In the early 1990s, William Randolph Hearst hired the eccentric and charismatic William Randolph Moochuk to run the newly created Hearst Media Group, the company he founded with his father, who would go on to become Hearst’s most influential ally and friend.
In 1993, Hearst married Moochanks wife, Mary Anne.
In 1996, Hearsts heir-apparent, Al Gore, became president of the company, which was renamed Hearst Corp. and eventually renamed Hearsts Media Group.
In 2000, the Mooschuk family sold the Hearst media empire to NBCUniversal, and in 2005 Hearst purchased the MOOchs own entertainment company, Universal Studios.
(The MOOChs own company, MOOs Entertainment, would become Hearsts’ media empire.)
After the MOUs Entertainment acquisition, the new Hearst had to pay $15 million to the U.S. government for failing to register as a foreign agent.
The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) found the MOUNTAIN OF PROFIT, which MOOCHS entertainment empire had profited from, “not only defrauded the United States government of hundreds of millions of dollars, but it was also a source of racial discrimination in violation of the Anti-Discrimination Act.”
In 2014, MooChs wife, Marcela, died after a battle with cancer.
The MOOchy family did not respond to a request for comment.
In 2017, a federal appeals court ruled that the MOWs company’s international lobbying work did not violate the law.
The company was given $6.8 million in tax relief, but that was less than half the amount MOOchuk had earned from the UBS AG.
The family has also been fined $25,000 by the Justice Department for its work.