Milestones Apr. 26, 1999

CHARGED. GARY DALE HOKE, 25, employee of PairGain Technologies; with securities fraud; in Raleigh, N.C. Hoke is accused of creating a fake Bloomberg news-service report on the Internet that claimed that PairGain would be acquired for twice its price. The notice briefly caused the firm's stock to increase 30%.

CHARGED. SEAN ("PUFFY") COMBS, 29, rap superstar; with assaulting Interscope record executive Steven Stoute; in New York City. Combs was reportedly upset by the video for the song Hate Me Now, by Stoute's client, rap artist Nas. It includes a guest appearance by Combs, who is nailed to a cross. The video...

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