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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 18, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The Asian-American businessman who brought $600,000 in irregular donations to President Clinton's legal defense fund was a guest Friday at a White House dinner party at which he spoke with Clinton, aides said yesterday.Mike McCurry, the president's spokesman, told reporters that Charles Yah Lin Trie, a businessman who is a Clinton acquaintance from Arkansas, was one of the 250 guests and that Clinton had a "very brief" discussion with him in a receiving line. McCurry said he did not know what they discussed.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 6, 2000
WASHINGTON -- Newly obtained FBI documents show that Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie smuggled a wealthy Taiwanese businessman using a false identity into the White House to meet President Clinton. The incident is among numerous revelations in a confidential summary of Trie's statements to federal investigators that are certain to reverberate during election-year debate over campaign finance abuses. The episode, regarded as a serious breach of presidential security by federal officials, occurred at a White House holiday party Dec. 13, 1996 -- days before Trie fled the United States to avoid authorities investigating fund-raising improprieties.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | February 5, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, who is to be arraigned today on charges of illegal fund raising for the Democratic Party, is expected to cooperate with prosecutors and possibly pave the way for indictments of people close to President Clinton's inner circle, legal specialists said yesterday.Trie's voluntary return to the United States from Asia raised alarm bells across Washington that the one-time Little Rock, Ark., restaurateur might break his silence about who asked him to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable contributions for Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | February 5, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, who is to be arraigned today on charges of illegal fund raising for the Democratic Party, is expected to cooperate with prosecutors and possibly pave the way for indictments of people close to President Clinton's inner circle, legal specialists said yesterday.Trie's voluntary return to the United States from Asia raised alarm bells across Washington that the one-time Little Rock, Ark., restaurateur might break his silence about who asked him to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable contributions for Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 6, 2000
WASHINGTON -- Newly obtained FBI documents show that Democratic fund-raiser Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie smuggled a wealthy Taiwanese businessman using a false identity into the White House to meet President Clinton. The incident is among numerous revelations in a confidential summary of Trie's statements to federal investigators that are certain to reverberate during election-year debate over campaign finance abuses. The episode, regarded as a serious breach of presidential security by federal officials, occurred at a White House holiday party Dec. 13, 1996 -- days before Trie fled the United States to avoid authorities investigating fund-raising improprieties.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 30, 1997
WASHINGTON -- An FBI agent investigating campaign finance abuses testified yesterday that Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a former Arkansas restaurateur turned Democratic fund-raiser, engaged in a money laundering scheme and tried to enrich himself by capitalizing on his friendship with President Clinton.Aided by charts with arrows pointing in all directions, the agent, Jerry Campane, told the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee that he believed that Trie, his wife and his secretary contributed $220,000 to the Democratic Party between 1994 and 1996 by using "a steady stream of funds from foreign sources," mostly from a business partner in Asia.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 17, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The legal defense fund established for President Clinton and his wife said yesterday that it had returned or rejected more than $639,000 in questionable donations after private investigators were unable to verify the sources of the money.The returned contributions amount to about a third of all the money raised by the fund, which was set up to help pay the Clintons' Whitewater legal bills. The contributions were raised by an Arkansas businessman, Charles Yah Lin Trie, who wasappointed to a presidential commission on Asian trade after delivering the first $460,000.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 29, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In the first indictment stemming from the federal investigation into alleged fund-raising illegalities during the 1996 campaign, a federal grand jury brought charges yesterday against Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a longtime friend of President Clinton and a major Democratic fund-raiser, government sources said.Trie was charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and election code violations, the sources said.The official filing of the indictment, which also named as a defendant Antonio Pan, an Asian businessman and Trie associate, was delayed until today when a federal magistrate balked yesterday at the government's effort to have the charges sealed.
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November 13, 1997
In an article in yesterday's editions of The Sun, the Associated Press erroneously reported that Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung had tried to deliver more than $700,000 in donations to President Clinton's legal defense fund. Another fund-raiser, Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, tried to deliver the money to the legal defense fund.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 11/13/97
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 29, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Senate committee looking into campaign fund-raising abuses will hear today from two Maryland women who funneled $25,000 to the Democratic Party in what investigators say was a favor to a man who could not legally donate the money because he was not a U.S. resident.The women, Yue F. Chu and Xi Ping Wang, housewives and neighbors in Gaithersburg, have been granted immunity from prosecution by the Governmental Affairs Committee, whose investigators say the women were low-level participants in a money-laundering scheme.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 29, 1998
WASHINGTON -- In the first indictment stemming from the federal investigation into alleged fund-raising illegalities during the 1996 campaign, a federal grand jury brought charges yesterday against Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a longtime friend of President Clinton and a major Democratic fund-raiser, government sources said.Trie was charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and election code violations, the sources said.The official filing of the indictment, which also named as a defendant Antonio Pan, an Asian businessman and Trie associate, was delayed until today when a federal magistrate balked yesterday at the government's effort to have the charges sealed.
