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August 23, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles real estate investor who told The Times that his signature had been forged on two deeds notarized by Ben Karmelich, president of Highland Federal Savings & Loan Assn., has changed his mind and signed an affidavit saying the signatures were genuine after all. "Upon checking my records, there was absolutely no fraud or forgery," Syed Mouzzam Ali said in the sworn statement. "I signed the two deeds."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
The burned-out hulk of the Hotel Ferraro, about 20 blocks west of downtown Los Angeles' grander hotels, is an example of how the forces shaping the city are beyond the control of the people who are supposed to be in charge. The specific force represented by the Ferraro is real estate. The owner of this Westlake district hotel wants to tear it down and sell the property.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
A variety of federal and state officials are reviewing the activities of a network of Los Angeles slum financiers to determine whether any of them has engaged in criminal conduct or violated civil law, officials said Wednesday. The U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles real estate investor who told The Times that his signature had been forged on two deeds notarized by Ben Karmelich, president of Highland Federal Savings & Loan Assn., has changed his mind and signed an affidavit saying the signatures were genuine after all. "Upon checking my records, there was absolutely no fraud or forgery," Syed Mouzzam Ali said in the sworn statement. "I signed the two deeds."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
The burned-out hulk of the Hotel Ferraro, about 20 blocks west of downtown Los Angeles' grander hotels, is an example of how the forces shaping the city are beyond the control of the people who are supposed to be in charge. The specific force represented by the Ferraro is real estate. The owner of this Westlake district hotel wants to tear it down and sell the property.
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July 31, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
Highland Federal Savings & Loan Assn., a 21-year-old thrift with 10 local branches, is the lender of first--and sometimes last--resort for some of the city's worst slumlords. Its president, Ben Karmelich, and board of directors have repeatedly made exceptions to their own lending policies to give large, sometimes risky loans to slumlords, their companies and their agents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1989 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
A variety of federal and state officials are reviewing the activities of a network of Los Angeles slum financiers to determine whether any of them has engaged in criminal conduct or violated civil law, officials said Wednesday. The U.S.
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