February 12, 1986 |
Linda Solomon was not the only person late for work yesterday morning because of snow, but she probably caught more flak than anyone else. Solomon, a social worker at the city's Adult Services Center, which places homeless people in shelters, said a client who felt he had waited too long for an interview became enraged, jumped on her desk, threatened to beat her up and then left the building - but not before throwing a brick through the...
October 4, 1988 |
A Voorhees car salesman was charged yesterday with bilking 80 customers with shaky credit histories and two financial institutions of as much as $1 million. Camden County Prosecutor Samuel Asbell said Gregory Smith, a 26-year-old salesman for Stephens Chevrolet Inc. in Runnemede, falsified financial documents from July to mid-September for clients wishing to buy cars, then pocketed the loans they received for down payments on new cars. At Smith's arraignment on charges of theft by deception before Camden County Superior Court Judge Donald A. Bigley, Asbell said Smith may have been involved with a network of people.
December 5, 1994 |
Criticizing the jury that convicted her of pandering, Heidi Fleiss said the names of clients in her "little black book" might not be kept secret much longer. A teary-eyed, emotional Fleiss spoke with reporters, signed autographs and greeted fans over the weekend at an exposition where she peddled her line of flannel underwear, one day after a seven-man, five-woman panel convicted her of three counts of pandering. Jurors deadlocked on two other pandering charges and found her not guilty on a drug charge.
May 13, 1990 |
Some might call the work trash. But Paul Spiker and Christopher Bailey take it very seriously. They design the wrappers that are torn away in a frenzy to get to the food inside. Grocery shoppers see their work every time they reach for a carton of ice cream or a cup of cottage cheese. In fact, they might choose a product because of Bailey and Spiker. The package "is a product's image. It's what you want to communicate about a brand and a product," said Bailey, speaking in Bailey Spiker Inc.'s office, tucked off Montgomery Avenue in Wynnewood.
September 19, 1990 |
A Chester County lawyer who disappeared in January - allegedly with $175,000 of his law firm's money - was charged by a federal grand jury yesterday with defrauding nine former clients of $236,505 in insurance settlements. David C. Becker, 36, was indicted on five counts of mail fraud, 12 counts of bank fraud and one count of interstate transportation of a check taken by fraud. The indictment also charges that Becker cheated a lender to his former law firm of $39,625. The U.S. Attorney's Office said that if convicted on all counts, Becker could face a maximum sentence of 270 years in prison and a $13.5 million fine.
February 9, 2002 |
Oscar Gaskins, a civil rights activist and lawyer who had a number of noteworthy clients over the years, was charged yesterday with stealing close to $500,000 from some lesser known ones. Gaskins was accused of scamming $180,000 from a woman who won a medical malpractice settlement, and another $300,000 in insurance money from two sons of a widow. During his career as an attorney, Gaskins defended such clients as former mob boss Nicky Scarfo; one of the defendants in the Eddie Polec murder; and one of the developers accused of stealing money in the MOVE rebuilding.
March 21, 1990 |
Donald C. Carter, an adviser to prominent takeover specialists of the 1980s, pleaded guilty yesterday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan to stealing $1 million from his clients and evading and falsifying state income taxes. Ronald Goldstock, director of the New York State Organized Crime Task Force, said that between 1984 and 1989 Carter routinely billed his clients for nonexistent or inflated expenses, and when questioned, supplied fraudulent documentation to justify the expenses.
October 27, 1991 |
No one ever likes getting bills from lawyers. They like it a lot less when times are tough. Such as now. And lawyers are feeling it now as never before: Law firms, for the first time, are finding they are not recession-proof. "I used to get calls saying, 'I want you to represent me.' Now they want information on the firm, its rate structure, the qualifications of the attorneys, and even references on occasion," said Robert Korn, senior partner with the Philadelphia firm Korn, Kline & Kutner before it dissolved last summer and he joined Starfield, Payne & Korn.
February 8, 1989 |
A Philadelphia businessman pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges that he defrauded 34 clients of more than $1 million by accepting money and then failing to provide the financial services he promised. Jesse C. Levine, 49, of Hampton Road in Chestnut Hill, was indicted by a federal grand jury in August. He pleaded guilty to 19 counts of mail fraud, four counts of wire fraud and 12 counts of interstate transportation of securities obtained by fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda Dale Hoffa said that if the case had gone to trial, the government would have presented evidence that from 1983 to 1985 Levine told clients he could arrange loans from $1 million to $25 million for fees of $10,000 to $100,000.