Skip to comments.L.A. billionaire's wife: Burkle spied (Clinton's business partner )
Posted on 05/20/2006 7:08:05 PM PDT by george76
Newly unsealed documents in billionaire Ron Burkle's divorce include allegations by his former wife that he spied on her, their young son and her boyfriend.
The documents, released late Friday, also included a declaration from Burkle's 29-year-old daughter that her father once told her his security staff had videos of wife Janet Burkle and her boyfriend having sex.
Burkle's attorney, Patricia L. Glaser, disputed the allegations in a letter to the Los Angeles Times.
"Mr. Burkle never told his daughter any such thing," Glaser said. "There are no such videotapes. There was no such eavesdropping. This is not true."
The declaration came in support of Janet Burkle's 2003 application for a court restraining order, which was denied. The allegations were withdrawn and the divorce court judge ruled they were inadmissible, Glaser said.
Burkle's security chief, Frank Renzi, told the Times that Carrie Anne Burkle had apparently misconstrued a conversation with her father about her mother's boyfriend, an ex-convict.
The 1,200 pages of documents were released two days after the California Supreme Court rejected Burkle's effort to keep them sealed, which Burkle said was needed to protect his children.
The court let stand a decision striking down a law that would have kept Burkle's financial information sealed.
Lawyers for media outlets including The Associated Press and the Times had argued for the records' release.
Lawyers for Janet Burkle argued in the documents that her husband concealed pending mergers in 1997 - when the couple reached a post-marital agreement - that eventually created one of the largest supermarket chains in the nation.
Burkle owned the Ralphs and Food 4 Less grocery chains before selling them to the Kroger Co. in 1999.
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This Burkle guy just can't seem to stay out of the news lately.
I wonder if Pellicano ever did any work for him.
Bill Clinton stands to make "tens of millions" of dollars by working for a billionaire friend who made his fortune in supermarkets.
The former president will share in the profits of investment funds run by Ron Burkle. In return, he offers Mr Burkle advice and lends his reputation to the funds.
He has no day-to-day role and has invested little of his own money.
"Meanwhile, the workers whose pensions have been invested in Yucaipa are getting a terrible deal.
According to CALSTARS, California teachers have already committed $61.9 million of the $150 million that they promised Yucaipa. As of last March 31, three years after the venture started, they'd seen a grand total of $837 come back to them.
Overall, the rate of return since the funds launched have been a loss of 12.1 percent.
CALPERS has not done much better. After pouring more than $116 million into various Yucaipa ventures since 2002, it's seen a return of $55,963.
AT the same time, Yucaipa is also collecting hefty fees for managing the pension funds' investments more than $3 million a year from CALPERS, and $3.5 million a year from the New York Common Retirement Fund."
seperately (or not so), I have my own hunch about why his places weren't trashed during the LA riots.
Pellicano did work directly with one president: during Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign Pellicano was hired, reportedly by Hillary Clinton, to discredit Gennifer Flowers, the woman who alleged that she had maintained a 12-year affair with the candidate.
Six years later, with Clinton into his second term, the White House, according to the New York Post, hired Pellicano, considered a respected forensic audio specialist, to look into Monica Lewinsky's background.
Another report places Pellicano, who was hired by OJ Simpson before the murder of Nicole Simpson, outside her house on the night that she was killed...
Just taking Farrah to rehab.