August 26, 1992
Licensees of a Towson restaurant have been fined $1,500 and ordered to stop serving alcohol for seven days -- penalties that are subject to review by federal bankruptcy officials.The Baltimore County liquor board levied the penalties against Lambis I. Platsis and Konstantin I. Platsis, owners of Mykonos restaurant, for violations in 1990 and 1991, and for an incident Aug. 8 when an undercover county police cadet was served alcohol without being asked to produce identification.Testimony at Monday's board hearing indicated the owners have addressed many of the complaints since filing for bankruptcy protection.
December 16, 2008
I listened last week to Ravens players telling area fans not to sell their tickets to Steelers fans, and that if they did it was a lack of respect, and that those who did weren't true fans. Sometimes, players live in their own little worlds. Outside the locker room, and in the real world where we live, a lot of people are getting laid off or taking pay cuts. A lot of companies are filing for bankruptcy. So if a fan sold his tickets and made a few bucks for Christmas this year or made some extra money to pay a few bills, good for him or her. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.
August 4, 1997
THOMAS W. REDMOND'S personal financial troubles have given opponents of the Anne Arundel County councilman an opening they hope to exploit in next year's elections. Even though Mr. Redmond looks much more vulnerable after filing for bankruptcy and being slapped with a contempt citation, it is too early to predict how his personal situation will play out politically.Declaring bankruptcy does not carry the stigma it once did. Maryland had 26,739 filings -- with non-business filings making up more than 94 percent -- in the 12 months that ended March 31, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
December 2, 2002
BOSTON - The Archdiocese of Boston is likely to declare bankruptcy as a way to grapple with the hundreds of pending lawsuits filed against the church in the clergy sex abuse crisis, a senior financial adviser to the archdiocese said Sunday. The archdiocese has been studying the possibility of filing for bankruptcy for months, and The Boston Globe reported Sunday that financial advisers to Cardinal Bernard F. Law unanimously supported the idea because it would be less expensive than continuing to battle the lawsuits in court.
September 4, 1997
NEW YORK -- AT&T Corp. is suing some bankrupt credit-card customers for fraud, the latest attempt by a big card issuer to wring payments from cash-strapped consumers.The company is claiming that it was defrauded by cardholders who made purchases even as they prepared to file for bankruptcy. Yet AT&T does minimal background checks on debtors' credit histories before sending them unsolicited, pre-approved card offers, according to bankruptcy judges.The cases are eliciting howls from consumer advocates, who have already come down on Sears, Roebuck & Co. and General Electric Co. for pursuing bankrupt debtors.
May 24, 1991
WASHINGTON -- It is not a crime for elected politicians to seek campaign donations from those for whom they do specific favors in legislation or government action, the Supreme Court ruled, 6-3, yesterday.The federal crime of "extortion," the court declared, only occurs when a politician uses actual threats to get money or makes a direct deal to get paid in return for an official favor.The court said it would require a "quid pro quo" to prosecute an elected official for extortion when money has been paid as a campaign donation.