May 28, 2013 |
A former senior partner at accounting firm KPMG's Los Angeles office has agreed to plead guilty to securities fraud for passing inside information about the firm's clients to a friend, who used it to make more than $1 million in profitable stock trades. Scott London, 50, who supervised more than 500 KPMG auditors, agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to the single felony charge. The date he will enter the guilty plea has not yet been scheduled. London's stock-trading friend, an Encino jeweler named Bryan Shaw, pleaded guilty to conspiracy last week.
August 2, 2012 |
Let's just get all crazy here and say the offense is going to be OK. That Shane Victorino will thrive in left and in the leadoff spot, that Hanley Ramirez will give the Dodgers the best 3-4-5 hitters in the division and best group smile. They are certainly two upgrades, and it doesn't take a whole lot of upgrading to claim having the best offense in the National League West. And the bullpen, with the addition of Randy Choate and Brandon League, became more experienced and deeper.
July 31, 2010 |
From San Francisco Given what the Dodgers accomplished at the deadline, it might've been more interesting had Major League Baseball allowed owners to be traded away, you know, maybe for a person with money to be named. . . . . . . . . . . . NEWS FLASH: It doesn't appear to matter who the Choking Dogs acquired, the season looking as if it ended at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 31, Jonathan Broxton gagging and giving up a two-run home run, former Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota then adding to the embarrassment and retiring the Dogs for a 2-1 win. That's four losses in five games in the most important 10-game stretch to date for the Dogs, who have responded to such a challenge by rolling over and playing dead.
July 1, 2013 |
Moments after pleading guilty to an insider-trading charge, former KPMG partner Scott London struggled to explain the conduct that ruined his career and is very likely to send him to federal prison. “It was probably the worst day of my life,” London said in an interview in the hallway outside the courtroom of U.S. District Judge George H. Wu, who is scheduled to sentence London on Oct. 21. “Imagine what you do, you do it for 30 years, you go to school for it and in a matter of weeks it's all gone,” London said.
July 2, 2013 |
Former KPMG auditing partner Scott London pleaded guilty to an insider-trading charge, and struggled afterward to explain why he jeopardized his career, reputation and freedom for money he didn't need. London, 50, admitted in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Monday that he had disclosed privileged information about KPMG's clients to a friend, knowing the tips would be used to trade stocks. District Judge George H. Wu ordered London to return Oct. 21 for sentencing. The conviction carries a maximum term of 20 years in prison.
January 6, 2010
The Miami Heat traded point guard Chris Quinn to the New Jersey Nets, a move that could presage Rafer Alston's return to South Florida. Alston agreed to a buyout with the Nets, and two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press that the guard is hoping to sign with the Heat later this week. If Alston clears waivers Thursday at 6 p.m., he could sign with any team. The Heat will get a second-round pick in 2012. Miami could get New Jersey's second-round choice this year, provided it's not between picks 31-50.
March 9, 2012 |
Down, set… yikes! A couple of NFL teams made dramatic moves Friday, shedding some light on how the league's quarterback shuffling could unfold this season. Washington struck a deal with St. Louis for the No. 2 pick in April's draft, with the Redskins apparently moving into position to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III (assuming Indianapolis takes Stanford's Andrew Luck first.) The deal cannot be finalized until the start of the league year Tuesday. Cleveland looked to be in prime position to move up from No. 4 to 2 to select Griffin, but the Redskins nabbed that pick, giving up their selections in the first (No. 6)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1993
I just cannot resist the temptation of reacting to the article regarding Orange County's Gifted and Talented Education (program) ("Big Racial Gap Persists in O.C. GATE Programs," March 21). The word "education" is misunderstood in most areas. It is generally limited to academics--sciences, arts, medicine and the like. As an architect, I have had contact with just about every trade and craft in the book. We may design an attractive, functional building and receive praise from many quarters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2009 |
Murray Gershenz knows he's setting something of a record by giving a new spin to his career this late in life. After all, Gershenz has spent most of his 87 years collecting music -- old operas preserved on tube-like Edison cylinders, Big Band-era crooners on brittle 78 rpm discs, emerging rock stars on small 45s and established pop artists on larger LP albums. He owns as many as 400,000 records. But now, "Music Man Murray" plans to unload his collection so he can become a full-time actor.
June 13, 1989 |
In the last 2 1/2 months, Roland Hemond, general manager of the Orioles, somehow has refrained from making any trades. "I just got a call I have to return," he said in jest. "And I've got something written down on a scrap of paper. Maybe one of those will bring a trade." The man who has a reputation in baseball as a wheeler-dealer has gone silent in the marketplace. Now it is his team that is making all the noise. But Hemond is ever vigilant after a whirlwind first 19 months with the Orioles, when he averaged a deal a month.