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August 11, 2001 | Walter Hamilton
Harvey L. Pitt, in his first public action as the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, named Rosalind R. Tyson acting director of the agency's regional office in Los Angeles until a permanent chief is chosen. Tyson, 53, will continue to work as the L.A. office's head of regulation, a position she has held since 1993. Tyson, who graduated from Stanford Law School, has held several positions in the L.A. office since joining the SEC in 1982.
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BUSINESS
July 24, 1998 | Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission appointed Valerie Caproni, chief of the criminal division for the U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y., head of its Pacific regional office in Los Angeles. The regional office, the SEC's second-largest after New York, is responsible for investigations and prosecutions in nine states. Caproni, 42, replaces Elaine Cacheris, who left recently after her marriage to Bruce Hiler, a securities lawyer in Washington.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1998
* Rail regulators gave final approval to a $10-billion plan to carve up Conrail routes and end 22 years of a congressionally created rail monopoly in the Northeast. Barring a successful challenge, CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. can begin carving up Conrail as early as Aug. 22. * Daimler-Benz's planned $44-billion purchase of Chrysler Corp., the largest foreign takeover of a U.S. company, was cleared by European antitrust officials.
BUSINESS
June 1, 2001 | WALTER HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Valerie Caproni, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's regional office in Los Angeles, said Thursday that she is leaving the regulatory agency to join a New York law firm. Caproni, 45, who came to the SEC in September 1998 to run the L.A. office, will leave at the end of July to join corporate-law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she will specialize in securities law and white-collar crime. No successor has been named.
BUSINESS
November 22, 2001 | Walter Hamilton
Randall R. Lee was named Wednesday as the new director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's regional office in Los Angeles. Lee, 40, succeeds Valerie Caproni, who left in July for a private law firm in New York. Lee will assume his new post next month. Since 1994, Lee has worked in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former employee of the Dain Rauscher Inc. brokerage won dismissal Wednesday of regulators' charges that he withheld critical information from investors who bought nearly $1 billion in municipal bonds before Orange County's historic 1994 bankruptcy. Ruling that Ken Ough followed standard industry procedures, U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor tossed out a lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
NATIONAL
January 6, 2005 | Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. armed forces ordered an investigation Wednesday into allegations that terrorism suspects were abused at the military detention facility here, and appointed a general to head the probe. The U.S. Southern Command named Brig. Gen. John T. Furlow, deputy commander of its U.S. Army South wing at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, to lead the investigation. The move came six weeks after an FBI memo detailed reports from 26 agents saying they had witnessed interrogation excesses at the prison at the U.S.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2001 | LIZ PULLIAM WESTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fallen money manager Reed E. Slatkin has signed a consent decree with securities regulators and is discussing a plea bargain with the U.S. attorney's office over his role in what has been described as one of the largest potential Ponzi schemes investigated by government officials. Slatkin's moves signal that he is trying to avoid a court showdown over an investment management business that took in hundreds of millions of dollars from wealthy investors.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2000 | INDRANEEL SUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles tree trimmer pocketed nearly $1.4 million in less than 10 days by selling shares of EConnect, a struggling San Pedro Internet banking company whose share price he boosted through phony news releases, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged Monday. In a civil case filed Friday in U.S.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1999 | EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of its most aggressive crackdowns on insider trading in California, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday announced five enforcement actions against 11 people, including a rare criminal case filed against a former director of Koo Koo Roo Inc.
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