California Grocer Indicted for Racketeering

The owner of a small group of grocery stores serving low-income sections of Los Angeles was indicted this week on 59 counts of federal racketeering that include bribing city officials, extorting customers, exploiting employees and ordering murders, according to published reports.

LOS ANGELES — The owner of a small group of grocery stores serving low-income sections of the city here was indicted this week on 59 counts of federal racketeering that include bribing city officials, extorting customers, exploiting employees and ordering murders, according to published reports. George Torres, owner of 11 Numero Uno stores, is reportedly being accused of asking employees to demand cash or other assets from suspected shoplifters; paying employees, including many illegal immigr

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