employer, to submit to electronic house arrest for violating his $100,000 bail by traveling outside the Orange County-Los Angeles area. Hernandez, 40, admitted to U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler that he traveled to Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans and San Diego County without notifying federal authorities, and spent a reconciliation weekend with his wife in the Napa Valley.
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April 23, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny and Susie Hernandez, the Mission Viejo society couple who illegally amassed a $9-million fortune and flaunted a lifestyle that became the talk of Orange County, were each sentenced to prison terms Friday for their roles in a scheme to skim precious metals. Danny Hernandez received a 71-month sentence, much less than prosecutors wanted.
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April 23, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny and Susie Hernandez, the Mission Viejo society couple who illegally amassed a $9-million fortune and flaunted a lifestyle that became the talk of Orange County, were each sentenced to prison terms Friday for their roles in a scheme to skim precious metals. Danny Hernandez received a 71-month sentence, much less than prosecutors wanted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny and Susie Hernandez embezzled $1 million more than previously thought from his former employer and even after the socialite couple's arrests in March, put $80,000 into an escrow account to buy actor Richard Gere's $1.5-million home, authorities allege. In court papers, the U.S. attorney's office has recommended that Danny Hernandez spend between 12 1/2 and 15 1/2 years in federal prison, more than double the sentence suggested by his probation officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The federal government left no cuff link or bracelet unturned in its February search of Danny and Susie Hernandez's luxury home, scooping up $315,000 worth of her jewelry, $79,000 in cash, a $58,000 refund check for unfinished marble work on the couple's second home, and $21,000 in savings bonds bought for the Hernandez children. Investigators even confiscated a $2 bill. Two months later, Susie Hernandez was pleading poverty to a federal judge, asking for a public defender, which she got.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge Monday ordered Daniel Hernandez, who has admitted skimming millions of dollars from his employer, to submit to electronic house arrest for violating his $100,000 bail by traveling outside the Orange County-Los Angeles area. Hernandez, 40, admitted to U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler that he traveled to Las Vegas, Denver, New Orleans and San Diego County without notifying federal authorities, and spent a reconciliation weekend with his wife in the Napa Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County socialite Susie Hernandez, accused of helping her husband steal nearly $8 million from his employer, pleaded guilty Thursday to income tax evasion as part of a confidential plea bargain. Hernandez, 41, and her husband, Daniel, were arrested last February after a yearlong investigation into allegations that they skimmed millions of dollars from PGP Industries of Santa Fe Springs, a precious metals firm.
NEWS
February 20, 1993 | MARK PLATTE and JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Orange County society couple known for their lavish lifestyle and arts patronage were charged Friday with mail fraud, conspiracy, money laundering and illegal wire transfers in connection with nearly $8 million missing from a Santa Fe Springs precious metals firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The federal government left no cuff link or bracelet unturned in its February search of Danny and Susie Hernandez's luxury home, scooping up $315,000 worth of her jewelry, $79,000 in cash, a $58,000 refund check for unfinished marble work on the couple's second home, and $21,000 in savings bonds bought for the Hernandez children. Investigators even confiscated a $2 bill. Two months later, Susie Hernandez was pleading poverty to a federal judge, asking for a public defender, which she got.
NEWS
March 19, 1993 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Looking back now, Daniel Hernandez says he has a few regrets. But, then again, too few to mention. One month after he and his wife, an Orange County society couple, were arrested in connection with the disappearance of nearly $8 million from a Santa Fe Springs precious-metals firm, Hernandez wished only that he had hidden the money better.
NEWS
February 20, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For her 40th birthday, Daniel Hernandez stashed a diamond bracelet in the glove compartment of his wife's gift--a red convertible Ferrari Mondial. For his 40th, Susie Hernandez threw a bash at the tony Four Seasons Hotel for 110 of their nearest and dearest. The engraved invitations came in the mail, embossed on champagne bottles with a color picture of the birthday boy.
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