John Rigas


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John Rigas

An American businessman who co-founded Adelphia Communications. He built it into a large cable provider with customers in 30 states. In 2004, he was convicted of wire fraud and other fraud charges. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was born in 1924.
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Sciens Chief Executive Officer John Rigas said "We are delighted with the accomplishments and growth of Apollo Aviation.
Hosting the event was His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad bin Jassim al Thani, Chairman of the Barwa Bank Group and, John Rigas, Chairman of Asprey, as well as important Barwa Bank clients, senior management and employees.
LONDON, January 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Rigas, Chairman of the Board of Asprey, announced today that Paddy Byng has been named Managing Director of Asprey Holdings Limited.
Butner does house other white-collar criminals, such as John Rigas, the founder of Adelphia Communications, and his son, Tim, the company's chief financial officer, who were convicted of fraud.
In June 2002, Buffalo Sabres owner John Rigas surrendered control of the franchise to the NHL after he was charged with bank, wire and securities fraud as CEO of Adelphia Cable.
John Rigas, founder of Adelphia, got 15 years in prison for stealing from the cable giant.
ADELPHIA FOUNDER John Rigas got 15 years (a life sentence for the 80-year-old executive), and former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers got 25-two victories in the government's post-Enron wave of corporate fraud prosecutions.
John Rigas of Adelphia is another, as is convicted felon Charles Keating of Savings and Loan fame.
In response to the antics of CEOs like Skilling, Kozlowski, Adelphia's John Rigas and others, corporate directors are now saying that "integrity" will henceforth rank high on the list of qualifications for the CEO position.
Adelphia Communications Corporation boss John Rigas and two of his sons, who were also arrested, were accused of using the now- bankrupt firm as their "personal piggy bank".
Before the opulent headquarters-made of brick, marble, granite and bronze-was even open for business, John Rigas, Adelphia's CEO, and his son Tim were indicted for corporate fraud.
LONDON, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced by John Rigas, Chairman of Asprey International, that Bruce Hoeksema has joined Asprey as Creative Director to oversee all product design, interiors and creative.