THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Poge Ten THE MiCHIGAN DAILY Friday, November Zr 1973
EQUITY CO. FRAUD
In su rance
LOS ANGELES UP) - The three vestigators as the biggest in in-'
former top executives of Equity surance industry history.
Funding Corp. of America and 19 Equity Funding, a giant financial
others were indicted by a federal conglomerate, tumbled into bank-
grand jury yesterday on charges ruptcy last April. It was charged
of carrying out a computerized in- that executives and employes were
surance fraud. mass - producing phony insurance
The fraud was described by in- policies and selling them to other
Oct. food prices
show slight decline
THIS WAS DONE to make earn-
ings appear higher and inflate the
price of stock of a subsidiary,
Equity Funding Life Insurance Co.,
Topping the list of those charged
were Stanley Goldblum, 46, Bever-
ly Hills, former chairman and
president of Equity Funding; Fred
Levin, 40, Malibu, and Samuel Lo-
well, 34, Pacific Palisades, both
former executive vice presidents.
Also named in the indictment
were 17 former Equity Funding em-
ployes and two former employes
of the company's itependent au-
ALL WERE CHARGED with con-
spiring between January 1965 and
April 1973 to commit securities
fraud, mail fraud, filing of false
documents with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, bank fraud,
interstate transportation of counter-
feit securities and electronic eaves-
In addition, the U. S. attorney's
office said the defendants are
charged with having committed the
offenses which were the objects of
(P) The grocery bills of Ameri-
can families dropped a bit in Oc-
tober, an Associated Press market-
basket survey shows. But food was
still more expensive than it was
The decline might accelerate.
The Department of Agriculture
says the prices of raw farm pro-
ducts - especially cattle, hogs,
wheat, broiler chickens and eggs
-dropped 4 percent in October, andE
this will be reflected in supermar-
ket prices later.
The AP survey showed that be-
tween Oct. 1 and Nov. 1,grocery
costs declined in nine of 13 cities
checked and rose in four. The drop
rangedfrom 5.7 per cent in Chicago
and Salt Lake City to .3 percent in
Atlanta and Seattle, Wash. The av-
erage drop was 2 per cent.
Twelve items checked in Chi-
cago cost $9.60 on Oct. 1 compar-
ed with $9.05 Nov. 1. In Atlanta, a
similar shopping list, but with 13
items, was $10.95 on Nov. 1 com-
pared with $10.68 Oct. 1.
The AP each month since March
1 has checked the price of 15 food
and nonfood items in 13 cities
around the country. The latest sur-
vey showed that groceries are 8
per cent higher than they were
eight months ago. At the end of
September they were 9 per cent
higher than March 1.
Livestock prices have declined
since the beef freeze ended in
September, and this brought down
the cost of chopped chuck in Oc-
tober. On the other hand, prices
rose for peanut butter and other
foods using oils, which are in short
supply throughout the world.
The price declines generally
were too slight to bolster the spirits
In all, 195 items were price
checked on Nov. 1, as they were
Oct. 1. Twenty-nine per cent went
up in price; 25 per cent went down;
37 per cent were unchanged, and 9
per cent were unavailable on one
of the survey dates.
the conspiracy, with the exception
of the interstate transportation of
The charges are felonies carry-
ing penalties ranging from two toj
MO years imprisonment and fines
of $1,000 to $10,000 on each count.
IN CHICAGO, Illinois Atty. Gen.
William Scott announced indict-
ments naming the same 22 persons
on charges of conspiracy and fal-
sifying records filed with the Illi-
nois Department of Insurance.
Equity Funding Life's home of-
fice was in Illinois while its par-
ent company, Equity Funding, had
headquarters in Beverly Hills.
The 105-count Los Angeles indict-
ment charged that Goldblum would
set periodic goals for Equity Fund-
ing's earnings and growth, know-',
ing they would not be achieved
through legitimate business opera-
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We'll all have more to show for it.
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balance of payments back onto our side. And
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