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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2003 | Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writer
The city Board of Public Works unanimously awarded an $18-million sewer plant job Monday to construction giant Tutor-Saliba, despite concerns expressed by some public works staff members about the firm's business practices. The award was the second in a week to Tutor-Saliba by the administration of Mayor James K. Hahn. Tutor-Saliba and its president, Ronald N. Tutor, have been financial backers of Hahn's political campaigns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2003 | Jeffrey L. Rabin and Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writers
Mayor James K. Hahn dismissed as nonsensical Wednesday any suggestion that campaign contributions from the firm Tutor-Saliba influenced its selection this week for a $33-million airport construction contract. "That just makes no sense at all," Hahn told radio station KNX. "They were the low bidder. I think that when public funds are being expended, we've got to go with the best person who gives us the best work for the price."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2003 | Jeffrey L. Rabin and Ted Rohrlich, Times Staff Writers
The administration of Mayor James K. Hahn awarded a $33-million airport construction contract Tuesday to a firm that Hahn, as city attorney, helped block from a city project because of concerns about its business practices. Since the actions of Hahn's city attorney's office two years ago, the firm, Tutor-Saliba, was found by a Superior Court judge to have submitted false claims to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2003 | Michael Cieply and Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writers
Producer Elie Samaha's troubled Franchise Pictures has found someone to do its heavy lifting. In the last few weeks, Southern California construction magnate Ronald Tutor and a business partner who specializes in salvaging "litigation-distressed" companies have quietly acquired just under 50% of the Warner Bros.-affiliated production firm, according to Tutor and others involved in the deal. Tutor is president of Sylmar-based Tutor-Saliba Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2002 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
Sylmar-based construction giant Tutor-Saliba engaged in a complex pattern of fraud and inflated its billing during work on the San Francisco International Airport expansion, completed two years ago, a civil lawsuit alleges. The suit, filed Tuesday by the San Francisco city attorney's office, comes a little more than one year after Tutor-Saliba was found guilty of fraud for its 1990s construction work in Los Angeles on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Red Line subway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2002 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has reached an agreement to pay $12.5 million in past-due subway construction claims to beleaguered contracting giant Tutor-Saliba--a firm found guilty last year of engaging in a complex scheme to defraud the transit agency. According to the agreement, Sylmar-based Tutor-Saliba Corp.--whose chief executive is a major donor to Mayor and MTA board member James K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another victory for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its legal showdown with construction giant Tutor-Saliba Corp., a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Tuesday turned down the company's appeal of a $29.5-million judgment and ordered it to pay an additional $2.4 million in interest penalties. The transit agency also moved this week to expand the sanctions against the contractor, asking Judge Joseph R.
NEWS
August 2, 2001 | MATEA GOLD and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Construction giant Tutor-Saliba Corp. was ordered Wednesday to pay more than $29.5 million for assorted acts of business misconduct related to Los Angeles' long-troubled subway system, a damage award that could hamper the firm's ability to land future public works jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2001 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge sent a landmark six-year case between construction giant Tutor-Saliba Corp. and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to a jury Thursday after finding the contractor liable for more than 1,000 acts of business misconduct on the Metro Rail subway project.
NEWS
July 11, 2001 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that construction giant Tutor-Saliba Corp. intentionally withheld and destroyed documents in a landmark case with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over alleged false claims for payment on the Metro Rail subway project. Judge Joseph Kalin told jurors Tuesday that the only issue left for them to decide is the amount of damages the MTA should receive because of Tutor-Saliba's conduct.
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