February 6, 1987 |
Portraying former legislator Bruce E. Young as a man who sold both his integrity and political independence, a federal prosecutor told jurors Thursday that the ex-Norwalk assemblyman should be found guilty of "a scheme to defraud" Californians out of their right to honest government. "His word is not worthy of belief," said Chief Assistant U.S. Atty. Richard E. Drooyan. "One of the big things in this case is the defendant's credibility.
February 4, 1987 |
Former Assemblyman Bruce E. Young, disputing charges that he failed to comply with state financial disclosure laws, testified Tuesday that he did not have to report $10,000 in earnings for work on behalf of a Canadian cable television firm in 1981 because he had returned $100 at the request of a Sacramento lobbyist.
January 31, 1987 |
Former Assemblyman Bruce Young testified Friday that convicted political fixer W. Patrick Moriarty was like a friend and father to him and anything he did for the former Orange County fireworks magnate was based on that personal relationship, not money. Young, facing mail fraud charges in Los Angeles Federal Court, said under cross-examination by Chief Assistant U.S. Atty.
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January 30, 1987 |
Former Assemblyman Bruce Young took the stand at his political corruption trial in Los Angeles federal court Thursday and denied any wrongdoing in his dealings with convicted political fixer W. Patrick Moriarty and a Canadian cable television company. Young, 40, apparently eager to tell his side, was urged by George Walker, one of his attorneys, at one point to "calm down" during his afternoon appearance in the federal government case.
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January 29, 1987 |
As federal prosecutors rested their case Wednesday in the political corruption trial of former legislator Bruce E. Young, the defense moved immediately for a verdict of acquittal on grounds that the government has failed to prove any violations of state political reporting laws. The government case against Young charges the former Democratic assemblyman from Norwalk with 28 counts of mail fraud in connection with failure to report income from former fireworks manufacturer W.
January 22, 1987 |
In an unusual warning to federal prosecutors, the judge presiding over the political corruption trial of former legislator Bruce E. Young said Wednesday that there is a "real question" as to whether there was anything illegal about a controversial $50,000 financial transaction involving Young in 1979. U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian waited until the end of a full day of testimony by David King, a former accountant for convicted political corrupter W.
January 21, 1987 |
Two powerful state senators told a federal jury Tuesday of a crusade by former Assemblyman Bruce E. Young for pro-fireworks legislation in 1981 and 1982, but described his political tactics as typical of Sacramento lobbying efforts. Although Senate Majority Leader Barry Keene (D-Benicia) and President Pro Tem David A.
January 20, 1987 |
As a major political scandal was unfolding at the state Capitol last year, a boastful Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said the investigation into the corrupt activities of former fireworks manufacturer W. Patrick Moriarty was little more than "a newspaper story" that would not result in any indictments of past or present legislators. "I think the Moriarty thing has just about petered out completely," he declared.
January 17, 1987 |
Portraying former legislator Bruce E. Young as a politician who boasted of "running the state," federal prosecutors Friday called a series of witnesses who told of a massive pro-fireworks lobbying effort in 1981 involving Young and convicted political corrupter W. Patrick Moriarty.
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January 14, 1987 |
A disclosure that lawyers for former Norwalk Assemblyman Bruce E. Young are thinking of calling 108 witnesses--including more than a third of the state Legislature--to testify in Young's political corruption case brought a warning from a federal judge Tuesday against turning the trial into a "circus." Among the possible witnesses included on the list turned over to federal prosecutors by Young's attorneys are former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., Lt. Gov.