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  • Isle of Capri’s former executive chairman, CEO retires from board
    James Perry has retired from the board of Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. The move follows the company's elimination earlier this month of his previous post of executive chairman. Perry notified the company July 25 that his retirement was effective immediately and wasn’t because of any disagreement with the company, Isle officials said in a regulatory filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier this month, Isle officials had said they had eliminated the executive chairman…
  • Washington man pleads guilty to role in Boeing bribery scheme
    The owner of a manufacturing firm has pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud in connection with a bribery scheme involving Boeing aircraft parts. Jeffrey Lavelle, 52, of Mukilteo, Washington, owner and operator of J.L. Manufacturing, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud. Lavelle will be sentenced Oct. 27. Deon Anderson, 47, a procurement officer for Boeing in St. Louis, beginning in May 2011 and continuing through April 2013, provided J.L. Manufacturing non-public…
  • Home health care provider sentenced to prison for bank fraud
    Tina Kuehl, 45, of Ballwin has been sentenced to 51 months in prison on multiple health care fraud charges for submitting claims to Medicare for services that were never rendered and separate unrelated bank fraud charges. Kuehl also was ordered to pay $200,000 restitution, as was her home health care company, Better Way Home Care of Ellisville, which was sentenced to three years of probation. Kuehl was the owner, president and administrator of Better Way. Kuehl had pleaded guilty in May to one…
  • After Icahn’s push, Family Dollar sells
    Dollar Tree will acquire 10 St. Louis-area Family Dollar Stores when it closes on its $8.5 billion purchase of the chain. Activist investor Carl Icahn, who recently resigned as chairman of St. Louis-based American Railcar Industries, had been pushing for Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO) to sell itself. (He owns a 9.39 percent stake in the company.) Dollar Tree (Nasdaq: DLTR) has nearly 50 locations, including Deal$ stores, in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser told the Associated…
  • Dennis Jones’ new $34 million yacht
    Dennis Jones, the multimillionaire St. Louisan whose business, Jones Pharma, was sold for $3.4 billion in 2000, has a new luxury yacht. An upgrade from the 151-foot Delta Jones previously owned with his wife, Judy, the new 164-foot superyacht cost $34 million. Jones told the New York Times that amount is equal to the $34 million he’s donated to charity since King Pharmaceuticals’ buyout of his company. The New York Times piece offers a new perspective on the luxury toys of the “0.1 percent”:…