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Article 4 of 27, Article ID: 8701080525


Published on 02/06/1987, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

MOST CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST 2 MASTRONARDOS

TEXT: A federal court judge yesterday dismissed most of the charges against John V. Mastronardo and his father, Joseph V. Mastronardo Sr., two of seven defendants accused of running a multimillion-dollar gambling and money- laundering operation based in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court Judge Anthony J. Scirica left intact 36 of 42 charges against Joseph Mastronardo Jr., 36, the son-in-law of former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo and the man prosecutors say masterminded the alleged sports-bookmak i

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Article 5 of 27, Article ID: 8802160950

Published on 07/29/1988, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

FIVE SQUAD PROSECUTOR HINTS AT A MURDER PLOT

TEXT: A federal prosecutor alleged yesterday that some of the six former members of an elite Philadelphia police drug unit who have been indicted on racketeering charges plotted last year to kill a witness during the federal tax-evasion trial of another colleague.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John P. Pucci made the allegation during an arraignment for Ronald Giongo, one of the six Five Squad members who were indicted July 19 by a federal grand jury on charges of stealing drugs and more than $40

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Article 6 of 27, Article ID: 8901040756

Published on 01/18/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

DEFENSE ATTACKS RYAN'S CONFLICTS IN DRUG-UNIT TRIAL

TEXT: The defense in the federal racketeering trial of six former Philadelphia police officers focused yesterday on the differences between Leo Ryan's testimony and his earlier statements.

A key government witness and former police officer, Ryan was cross-examined for a third day, questioned about his turbulent marriage, his one-time addiction to Valium and his relationships with the men who once worked with him in Five Squad, the now-defunct drug unit.

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Article 7 of 27, Article ID: 8901130287

Published on 02/25/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

HUND FINISHES FIVE SQUAD TESTIMONY

TEXT: Former police officer Charles A. Hund 3d underwent his final day of cross- examination yesterday as the defense in the racketeering trial of six former narcotics officers continued trying to portray him as the epitome of corruption.

Hund, 39, has given seven days of pointed testimony against six of his former colleagues in Five Squad, a now-defunct drug unit.

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Article 8 of 27, Article ID: 8901140718

Published on 03/03/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

FIVE SQUAD DEFENSE OPENS CASE

DEFENDANT'S CHILDREN CONTRADICT HUND

TEXT: The son and teenage daughter of former Philadelphia narcotics officer Ronald Giongo Sr. took the stand yesterday in U.S. District Court to help defend their father against charges of corruption.

Ronald Giongo Jr., 24, said he frequently had to lend money to his dad. He said that his father never owned a new car, and that the family home in the mountains was just a small trailer on a chunk of property, half of which was swamp.

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Article 9 of 27, Article ID: 8901150905

Published on 03/09/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

FIVE SQUAD DEFENSE ON ATTACK

SAYS EVIDENCE 'REEKS OF DOUBT'

TEXT: The defense in the federal racketeering trial of six former Philadelphia narcotics officers yesterday blasted away at the government's case, contending that the evidence boiled down to the unbelievable testimony of two crooked cops and three dozen drug dealers.

"The evidence is fit for a cesspool and it reeks of doubt," declared defense attorney John Rogers Carroll, who represents defendant John Wilson, the man who headed Five Squad, a now-defunct drug unit.

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Article 10 of 27, Article ID: 8901180025

Published on 03/15/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

CENTER CITY DEFENSE LAWYER FACES 26 FRAUD AND INCOME TAX CHARGES

TEXT: A federal grand jury yesterday accused a Center City lawyer of carrying out two complex schemes to defraud his mortgage company and his creditors by providing false information and misstating personal assets.

David E. Shapiro, 40, a defense lawyer who lives in Huntingdon Valley and has offices in the Lewis Tower Building on South 15th Street, was charged with 16 counts of mail and wire fraud and one count of transferring and concealing property of a bankruptcy estate.

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Article 11 of 27, Article ID: 8902130232

Published on 07/07/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

GUILTY PLEA IS ENTERED BY LAWYER

TEXT: A Center City lawyer yesterday pleaded guilty to defrauding his mortgage company and his creditors by providing false information and misstating personal assets.

David E. Shapiro, a criminal-defense lawyer with offices in the Lewis Tower Building on South 15th Street, pleaded guilty to all 26 counts of a federal indictment that charged him with fraud and tax violations in connection with the schemes.

