Racketeering Charges Against L.A. Grocer Dismissed

acketeering charges against the owner of an 11-store grocery chain have been dismissed less than two months after George Torres was convicted of those charges and facing a life sentence.

LOS ANGELES — Racketeering charges against the owner of an 11-store grocery chain here have been dismissed less than two months after George Torres was convicted of those charges and facing a life sentence.

A U.S. District Court judge threw out the conviction and ordered Torres to be released from jail Tuesday after prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's office turned over tape-recorded conversations containing information that was potentially beneficial to Torres' defense regardin

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