January 22, 1998 |
Publicly testifying under oath for the first time since the start of the campaign finance scandal that has rocked the nation's largest trade union, Teamsters President Ron Carey denied any wrongdoing, portraying himself as a leader who trusted those around him and is now paying the price.
February 11, 2004 |
Former Chrysler Corp. executive Gary Valade testified Tuesday that he would have backed the automaker's 1998 merger with Daimler-Benz as a good deal for Chrysler investors even if he had learned that Daimler had planned it as a takeover. "I believe it was the most beneficial deal to shareholders by a long shot," Valade, Chrysler's former chief financial officer, told U.S. District Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr.
February 19, 2004 |
Tyco International Ltd. directors made decisions that weren't reflected in the board's minutes to avoid jeopardizing the offshore company's tax status, former Chief Financial Officer Mark Swartz testified Wednesday. Swartz, who with former Chief Executive L.
August 21, 1986 |
A Woman Like You: Life Stories of Women Recovering From Alcoholism and Addiction by Rachel V. (Harper & Row: $15.95). Nineteen women, recovering from alcoholism, contribute candid testimonials to this thoughtful anthology. Each explores onsetting causes and the progression of events, until she reaches her eventual Alcoholics Anonymous-assisted cure. For all their widely divergent backgrounds and experiences, each woman reveals some primal hurt or trauma. Gail R.
March 10, 1993 |
Here are excerpts from Rodney G. King's testimony Tuesday, under questioning by federal prosecutors, at the trial of four officers charged in his beating. King discusses the events leading to the police chase that ended with his beating: "I was over to (friend) Bryant Allen's house and I had been drinking over there. We were watching a basketball game. . . . I know I had too much. . . . "I was speeding . . . at 75 or 80. . . . I wasn't watching the speedometer. . . .
February 23, 1990
A comparison of some of former President Ronald Reagan's answers to his interrogators in the case against John M. Poindexter, his former national security adviser, and what has been said previously on the subject. QUESTION: "Did you authorize the diversion of funds from the Iran arm sales to the Contras?" REAGAN: "I had no knowledge then or now that there had been a diversion . . . .
May 7, 1996 |
A doctor who performed the autopsy on the body of Polly Klaas testified Monday to the pitiful state of her remains, a litany of horrors that sent her family fleeing from the courtroom. Later in the day, three jurors wept as they looked at photographs of Polly's small, headless body, partially clad in a child's flannel nightgown. Others grimaced and appeared to be fighting for control.
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March 9, 2001
Convicted killer Justin Merriman unexpectedly testified at his penalty trial Thursday and denied murdering 20-year-old Santa Monica College student Katrina Montgomery. Merriman, a skinhead gang member, stunned prosecutors and his own attorneys by demanding to take the stand just moments before they were scheduled to give closing arguments. "You don't know the whole picture of me," Merriman said. "I am very innocent of these crimes." But he refused to answer questions from Deputy Dist. Atty.
July 21, 2010 |
BP officials knew about a problem on a crucial well safety device at least three months before the catastrophic April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico but failed to repair it, according to testimony Tuesday from the company's well manager. Ronald Sepulvado testified that he was aware of a leak on a control pod atop the well's blowout preventer and notified his supervisor in Houston about the problem, which Sepulvado didn't consider crucial. The 450-ton hydraulic device, designed to prevent gas or oil from blasting out of the drill hole, failed during the disaster, which killed 11 men on the Deepwater Horizon rig and set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
February 22, 1990 |
The Bush Administration said Wednesday that it will not seek deletions from the videotaped testimony former President Ronald Reagan gave for the Iran-Contra trial of his national security adviser, John M. Poindexter. The Administration's statement in a court filing that it "does not request such deletions" indicates that the tape is ready to be played at Poindexter's trial, scheduled to begin on March 5 in federal court.