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December 5, 1992 | From Associated Press
A former Ronald Reagan Administration official under indictment in the HUD influence-peddling scandal was charged Friday with lying to Congress and accepting a $100,000 loan from a developer whom he helped get federal housing subsidies. Special prosecutors investigating influence peddling at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Reagan Administration obtained a new indictment against Thomas T. Demery, a former assistant housing secretary.
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June 18, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-running investigation into fraud and corruption in the Ronald Reagan Administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development brought down its highest former official Thursday when Thomas T. Demery, once the department's No. 3 executive, pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Demery, 43, a former assistant secretary for housing, pleaded guilty to accepting a gratuity and obstructing justice. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson said that he would impose sentence at a later date.
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NEWS
June 18, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long-running investigation into fraud and corruption in the Ronald Reagan Administration's Department of Housing and Urban Development brought down its highest former official Thursday when Thomas T. Demery, once the department's No. 3 executive, pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Demery, 43, a former assistant secretary for housing, pleaded guilty to accepting a gratuity and obstructing justice. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson said that he would impose sentence at a later date.
NEWS
June 16, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a remarkably quiet investigation over the last three years, an independent federal prosecutor sifting through the ashes of a Ronald Reagan-era domestic scandal has obtained the convictions of nine people and one corporation and secured almost $2 million in criminal fines.
NEWS
June 16, 1993 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a remarkably quiet investigation over the last three years, an independent federal prosecutor sifting through the ashes of a Ronald Reagan-era domestic scandal has obtained the convictions of nine people and one corporation and secured almost $2 million in criminal fines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Deborah Gore Dean and Thomas T. Demery, former officials who now occupy center stage in the scandals unfolding at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, were involved in a controversial ruling that allowed a Beverly Hills senior citizens' apartment to restrict most of its units to city residents, thus excluding many minorities. Dean, a once-powerful assistant to former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Samuel R.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
When Thomas T. Demery was new on the job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in late 1986, he gave a speech introducing himself to his co-workers, outlining what he wanted to accomplish as the assistant secretary in charge of millions of dollars of housing loans. One of the things he rhapsodized about was the agency's coinsurance program, a concept he called "the wave of the future."
NEWS
July 2, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writers
The crime is all the more insidious because it thrives in areas of severe economic distress--Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado these days. A straw buyer obtains home financing backed by the federal Housing and Urban Development Department and then signs the house over to a conspirator who would not have qualified for HUD financing himself. The conspirator, who might have as many as 50 such deals alive at one time, offers the home for rent but makes no mortgage payments.
NEWS
July 9, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writers
On the night of April 22, 1988, about 50 people attended a $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver to raise money for an obscure charity called Food for Africa. One of the speakers was Thomas T. Demery, whose position as federal housing commissioner at the Department of Housing and Urban Development gave him sway over millions of dollars in HUD grants and subsidies. Developers and their consultants knew full well that Food for Africa was Demery's favorite charity.
NEWS
July 24, 1989
Rent subsidies of more than $16 million for Denver housing projects were approved two years ago after Joseph Coors, the Colorado brewer, wrote to HUD Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr., a newspaper reported. The New York Times cited government documents in stating that the Denver application appeared headed for rejection before the letter from Coors, a friend of former President Ronald Reagan. Thomas T.
NEWS
December 5, 1992 | From Associated Press
A former Ronald Reagan Administration official under indictment in the HUD influence-peddling scandal was charged Friday with lying to Congress and accepting a $100,000 loan from a developer whom he helped get federal housing subsidies. Special prosecutors investigating influence peddling at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Reagan Administration obtained a new indictment against Thomas T. Demery, a former assistant housing secretary.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
When Thomas T. Demery was new on the job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in late 1986, he gave a speech introducing himself to his co-workers, outlining what he wanted to accomplish as the assistant secretary in charge of millions of dollars of housing loans. One of the things he rhapsodized about was the agency's coinsurance program, a concept he called "the wave of the future."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Deborah Gore Dean and Thomas T. Demery, former officials who now occupy center stage in the scandals unfolding at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, were involved in a controversial ruling that allowed a Beverly Hills senior citizens' apartment to restrict most of its units to city residents, thus excluding many minorities. Dean, a once-powerful assistant to former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Samuel R.
NEWS
July 9, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and DOUGLAS FRANTZ, Times Staff Writers
On the night of April 22, 1988, about 50 people attended a $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver to raise money for an obscure charity called Food for Africa. One of the speakers was Thomas T. Demery, whose position as federal housing commissioner at the Department of Housing and Urban Development gave him sway over millions of dollars in HUD grants and subsidies. Developers and their consultants knew full well that Food for Africa was Demery's favorite charity.
NEWS
July 2, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writers
The crime is all the more insidious because it thrives in areas of severe economic distress--Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado these days. A straw buyer obtains home financing backed by the federal Housing and Urban Development Department and then signs the house over to a conspirator who would not have qualified for HUD financing himself. The conspirator, who might have as many as 50 such deals alive at one time, offers the home for rent but makes no mortgage payments.
NEWS
February 10, 1993 | From Associated Press
A Colorado developer and former ambassador pleaded guilty to conspiracy Tuesday in the $2-billion influence-peddling scandal at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Philip D. Winn of Englewood, Colo., admitted in a plea agreement to offering top HUD officials a $20,000 loan and use of his ski condominium at Vail in exchange for favorable action on his requests for some $133 million in HUD subsidies in the mid-1980s.
NEWS
July 29, 1993 | From Associated Press
An aide to former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr. was indicted Wednesday on fraud, perjury and cover-up charges in the HUD influence-peddling scandal. The six-count indictment accuses Joseph Strauss of taking more than $50,000 in payoffs from a developer and a consultant seeking millions of dollars in federal funds for a low-income housing project in Puerto Rico. In a statement provided by his lawyer, Strauss said he is innocent.
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