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Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style
Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

Los Angeles County leaders once thought the world of Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a gilt-edged 1992 proclamation that still hangs behind Weinstein's desk, officials declared him "a dynamic and inspirational leader" and "an unrelenting and tireless force in the struggle to stem the tide of HIV infection." In the years since, however, that relationship has come to resemble a dysfunctional marriage, tied together by finances and need, but strained by lawsuits, acrimony and accusations of improper spending. County leaders, now engaged in a furious legal and ballot-box battle with Weinstein, accuse him of spending his...

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