September 21, 2012 |
Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw victim compensation funds after the Virginia Tech shootings, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to those connected to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is being asked to become involved in the money collected after a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. The shooting prompted more than $5 million in donations. Feinberg, who was hired this week to deal with compensation claims stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State, will meet on Friday with Colorado state and charity officials to discuss a role in resolving disputes, it was reported by a variety of media outlets.
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January 20, 2006 |
A state compensation board awarded a San Diego County man $756,900 Thursday for having served 21 years in prison for killing a toddler whose death the state now believes was accidental. A spokeswoman for the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board said the award to Kenneth M. Marsh was the largest the board has made for a wrongful conviction.
August 9, 2002 |
The family of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks Sept. 11 has become the first to publicly accept a package offered by the federal Victim Compensation Fund, an attorney for the victim's family confirmed Thursday. The family accepted the $1.04-million settlement rather than pursue an appeal or a lawsuit. Their son was single and in his 20s, working in financial services and earning nearly $60,000 a year.
November 9, 2004 |
Victims of the Sept. 11 attacks received more than $38 billion in compensation -- a figure 30 times the size of the largest previous payout for a terrorism event and one that is unlikely to be matched, a Rand Corp. study released Monday said. Insurance companies and the federal government provided more than 90% of the payments, and some victims were overpaid while others fell through the cracks, according to the Santa Monica-based think tank.
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August 22, 1987 |
The former payroll chief for the Los Angeles Dodgers was sentenced Friday to 16 months in state prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring with six other former employees to embezzle $332,583 from the baseball club. As part of the plea-bargain, Edward Peter Campos, 46, of Glendale also made restitution to the club of $132,000 he had earned through profit-sharing, stock options and retirement funds. Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert M.
August 13, 1999 |
About 1,000 investors who lost their life savings in the collapse of Hill Williams Development Corp.--which became one of Orange County's costliest real estate scams--have filed a lawsuit accusing one of the firm's former promoters of hiding assets in order to avoid a $23-million judgment. The suit, filed in Orange County Superior Court, contends that David A.
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September 8, 2002 |
It may seem, at first, a curious way to fight terrorism, to soften a blow so terrible that Edward Smith sometimes still feels its ache as if it landed yesterday. One day before the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the 40-year-old CEO will lead golfers through 18 holes at a Simi Valley course, raising money for victims and their families with every drive, pitch and putt.
May 30, 1990 |
The government's effort to recover money lost in the savings and loan scandal suffered a setback Tuesday as the Supreme Court ruled that convicted criminals may avoid paying restitution to their victims by filing for bankruptcy. The 7-2 ruling also is a blow to the "victim's rights" movement. In recent years, courts have been given new authority to order criminals to pay crime victims for their losses and injuries.
May 24, 1991 |
The Polish government has begun what promises to be a long struggle to find a fair, affordable means of compensating private owners for property confiscated or nationalized by the Communists. At issue are thousands of properties with a total value estimated as high as $20 billion. They were once in private hands but were taken over by the state beginning in 1946. The post-Communist government has established a new ministry to oversee the "reprivatization" process.
June 12, 1988 |
The industrial giant Daimler-Benz, which forced thousands of people into work programs to fuel the Nazi war effort, will pay nearly $12 million to the laborers and their families, the West German Red Cross said in a statement prepared for release today. Heinz Galinski, chairman of the West German Jewish Council, on Saturday welcomed news of the payment but said the company should have made reparations years ago. "To wait this long is a horrible betrayal of all those who suffered," Galinski said.