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January 6, 1998
An excerpt from an Orange County (Calif.) Register editorial that was published on Wednesday:BILL and Hillary Clinton came to Washington with two related messages that would eventually come back to bite them. First, they were ostentatiously disdainful of the era of Ronald Reagan as a decade of indulgence. Second, they boasted that the Clinton era would be one of moral renewal in public life -- implicitly suggesting that the GOP regime they were displacing had been ethically challenged. In contrast, Mr. Clinton vowed, his would be the ''most ethical'' administration in history.
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November 13, 1997
In an article in yesterday's editions of The Sun, the Associated Press erroneously reported that Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung had tried to deliver more than $700,000 in donations to President Clinton's legal defense fund. Another fund-raiser, Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, tried to deliver the money to the legal defense fund.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 11/13/97
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 16, 1997
WASHINGTON -- In a second batch of videotapes released yesterday, President Clinton is shown entertaining wealthy donors and controversial Democratic fund-raisers at receptions and meals held in swank hotel dining rooms, historic White House rooms -- and occasionally even the Oval Office.White House officials, who reviewed between 90 and 100 hours of videotapes before turning them over to the Justice Department and congressional investigators, insisted that they failed to show the president violating any campaign finance laws and, in fact, broke no new ground.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 30, 1997
WASHINGTON -- An FBI agent investigating campaign finance abuses testified yesterday that Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie, a former Arkansas restaurateur turned Democratic fund-raiser, engaged in a money laundering scheme and tried to enrich himself by capitalizing on his friendship with President Clinton.Aided by charts with arrows pointing in all directions, the agent, Jerry Campane, told the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee that he believed that Trie, his wife and his secretary contributed $220,000 to the Democratic Party between 1994 and 1996 by using "a steady stream of funds from foreign sources," mostly from a business partner in Asia.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 29, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Senate committee looking into campaign fund-raising abuses will hear today from two Maryland women who funneled $25,000 to the Democratic Party in what investigators say was a favor to a man who could not legally donate the money because he was not a U.S. resident.The women, Yue F. Chu and Xi Ping Wang, housewives and neighbors in Gaithersburg, have been granted immunity from prosecution by the Governmental Affairs Committee, whose investigators say the women were low-level participants in a money-laundering scheme.
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October 21, 1990
A 57-year-old Northwest Baltimore man died yesterday from heart attack he suffered as he tried to flee from his burning home, officials said.Ernest Turner of the 4400 block of Pall Mall Road died just after 6:30 a.m. at Sinai Hospital.Officials said he had the heart attack an hour earlier as he trie to escape from his home, which had caught fire.They were not able to say what caused the blaze, which is under investigation.
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January 6, 1998
An excerpt from an Orange County (Calif.) Register editorial that was published on Wednesday:BILL and Hillary Clinton came to Washington with two related messages that would eventually come back to bite them. First, they were ostentatiously disdainful of the era of Ronald Reagan as a decade of indulgence. Second, they boasted that the Clinton era would be one of moral renewal in public life -- implicitly suggesting that the GOP regime they were displacing had been ethically challenged. In contrast, Mr. Clinton vowed, his would be the ''most ethical'' administration in history.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | December 18, 1996
WASHINGTON -- On the face of it, the trustees of President Clinton's legal defense fund acted properly when they decided last spring to return $640,000 in contributions that appeared questionable. But the episode illustrates the sensitivity of the whole process.The problem arises because the rejected money for the Clinton fund was delivered by Charles Yah Lin Trie, an old friend of the president from Little Rock whose contributions to the Democratic National Committee were returned this fall because the sources of some of the money seemed questionable.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 18, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The Asian-American businessman who brought $600,000 in irregular donations to President Clinton's legal defense fund was a guest Friday at a White House dinner party at which he spoke with Clinton, aides said yesterday.Mike McCurry, the president's spokesman, told reporters that Charles Yah Lin Trie, a businessman who is a Clinton acquaintance from Arkansas, was one of the 250 guests and that Clinton had a "very brief" discussion with him in a receiving line. McCurry said he did not know what they discussed.
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