August 6, 2002 |
The U.S. attorney's office is expected to seek an indictment of Sacramento King player Chris Webber on charges he lied to a federal grand jury about his dealings with a University of Michigan basketball booster, sources told The Detroit News. A grand jury could be asked to indict Webber as early as Wednesday on charges of making a false declaration before a grand jury on Aug. 2, 2000, sources familiar with the investigation told the newspaper.
August 25, 1989 |
The federal investigation of former Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. junk bond chief Michael Milken has broadened to focus on whether his department in effect bribed the managers of mutual funds and other customers to buy difficult-to-sell securities from Drexel. Sources close to the investigation confirmed that both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S.
April 10, 2009 |
A investigation into the bribing of foreign officials that had netted the guilty pleas of two former top executives at an Orange County valve company has widened into charges to include many of the company's former leaders, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday. Six former executives of the company were charged with conspiring to bribe foreign officials and others in return for lucrative contracts that resulted in about $46.5 million in net profit, the U.S.
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August 13, 2003 |
The federal government has decided not to file criminal charges against Alaska Airlines over the crash of Flight 261 off the Ventura County coast in January 2000. The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said it had concluded last month that there was insufficient evidence to warrant federal prosecution, and the case had been closed. "That decision really bothers me," said Johnson Sanchez of Seattle, whose 27-year-old daughter, Colleen Whorley, died in the crash.
August 31, 2012 |
Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a character actor who has appeared in nearly 100 movies including “Jackie Brown” and “Beverly Hills Cop II,” has agreed to plead guilty to a mortgage fraud scheme that cost banks $3.8 million. The 54-year-old actor entered the plea agreement Friday, the same day prosecutors charged him with conspiring from 2005 to 2007 to buy homes he could not afford and to withdraw more than $1.1 million cash in home-equity loans that were not repaid. Prosecutors accused Lister and five other people - a real estate agent, a mortgage loan officer, a bank manager, an escrow officer and an accountant - of using falsified records to help Lister unlawfully acquire four homes for $5.7 million.
January 15, 2013 |
Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet genius, was eulogized on Tuesday as a person who wanted to make the world better but was hounded into killing himself by harsh government policies. Swartz was “killed by the government,” his father, Robert Swartz, said at the service at Central Avenue Synagogue in Highland Park, Ill., according to the Chicago Sun-Times . “He was killed by the government, and MIT betrayed all of its basic principles,” he said. Facing the possibility of a long prison sentence if convicted of charges that he illegally downloaded millions of academic journal articles, Swartz hanged himself in his New York apartment Friday.