Milestones Feb. 28, 2000

CHARGED. MARIANO FAGET, 54, Cuban-born U.S. immigration officer; with spying for Havana; in Miami. U.S. officials fed Faget false information about a Cuban's plan to defect to America and arrested him after he passed the "intelligence" to a Cuban-born businessman in New York. Washington later expelled a Cuban diplomat with ties to Faget.

DIED. GEORGE JACKSON, 42, Harlem native and former head of Motown Records, who co-produced a dozen films, including New Jack City (1991), and helped create Urban Box Office Network, a media company aimed at minorities; of a stroke; in New York City.

DIED. MARTIN ORNE, 72, psychiatrist whose...

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