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REAL ESTATE
November 19, 1989
Property taxes are not the most pleasant subject, even a tax collector recognizes, and so Sandra M. Davis, Los Angeles County treasurer and tax collector, has developed some public services to alleviate stress. "This year, we are offering extended office and telephone assistance hours, along with our 24-hour Proptax telephone service," she announced. Starting last Monday, daily downtown operations in the Hall of Administration at 225 N. Hill St., extend from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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October 16, 1986 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The race for county treasurer-tax collector is traditionally devoid of hotly debated issues, ideological disputes and personal rancor. And, according to Chief Deputy Tax Collector Paul Boland, that tradition holds true for this year's campaign, in which he and Jan Janette of the county assessor's office are vying to succeed retiring Treasurer-Tax Collector James E. Jones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1990
A former Orange County tax collector was sentenced Monday to five years in prison in a tax evasion and fraud case involving a gold mining investment scam. U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon sentenced Harold Nichols, 61, after a Los Angeles jury found him guilty on July 10 of three counts of tax evasion, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of using a false Social Security number.
BUSINESS
October 30, 1990 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Orange County tax collector is going to prison for tax evasion. On Monday, a federal judge sentenced Harold E. Nichols to five years in prison for his role in a $2-million gold-fraud scheme that the U.S. attorney's office said was carried out so he could "buy a house in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, support a mistress and purchase offshore banks."
BUSINESS
July 11, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN and GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As part of the continuing crackdown on boiler-room operations in Orange County, a federal grand jury convicted a former county tax collector of tax fraud related to an alleged gold-mining investment scam and, in a separate case, a Brea man pleaded guilty to mail fraud for selling bogus oil leases. A federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Tuesday convicted Harold E. Nichols, a former Orange County tax collector, of tax fraud in an alleged Newport Beach gold mine investment scam.
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June 4, 1986 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
Municipal Court Judge E. Mac Amos Jr. and Deputy Dist. Atty. Charles Wickersham will face off in November for a Superior Court seat, and Paul Boland held the possibility Tuesday night of winning his race for county treasurer/tax collector outright by easily outdistancing seven other candidates.
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February 8, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time since he was elected more than two decades ago, County Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L. Citron will face a challenger in the June 7 election. John M.W. Moorlach, a Costa Mesa accountant who is active in local Republican politics, announced his candidacy Monday for the post Citron has held since 1971.
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February 13, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Moorpark councilman is having problems with state and county officials on two fronts--license plates and property taxes. Councilman Scott Montgomery says it's ridiculous that anybody's giving him any grief on either matter. He calls them private and unrelated to his role in city government or his role as a member of the county Waste Commission. "Both of these are personal stories, and really infringe on my personal life," Montgomery said. "This is really upsetting.
NEWS
April 2, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was expected to be just another sleepy election year for Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Robert L. Citron. The last time he had an opponent was 24 years ago when he was first elected to the low-key post. The most recent political fund-raiser Citron held was eight years ago, when there were whispers of an opponent who never materialized. In these days of high-finance politics, holding fund-raisers is just not his style. But suddenly, Citron, whose office handled 1.
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April 16, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Supervisors, meeting behind closed doors, voted 4 to 1 to name attorney Mark Saladino the county's treasurer and tax collector, replacing Larry Monteilh, who is retiring after 30 years of county service. The 40-year-old Saladino, now principal deputy county counsel, will head a sprawling financial bureaucracy that manages not only the county's treasury, but also its investments.
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