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Article 12 of 27, Article ID: 8903150570

Published on 11/15/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

EX-LAWYER GETS PRISON FOR 2 SCAMS

TEXT: A suspended Center City lawyer was sentenced yesterday to two years in federal prison and five years' probation for carrying out two intricate schemes to defraud his mortgage company and his creditors by providing false information and misstating personal assets.



David E. Shapiro, 41, who practiced criminal law in the Lewis Tower on South 15th Street, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Louis C. Bechtle to perform 1,000 hours of community service.

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Article 13 of 27, Article ID: 9102110275

Published on 07/20/1991, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

FORMER GRAY ACCOUNTANT CHARGED WITH MISREPRESENTATION ON LOAN

TEXT: A Center City accountant who formerly worked for U.S. Rep. William H. Gray 3d was charged yesterday by federal authorities with one count of wire fraud, alleging that he made misrepresentations when he applied for a bank loan in 1984.

Neil B. Godick, 50, had emerged two years ago as a key figure in an investigation involving Gray. After news reports about the inquiry, the Justice Department - in a highly unusual move - announced that Gray was not a target of an investigation.

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Article 14 of 27, Article ID: 9102220459

Published on 09/16/1991, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

A SMALL-TIME BONFIRE OF VANITIES BURNS 170

TEXT: Despite the confidence he inspired in his clients, aspiring investment mogul Donald Matthew Greth never moved with Wall Street's rich and powerful.

He ate no power lunches with the likes of Ivan Boesky or Michael Milken. He had no fancy high-rise office. His D.M.G. Investment Systems and Common Unity Fund Systems had no glossy brochures or detailed prospectuses.

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Article 15 of 27, Article ID: 9102220734

Published on 09/17/1991, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

PYRAMID DEFENDANT GETS 21-MONTH TERM

TEXT: A Montgomery County man who promised investors fantastic financial returns in a crude pyramid scheme that fell apart after taking in more than $1.5 million was sentenced yesterday to repay the money and spend 21 months in federal prison.


Donald Matthew Greth, 36, called the punishment "a sentence I deserve," after leaving the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Charles R. Weiner in Philadelphia.

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Article 16 of 27, Article ID: 9103060724

Published on 11/14/1991, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

EX-GRAY ACCOUNTANT ADMITS 1984 FRAUD

TEXT: A Center City accountant who once worked for former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray 3d pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to one count of wire fraud, admitting that he made misrepresentations when he applied for a bank loan in 1984.

Neil B. Godick, 50, had emerged two years ago as a key figure in a federal investigation involving Gray. After news reports about the inquiry mentioned Gray, the Justice Department announced that the congressman was not a target of an investigation

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Article 17 of 27, Article ID: 9201080398

Published on 02/07/1992, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

FORMER GRAY EMPLOYEE IS GUILTY OF LYING ON LOAN FORM

TEXT: A Center City accountant who once worked for former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray 3d was placed on probation for five years and fined $25,000 yesterday for lying about collateral when he applied for a bank loan in 1984.

Neil B. Godick, 50, received the sentence from U.S. District Judge Herbert J. Hutton, who also ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service during his probation term.

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Article 18 of 27, Article ID: 9402010506

Published on 06/09/1994, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

AFTER BUSINESS DEAL GOES AWRY, A RUSSIAN PARTNER LIVES IN FEAR

THE RISKS OF CAPITALISM CAN MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS IN U.S., SIBERIA.

TEXT: For Philadelphia businessman Neil B. Godick, his foray into Siberian capitalism represents a business deal gone awry. But for Alexander Brodsky, the Russian who worked with Godick, it's much more.

It is, says Brodsky, a dispute that has left him in desperate straits, facing possible retaliation from Russian racketeers.

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Article 20 of 27, Article ID: 9501220910

Published on 04/17/1995, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

IRS TRIES TO IMPROVE ITS RATE OF COLLECTION

ACCORDING TO EXPERTS, WHERE THERE'S A TAX, THERE'S A WAY TO CHEAT.

TEXT: Today is tax day. Listen to how easy it was for one man to rip off the Internal Revenue Service:

"My company filed a total of 9,000 returns in 1992, for tax year 1991, which netted my customers approximately $8 million in total refunds. Of that total, I would guess that roughly half of the returns contained false information about dependents, wages or filing status. That year . . . I recognized how easy it was."

