Tuesday, December 14, 2004

New York Post Online Edition: news

New York Post Online Edition: news: "The ex-president of the James Beard Foundation was indicted yesterday on charges he pillaged the esteemed foodie's charity � pocketing as much as $1 million over the past four years.
Leonard Pickell, 50, for 10 years the habitu� of champagne-drenched fund-raisers, was cuffed and tossed into baloney-sandwich-serving Rikers Island for the night, unable to post $800,000 bail until today at the earliest.
Pickell turned the once-august charity, which supports and educates chefs and promotes the culinary arts, into a 'cesspool' of selfish excess, said one law-enforcement source. "

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