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Bouquets & Brickbats

They get what they deserve

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The PeyBack Foundation
donated $120,000 to more than 20 youth organizations in Louisiana last month. The foundation, headed by New Orleans native and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, distributed $1 million to more than 150 programs for at-risk youth in Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee and Louisiana.



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David Harouni
received the 2014 Humanitas Award from the NO/AIDS Task Force recognizing sponsors, volunteers and supporters of the organization. Harouni, a New Orleans artist, has helped raise funds for the organization through Art Against AIDS. He received the award at the organization's annual patron party June 19.



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Thomas Morstead,
New Orleans Saints punter, launched the Sprout 6 clothing line with all proceeds benefiting his foundation, What You Give Will Grow. The T-shirts are available at B NOLA (4500 Magazine St.) and feature a card instructing people to perform a random act of kindness. Morstead and his wife Lauren founded What You Give Will Grow in 2012.



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Cathy and Lashanda Vinnet
pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court June 16 to filing more than $1.8 million in fraudulent tax claims. The mother and daughter fraudulently filed 300 income tax returns using information obtained from clients without their knowledge. Each faces up to 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and restitution.

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