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Username: gckorn
Date/Time: Tue, August 21, 2001 at 10:41 PM GMT
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Subject: This is what can happen . . . .


Here is an interesting article about law-enforcement in another context.  Note the last sentence (I've made every word ALL CAPS):

Tuesday August 21, 2:50 pm Eastern Time
FBI Arrests Eight in McDonald's Game Fraud
By Chris Doering

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight people were arrested for allegedly defrauding fast-food giant McDonald's Corp.'s (NYSE:MCD - news) popular ``Monopoly'' and ``Who Wants to Be Millionaire'' promotions, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday.

According to the FBI, the eight netted hundreds of thousands of dollars from their scheme.

The agency said Jerome Jacobson, who worked for Simon Marketing Inc., a unit of Simon Worldwide Inc. (NasdaqNM:SWWI - news), embezzled winning game pieces and gave them to friends and associates who recruited other participants to act as the winners, agreeing to share the prizes with the recruiters and in turn Jacobson.

``Those involved in this type of corruption will find out breaking the law is no game,'' Attorney General John Ashcroft said in a statement. ``THIS FRAUD SCHEME DENIED McDONALD'S CUSTOMERS A FAIR AND EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING.''


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