Copyright 1995 The Baltimore Sun Company
The Baltimore Sun
May 2, 1995, Tuesday,
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HEADLINE: Arkansas banker pleading guilty SOURCE: From Wire Reports
An Arkansas banker charged with conspiring to hide cash transactions involving President Clinton's 1990 campaign for governor was to plead guilty in Little Rock today in the Whitewater affair, people familiar with the investigation said.
Neal Ainley, former president of Perry County Bank, was to enter a guilty plea to reduced charges and will cooperate with Whitewater prosecutors in an investigation of Mr. Clinton's gubernatorial campaign, the sources said.
Mr. Ainley was indicted on five criminal charges March 1 for allegedly hiding cash withdrawals made by two Clinton campaign aides, including Bruce Lindsey, now deputy White House counsel.
* The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into allegations that senior Agriculture Department employees illegally raised campaign funds from co-workers to support President Clinton's 1992 campaign and that donors were subsequently rewarded with more desirable jobs. Train derailed:
Two engines and 15 cars of a Miami-bound Amtrak passenger train were derailed early this morning when it hit a tractor trailer that was stalled on a railroad crossing near Allendale, S.C.
Ten passengers and two crew members sustained minor injuries, an Amtrak spokesman said. The truck driver was not in his vehicle when the train ran into it. Offer to Unabomber:
Bob Guccione, whose General Media International publishes Penthouse and Omni magazines, yesterday offered to print a lengthy manifesto for the so-called Unabomber, the man held responsible for a 17 years of nationwide mail-bomb attacks that have killed three people and wounded 23.
In a letter to the New York Times last week, the bomber said he wanted the Times or Time or Newsweek magazines or "some other widely read, nationally distributed periodical" to publish an article of 29,000 to 37,000 words. Sex bias charge:
A woman has sued the Metropolitan Opera Company for discrimination, charging she was dismissed in 1993 from her job as an assistant stage director because she is a heterosexual woman.
Martha Ellen Brennan, 48, said the executive stage director for the opera, David Kneuss, consistently gave better assignments to homosexuals, refused to hire other heterosexuals, gave her an unfair share of undesirable work and often made demeaning remarks about her sexuality. Execution ruling:
A murderer begging for death may become the first person executed in Pennsylvania in 33 years.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday rejected a motion filed by an advocacy group on behalf of Keith Zettlemoyer, who is scheduled to die tomorrow night by lethal injection.
Zettlemoyer, 39, was convicted in the 1980 murder of a former friend who was scheduled to testify against him in a burglary trial. Gang arrests:
Twenty-two people allegedly linked to a prison-based gang called the Mexican Mafia have been indicted on racketeering charges, authorities said. Nineteen suspects were snared in weekend raids, two were being sought and one was shot to death Friday in an unrelated crime.
The indictment and arrests are the culmination of a two-year investigation into the 400-member Mexican Mafia, accused of engaging in a criminal enterprise involving murder, assault, extortion and drug trafficking. For the record:
Twenty-four Cuban refugees held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were returned to their homeland after officials learned they had previously been deported from the United States for criminal activities, officials said yesterday. . . . Deputies in Los Angeles yesterday tracked down two more of the 14 inmates who broke out of jail together over the weekend, leaving two still on the run. In custody
GRAPHIC: PHOTO,ASSOCIATED PRESS,Arrested outside Miami Springs [Fla.] High School is Andrew Charles Peters, 21, who police said abducted a woman and her child yesterday and took them to a classroom in the school. There, police said, he sexually assaulted a student.