The Espy Probe at a Glance
Thursday, December 3, 1998; Page A06
Oct. 1, 1998:
Among those convicted in Espy Probe:
Ronald H. Blackley: Espy's former chief of staff, found guilty of making false statements concealing money he received from prohibited sources.
Richard Douglas: Former Sun-Diamond Growers official, found guilty of giving Espy and others illegal gratuities.
Alvarez Ferrouillet: Chairman of congressional campaign of Espy's brother, found guilty of interstate transportation of stolen property, money laundering and false statements regarding illegal contribution to Henry Espy's campaign.
James H. Lake: Lobbyist, pleaded guilty to illegal contributions to Henry Espy's campaign.
Jack L. Williams: Tyson Foods lobbyist, found guilty of making false statements concealing knowledge of gratuities and a scholarship for Mike Espy's girlfriend.
Crop Growers Corp., John J. Hemmingson: Firm pleaded no contest to making illegal contributions to Henry Espy's campaign and falsifying records of contributions. Executive found guilty of interstate transportation of stolen property and money laundering.
5M Farming Enterprises, Brook K. Mitchell Sr.: Pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining USDA subsidies.
Sun-Diamond Growers of California: Found guilty of giving Mike Espy illegal gratuities and making illegal contributions to Henry Espy campaign.
Tyson Foods Inc.: Pleaded guilty to giving Mike Espy illegal gratuities.
SOURCES: Staff research, Associated Press
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