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Article 21 of 27, Article ID: 9503070976

Published on 11/28/1995, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

DOCTOR AND STAFF ACCUSED OF SCAM

PROSECUTORS SAY JACK A. DANTON AND FIVE OTHERS

DEFRAUDED 13 INSURANCE COMPANIES OF $4 MILLION.

TEXT: By March 18, 1992, it was no longer business as usual in the office of Northeast Philadelphia osteopath Jack A. Danton.

The FBI had ordered Danton to bring his patients' files for review by a federal grand jury looking into insurance fraud. Federal prosecutors say Danton responded quickly, if not legally. They say he and a secretary went through patient files, destroying some documents and hiding others.

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Article 22 of 27, Article ID: 9701110100

Published on 01/10/1997, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

INSURANCE FRAUD TRIAL BEGINS

PROSECUTORS SAY HUNTINGDON VALLEY OSTEOPATH JACK

A. DANTON WAS A PARTICIPANT IN A MASSIVE SCAM.

TEXT: A massive insurance fraud case that has brought down several doctors and lawyers in recent years reopened in federal court yesterday with the trial of a doctor alleged to be a key participant.

Huntingdon Valley osteopath Jack A. Danton is accused of playing a major role in an 11-year scheme to defraud insurance companies of about $4 million by inflating claims for people injured in accidents.

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Article 23 of 27, Article ID: 9702120056

Published on 02/11/1997, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

AREA DOCTOR CONVICTED OF MAIL FRAUD

THE JURY DEADLOCKED ON A RACKETEERING CHARGE AGAINST

OSTEOPATH JACK DANTON. HE COULD BE RETRIED.

TEXT: Huntingdon Valley osteopath Jack Danton was found guilty of mail fraud yesterday for participating in a scheme that defrauded insurance companies of $4 million. But the jury in federal court deadlocked on more serious charges of racketeering and interstate transportation of a security.

The verdict was a letdown for federal prosecutors, who had compiled a wealth of evidence against Danton in a five-year investigation that culminated in his trial in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

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Article 24 of 27, Article ID: 9708200038

Published on 08/19/1997, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

PHYSICIAN IS SENTENCED IN SCAM

JACK A. DANTON OF HUNTINGDON VALLEY RECEIVED FIVE

YEARS AND WAS ORDERED TO PAY MORE THAN $400,000.

TEXT: Huntingdon Valley physician Jack A. Danton blamed his secretary for continuing a $4 million health insurance scam long after he had withdrawn from any illicit activities.

But a federal judge didn't buy it.

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Article 25 of 27, Article ID: 9909160152

Published on 09/15/1999, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

PHILA. EXECUTIVE TIED TO SCHEME

THE SEC SAID HE SIGNED LETTERS THAT OVERSTATED THE

VALUE OF ACCOUNTS MANAGED BY PRINCETON ECONOMICS.

TEXT: A Philadelphia securities executive enabled a Princeton money manager to hide more than half a billion dollars in losses by its Japanese clients, according to federal prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

William H. Rogers, who was recently suspended as head of futures trading at Republic New York Securities' Philadelphia office, signed up to 200 letters that "falsely overstate" the value of accounts managed by Princeton Economics International, of Princeton, N.J., according

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Article 26 of 27, Article ID: 9909220101

Published on 09/21/1999, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

LONGTIME JANNEY CHIEF TO YIELD TO THE CHAIRMAN

TEXT: Norman T. Wilde Jr. has been running Janney Montgomery Scott since Richard Nixon moved into the White House. Now at age 69, he says it's time to go.

Wilde will step aside Dec. 31 as chief executive of the 800-broker, $12 billion-asset firm - one of the few big financial companies still based in Center City - in favor of Janney's chairman, Rudolph "Rick" C. Sander. Sander, an Upper Darby native, attended night school at Villanova and Penn, then rose through the ranks at the old Philadelphia b

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Article 27 of 27, Article ID: 9909250146

Published on 09/24/1999, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

ACCUSED FINANCIER TRIED TO LIQUIDATE COMPANY

U.S. PROSECUTORS GOT A COURT ORDER TO STOP THE MOVE BY

MARTIN ARMSTRONG, ACCUSED OF BILKING JAPANESE INVESTORS.

TEXT: Martin A. Armstrong Jr., the financial guru accused of bilking Japanese investors out of about $1 billion, may have attempted to thwart U.S. prosecutors by trying to liquidate his New Jersey company in a West Indies island court.


Princeton Economics International Ltd., the firm run by Armstrong at the heart of the investment turmoil, filed for bankruptcy last Friday in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where it is incorporated.

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Article 4 of 31, Article ID: 9708200038

Published on 08/19/1997, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

PHYSICIAN IS SENTENCED IN SCAM

JACK A. DANTON OF HUNTINGDON VALLEY RECEIVED FIVE

YEARS AND WAS ORDERED TO PAY MORE THAN $400,000.

TEXT: Huntingdon Valley physician Jack A. Danton blamed his secretary for continuing a $4 million health insurance scam long after he had withdrawn from any illicit activities.

But a federal judge didn't buy it.

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Article 6 of 31, Article ID: 9702120056

Published on 02/11/1997, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

AREA DOCTOR CONVICTED OF MAIL FRAUD

THE JURY DEADLOCKED ON A RACKETEERING CHARGE AGAINST

OSTEOPATH JACK DANTON. HE COULD BE RETRIED.

TEXT: Huntingdon Valley osteopath Jack Danton was found guilty of mail fraud yesterday for participating in a scheme that defrauded insurance companies of $4 million. But the jury in federal court deadlocked on more serious charges of racketeering and interstate transportation of a security.

The verdict was a letdown for federal prosecutors, who had compiled a wealth of evidence against Danton in a five-year investigation that culminated in his trial in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

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Article 7 of 31, Article ID: 9701110100

Published on 01/10/1997, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

INSURANCE FRAUD TRIAL BEGINS

PROSECUTORS SAY HUNTINGDON VALLEY OSTEOPATH JACK

A. DANTON WAS A PARTICIPANT IN A MASSIVE SCAM.

TEXT: A massive insurance fraud case that has brought down several doctors and lawyers in recent years reopened in federal court yesterday with the trial of a doctor alleged to be a key participant.

Huntingdon Valley osteopath Jack A. Danton is accused of playing a major role in an 11-year scheme to defraud insurance companies of about $4 million by inflating claims for people injured in accidents.

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Article 9 of 31, Article ID: 9503070976

Published on 11/28/1995, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

DOCTOR AND STAFF ACCUSED OF SCAM

PROSECUTORS SAY JACK A. DANTON AND FIVE OTHERS

DEFRAUDED 13 INSURANCE COMPANIES OF $4 MILLION.

TEXT: By March 18, 1992, it was no longer business as usual in the office of Northeast Philadelphia osteopath Jack A. Danton.

The FBI had ordered Danton to bring his patients' files for review by a federal grand jury looking into insurance fraud. Federal prosecutors say Danton responded quickly, if not legally. They say he and a secretary went through patient files, destroying some documents and hiding others.

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Article 11 of 31, Article ID: 9501220910

Published on 04/17/1995, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

IRS TRIES TO IMPROVE ITS RATE OF COLLECTION

ACCORDING TO EXPERTS, WHERE THERE'S A TAX, THERE'S A WAY TO CHEAT.

TEXT: Today is tax day. Listen to how easy it was for one man to rip off the Internal Revenue Service:

"My company filed a total of 9,000 returns in 1992, for tax year 1991, which netted my customers approximately $8 million in total refunds. Of that total, I would guess that roughly half of the returns contained false information about dependents, wages or filing status. That year . . . I recognized how easy it was."

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Article 13 of 31, Article ID: 9203050983

Published on 11/14/1992, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

SUBURBAN DRUG RING HELPER IS SENTENCED

ALAN I. ROOMBERG LAUNDERED MONEY FOR DRUG DEALER

FRANK J. FORLANO. HE RECEIVED A 2 1/2-YEAR JAIL TERM.

TEXT: The former accountant for convicted suburban drug trafficker Frank J. Forlano was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison yesterday for his role in

helping Forlano launder cash generated by the lucrative drug ring.

"This is actually a relief that after nearly 4 1/2 years I can begin to finally pay my debt," Alan I. Roomberg told U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter, referring to the time that has elapsed since Forlano's drug organization began to crumble in August 1988.

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Article 15 of 31, Article ID: 9103060724

Published on 11/14/1991, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

EX-GRAY ACCOUNTANT ADMITS 1984 FRAUD

TEXT: A Center City accountant who once worked for former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray 3d pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to one count of wire fraud, admitting that he made misrepresentations when he applied for a bank loan in 1984.

