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NEW YORK (CNN) - It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home. Triple A expects the volume of travel this holiday weekend to drop byMore >>
It's seen as the official start of summer, but it appears most people will be spending Memorial Day close to home.More >>
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Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening. According to ElizabethMore >>
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening.More >>
Information from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District:
Monroe, La: Stephanie R. Payne, 42, of Monroe, La., was sentenced on Monday, July 9, 2012, following her guilty plea to one count of mail fraud related to the sale of stolen merchandise on eBay, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced.
Judge Robert G. James handed down a sentence of 40 months incarceration and ordered restitution of $130,939 to Gymboree and $140,068 to Limited Brands. Payne will begin the service of her sentence in September 2012.
At the March 15, 2010, guilty plea, Payne admitted to stealing merchandise from national retailers with locations in Monroe, which she then sold on eBay. Specifically,
Payne admitted listing 11,613 stolen items for sale on eBay from September 2006 to February 2009, which sold for approximately $175,395.
Testimony at her sentencing hearing established that Payne lied to investigators and the United States Attorney's Office about the involvement of a Monroe police officer.
Payne's sentence was enhanced because of the misrepresentations.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspector and the Monroe Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States C. Mignonne Griffing.
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >>