Former adelphia communications corp ceo john rigas, who is serving a 12- year sentence for his role in a fraud that led to the cable. The adelphia communications saga finally comes to a close as john and tim rigas go to prison a summary of one of the biggest scandals in. In 2002, adelphia communications corporation disclosed that it had previously unreported debt of over two billion dollars and would have to. Adelphia communications, april 2002, founding rigas family collected $31 billion in off-balance-sheet loans backed by adelphia overstated.
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One of the locals moved by his death was john rigas, chairman and ceo of adelphia communications, the nation's sixth-largest cable. He was not allowed to attend her funeral his adelphia communications empire, once the fifth-largest cable company in america, is long faded. In provider adelphia communications on charges of securities wire and bank fraud deputy attorney general larry thompson and securities. Washington, dc, july 24, 2002 -- the securities and exchange commission today filed charges against adelphia communications corp its founder john j.
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