June 3, 2011 |
Roosevelt Hairston Jr., who was fired in February for allegedly embezzling $1.7 million from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was charged Thursday with mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return to try to hide the theft, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Hairston, 45, who lives with his wife and four daughters in a 7,000-square-foot home in Malvern, held various senior positions at Children's before becoming the hospital's general counsel a little more than a year ago. His lawyer, Howard Bruce Klein of Philadelphia, said that a guilty plea would soon be entered.
February 1, 1994 |
JERUSALEM ISRAEL: PACT NOT IMMINENT Israel lowered expectations of an imminent peace breakthrough with the PLO, saying today it would take weeks to reach accord on a first Israeli troop pullout from the occupied territories. "Great expectations are the enemy of negotiations," Israeli negotiator Yossi Sarid told Israel Radio today. "We're speaking of weeks but I wouldn't want to say anything more precise. " In Geneva, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat said he would meet Foreign Minister Shimon Peres in Cairo where they were planning to meet next Sunday or Monday.
October 29, 1986 |
He scuttled the romance, so she tried to torpedo their love boat. That's what Rockland County, N.Y., authorities said yesterday when they indicted Edith Siemoneit, 50, of Manhattan, for inflicting $40,000 worth of damage to a luxury yacht belonging to her former boyfriend, businessman Harold Barkan, 62, of Ardsley. District Attorney Kenneth Gribetz said that shortly before Barkan, a married man, died June 10, he ended a three-year "intimate relationship" with Siemoneit. Barkan also told Siemoneit he was leaving their floating love nest, a 50- foot, $350,000 yacht named Escargot, to his wife, Leah.
May 15, 1988 |
The luxury yacht Monkey Business, which ferried former presidential candidate Gary Hart to the Bahamas with model Donna Rice, was seized yesterday after Coast Guard officers found marijuana on it, officials said. "They found one gram of marijuana, that's one twenty-eighth of an ounce. According to 'zero tolerance,' if we find enough to test positive, it's enough to seize the vessel," Petty Officer Dan Vogeley said. Later, when the ship was searched at dockside, an additional 8 grams of marijuana were found, Coast Guard Lt. Jim McCauley said.
June 2, 2011 |
Roosevelt Hairston Jr., who was fired in February for allegedly embezzling money from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, was charged Thursday with mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return to try to hide the theft, the U.S. Attorney's office announced. The charges are contained in a three-count information, an indication that a possible plea agreement is in the works. Hairston, 45, who lives with his wife and four daughters in a 7,000-square-foot home in Malvern, held various senior positions at Children's before becoming the hospital's general counsel a little more than a year ago. The federal charges, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, allege that beginning in 1999, Hairston used dozens of false invoices and shell companies that he created to steal an estimated $1.7 million from Children's.
July 9, 2006 |
The Independence Seaport Museum on Penn's Landing has sold the luxury yacht that became a symbol of the museum's money problems. The museum got $1.9 million for the Enticer - not enough to recoup all the money that the museum poured into restoring and operating the yacht. In another big financial move, the museum recently received $1 million from an anonymous donor from New York, the largest single gift in the museum's 46-year history. The yacht sale and donation mark major steps in an effort to turn around the museum, whose endowment has fallen sharply in recent years.
August 17, 1992 |
The luxury yacht on which it had hung still lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, but a 17-foot pleasure craft floated upside down atop the waves some 35 miles south of where the larger vessel quickly sank two days earlier, the Coast Guard reported. A Navy plane spotted the smaller boat bobbing in the water about 50 miles southeast of Cape May and 50 miles east of Ocean City, Md., said Quartermaster First Class Matthew Kuchta, of the Cape May office of the Coast Guard.
November 5, 2004 |
Tiger Woods is taking a swing at the builder of his luxury yacht "Privacy," accusing the shipyard of using his name and photograph for financial gain without permission. Attorneys for Woods sued in federal court Oct. 29, claiming his contract with Christensen Shipyards, Ltd., barred the boat manufacturer from using the golfer to promote the company, but it did so anyway. The lawsuit accuses Vancouver, Wash.-based Christensen Shipyards of starting a "widespread national campaign" using Woods' name and photos of the 155-foot yacht "Privacy.
April 20, 1996 |
IN A MANNER MOST CIVIL, PAYMENT OF DEBT IS SOUGHT The Civil War's been over for 131 years, so pay up already, the California Assembly told the federal government on Thursday. By a 41-6 vote, with a lot of snickering, the Assembly approved a resolution asking the President and Congress to pay the state's overdue Civil War expenses. The measure now goes to the state Senate. The U.S. Senate has voted to reimburse California eight times over the years, but the U.S. House has always refused to go along, and the lawmakers seemed to hold little hope for a payout Thursday from the ever-stingier feds.
March 23, 2004
Webster doesn't define a boat as "a hole in the water" where its owner throws hard-earned cash, but that salty, unofficial definition should be painfully familiar to officials at the Independence Seaport Museum. At $2.8 million in expenses - and a good deal less in revenues - the museum's years-long operation of a luxury yacht appears to be a seagoing venture it can do without. Maybe it's time for the Penn's Landing tourist attraction to dock its vintage yacht, Enticer. Rather than cruise off to New England, the ship could host tours for the Philadelphia landlubbers who support the museum.