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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1989
Four men thought to be members of an Asian organized crime network, the United Bamboo Gang, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trying to extort $200,000 from a Paramount businessman, authorities said. The arrests came after sheriff's deputies used search warrants to enter five San Gabriel Valley locations, Deputy Dean Scoville said. At four residences and one nightclub, deputies seized handguns, assault rifles and one "Street Sweeper" semiautomatic shotgun.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1989
Four men thought to be members of an Asian organized crime network, the United Bamboo Gang, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of trying to extort $200,000 from a Paramount businessman, authorities said. The arrests came after sheriff's deputies used search warrants to enter five San Gabriel Valley locations, Deputy Dean Scoville said. At four residences and one nightclub, deputies seized handguns, assault rifles and one "Street Sweeper" semiautomatic shotgun.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1985 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
The reputed head of the United Bamboo Gang in Southern California, whose associates were convicted of murdering Chinese-American journalist Henry Liu, has been jailed on charges of kidnaping and attempted extortion. Chang An-lo, a former Stanford University graduate student known to members of the powerful Taiwan-based gang as White Wolf, was arraigned Monday in Alhambra Municipal Court and held on $250,000 bail in the June 3 abduction of a Monterey Park woman.
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March 6, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A reputed hit man from Taiwan is to go on trial here Monday for the 1984 murder of Chinese-American writer Henry Liu, who was killed in a conspiracy directed by officials in Taiwan who apparently wanted to silence him. Liu, a Taiwan native and author of Chinese-language articles and books critical of the government of his homeland, was shot to death in the garage of his Daly City home just south of San Francisco. The slaying from the start was a mystery on an international scale.
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January 16, 1985 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
For the past seven weeks, FBI agents and San Francisco-area police detectives have quietly searched the Chinese communities of Los Angeles County for clues to the whereabouts of a mysterious tape recording said to reveal new details in the slaying of San Francisco journalist Henry Liu.
NEWS
March 3, 1985 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
In the late morning hours of last Oct. 12, Chang An-lo awoke in his Monterey Park home to discover that his house guest, a recent arrival from Taiwan, had disappeared overnight. Chang thought it strange that his friend, a fellow member of the Taiwan-based United Bamboo crime syndicate, departed without saying so much as goodby.
NEWS
March 6, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A reputed hit man from Taiwan is to go on trial here Monday for the 1984 murder of Chinese-American writer Henry Liu, who was killed in a conspiracy directed by officials in Taiwan who apparently wanted to silence him. Liu, a Taiwan native and author of Chinese-language articles and books critical of the government of his homeland, was shot to death in the garage of his Daly City home just south of San Francisco. The slaying from the start was a mystery on an international scale.
NEWS
March 20, 1987
A Taiwan gang member pleaded not guilty in South San Francisco Municipal Court to murdering journalist Henry Liu at Liu's Daly City home in 1984. Tung Kei-sen, 34, of the United Bamboo Gang, testified during a federal drug case in New York last year that he and another gunman killed Liu, who had been critical of the Taiwanese government and President Chiang Chin-kuo, on "an order by my government. . . ."
NEWS
September 17, 1985
A man identified by the FBI as the Taiwanese "United Bamboo" gang's second-ranking member in Los Angeles was among 10 arrested after infiltration of the gang by federal agents and members of the New York City Police Department, U.S. Atty. Rudolph Giuliani said in New York. He said Shaing Bao Jing was arrested in Hollywood and was one of nine charged with racketeering. The prosecutor alleged that the organization has been involved in narcotics smuggling as well as in the murder last Oct.
NEWS
September 19, 1985
The reputed head of the United Bamboo Gang in Southern California has been charged in a federal investigation with conspiracy to participate in the 1984 murder of Chinese-American journalist Henry Liu. However, Liu's widow said she believes the gang leader, Chang An-lo, is innocent after he called her from his Los Angeles jail cell Tuesday night. "He said he wanted me to trust him. He said he had nothing to do with Henry's murder," said Helen Liu in a telephone interview from her Bay Area home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1985 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
The reputed head of the United Bamboo Gang in Southern California, whose associates were convicted of murdering Chinese-American journalist Henry Liu, has been jailed on charges of kidnaping and attempted extortion. Chang An-lo, a former Stanford University graduate student known to members of the powerful Taiwan-based gang as White Wolf, was arraigned Monday in Alhambra Municipal Court and held on $250,000 bail in the June 3 abduction of a Monterey Park woman.
NEWS
March 3, 1985 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
In the late morning hours of last Oct. 12, Chang An-lo awoke in his Monterey Park home to discover that his house guest, a recent arrival from Taiwan, had disappeared overnight. Chang thought it strange that his friend, a fellow member of the Taiwan-based United Bamboo crime syndicate, departed without saying so much as goodby.
NEWS
January 16, 1985 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
For the past seven weeks, FBI agents and San Francisco-area police detectives have quietly searched the Chinese communities of Los Angeles County for clues to the whereabouts of a mysterious tape recording said to reveal new details in the slaying of San Francisco journalist Henry Liu.
NEWS
May 12, 1986
Tung Kuei-sen, accused in the 1984 slaying of Chinese-American journalist Henry Liu in Daly City, is being held without bail at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City after extradition from Brazil. Tung and 13 co-defendants, all alleged members of the Taiwan-based United Bamboo Gang, face federal racketeering charges in a trial set to begin July 9, said Assistant U.S. Atty. Anne T. Vitale. One of the acts of racketeering cited against Tung is Liu's murder.
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