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Leo's Produce owner indicted

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 6:12 PM
Last updated 8:16 PM
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The owner of Leo’s Pro­duce is expected to face arraignment this month on charges of theft by receiving.
Leo Charette was indicted on six counts of theft related to stolen property that Richmond County sheriff’s investigators reportedly found at his 15th Street warehouse in 2010.

According to an indictment returned by the grand jury last month, Charette had in his possession on Oct. 6, 2010: an E-Z-Go golf cart, a 1985 GMC Sierra truck, a Polaris trailer, a 2005 Jet Ski, a 2002 Yamaha ATV and a John Deere mower that was owned, in part, by Liberty Baptist Church.

Until his arrest, Charette’s company regularly supplied produce for the Richmond County jail and the Columbia County school board. In 2011, according to state records, Leo’s Produce was paid more than $430,000 to supply produce to the Richmond County Board of Education.

Charette, 47, who lives in Evans, is free on bond.

Also named in the indictment were Larry Lavert Germany, 47, of Hephzibah, Derrick Anthony Williams, 36, of Hephzibah, and Bradley Cole Rollins, 50, of Evans.

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gargoyle
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gargoyle 11/09/12 - 11:01 pm
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It took a month to report and

It took a month to report and a year to pass the grand jury?

beboisme
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beboisme 11/10/12 - 08:47 am
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My thoughts exactly! I read

My thoughts exactly! I read the paper daily and watch the news twice a day and I recall no news of this incident. A half mill for lettuce c'mon! Greed will always float you right up the river to spend quality time with yourself and hundreds of others just like you. It's always just a matter of time before your own greedy, thieving nature takes you down for what you are. If I read correctly the report said he had in his possession on Oct 6th 2010 the items listed above. That's 2 years ago!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/10/12 - 09:57 am
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People are realizing we do live in a different
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world. Obama did not start all of this. You cannot trust the police, your pastor, your childs teacher your spouse. We are all corupt. Some more ,some less. Only God can be trusted. Wake up and smell the future.

Chaos and Anarchy are the feces of Ignorance and Apathy. Roll up your pants legs. The flood is coming. Those gov'ment servants who you trust to protect you can do nothing. They are impotent.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/10/12 - 10:05 am
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Undoubtedly the postponement of indictments
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allows one to legally transfer their assets to hide them in a later prosecution. We have seen this in divorce cases. Smart attorneys find the dates and paper trails. But it could work.

We had what appeared, because the truth was hidden and speculation ran rampant, a vehicular murder case on Washington Rd. and a delay that allowed one to separate himself from his house and family. Whether this was done to protect assets from judgement only time will tell. It happens. The wealthy transfer assets all the time. If you are wise you can legally remove all of your assets from probate. OJ's lawyers knew how to label certain assets and shield t hem from civil lawsuits.

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Ruckus 11/10/12 - 10:09 am
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$$$$$

This guy is a idoit he makes all of this money and could have paid cash for this stuff brand new off the showroom. I hope they throw the book at him IDIOT.....Let me guess the other were the hook up...SMDH

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scorehouse 11/11/12 - 10:53 am
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do the math
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richmond county has over 32,000 students eating plus teachers and educrats. add in columbia county. say 250 actual school days with people eating @ 2000 dollars worth of produce a day would be 500,000. like to see you feed 50,000 plus on 2000 worth of produce a day. then factor in his cost. the grocery biz has one of the lowest markups in any industry. food not condiments, cleaning supplies, etc. so, where's the greed?

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