July 13, 1986
City Councilman Walter J. (Jake) Egan of Carson was found guilty on a dozen counts of fraud and extortion in connection with a continuing federal probe of California politicians formerly associated with convicted public corruption figure W. Patrick Moriarty.
July 11, 1986
Carson City Councilman Walter J. (Jake) Egan was found guilty today by a federal jury in Los Angeles on 12 counts of mail fraud and extortion for accepting illegal contributions from convicted political corruption figure W. Patrick Moriarty in exchange for support of a mobile home project. Egan, who faces sentencing Sept. 8, said after the verdict that he will consult with Carson officials on whether to resign from his office.
December 4, 1986
The filing period for the City Council vacancy created by the removal of convicted Councilman Walter J. (Jake) Egan opens today and runs through 5 p.m. Dec. 26. The election will be held March 3 for a term that expires in April, 1988. The job pays $671.35 a month plus a $300 monthly car allowance, $30 for each meeting of the council as redevelopment agency, medical, dental and optical insurance coverage and retirement benefits.
July 10, 1986
The City Council rejected a proposal for a special assessment district to improve Wilmington Avenue between Del Amo Boulevard and Carson Street, demanding that the plan be redrafted to conform to the city's general plan. The proposal, which would finance $4.7 million in curbs, gutters, sidewalks, landscaped medians, traffic signals and right-of-way purchases, has been under study by the city since December, 1984, and had won approval from many landowners, including Shell Oil Co.
May 22, 1986
Councilman Walter J. (Jake) Egan was charged with an additional count of mail fraud this week in an amended federal grand jury indictment that accuses him of engineering a scheme to conceal his activities with convicted political fixer W. Patrick Moriarty. Egan, a two-term councilman, pleaded innocent Monday to the additional count of mail fraud, which relates to a political mailing sent on June 19, 1981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1991
The owner of a Torrance muffler shop has staved off the city's wrecking crews for at least one more month. Walter J. (Jake) Egan won a reprieve last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, when Judge William Huss continued a hearing on the subject until May 14. The city is trying to take possession of Aable Muffler Shop, a small business Egan owns near American Honda Motor Co. headquarters in eastern Torrance.