SBD/June 25, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published June 25, 2013
WHITE COLLAR CRIME: Former USFL President & CEO and Oceanic Enterprises COO JAIME CUADRA yesterday in a San Diego court pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1M from two local companies and "using the money primarily to fund" the USFL. He pleaded guilty to "wire fraud and filing a false federal income tax return in connection with the embezzlement from Oceanic and its parent company" (UTSANDIEGO.com, 6/24)
BOOKSHELF: Tennis HOFer JOHN MCENROE has an "agreement with Little, Brown and Company for a book, currently untitled, that's scheduled for 2014." The book will "focus on his years as a businessman and tennis broadcaster" (AP, 6/24)....Redskins QB KIRK COUSINS’ book “GAME CHANGER: FAITH, FOOTBALL, & FINDING YOUR WAY” is being released today by Zondervan (DETROITNEWS.com, 6/24).
NAMES: Incoming Pro Football HOFer BILL PARCELLS has been named to the ’13 class of the New Jersey HOF (NJ.com, 6/24)....UFC fighter ANDERSON SILVA “landed his first big role in a zombie thriller that begins filming this summer” in Dallas (TORONTO SUN, 6/25)....Oracle Founder & CEO LARRY ELLISON plans to build a 50-acre tennis academy on the island of Lanai in Hawaii (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/21)....MLSE Chair LARRY TANENBAUM yesterday announced a C$35M gift to the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. It is his "largest single philanthropic gift" and is "designed to be a magnet for further giving," with C$15M to be matched by other donors to establish 15 research chairs (GLOBE & MAIL, 6/25)....A Multnomah County (Ore.) jury on Thursday granted former Li Ning Sports USA employee MARK MCMILLAN $830,000 in non-economic damages and $420,000 in economic damages after agreeing that he was "wrongfully denied a promotion." McMillan filed a lawsuit accusing Li Ning execs of "discriminating against an American employee, calling him derogatory names and rescinding a promised promotion" (OREGONLIVE.com, 6/21)....A’s Exec VP & GM BILLY BEANE last week listed his Danville, Calif., home for $1.895M. Beane and his wife, TARA, reportedly bought "the 4,836-square-foot mansion" for $1.735M in ’02 (CSNBAYAREA.com, 6/21).