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May 28, 2001 | From Reuters
U.S. Wireless Corp., a San Ramon, Calif.-based provider of location-related information for mobile services, has replaced Oliver Hilsenrath as its chairman and chief executive, after an internal audit revealed "various irregularities" in payments of cash and stock to possible affiliates of the officer. The company said over the weekend that it has not yet determined whether the payments have had a material effect on the company's past financial statements.
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July 15, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Two former executives of U.S. Wireless Corp. were charged Monday with securities fraud in connection with unauthorized payments that authorities said led the maker of cell phone location systems to file for bankruptcy protection. The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said former Chief Executive Oliver Hilsenrath and David Klarman, the company's former general counsel, improperly transferred $3.
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July 15, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Two former executives of U.S. Wireless Corp. were charged Monday with securities fraud in connection with unauthorized payments that authorities said led the maker of cell phone location systems to file for bankruptcy protection. The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said former Chief Executive Oliver Hilsenrath and David Klarman, the company's former general counsel, improperly transferred $3.
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May 28, 2001 | From Reuters
U.S. Wireless Corp., a San Ramon, Calif.-based provider of location-related information for mobile services, has replaced Oliver Hilsenrath as its chairman and chief executive, after an internal audit revealed "various irregularities" in payments of cash and stock to possible affiliates of the officer. The company said over the weekend that it has not yet determined whether the payments have had a material effect on the company's past financial statements.
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July 7, 1997 | JUBE SHIVER Jr.
Cellular telephones, once considered a luxury item, have been embraced by tens of millions of consumers as prices have plummeted and the industry began marketing the devices as a wireless safety line. Surveys by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Assn. in Washington have found that safety and security are among the top three reasons for purchasing a wireless phone.
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August 20, 2001 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
After Chicago public school teacher Wardella Winchester was kidnapped in March and forced into a car trunk, she pulled out a cell phone and dialed for help. But from the dark confines of the trunk, Winchester couldn't offer a clue where she was. And in Chicago, like most areas of the country, 911 dispatchers can't pinpoint a wireless phone with the accuracy of calls made from conventional wired phones. By the time police found her two days later in nearby Indiana, she had been fatally shot.
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