MOONEY WINS FEDERAL EXTORTION TRIAL
of United States v. Larry Anderson, the former director of the Utah Division of
Radiation Control concluded in September of 2001with findings of not guilty of
extortion and fraud. During the time Mr. Anderson was the Director
of the state division that licensed and supervised Envirocare, a facility for
disposal of radioactive waste, Mr. Anderson was paid approximately $600,000 by
Kosrow Semnani the owner of the facility. Mr. Semnani claimed that Mr.
Anderson had demanded the money in return for not interfering with licenses and
permits for the company. This lead to charges of extortion and fraud by
abuse of public trust against Mr. Anderson. Evidence was presented by the
defense that supported Mr. Anderson's conflicting claim that he had come up with
the plan for the Envirocare facility and had sold it to Mr. Semnani, but that
Mr. Semnani had subsequently refused to pay what he owed.
begins work on a new album in Europe.
Wyman and producer Gordon Groothedde have begun work on the next Rich Wyman Band
album. Rich has been busy writing new music for the album which will be
recorded in the Netherlands during the fall of 2001.
Previews to date promise that the new album will really "Rock".