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They get what they deserve


Chefs Move!

awarded its annual scholarship to Nunez Community College student Lashandra Robinson. The John Besh & Bride Mayor Scholarship program awards full tuition to a nine-month culinary or pastry program at The International Culinary Center in New York, which Robinson will attend in July.



donated more than $7,000 to the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association, which awards scholarships for hospitality education, and Cafe Hope, which trains at-risk young people to work in the restaurant industry. TRSA, a national textile advocacy association, presented the organizations with its donation June 19 during its Clean Show convention in New Orleans.


Lear Enclarde,

a former Orleans Parish Criminal Clerk's Office supervisor, pleaded guilty June 18 to federal mail fraud charges. Enclarde admitted to accepting an unlicensed bail bondsman's fraudulent documents to release Orleans Parish Prison inmates, in exchange for cash. Enclarde faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Enclarde is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 17.


Richard McNeal

pleaded guilty June 13 to selling more than $8,000 in counterfeit tickets to the 2012 BCS National Championship and Super Bowl XLVII. McNeal sold four fake BCS tickets in January 2012, and he sold bogus Super Bowl tickets to undercover FBI agents in February 2013. McNeal is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 19.

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