Neil B. Godick, 50, had emerged two years ago as a key figure in a federal investigation involving Gray. After news reports about the inquiry mentioned Gray, the Justice Department announced that the congressman was not a target of an investigation

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Article 16 of 31, Article ID: 9102220734

Published on 09/17/1991, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

PYRAMID DEFENDANT GETS 21-MONTH TERM

TEXT: A Montgomery County man who promised investors fantastic financial returns in a crude pyramid scheme that fell apart after taking in more than $1.5 million was sentenced yesterday to repay the money and spend 21 months in federal prison.

Donald Matthew Greth, 36, called the punishment "a sentence I deserve," after leaving the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Charles R. Weiner in Philadelphia.

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Article 20 of 31, Article ID: 8903150570

Published on 11/15/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

EX-LAWYER GETS PRISON FOR 2 SCAMS

TEXT: A suspended Center City lawyer was sentenced yesterday to two years in federal prison and five years' probation for carrying out two intricate schemes to defraud his mortgage company and his creditors by providing false information and misstating personal assets.

David E. Shapiro, 41, who practiced criminal law in the Lewis Tower on South 15th Street, also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Louis C. Bechtle to perform 1,000 hours of community service.

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Article 22 of 31, Article ID: 8902130232

Published on 07/07/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

GUILTY PLEA IS ENTERED BY LAWYER

TEXT: A Center City lawyer yesterday pleaded guilty to defrauding his mortgage company and his creditors by providing false information and misstating personal assets.

David E. Shapiro, a criminal-defense lawyer with offices in the Lewis Tower Building on South 15th Street, pleaded guilty to all 26 counts of a federal indictment that charged him with fraud and tax violations in connection with the schemes.

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Article 23 of 31, Article ID: 8902110127

Published on 06/27/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

SOURCE: FBI ASKED GRAY ABOUT PHILA. ACCOUNTANT

TEXT: FBI agents who met with Rep. William H. Gray 3d in recent weeks questioned him extensively about a financially troubled Philadelphia accountant who frequently worked for the Democratic congressman, according to a source close to Gray.

The source said the bulk of specific questions put to Gray by the agents concerned Neil B. Godick, president of Godick & Co., a Philadelphia accounting firm that filed for bankruptcy in 1987. One of the creditors in those bankruptcy proceedings has accu

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Article 24 of 31, Article ID: 8901180025

Published on 03/15/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

CENTER CITY DEFENSE LAWYER FACES 26 FRAUD AND INCOME TAX CHARGES

TEXT: A federal grand jury yesterday accused a Center City lawyer of carrying out two complex schemes to defraud his mortgage company and his creditors by providing false information and misstating personal assets.

David E. Shapiro, 40, a defense lawyer who lives in Huntingdon Valley and has offices in the Lewis Tower Building on South 15th Street, was charged with 16 counts of mail and wire fraud and one count of transferring and concealing property of a bankruptcy estate.

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Article 25 of 31, Article ID: 8901130287

Published on 02/25/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

HUND FINISHES FIVE SQUAD TESTIMONY

TEXT: Former police officer Charles A. Hund 3d underwent his final day of cross- examination yesterday as the defense in the racketeering trial of six former narcotics officers continued trying to portray him as the epitome of corruption.

Hund, 39, has given seven days of pointed testimony against six of his former colleagues in Five Squad, a now-defunct drug unit.

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Article 26 of 31, Article ID: 8901040756

Published on 01/18/1989, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

DEFENSE ATTACKS RYAN'S CONFLICTS IN DRUG-UNIT TRIAL

TEXT: The defense in the federal racketeering trial of six former Philadelphia police officers focused yesterday on the differences between Leo Ryan's testimony and his earlier statements.

A key government witness and former police officer, Ryan was cross-examined for a third day, questioned about his turbulent marriage, his one-time addiction to Valium and his relationships with the men who once worked with him in Five Squad, the now-defunct drug unit.

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Article 31 of 31, Article ID: 8701080525

Published on 02/06/1987, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

MOST CHARGES DISMISSED AGAINST 2 MASTRONARDOS

TEXT: A federal court judge yesterday dismissed most of the charges against John V. Mastronardo and his father, Joseph V. Mastronardo Sr., two of seven defendants accused of running a multimillion-dollar gambling and money- laundering operation based in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court Judge Anthony J. Scirica left intact 36 of 42 charges against Joseph Mastronardo Jr., 36, the son-in-law of former Mayor Frank L. Rizzo and the man prosecutors say masterminded the alleged sports-bookmak i

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