Former Paramount Pictures Executive Pleads: Gordon Weaver,...

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Former Paramount Pictures Executive Pleads: Gordon Weaver, 52, of Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to filing a false 1983 tax return that failed to report as income kickbacks of cash and property from vendors. Weaver was president of marketing at Paramount from 1982 until 1984. He faces up to three years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Weaver has indicated that he would not contest government evidence that the kickbacks totaled about $70,000 in 1983 and 1984. Stephen Rose, Paramount's former marketing vice president, and Spiros Angelikas, a vendor, previously pleaded guilty to income tax charges.

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