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COMPANY TOWN ANNEX

<i> Times Staff and Wire Reports</i>

Isgro Payola Case Delayed: The resolution of the biggest payola case in history was postponed when the Justice Department assigned a new prosecutor from the Washington branch of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Strike Force to settle the matter. The case, in which record promoter Joe Isgro was indicted in Los Angeles for payola and 56 other felony counts, is expected to be resolved in December with a plea bargain arrangement. U.S. District Judge James M. Ideman, who has repeatedly chastised the Justice Department for misconduct, will also be removed from the case. Isgro is expected to plead guilty to lesser charges, not to payola charges.


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